Shirt worn by James ‘Skeeter’ Kemsley

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1971-1974.

This shirt is significant because it was worn on television by James Kemsley in the role of ‘Skeeter the paper boy’, host of the afternoon children’s program ‘Cartoon Corner’.

Kemsley first appeared as Skeeter on ‘The Super Flying Fun Show’, which commenced production at TCN-9 in Sydney in October 1969, starring Rod Hull and Marilyn Mayo. It also featured Reg Gorman who, like Hull, was known to audiences from his earlier appearances on ‘Kaper Kops’. When Hull began using an emu puppet, the rece...

Summary

Object No.

2007/113/1

Physical Description

Men's short-sleeved, collarless t-shirt with wide horizontal stripes in orange and dark brown. Machine-knitted in cashmere-like acrylic yarn.

Dimensions

Width

450 mm

Production

Notes

Maker unknown. Fabric is Cashmilon brand.

Made

1971-1974

History

Notes

Worn on television by James Kemsley as 'Skeeter the paper boy', host of the children's television program 'Cartoon Corner'.

Used

Kemsley, James 1971-1974

Source

Credit Line

Gift of James Kemsley, 2007

Acquisition Date

27 August, 2007

Cite this Object

Harvard

Shirt worn by James 'Skeeter' Kemsley 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 January 2018, <https://ma.as/367877>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/367877 |title=Shirt worn by James 'Skeeter' Kemsley |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=23 January 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

Know more about this object?

TELL US

Have a question about this object?

ASK US