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Crowds line the footpath of the Grand Cinema in Footscray. A bicycle’s sign advertises a children’s talent quest grand final. Jack Perry (Zig) and Doug McKenzie (Zag) perform their Zig and Zag clown routine for a crowd of delighted children. The clip ends with Zig and Zag waving to the camera.
Zig and Zag were Melbourne performers Jack Perry and Doug McKenzie who entertained children with their clown act for four decades. They appeared on the long-running Peters Fun Fair (1956-66) variety television show, sponsored by Peters Ice-Cream, and were a staple at Melbourne’s annual Moomba Festival for 30 years, parading in ice-cream cone hats sponsored by Peters. They resigned as Kings of Moomba in 1999 after Today Tonight (1995-current) publicised Perry’s 1994 conviction of indecent assault of a minor 20 years earlier.
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