Herbert Henry Dawson
New Final Chapter by Glenn T.
SMOKY DAWSON - A LIFE is the inspirational story of the great Smoky Dawson, a true-blue icon, is celebrated in this lavish new publication honouring the legacy of Australia's most versatile showman.
This hardcover, coffee table book combines Smoky's own autobiography released 36 years ago with a deeply researched new chapter: a biography that covers the period 1985 almost to the present day, modernising his legendary status and cultural imprint as an entertainment trailblazer.
The book is packed with facts and anecdotes, insights and memories, plus a treasure trove of more than 200 historical and contemporary photographs and rare illustrations -- some never seen before -- including exclusive artworks by Smoky's great mate and collaborator, the late Pro Hart.
The author of the new chapter, The Final Round-Up, is Glenn T., who was a constant companion and confidant to Smoky and Dot in their later years, and no one else could match the revealing microscope he has applied to the lives of this extraordinary couple.