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Adaptation of Betty Blokk Buster Follies Reg Livermore , 1975 single work musical theatre
Issue Details: First known date: 1976... 1976 Betty Blokk Buster Follies
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A film record of Reg Livermore's successful one-man stage show, featuring characters and sketches centred around Betty Blokk Buster, a bare-bummed German maid who entertains troops during the war. Livemore's other characters include Vaseline Amylnitrite, a football star who joins the Australia Ballet, and an old man who recalls his youth as a trendy male model.

The film, which is almost an hour shorter than the live show includes the following sketches:

Act One:

  • Before The Show
  • Tiller Girls - Meet Betty Blokk Buster
  • Family Of Man
  • Money
  • Voice Of Experience
  • Hello In There
  • Captain Jack
  • Heavy Breather
  • Matrimony
  • Is That All There Is
  • Ricotta, The Fabulous
  • What Makes A Man A Man?
  • Long Tall Glasses
  • S.O.L.O.

Act Two:

  • Tara, The Incredible
  • Walk On The Wild Side
  • Ticking
  • Vaseline Amalnitrate
  • Celluloid Heroes / Silverbird
  • The Show Must Go On
  • Applause and Final Bows
  • Train

Most of the songs are cover versions, and include those by Billy Joel, Leo Sayer, Elton Jon and Bernie Taupin, Lou Reed, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and Ray Davies.


  • Shown widely around Australia, albeit for limited runs, the film did not attract the popularity of the stage show. It also received only cursory attention from critics, largely because the live show had already been given ample attention.

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