Stella Lamond — the cutie with the uke

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Stella Lamond

Stella Lamond (1909-1973) was an Australian singer, dancer and actress who commenced her professional career on the stage at the tender age of four. At the Tivoli she was known as the ‘girl from Woop Woop’, and later as ‘the cutie with the uke’ — and, in Frank van Straten’s book, Tivoli (Lothian, 2003), it is said that her playing of the ukulele would stop the show.  One of her ukuleles is now in the Powerhouse museum, Sydney. Stella had two daughters, Toni Lamond and Hellen Reddy.

Picture from Tivoli, page 91 — used with the kind permission of Frank van Straten.

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  1. It would be nice to see an image of the Powerhouse exhibit. Would this be a copyright problem? I love the bit about Stella stopping the show with a ukulele.
    BTW, Woop Woop should be title case?

    • I looked for an image, but one didn’t appear — and yes, I’d need to ask permission if there were one.

  2. Woop Woop it is — thanks.

  3. a great trooper and an all round entertainer.they don,t make them like Stella any more pity none could come up to her and her husband good luck to Toni and Helen, young Tony Sheldon carries on the family name ,including his dads,

  4. carry on the Lamonds and Sheldon,s


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