Performing Arts

  • # 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. …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 24136

    BROADHURST, Francis J. (Frank), 1914-1999 (artist); J.C. WILLIAMSON

    [FRANK BROADHURST] Australian &​ New Zealand Theatres Ltd., operating J.C. Williamson’s Theatres. Theatre Royal Sydney. Magazine Programme.

    Sydney : Australian and New Zealand Theatres, Ltd., June 1939. Quarto, original pictorial wrappers with stunning design by Frank Broadhurst, staple bound, pp 44, black-and-white photographic illustrations, advertisements; with features on the plays Idiot’s delight at the Minerva Theatre in Orwell Street, Kings Cross, starring the suave British actor Henry Mollison and the sultry American star of …

  • # 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 …

  • # 23456

    PEDLEY, Ethel C.

    Dot and the Kangaroo. Adapted for stage representation by Stella Chapman and Douglas Ancelon.

    Sydney: Angus & Roberston, 1924. Octavo, cloth in defective dustjacket, pp. 74, 4 plates in colour by Alfred T. Clint. Foxing to edges and preliminaries. A good copy. Muir 5934. First edition in play format. With the wetstamp of Melbourne anarchist bookseller Will Andrade.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …