Information re Mo Awards
A message to Echidnas' members.
I'm afraid there are some problems within the Mo Awards as can be seen by the following correspondence between the lovely Harriet and our own Alan Dale.
Warren has asked that this email and my reply be posted on the Echidnas website for all Echidnas to read.
It concerns Johnny Pace and his partner Nicky Deane destroying 2 MO award statues that were won by Johnny Pace when he was in partnership with his then wife Harriet (Susan).
Warren has suggested that they be replaced and presented to Harriet (winner of 2014 "Best Comedian" at the MO's).
The MO's to pick up payment for one and the Echidnas to purchase another. Cost about $200 per item.
This will pre empt the discussion at our next meeting.
From Harriet aka Susan Littlesmith
From: Susan Littlesmith
Date: 12/14/2014 9:52:00 AM
Subject: Enquiry Echidnas site
To the most Honourable order of comedians
May I be so bold as to respectfully write you this short-ish note?
As some Echidnas may know Niki Dene, wife of Johnny pace, did on the 2nd December 2014 at punchbowl Croatian club throw Mo awards, that had been smashed - destroyed, the two Mo awards belonged to J.Pace
and Harriet (for best comedy duo two years running)
Whilst tossing them she followed up with a gob full of vitriolic spite. All this in front of members and a club official or two.
Why do I inform you of such a mindless vandalistic psychotic act?
They say a problem shared is a problem halved and as I find it very hard to get my mind round this heart breaking deed I need to share it.
May I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a wondrous New year
much love from Harriet xxxxxxxxxxxxx
This email was shared with our king Warren and it has been suggested that these statues be replaced, one by the Mo Awards the other by the Echidnas.
To this end we are advising Echidnas that this will be discussed at our next meeting in February the approximate cost of the statue is $200.
Now the reply email from Alan after discussion with King Warren.
Date: 12/14/2014 4:03:19 PM
To: Susan Littlesmith
Subject: Re: Enquiry Echidnas site
Received your email regarding the desecration of a MO award.
These awards are a precious reminder of a bygone era where entertainers worked very hard to achieve a place in the history of Australian show business.
I am one who received 11 nominations for compere-vocalist but never got the statue. So to me that makes your loss all the more sad because you did get the actual award.
To have it smashed and thrown in the garbage bin is criminal. Are we dealing with insanity here? I'll pass your message on to the boys who won't be happy!
Posted 17th December 2014