Continuing our series of Fun, Fact, Frivolous or Fiction, this month we focus on our Company founder, Miss Grace Gibson

  1. Grace was born in 1905 in El Paso, Texas
  2. Grace came to Australia in 1934
  3. Grace set up her own company, Grace Gibson Radio Productions in 1944.
  4. Grace married Ronnie Parr in 1944, but retained her maiden name professionally.
  5. Grace sold her Company in 1978.
  6. Grace wanted to be a movie star and moved to Hollywood in the late 1920s with high hopes.
  7. Grace was a super saleswoman for the Radio Transcription Company of America.
  8. Grace sold every product said Company stocked, to Mr AE Bennett of Macquarie Broadcasting, Australia.
  9. As part of the deal Grace came to Australia to introduce radio serials to the Australian public – at a wage that was at least 10 times that of the average Australian male of the time.
  10. Sir Frank Packer ‘gave’ Grace away at her marriage to Ronnie Parr.

A remarkable woman who received the Order of Australia in 1987.

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