Performing Arts

  • # 23613


    [CINEMA] Capitol Theatre, Melbourne : a group of 22 programmes from 1925-26.

    Melbourne : Printed by Troedel & Cooper Pty. Ltd. … for the Publishers, Val Morgan Pty. Ltd, 1925-[26]. Twenty-two individual issues, small octavo (197 x 132 mm), in original wrappers (all identically illustrated, back and front), 34 pp, with b/w photographic illustrations and advertisements throughout, inside wrappers with colour advertisements, centre pages with main programme …

  • # 23278


    [MELBOURNE JEWISH ANTI-NAZI BROADSIDE] This is the true Gieseking.

    St. Kilda, Vic. : Issued by the Youth Section of the Jewish Council to combat Fascism and anti-Semitism, printed by L. Shaffel, 37 High Street, [1952]. Broadside, 230 x 150 mm, printed recto only on yellow paper; in very good condition. A rare broadside protesting against the presence in Australia of visiting French-born German concert pianist, Walter …

  • # 23259


    American movie theatre programme advertising the controversial film The Blonde Captive.

    Austin, Texas : Plaisance Theatre, June 1932. Duodecimo (120 x 80 mm), [4] pp, illustrated on each side; in fine condition. ‘The Weirdest Story ever told! Neanderthal savages long thought extinct … animal monstrosities … flying pterodactyls … fur-bearing, duck-billed animals … dudongs [sic] that graze at the bottom of the sea – amidst these …

  • # 23252

    [WITHINGTON, Paul; THOMAS, Lowell]

    [THE BLONDE CAPTIVE] Die blonde Sklavin

    Illustrierter Film-Kurier Nr. 610. [Vienna, Austria : 1932]. Small quarto, wrappers illustrated front and rear, 6 pp, half-tone photographic illustrations, text in German; short paper spits at head and tail of spine, mild stain to corner of lower wrapper, else very good. A rare edition of the Viennese cinema newspaper Illustrierter Film-Kurier, issued to promote …

  • # 23301

    LEBOVIC, Josef

    Australian theatrical posters 1825 – 1914

    Written and researched by Peter Sumner. Sydney : Josef Lebovic Gallery, 1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated.

  • # 23314

    GRAINGER, Percy (1882-1961)

    The free music machine drawings of Percy Grainger

    With an introduction by Wilfred Mellers. Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland : Coracle, 2014. Quarto, cloth with pictorial onlay, pp. 68, illustrated. Limited to 300 copies. This book contains all the drawings by Percy Grainger for the Free Music Machines he developed with Burnett Cross towards the end of his musical life. They were mostly drawn between …

  • # 22816

    HAZELWOOD, Art; ROTZCHER, Klaus-Ulrich

    Tora Bora / توره بوره / Black dust : an opera in three acts

    [San Francisco : Art Hazelwood], 2011. Handmade artist’s book in the form of a foldout diorama. Screenprinted boards with cloth joints which open and assemble to create a theatrical stage 320 mm high, 250 mm deep, 710 mm wide, the floor of the stage lined with grooves into which can be inserted one or more …

  • # 22796


    [MELBOURNE] New Palace Theatre, “The House Exquisite”. Hugh J. Ward presents Lorna and Toots Pounds and Charles Austin in “Rockets”. Direct from the Palladium, London.

    Melbourne : The Specialty Press [for Hugh J. Ward Theatres, Pty. Ltd.], [1924]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers with vignette portraits of the three actors and silhouette illustration of the Palace Theatre’s dome, stapled, [17] pp, photographic illustrations; internally very good, a fine copy. Souvenir programme for Melbourne’s New Palace Theatre production of a comedy starring visiting …

  • # 22795


    [MELBOURNE] New Palace Theatre, “The House Exquisite”. Hugh J. Ward presents Seymour Hicks in “Old Bill, M.P.”

    Melbourne : The Specialty Press [for Hugh J. Ward Theatres, Pty. Ltd.], [1923]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers with caricature illustration by Tom Ferry (lower wrapper with mild foxing), stapled, [20] pp, photographic illustrations and advertisements for Melbourne businesses including Myer Emporium, Chappe Toilet Salon, Victorian Government Tourist Bureau, Dumbrells Watchmakers & Jewellers, Gouge Dry Cleaners, W.H. …

  • # 22921

    Photographer unknown.

    Shop interior of W. Davies, musical instrument maker and repairer, Rundle Street, Adelaide, 1920s.

    Silver gelatin print photograph, 120 x 180 mm, unmounted; verso with pencilled inscription ‘Inside W. Davies music shop Rundle St. 1920s; in fine condition with crisp detail. A fascinating glimpse into the cluttered retail showroom of W. Davies, who evidently also ran his School of Music in the same building. There is a vast array of …

  • # 23253

    [Garnet H. Carroll and J.C. Williamson Theatres Ltd]

    The Classical Theatre of China : New Zealand. Australia. 1956.

    Melbourne : Australian Pacific Agencies for The Classical Theatre of China, 1956. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, [32] pp (original owner’s pen annotations to centre pages, otherwise clean), b/w photographic illustrations, advertisements for Melbourne businesses; a good copy. The Classical Theatre of China’s visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1956-57 was part of a world tour …

  • # 22734

    RADIC, Thérèse; ROBINSON, Susanne.

    Marshall Hall’s Melbourne : music, art and controversy 1891-1915

    Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2012. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 264, illustrated. “The English conductor, composer and critic G.W.L. Marshall-Hall dominated music in Melbourne from his arrival in 1891 to his untimely death in 1915. He was a firebrand and an iconoclast hated by the clergy, feared by the press and adored by all his …

  • # 22950

    The famous Whakarewarewa Maori Concert Party … (Signed programme)

    Rotorua, NZ : Rotorua Post Print, [c.1950]. Octavo (213 x 135 mm), [8] pp (including wrappers), illustrated, the front inscribed ‘Kia-ora, Guide Keddo’; fine condition. Programme produced as a souvenir for visitors to the Māori model village at Whakarewarewa, Rotorua.

  • # 22599


    [CINEMA] Fox Rising Stars of 1928 / Youth, Beauty and Personality from Fox, the One Great Independent.

    [Hollywood, CA : Fox Film Corporation, 1927?]. Large folding sheet, 450 x 800 mm, colour printed on both sides and folding to 230 x 100 mm, illustrated with a total of 29 portraits of Fox movie stars, accompanied by brief biographical sketches and descriptions of each star’s major attributes and achievements; a few minor tears …

  • # 22598


    [CINEMA; SYDNEY] Hollywood Stars.

    Sydney, NSW : The Land Newspaper, 57 Regent Street, [c.1945]. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with wet stamp of Melbourne firm “Ted’s Product’s Pty. Ltd.”), staple bound, pp [16] (including wrappers), all full-page colour photographic portraits accompanied by a paragraph of biographical and statistical information on each star; illustrated are Dinah …

  • # 22641

    Hamonika Gakufu [ハーモニカ楽譜]

    Tokyo : Shochiku Kinema: Bikuta, etc., Showa 3-6 [1928-31]. Two Japanese music scores for the harmonica, offset-printed covers stunningly designed in an early Showa style by notable illustrators, pamphlets measuring 26.3x19cm, each pp. 4  (including wrappers), light edgewear and soiling, overall very good. . A nice pair with covers representative of art deco design popular in Japan during the …