Performing Arts

  • # 20861


    Promotional photograph of Aboriginal musician Fred Little, younger brother of renowned Yorta Yorta singer-songwriter Jimmy Little.

    Granville, NSW : Boomerang Entertainment Centre, [c.1960]. Black-and-white photograph on glossy paper, 165 x 215 mm, verso with wet stamp of the Boomerang Entertainment Centre, and identifying caption in pen ‘Fred Little’; light creasing and corner wear.    

  • # 21255

    Columbia Pictures [U.S.A.]


    [Los Angeles, California] : Columbia Pictures, [1932]. Monochrome daybill for the film The Blonde Captive (1932), 280 x 350 mm, printed in sepia ink on light card; light foxing to lower edge, pin holes in each corner, otherwise in excellent condition. Exhibited: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. ‘Taboo’, curated by Brook Andrew, December 2012 – …

  • # 20841

    COVARRUBIAS, José Miguel, 1904-1957 (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. February, 1932.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., February, 1932. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers, 88 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; in superb condition, and featuring a stunning cover design by Mexican artist José Miguel Covarrubias – a caricature of actress Greta Garbo.

  • # 21176

    DAWSON, Peter (1882-1961)

    Fifty years of song : Peter Dawson. (With two autograph signed letters by Dawson)

    London : Hutchinson, 1951. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s blue cloth boards in illustrated dust jacket (chipped and creased), pp 239, with 6 photographic plates; mild foxing to preliminaries and last few leaves, else internally very good; accompanied by two autograph signed letters from the great baritone Peter Dawson to Australian musician Frank Parsons, brother of …

  • # 21143

    CAMPBELL, Ramón

    [EASTER ISLAND] La herencia musical de Rapanui : etnomusicologia de la Isla de Pascua

    Santiago de Chile : Editorial Andrés Bello, 1971. First edition. Large octavo, pictorial wrappers (edges chipped), 594 pp, plus staple-bound abstract in English (10 pp, rear poket), illustrated with black and whitew and colour photographic plates and line drawings in the text, musical notation, bibliography; a very good copy. Scarce. An important study of the …

  • # 21084

    [MOORE, Maggie, 1851-1926]; MORA STUDIOS

    Photographic portrait of actress Maggie Moore, wife of J.C. Williamson, early 1870s.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm, recto of mount with imprint of Mora 707 Broadway, N.Y., verso blank; a strong print in excellent condition. A superb portrait of American-born actress Maggie Moore, who married theatre promoter J.C. Williamson in San Francisco in February 1873. The couple settled in Australia in …

  • # 20928

    HAMILTON, David (1933-2016)

    Hamilton’s movie Bilitis

    London, UK : Columbus Books, 1982. First UK softcover edition. Quarto, pictorial thin card covers (price stickers front and back), pp 109, illustrated in colour and black-and-white, with stills from the controversial film and photos taken on the set during shooting; internally as new.

  • # 20705

    SHARP, Martin, 1942-2013 (artist); [RAWLINS, Adrian, 1939-2001]

    Mr. Fogg’s Music Hall Proudly Presents Adrian, the Cabaret.

    Bellevue Hill / Paddington, NSW : Roger Foley, 2002. Poster, sheet 295 x 210 mm, printed on heavy stock, announcing a variety evening in memory of bohemian poet, performer and promoter Adrian Rawlins at the Church Hall, Paddington Markets; performers include Jeannie Lewis and Steve Blau, Edwina Blush, Austen Tayshus, Ellis D. Fogg, Kavisha Mazzella, …

  • # 20967


    Photographic portrait of Australian actress Mary Maguire in Mysterious Mr. Moto, 1938.

    Original promotional photograph for Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (U.S.A.). Gelatin silver print on glossy paper, 200 x 250 mm, printed caption beneath: Peter Lorre [i.e. Henry Wilcoxon] in “Mysterious Mr. Moto” with Mary Maguire, Henry Wilcoxon, Erik Rhodes, Harold Huber. Contemporary inscription in pencil verso: Mary Maguire, Australian star, pictured with Peter Lorre [Henry Wilcoxon] in “Mysterious Mr. …

  • # 20960

    SHATFORD, R.D.; GODDARD, Arabella (1836-1922)

    Carte de visite of pianist Arabella Goddard, Melbourne, circa 1873.

    Albumen print photograph of a lithograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 64 mm (mount), verso with printed label of R.D. Shatford, Printseller, Picture Frame Maker, Carver, Gilder, etc., 94 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, pin hole to top margin of moun and a few tiny spots of foxing, else in good condition. The eminent English pianist Arabella …

  • # 20517

    MELBA, Dame Nellie

    Stories of the operas

    Melbourne : J. C. Williamson Ltd. Opera Season in association with Dame Nellie Melba, [1924]. Octavo, lettered wrappers with cutout revealing a portrait of Melba, pp. 26.  

  • # 20507


    Tame Impala Lonerism Tour – Australia – 2012 – limited edition signed poster

    Five colour screenprint, 640 x 450 mm (sheet) printed on 300 gsm ivory paper. Limited to 300 numbered copies signed by the artists. Artwork by Simon Walker and Sophie Primrose. Hand printed by Dots Printhaus, 2012. Mint condition. Limited edition tour poster for hugely popular Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala founded by Perth musician Kevin …

  • # 20081


    Anna Pavlova

    Traduction française de W. Pétroff. Paris : M. de Brunoff, Editeur, 1922. Quarto, half polished calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with gilt lettering and ornamentation, top edge gilt, the others uncut, marbled endpapers, title page printed in gold, pp. 194, woodcut decorations by D. Galanis, 24 plates with tissue guards (printed in photogravure, …

  • # 20334

    VALE, V. "Valhalla" (or Hamanaka)

    [PUNK] Search & Destroy magazine : a complete 11-issue run, 1977-1979.

    San Francisco : V. Vale, 1977-1979. Vol. 1, No. 1 – Vol. 2, No. 1. Eleven issues; all first printings. Tabloid folio, folded as issued; newsprint with black-and-white photo-illustrations; some wear to No. 1, else uniformly very good condition. A rare complete run. Despite taking its name from the Stooges’ anthem, this legendary West Coast …

  • # 20493

    [WAGGA WAGGA] Clive Darril, Australian giant

    Weight 17 stone. Height 7ft 8 ins. Age 35 years. [s.l. : s.n., c.1907]. Photolithographic postcard, 137 x 87 mm; not postally used; minor corner and edge wear; verso shows signs of having been removed from an album. This postcard was most likely published in England in 1907, when Clive Darril, a wealthy farmer from …

  • # 20170

    MORRIS, Aldyth

    Captain James Cook

    Honolulu : University of Hawai’i Press, 1985. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. [viii]; 58. Script for a play first performed in 1978.