Miss Kangaroo

Loretta North of Australia probably thought it was quite an honor when she was picked to serve as "Miss Kangaroo" and tour the United States with two kangaroos. It was part of a publicity stunt to promote the 1952 movie Kangaroo. But it doesn't sound like the tour went very well. One of the kangaroos promptly died. Loretta herself had to be hospitalized for strep throat. And while the other kangaroo survived, it was impossible to toilet train him.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Apr 26, 2015
     Category: Publicity Stunts | 1950s

It's amazing how many REALLY COOL ideas just don't @$@#$ing work!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/26/15 at 09:34 AM
It reminds me of my wife and Patty. Both are beautiful women who will jump on you and hop and bop 'til you are out of energy.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 04/26/15 at 11:29 AM
Looks like she hopped on that opportunity without thinking it through too well....
Posted by Roswell Kid on 04/26/15 at 06:33 PM
Its difficult to work with animals. I used to love watching when Johnny Carson had animals on. He had a number of hilarious run ins with his non-human guests.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/26/15 at 08:29 PM
Upon her return to Australia, she was hospitalized for a short while to calm her nerves. People said she was quite jumpy.
Posted by Gary Foster on 04/27/15 at 04:27 PM
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