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Source: Daily Mail (Brisbane) 8 July 1926, p.2.
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Fred Bluett and Roy "Mo" Rene
Born: Established: 1926 ; Died: Ceased: 1927
Gender: Male
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Comedians Fred Bluett and Roy "Mo" Rene teamed up in May 1926 after separately joining J. C. Williamson's Tivoli Celebrity Vaudeville. They made their debut in Sydney on 10 May in a 30 minute nautical sketch called Sailors. Rene played an Admiral and Bluett a sailor. Although popular from the start in Sydney Bluett and Mo initially fared less well in Melbourne with the view being that their personalities and comedic style were too diverse. A second sketch, "The Fashion Plates," was first introduced midway through their first Melbourne season.

During their nine months together the pair played Geelong (twice), Brisbane, Sydney (four times, including J.C. Williamson's Aladdin pantomime), Newcastle, Melbourne (again), Adelaide (Star suburban circuit), and Perth. The final Bluett and Mo shows were at the Haymarket Theatre, in early February 1927. Sydney radio station 2FC broadcast performances from the Haymarket in August 1926 and February 1927.

Source: Australian Variety Theatre Archive [sighted 12/04/2018]

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