- Hotel Story
"Hotel Story" was an
Australian televisionseries made by Crawford Productionsfor the Ten Networkin 1977.
The series, intended as a replacement for "The Box", was set in a luxury international hotel. The regular characters were the hotel workers and in each one-hour episode they hosted a new batch of glamorous guest-star hotel guests, and rather like a drama version of "
The Love Boat" stories would focus on both the self-contained dramas of the passing guests and the on-going problems of the hotel staff.
The regular cast was headed by Terence Donovan as the hotel manager, and also included
Carmen Duncan, George Spartels, and American actor Richard Lawson.
The title sequence was shot on film at the then Old Melbourne Inn on Flemington Road,
North Melbourne. This distinctive looking hotel building is now an accommodation hostel owned by RMITUniversity. Interior sequences were largely shot on video at Channel Ten's Nunawadingstudios, giving the series a soap operalook.
The series is notorious for having been cancelled before it even went to air. Originally "Hotel Story" was set to run for at least 26 episodes, but was axed after only seven episodes had been made. Eventually the first four episodes were screened as a four-hour miniseries over two nights and the network elicted audience feedback asking whether the show should continue. There was some positive feedback and although it was too late for "Hotel Story" itself, the concept was later revived for the series "Holiday Island".
In 1978 actor
June Salterwon a Sammy Award for Best Actress in a Single TV Performance for her guest performance portraying an American head of a cosmetics firm Annabelle Lee, who was also a lesbian, in one episode. Her main co-star was Jane Harders[Salter, June. "June Salter: A Pinch of Salt". Angus & Robertson: Pymble NSW, 1995. ISBN 0-207-18188-8 p 133-4.] .
Former "The Box" regular and Network Ten weather girl
Christine Broadwayalso made a guest appearance in one episode.
List of television series cancelled before airing an episode
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