LENNON, John; ONO, Yoko
Foreword by Yoko Ono. Preface by David L. Wolper. Written and edited by Andrew Solt and Sam Egan. New York : Macmillan, 1988. First edition. Quarto, boards in dustjacket (a couple of tears), pp. 256, extensively illustrated. Pale waterstain to upper margin. Signed by Yoko Ono on the front free endpaper.
HILDEBRAND, Lee; O'NEAL, Mary Lovelace
Biographical essay and Discography by Lee Hildebrand; Art commentary by Mary Lovelace O’Neal. Petaluma, Ca. : Pomegranate, 1995. First edition. Oblong quarto, publisher’s pictorial wrappers, inscribed by artist and musician Johnny Otis on the title page ‘To Bob Fletcher [founder of Fletcher Music Centers]. Best regards, Johnny Otis, 1999’; pp 128, profusely illustrated in colour …
DUNCAN, David; DRUCKER, Mort (b.1929)
Redford, MI : Stabur Press, 1988. ‘This is volume number 625 of one thousand in the Limited Edition Hardcover, signed by Mort Drucker [his signature beneath]’ (colophon). Quarto, publisher’s gilt lettered black cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket; pp 96, illustrated throughout in black-and-white; a superb copy of this very scarce signed limited edition. ‘Mort …
VERNON, Barbara, 1916-1978.
Sydney : J.C. Williamson, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound,  pp, with b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. Programme for the premiere season at Sydney’s Theatre Royal of a play by Inverell writer, stage producer and radio announcer Miss Barbara Vernon. The programme is unrecorded in Australian collections. The University of Queensland Library …
[HUMPHRIES, Barry, b.1934]
From the estate of Adelaide bibliophile and art collector, Keith Wingrove (1910–1995). A Nice Night’s Entertainment with Barry Humphries. Programme for Australian tour, 1962. Octavo, staple bound,  pp, illustrated; signed in full on the front wrapper by Barry Humphries; fine. Typed letter on Barry Humphries’ personal letterhead, single quarto sheet, headed Tivoli Theatre, Sydney, …
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.
[At sea, on board RMMS Aorangi, Pacific Ocean, 9 June 1941]. Mimeograph printed programme on thick paper, 210 x 165 mm, stapled, illustrated front and rear wrappers, inner folding sheet with printed programme listing 22 concert acts and performers’ names; signed on the front wrapper by Sir John Tremayne Babington, Air Marshal, RAF Far East Command, and …
[MELBOURNE] First-Class Entertainment. Northcote Town Hall … 6th December, 1927 … By pupils of Miss Eileen Lymer …
Northcote, Vic. : The Northern Press, Print. (J.F. Cooper, Prop.), 1927. Programme, 220 x 140 mm, printed in black on pink paper, 4 pp (printed on all sides); fine condition. Programme for a concert by the pupils of Melbourne piano teacher Eileen Lymer, including works by Brahms, Schumann, and Beethoven. The back page lists the …
ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, THORNBURY
[MELBOURNE] Euchre Party and Dance. Memorial Hall … Sept. 2nd, 9th & 16th … St. Mary’s Prince & Princess Carnival. To Aid Prince & Princess of Harmony (Master J. McEntee, Miss H. Ryan).
Northcote, Vic. : The Northern Press, Print., [c.1927]. Handbill, 220 x 140 mm, printed recto only in black on pink paper; sunned, tiny loss at bottom corner.. Organised by St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Thornbury, this series of card nights and dances was held at the Northcote Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Melbourne’s inner north. The …
MERRI PALAIS DE DANSE
[MELBOURNE] Merri Palais de Danse. Special Night! Grand Plain, Fancy and Poster Dance. Valuable Prizes. Wednesday, Mar. 30, ’27. Paul Jeagle and his Merri Band. Great Night Assured. Admission 2/-.
Northcote, Vic. : The Northern Press, Print. (J.F. Cooper, Propr.), 1927. Handbill, 220 x 140 mm, printed recto only in black on pink paper; sunned, a couple of short edge tears, top corner bent. The Merri Palais de Danse was a popular 1920s Melbourne entertainment venue in St. Georges Road, North Fitzroy. This handbill is …
THEATRE ROYAL, COVENT GARDEN. [LISTON, John, c.1776-1846]
[THEATRE PLAYBILL] For the Benefit of Mr & Mrs Liston. Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden, this present Wednesday, June 15, 1814.
Will be performed [for the first time] a New Comick Extravaganza called Broad but not Long: Or, How to Damn a New Piece … the New Grand Serio-Comick Melo-Dramatick Romance called The Black Princess … After which, the Comedy of Who Wants a Guinea? … To which will be added (2d time) the musical Entertainment …
AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS PTY. LTD.; [SAMUELS, Edmond, 1895-1973]
Australian Musical Productions Pty. Ltd. presents The Highwayman, an original musical play by Edmond Samuels, world premiere season commencing Saturday 18th November 1950 : souvenir programme
Melbourne David Syme and Company Limited, . Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers (tiny section of silverfishing top corner of front),  pp, includes photographic portraits and biographical information; Programme for the world premiere of this Australian musical, performed at the King’s Theatre, Melbourne. Music, book and lyrics by Edmond Samuels; produced and directed by Carl Randall; …
J.C. WILLIAMSON THEATRES LTD.
Melbourne : J.C. Williamson, 1946. Single sheet, 300 x 460 mm, folding to 290 x 115 mm, printed on both sides, photographic illsutrations, advertisements; a few short tears at edges of folds, else fine. Programme for the Melbourne production of Ivor Novello’s musical play at Melbourne’s His Majesty’s Theatre, which commenced on 29 June 1946. …
[Sydney] : The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust, 1964. Quarto, illustrated covers in the original gold-lettered tissue wrappers, staple bound,  pp, photographic illustrations throughout (some colour); a fine copy. ‘The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust and J. C. Williamson Theatres Ltd. associated in The Australian Ballet Foundation and J. & M. Laurie for Concerts Management (London) …
AUSTRALIAN DANCE THEATRE
[MODERN DANCE] Fools dream : a collaboration, choreographed by Julia Blaikie, John Salisbury and Margaret Wilson … World premiere, Opera Theatre, Grote St., Adelaide.
Adelaide : Australian Dance Theatre, . Narrow quarto, pictorial wrappers, stapled,  pp, b/w photographic illustrations; a fine copy. Programme for the world premiere season of this work by the Australian Dance Theatre, 23-31 October 1981. The only copy recorded in Australian collections is held in the State Library of South Australia.
SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY; [MURPHY, Graeme]
Melbourne : Victorian Arts Centre & Clifford Hocking and David Vigo, 1985. Quarto, pictorial wrappers,  pp, photographic illustrations in b/w, colour advertisements; a very good copy. An important programme from the Company’s Melbourne debut of After Venice, first performed at the Sydney Opera House on December 1 1984. This programme appears unrecorded in Australian …
OLD VIC. TRUST LTD.
The Old Vic Company with Katharine Hepburn and Robert Helpmann in three plays of William Shakespeare : Australia 1955.
[London : Old Vic Trust Ltd., 1955]. Quarto, blue wrappers with gold lettering, staple bound,  pp, with b/w photographic illustrations and a double-page of colour illustrations of set designs by Loudon Sainthill and Peter Rice and costumes by Leslie Hurry and Rice; a fine copy. The company, with its two major stars Hepburn and …