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The Resource The tap-dancing knife thrower, Paul Hogan with Dean Murphy

The tap-dancing knife thrower, Paul Hogan with Dean Murphy

Label
The tap-dancing knife thrower
Title
The tap-dancing knife thrower
Statement of responsibility
Paul Hogan with Dean Murphy
Title variation
Tap-dancing knife thrower
Title variation remainder
my life (without the boring bits)
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Hogan first appeared on our screens in 1971 as a 'tap dancing knife thrower' on channel 9's New Faces. The then father of four and Sydney Harbour Bridge rigger from Granville did it as a dare, but when the network's switchboard lit up, he was invited back. So popular was he with viewers, Hogan became a regular on Mike Willesee's A Current Affair. The rest, as they say, is history. In collaboration with his business partner and best friend John Cornell (who played his sidekick, Strop), he went on to become Australia's favourite TV comedian. His hugely popular comedy shows and appearances in unforgettable and ground-breaking ads for cigarettes, beer and tourism, came to personify Australia and Australians here and overseas, helping to change the perception of who we are as people and as a nation. Then, in 1986, Crocodile Dundee, the movie he conceived, co-wrote and starred in, became an international smash, grossing more than a billion dollars in today's money and earning its star an Oscar nomination. Despite the fact Hoges claimed to be 'retired', many more movies followed, including Crocodile Dundee II, Lightning Jack, Almost an Angel and Charlie & Boots. But even as his star rose ever higher, he always expected someone to grab him by the arm and say, 'What are you doing here? You're just a bloody rigger!' The Tap Dancing Knife Thrower is a funny and candid account of the astonishing life of 'one lucky bastard', as Hoges describes himself. Full of countless stories never previously shared and told in the comedian's inimitable, funny and self-deprecating style, The Tap Dancing Knife Thrower is Paul Hogan's story told his way - 'without the boring bits'
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hogan, Paul
Dewey number
791.4302/8092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Murphy, Dean
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hogan, Paul
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Television actors and actresses
  • Comedians
Target audience
adult
Label
The tap-dancing knife thrower, Paul Hogan with Dean Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
24179833
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781460759295
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Label
The tap-dancing knife thrower, Paul Hogan with Dean Murphy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
24179833
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781460759295
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)

Library Locations

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      -31.96206 115.93403
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