Performing Arts

  • # 24276

    MASSOLA, Aldo

    Drum types of Eastern New Guinea

    Melbourne : National Museum of Victoria, 1957. Anthropology series, no. 3. / Memoirs, no. 22, part 7, 4th September, 1957. Small quarto (240 x 185 mm), original printed wrappers, staple bound, pp 12, with 2 b/w photographic plates illustrating 15 drums from the Papuan Gulf, Astrolabe Bay, Huon Gulf-Tami Island, Ramu River, Sepik River etc.; …

  • # 24594

    HENSON, Bill; TOGNETTI, Richard; LIOR


    Directed by Richard Tognetti. August 2019. Melbourne L Australian Chamber Orchestra, 2019. Octavo, illustrated wrappers by Bill Henson, pp. 64, illustrated. Fine copy. Program for a concert of the Australian Chamber Orchestra in collaboration with Bill Henson and Lior. The program features many photograph by Henson.

  • # 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 …

  • # 24127

    Celebrity Circuit Pty. Ltd. (promoter)

    Harlem Blackbirds, 32 sepia stars : souvenir programme of Australia’s first coloured revue : Palladium Stage Theatre

    /​ direction: Celebrity Circuit Pty. Ltd. [Sydney] : Celebrity Circuit, [1955]. Quarto (280 x 215 mm), original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [14] pp, sepia tone photographic illustrations throughout; a fine copy. Rare programme for the Sydney season at the Palladium Theatre of the Harlem Blackbirds’ groundbreaking tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1955-56. The …

  • # 24171


    [SYDNEY; THEATRE; CINEMA] Minerva. Whitehall Productions presents “Mr. Smart Guy”.

    [Cover title]. Sydney, NSW : Publicity Pty. Ltd., 1941. Small quarto (247 x 184 mm), original pictorial wrappers (light vertical fold), staple bound, 16 pp, with photographic portraits, including writer/director Alec Coppel and actors, advertisements for local businesses; a good copy. Programme produced for the world premiere on May 10 1941 of the play Mr. …

  • # 23515


    Tempo : the Australian musical news-magazine : dance bands, dancing, radio, films, brass bands, symphony, theatre. (Four issues, 1945)

    Sydney : Tempo, 1945. Four individual issues. Folio newspaper (450 x 300 mm, folded to 300 x 225 mm; pagination varies; illustrated; all issues with foxing to front page, contents clean. Scarce original issues of this significant Australian entertainment magazine of the 1930s-50s. Each issue is packed with valuable primary source material on Australian jazz, …

  • # 23987

    Compañía del Gramófono.

    [SPANISH HMV CATALOGUE] Catálogo general de discos marca “La Voz de su Amo” : Compañía del Gramófono : enero 1932.

    Barcelona : Compañía del Gramófono, 1932. Octavo (183 x 133 mm), original pictorial card covers (mild edge wear, spine sunned), pp xviii, 136, [3], with several b/w photographic illustrations of phonograph equipment; indexes of composers and titles; a very good copy. Aside from containing an extensive catalogue of classical music, this publication is a fabulous …

  • # 23908

    PELLY, Noel; WALLACE, John; COX, Paul (photographer), et al.

    The Australian Ballet 71

    /​ photography, Paul Cox ; designer, Graham Blacker ; editor, Noel Pelly ; text, John Wallace ; printing consultant, Frank Edmonds. [Melbourne? : Australian Ballet Foundation?, 1971?]. Small square quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers, [59] pp, chiefly illustrated; the photographs of Paul Cox (mostly b/w, some colour) create a brilliant visual record of the Australian Ballet …

  • # 24030

    DARE, Eric; LIVERMORE Reg (1938 - )

    Eric Dare proudly presents Reg Livermore in Wonder Woman

    with the augmented Baxter Funt Rock Ensemble and The Reginas. Devised and designed by Reg Livermore. Directed by Peter Batey. Choreographed by Keith Bain. Costumes by The Costume and Ballet Centre, Perth. Produced by Eric Dare. Cover title: Reg Livermore in Reg’s show. [Sydney : Dare Properties Pty. Ltd. and Livermore Nominees Pty. Ltd., 1977]. …

  • # 23502


    The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra … Celebrity Concert … Conductor: Bernard Heinze … Florence Austral and John Amadio … Melbourne Town Hall … July 20, 1935.

    Cover: This Concert is the 183rd of the Series instituted by the late Professor Marshall-Hall.… At the head of title: University of Melbourne. Melbourne : The Specialty Press, 1935. Quarto (285 x 230 mm), pictorial wrappers with vignette portrait of Marshall-Hall (short tear to spine, lower wrapper foxed at top edge), [6] pp, with photographic …

  • # 24375

    ISAACS, Jennifer (ed.)

    Australian Aboriginal music

    Edited by Jennifer Isaacs. Sydney : Aboriginal Artists Agency, 1979.Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated.

  • # 24416

    WILLETTS, George (1841-1909)

    Portrait of young pianist Miss Ada Willetts, taken by her father, professional photographer George Willetts. Ballarat, circa 1890.

    Albumen print, carte de visite format, 110 x 63 mm (mount); recto of mount imprinted in gold ‘Willetts, Photo., Ballarat’; verso with the decorative back mark of ‘Willetts Photographic Temple of Light, Bridge Street, Ballarat’, and with an identifying caption in pencil in contemporaneous hand: ‘Miss Ada Willetts’; the strong albumen print has some mottling in the …

  • # 23602

    O'HAGAN, Jack (1898-1987) (words & music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] The Snake Gully swagger

    / words and music by Jack O’Hagan. Cover: Full instructions for the steps for this dance on back page. Featured in “Dad and Dave” the popular radio serial. Melbourne : Allan & Co., 1939. Large quarto (305 x 240 mm), illustrated cover with label of Melbourne music shop Sutton’s, 5 pp, music notation (arrangement for …

  • # 23599

    STEVENS, Vernon T. (words & music); GORMAN, Frank W., Rev. (performer)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Back to home sweet home

    / Words & music by Vernon T. Stevens. Cover: Sung by Rev. Frank W. Gorman (The Singing Parson) at Fuller’s Vaudeville Theatres. Melbourne : L.F. Collin Pty. Ltd., [c.1920]. Series: Collin’s popular sixpenny edition. Folio, front cover with photographic portrait of Frank Gorman and original owner’s name ‘Vera Bangs’ (light foxing and edge tears), 3 …

  • # 24186


    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 …

  • # 23491


    Assembly Hall, Melbourne. Opening Saturday, July 27, at 8 p.m. … Muriel Brunskill, the star contralto of the British-National Opera Company.

    Melbourne : International Celebrity Artists (Madeleine Clarke), [1935]. Large octavo, (238 x 163 mm), [4] pp, illustrated; centre pages with concert reviews from Sydney and Brisbane newspapers, last page with portrait and short biography of Carl Bartling, the Melbourne pianist who was chosen by Brunskill to support her as a solo artist on her Australian …