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Steve Thompson Collection

Posted by ken On May - 21 - 2009


Steve was a still photographer and News cameraman with TVW from 1971 to 1974 and 1978 to 1981.

Being a still photograher gave Steve the opportunity to capture the on-air antics and publicity shots of various personalities.

A good example is the following Telethon snap with Dawn Lake and Stuart Wagstaff.

Dawn Lake’s most enduring character was Ethel, here shown reliving her popular Country Cousins sketch with Stuart standing in for the deadpan John Maras. Ethel seen here in her cardy and headscarf, urges her mute cousin Mary with the catchphrase, “You tell ‘em, luv!”


The ever popular Stuart Wagstaff is then shown with Alexandra The Great 48, an attractive large bosomed nightclub performer who appeared on TVW’s In Perth Tonight and hosted the late night movies, draped over a chaise longue, sexily oozing out of her cleavage enhancing costume.


Steve is now busy as the company principal of

Steve Thompson Photo Gallery

4 Responses to “Steve Thompson Collection”

  1. Nigel FELANGUE says:

    Hi Steve,
    The photo of you in the darkroom c1972 shows that you were using the original copy stand, lights and 35mm camera(Edixa slr with Wirgin lens) that I used in 1959 when I was still photographer at TVW-7 !
    The only other camera we had was a 5X4 Speed Graphic that Tom Hall (news cameraman) previously used at WA Newspapers ; we had the minimum of equipment to work with. Did you still have the original 5X4 Gilkon enlarger too……no wonder that TVW-7 was a money making machine !
    Regards,Nigel Felangue

  2. Douglas (Don) Gresham says:

    Good old days.

  3. bob says:

    would you have any photos of a old friend of mine that has deceased Clarry Joyce..thank you bob

  4. Craig says:

    Hi how come you dont popint out that Alex the Great was a tranny?

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