Performing Arts

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 22570

    E.J. GRAVESTOCK; [BACKHAUS, Wilhelm, 1884-1969]

    Backhaus : Special annotated programme. Direction: E.J. Gravestock.

    Melbourne : The National Press [for E.J. Gravestock]. Large octavo (250 x 190 mm), illustrated wrappers, stapled, 8 pp, illustrated; includes full programme for Backhaus’ fifth recital at the Melbourne Auditorium on 12 November 1926 (Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven and Liszt), and brief programmes for the sixth (all Chopin) and seventh recitals, with advertisements for Melbourne …

  • # 22571

    J. & N. TAIT; [CHALIAPIN, Fyodor Ivanovich, 1873-1938]

    Chaliapin concerts : Souvenir programme and book of words. Auditorium. Direction: J. & N. Tait.

    Melbourne : The Specialty Press [for J. & N. Tait]. Large octavo (250 x 190 mm), illustrated wrappers, stapled, 56 pp; includes programme for Chaliapin’s ninth concert at the Auditorium in Melbourne on July 29 1926, with lyrics to his current repertoire of 109 Russian songs, as well as ballads and operatic excerpts; numerous photographic portraits …

  • # 22489

    BURMAN, Arthur W.

    Photographic portrait of a Volunteer Militia bandsman, Melbourne, circa 1880.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 64 mm, verso imprinted ‘From Burman’s Photographic Rooms, 209 Bourke St. East, near Parliament Houses and St. Georges Hall, next Theate Royal Melbourne … Views taken in any part of Victoria’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. The young bandsman posing in …

  • # 22218

    COWARD, Noël (1899-1973)

    Present indicative. (Inscribed by Noël Coward)

    London : William Heinemann, 1937. First edition. A presentation copy inscribed in pen on the title page by Noël Coward during his visit to Melbourne in late 1940: ‘For Irving Benson, Many many happy returns, Noël Coward, December 1st 1940’. Octavo, purple cloth over boards with gilt lettering to spine (spine slightly rolled, edges and spine …

  • # 20028

    CAGE, John

    Diary: how to improve the world (you will only make matters worse)

    Los Angeles : Siglio, 2015. Octavo, publisher’s deep orange paper over boards, with embossed title in several colours, 173 pp, text throughout in many different fonts and colours; internally very clean, a fine copy. “It is a mosaic of ideas, statements, words, and stories. It is also a diary. For each day, I determined by …

  • # 22441


    Souvenir of J.C. Williamson Theatres Ltd.’s Presentation of Evie Hayes and Rene Paul in Call Me Madam.

    With Sid Lawson, Cast, Chorus and Ballet. Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse … Produced by John Casson. Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by George Carden. Musical Director Leo Packer. Scenery designed and painted by J. Alan Kenyon with Cecil Newman and assistants. Melbourne : J.C. Williamson Theatres …

  • # 22350


    [THEATRE] An illustrated souvenir of Wilson Barrett in Australia.

    Reprinted from “The Tatler”. At head of title: Under the direction of Williamson and Musgrove. Melbourne ; Sydney ; Adelaide ; Brisbane : George Robertson & Co., [1897]. Large quarto (300 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (paper split at tail of spine), staple bound, 15 pp, with many sepia tone photographic illustrations by Talma Studios …

  • # 22349


    [MELBOURNE] The triumph of Trilby : the book, the play, and the players.

    Melbourne : McCarron, Bird & Co., [1896]. Small oblong quarto, original pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with small red ink mark), staple bound, 19 pp, photographic illustrations of the cast and scenes from the play by Falk Studios and Talma Studios; music notation; a very good copy. Rare souvenir programme for the 1896 Melbourne production of …

  • # 22434

    KODICEK, Ann

    Diaghilev. Creater of the Ballets Russes. Art. Music. Dance. (Mirka Mora’s copy)

    London : Barbican Art Gallery, 1996. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 175, illustrated. From the library of Australian artist Mirka Mora, with an unsigned inscription by her on the title page. Provenance: Estate of Mirka Mora; Leonard Joel, Melbourne, The Magical Studio of Mirka Mora, 3 March 2019.

  • # 21674

    BARRKADUBU, Carly (artist)

    [POSTER] Collections, Performance and Research : Musicological Society of Australia Eleventh National Conference. Canberra, 13-16 May 1987.

    [Canberra : AIAS, 1987]. Poster, offset printed on thick, fine grade paper, 760 x 320 mm, featuring a dynamic design by Maningrida artist Carly Barrkadubu; unbacked, and with mild horizontal creasing. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.  

  • # 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 – …

  • # 22223


    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 …