Issue Details: First known date: 1946... 1946 Helen Lorain, Private Collection
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Content Summary

Several large scrapbooks relating to Lorain's singing and performing career in radio and television 1946 to late 1970s.

Includes: correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings and some complete media magazines, photographs, programs and advertisements for shows broadcast or for spin-off shows in theatres, show posters. Also clippings and photographs relating to her work overseas in Singapore, England and Europe.


Helen Lorain (who was also known for a time as Helen Lorraine) worked for ABC radio, 2GB and other commercial radio stations, then did extensive television work for ABC, ATN7 and HSV7, as well as for Channels 9 and 10. She performed on many landmark TV shows.

She spent several years living in Singapore and working for Radio Singapura, hosting her own program. Radio Australia often re-broadcast her material to Australia. Lorain also spent time in England and Europe, working for the BBC and various European broadcasters.

The National Film and Sound Archive holds a selection of programs which include performances by Helen Lorain/Lorraine.


Helen Lorain, Helen Lorraine, ABC, 2GB, ATN7, HSV7, Channel 9, Channel 10, Singapore, Radio Australia

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Helen Lorain


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  • This record is included in AustLit because it forms part of the Media Archives Project. AustLit does not comprehensively cover Australian Archives.

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