Performing Arts

  • # 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.

  • # 20331

    Summer Dance. The Kokusai Gekijo. Tokyo’s most delightful spectacle (water festival)

    Tokyo : Kokusai THeatre, 1960. Folio, fantastic illustrated wrappers of a Japanese dancer, pp. 12, illustrated. Popular stage entertainment in Japan in the 60s.

  • # 20324

    KOSARIN, Sol

    Juvenile deliquency : a remedy through music. (Presentation copy for Sammy Davis Jr.)

    New York : Vantage Press, 1956. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s grey cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (spine a little sunned), a presentation copy from the author, a Russian-born classical violinist, for Sammy Davis Jr., inscribed on the verso of the front free-endpaper: ‘To Sammy Davis, Jr., one of the most gifted, talented performers …

  • # 19732

    HOPKINS, John (1937- )

    [SWINGING LONDON] From the hip : photographs by John “Hoppy” Hopkins 1960-66.

    Bologna, Italy : Damiani Editore, 2008. Oblong quarto, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards, 159 pp, b/w photographic illustrations throughout, with essays by Joe Boyd, Val Wilmer, Barry Miles and Addie Vassie; an as new copy. ‘When John “Hoppy” Hopkins first picked up a camera as a youth it never occurred to him that half …

  • # 19622

    NOLAN, Sidney; COCTEAU, Jean; SHAKESPEARE, William

    [NOLAN]. Pericles, Prince of Tyre, by William Shakespeare [and] Orphée, a tragedy in one act and an interval, by Jean Cocteau

    Sydney : Sydney University Dramatic Society, [1948].  Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [32], illustrated with full page plates by Sidney Nolan. Theatre programme designed by Sidney Nolan (credited as such) for performances by the Sydney University Dramatic Society staged by Sam Hughes. The scenery for Pericles was painted by Jean Bellette and Margaret Olley. The scenery for Orphée …

  • # 19628


    [POSTER] Tokyo Olympiad : the official and unique documentary film of the XVIII Olympics.

    Directed by Kon Ichikawa … A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer release. Sydney, NSW : Robert Burton Pty. Ltd., [1965]. Cinema poster, colour offset printed, 750 x 330 mm, unmounted; in very good condition with 2 original horizontal folds, mild crease at top right corner.

  • # 7057



    Melbourne : F.W. Cheshire [printed at The Hawthorn Press], 1955. First edition. Octavo, fine blue cloth with gilt design and lettering,108 pp, illustrated, a pristine copy. A song book compiled specifically for the students of Matthew Flinders Girls School, Geelong, including ‘School and House Songs’. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections ( Deakin University …

  • # 19164


    [MELBOURNE; CINEMA] New Screen News. Volume 8, number 11. October 13, 1945. [Hoyts Suburban Theatres’ 25th Anniversary issue]

    Melbourne : Hoyts Theatres Ltd, 1945. Folio, original pictorial wrappers featuring Vivian Austin inviting readers ‘to celebrate Hoyts Suburban Theatres’ 25th Anniversary’, lower wrapper featuring Errol Flynn in Gentleman Jim and Rosalind Russell in Roughly Speaking; 11 pp, photographically illustrated throughout; a fine copy. This extra-large format Anniversary issue of Hoyts’ New Screen News previews …

  • # 19012


    The Regent, Melbourne. Souvenir programme. Direction: Hoyts Theatres Ltd.

    [Also titled]. The Regent, Melbourne. Direction: Hoyts Theatres Ltd. Managing Directors G.F. Griffith & F.W. Thring. Erected to the enhancement of the Motion Picture and allied Arts, dedicated and opened Friday March 15th 1929. [Melbourne] : Hoyts Theatres Ltd, 1929. Large quarto (310 x 250 mm), original decorative wrappers (some mild foxing and creasing), [20] pp, with …

  • # 19158


    [MELBOURNE] Mechanics’ Institute, Cheltenham … S. G. Barrett’s Excelsior Pictures Entertainers.

    The following artists have been engaged: musical director, Charles Jarvis, Australia’s leading pianiste … Arthur Cooper, brilliant tenor … Miss May White, the popular refined balladist … Jack Elton, comedian … Jarvis, creative juggler and hoop spinner … Humorous and Interesting Pictures just arrived will be shown for the first time …. [Melbourne] : S.G. …

  • # 19075

    RUSSELL, Jane

    That girl Marilyn!

    S.l. : Affiliated Magazines Inc. c.1953. Duodecimo, illustrated colour wrappers, unpaginated. Also includes the article Did Marilyn need a helping hand? by Peter Sherwood. Illustrated with 60 black and white plates. Very fine copy. Published around the time of the release of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Scarce. “Marilyn is the most female girl I have ever met in …

  • # 19100

    HUMPHRIES, Barry (1934 - )

    At least you can say you’ve seen it : a tragi-farce in two acts for those too drunk to dance

    Melbourne : Comedy Theatre, [1974]. Large octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled, [32] pp, b/w photographic plates, advertisements; a fine copy of this scarce theatre programme (which contains much satirical material not included in the performance itself) for one of Humphries’ early one-man shows.

  • # 18993

    [BRAQUE, Georges; COCTEAU, Jean; LALOY, Louis; AURIC, Georges]

    [BALLETS RUSSES] Les fâcheux. Théâtre Serge de Diaghilew. Georges Braque / Jean Cocteau / Louis Laloy / Georges Auric

    Paris : Editions des Quatre Chemins, 1924. Edition limited to 500 copies, this being one of 385 (number 112) on vélin d’Arches. Two volumes, quarto (285 x 228 mm), original card covers (offsetting along spines) with hand coloured lithograph by Georges Braque to front; I. [34] pp, [24] plates; II. frontispiece photographic portrait of Braque …