Performing Arts

  • # 26813

    COLE, William Washington (1847-1915)

    South Sea Savages, or Maori War Dancers. The List including a Troupe of Genuine South-Sea Savages tattooed from head to foot, and faithfully giving The Great Maori War Dances.

    [Advertised and illustrated on] A double-sided poster for W. W. Cole’s World-Famous, Five-Continent New Mammoth Circus, appearing at Binghamton, New York on Monday, April 24, 1882 (the location and date are wet stamped at foot of the verso). Buffalo, NY : The Courier Company Show Printing House [for W. W. Cole], [1882]. Lithograph printed in black …

  • # 26833


    [MELBOURNE] New Princess, The Theatre Beautiful. Hugh J. Ward presents “Tangerine”.

    Melbourne : Queen City Printers [for Hugh J. Ward Theatres, Pty. Ltd.], [1923]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (lightly foxed), stapled, [16] pp, with photographic illustrations of entrepreneurs the Fuller Brothers and Hugh J. Ward, the principal cast members Mamie Watson, Mark Daly, May Beatty, Ireland Cutter, Ena Dale, Leyland Hodgson and June and Dorothy Roberts, dancers …

  • # 26830


    [MELBOURNE] New Princess, The Theatre Beautiful. Hugh J. Ward presents “Little Nellie Kelly”.

    Melbourne : The Specialty Press [for Hugh J. Ward Theatres, Pty. Ltd.], [1923]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled, [16] pp, with photographic illustrations of entrepreneurs the Fuller Brothers and Hugh J. Ward, the principal cast members Mamie Watson, Mark Daly, May Beatty, Ireland Cutter, Ena Dale, Leyland Hodgson and June and Dorothy Roberts, dancers Hazel Harris …

  • # 26697


    Songs of the Empire for Little Folks

    London : J. & J. Colman, n.d. [c. 1900 – 1910]. Duodecimo, chromolithographed wrappers (some light spotting), staple-bound, 16 pp., illustrated. A charming and ephemeral advertising publication for Colman’s Mustard containing songs and illustrations from the British Empire. Two pages feature Australia, showing a sing-a-long with gold miners and a vignette of Parliament House, Melbourne, …

  • # 26895

    DAVIES, Gertrude

    [MUSIC] Good Advice: Sometimes be sharp; Never be flat; Always be natural.

    Ink on paper, 160 x 130 mm; a page removed from a broken-up Edwardian friendship album kept by a young Lancashire woman, “L. Heaton”, in which most entries – all contributions made by her acquaintances – were dated between 1904 and 1911; well preserved, but the notes are back-to-front!

  • # 26665

    HORNE, H. E.; TREHARNE, Herbert F.; HELLEMANN, Christian

    Ode for Australia’s 150th Anniversary. (Presentation copy for Francis Crosslé)

    / words by H.E. Horne ; music by Herbert F. Treharne and Christian Hellemann. Cover: “Schools’ concert, Town Hall, Sydney, 8th, 9th & 10th March, 1938”. Royal octavo (240 x 180 mm), original printed wrappers, staple bound, a presentation copy inscribed on the upper wrapper by the author H. E. Horne and composer Herbert F. …

  • # 25799


    Photographic portrait of an African-American gentleman, possibly a member of Charles B. Hicks’ Original Georgia Minstrels. Broken Hill, New South Wales (April 1889?).

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount), recto and verso with imprint of ‘The Areas Photographic Co. G. F. Jenkinson, Manager’; a superb print in fine condition. George Jenkinson’s Areas Photo Company was based in the mining boom town of Broken Hill, in the Far West of New South Wales, …

  • # 26702


    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 …

  • # 26183

    BOWIE, David, & SUKITA, Masayoshi

    Speed of Life

    Guildford : Genesis Publications, 2012. Folio, quarter pink calf over blue cloth, spine lettered in silver, mirrored photographic portrait of Bowie on upper board (still retaining its protective film), all edges silver, black endpapers with pink and blue metallic inserts, 7-inch vinyl single housed in lower board, blue and pink silk pagemarkers, in the original …

  • # 21673

    Various artists; JOHNSON, Phyllis (publisher)

    Aspen. (Complete run of 10 issues)

    American magazine Aspen, “the first three-dimensional magazine”, was published in ten issues between 1965 and 1971. It was edited by Phyllis Johnson and featured contributions from many renowned and influential artists, among them Andy Warhol, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Marcel Duchamp, Sol LeWitt, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, John and Yoko Ono, Robert Rauschenberg, LaMont Young. …

  • # 26501


    Catalogue of pianos

    Adelaide : Allan’s, Quarto, gilt-lettered wrappers, pp. [28], lavish illustrated catalogue for grand pianos, upright pianos and player pianos, from manufacturers including Steinway, Bechstein, Bluthner, Lipp, Ronisch, Ecke, Thurmer, Rogers, Zimmermann, Lisner and Lagonda. A printed note in the catalogue states ‘A special catalogue of Player Pianos can be had on application. Copies of the …

  • # 26521


    [SOUTH AFRICAN THEATRE] … Stephen Black and his South African Players in A Backveld Boer …

    [Johannesburg] : African Theatres, Ltd. [1929]. Promotional card for A Backveld Boer‘s season at the Standard Theatre, Johannesburg, commencing Saturday 23 March [1929]; lithographed in black on blue card, 123 x 203 mm, printed both sides, illustrated with a portrait of Stephen Black and line-drawn illustration of the protagonist; superb condition. This rare flyer bills …

  • # 26270

    [GARLAND, Judy]

    The story of Judy Garland

    [S.l. : s.n., circa 1956]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (cover title : Judy Garland), corner creased, pp. [16], illustrated. Promotional booklet for the Hollywood and stage diva, from her origins as a child star, roles opposite Mickey Rooney and her Academy Award winning role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, classic hits Meet me in St. …

  • # 26480

    LIBERACE, Wladziu Valentino (1919 - 1987)

    Liberace. Australian National Tour 1973

    Melbourne : Crawford Theatre Productions, 1973. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (lightly marked), pp. [24], illustrated. Includes a feature on Liberace’s guest star, fifteen year old Young Talent Time star and Liberace protégé Jamie Redfern. At the time Liberace was the highest paid actor in the world. Unrecorded in Australian libraries.

  • # 26256


    An epic of courage! “Scott of the Antarctic”.

    Souvenir of the Royal Command film. Sydney : British Empire Films, [1948]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (central crease, light edge wear), pp. [16], illustrated. Promotional booklet for the Australian release of the film starring John Mills, Diana Churchill, Derek Bond and others. ‘This film could not have been made without the generous co-operation of the survivors …

  • # 26019

    TIVOLI THEATRE (BOMBAY); [SHINE, Harry, 1871-1909]

    [VAUDEVILLE] Tivoli Theatre. Last Five nights! and triumphant success of India’s most popular entertainers. Hudson’s Surprise Party the donators of mirth and music will appear in the following monster programme. To-night! To-night!!! Thursday, March 28th …

    Bombay : Printed at The Times of India Steam Press, [1895]. Broadside, narrow folio (440 x 140 mm), old central horizontal fold, else very good. This late nineteenth-century Indian theatre broadside is a rare survivor. It contains the full programme for Hudson’s Surprise Party’s performance at Bombay’s Tivoli Theatre on 28 March 1895, as well …