Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Here's Johnny... at 90 - at "Number 96"!

Johnny Lockwood's 90th, 2010Frances Hargreaves at Johnny Lockwood's 90th, 2010

Beloved and oh so familiar actors, James Elliott, Elisabeth Kirkby, Mike Dorsey, Philippa Baker, Jeff Kevin, Wendy Blacklock and Frances Hargreaves, surround Johnny Lockwood at his recent 90th birthday party, held in the Eva Breuer Gallery, 83 Moncur Street, Woollahra, the infamous building used as "Number 96" in the 70s soap opera.

Look carefully at Johnny's cake: the image in the icing is the front page photo from my website at! Now that's very, very cool!

Number 96 cake

I'm a bit late with this "news". Thanks to blogger Tammy Tingles for the heads-up, and to "Woman's Day" (28 July 2010) for covering the celebration! There is a video clip at the "Woman's Day" website.

Number 96 reunion for Johnny Lockwood's 90th
Top: James Elliott, Elisabeth Kirkby, Johnny Lockwood, Jeff Kevin and Philippa Baker.

Below right:
Abigail hosting the TV special, "Number 96: And They Said It Wouldn't Last", in 1976.


TelevisionAU said...

I wrote about this a month ago... I can just imagine you saying "why wasn't I told?" and I would have said something at the time but I had guessed you were already across it.

Therin of Andor said...

Yeah, I managed to miss this coverage. I did a real double-glance at the cake! I still remember the day I sat with two friends designing those yellow numbers and letters on the blue border just so, way back in 1996 when my website launched!

If someone had have said, maybe someone will turn this image into cake icing, I'd have laughed maniacally.