The 62nd Logie awards have been cancelled. This is a set back for the Australian television industry’s night of nights, particularly for the actors, producers, casting directors and journalists who work so hard to bring quality content to our screens every single day.

Hugh O’Brian presenting the Best Male Personality award to Don Bennetts, Frank Thring (Background)

Before the glitz and glamour of the red carpet and live coverage of the TV Week Logie awards, on the 15th January 1960, The Brighton Savoy hosted the 2nd TV Week Logie awards.

The awards was hosted by legendary American actor and humanitarian Hugh O’Brien. He is best known for his starring roles in the ABC western television series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp and the NBC action television series Search.

Evie Hayes, Vicki Hammond and Annette Klooger

The awards looked a little different back then as the awards were network based. Graham Kennedy was in attendance, winning the best male personality Nine network and barrel girl Panda Lisner took out the Logie for best female personality Nine network. The best television programme Logie was awarded to 77 Sunset Strip, an American private detective series. Not surprisingly, Melbourne’s own Graham Kennedy won the Star of the Year (Gold Logie). Enjoy some still photographs from the Brighton Savoy archives

Graham Kennedy with Hugh O’brien

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