Performing Arts

  • # 22260

    MOORE, Mina (Minnie Louise) (1882-1957) / MOORE, May (Annie May) (1881-1931); [McCORMACK, John, 1884-1945]

    Photographic portrait of Irish tenor John McCormack. Inscribed by the singer for “Mrs Moore”.

    [1911 or 1913]. Carbon print photograph, 200 x 130 mm, laid down on the original studio card with stencilled imprint in lower left margin ‘Mina Moore / May Moore’, and inscribed (presumably a number of years later) for one of the photographer sisters across the lower mount ‘To Mrs Moore, with best regards, from John …

  • # 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 …

  • # 22346


    [MELBOURNE] Souvenir of the Rose of Persia : Her Majesty’s Theatre, J. C. Williamson.

    [Melbourne : J.C. Williamson, 1900]. Small quarto, original green wrappers with embossed gold lettering, original red ribbon ties, [16] pp, illustrated with photographic plates (5 full page) by Talma Studios, including individual and group cast shots, and view of Her Majesty’s Theatre on opening night; a fine copy of a beautifully produced Melbourne theatre programme. …

  • # 22348


    [MELBOURNE] Capitol Theatre souvenir : to mark the occasion of the visit to Melbourne of Mr. Adolph Zukor, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Paramount Pictures, Inc., and Mr. John W. Hicks, Jnr., Vice-President of Paramount Pictures, Inc.

    [Cover title]. Melbourne : Capitol Theatre, August 11, 1939. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 14 pp, photographic illustrations, advertisements for Paramount Pictures and the Capitol Theatre on inner wrappers; a near fine copy. Very scarce. Appears unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • # 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 – …

  • # 22430

    OXENBOULD, Moffatt

    Joan Sutherland : a tribute. (Signed by Sutherland)

    Sydney : Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1989. Quarto, illustrated cards, in dustjacket, pp. 128, illustrated with numerous photographs of Sutherland’s life and costumes. Signed by the diva on the title page.

  • # 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 …

  • # 21616


    [AUSTRALIAN CINEMA] Come … do it with Alvin.

    Sydney : Hoyts Theatres and Roadshow Distributors, [1972]. Special invitation to a preview screening at Hoyts Cinema, Sydney, of the film Alvin Purple, on 14 December 1972 (the film was not officially released until 20 December). Single folded sheet (folding to 215 x 112 mm), printed in three shades of purple, the centre pages with …

  • # 21991

    [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. An extremely rare edition of the Viennese cinema newspaper Illustrierter Film-Kurier, issued to …

  • # 21730


    [FEMINISM] Lip (1976)

    Carlton, Vic. : Women in the Visual Arts Collective, [October, 1976]. (First issue of this periodical). Quarto, original stiff wrappers covered in pink silk and printed in pink; pp 44, b/w illustrations, double-page removable foldout with white doyly by artist Frances Phoenix (Budden) at centre, as issued; a very good copy. ‘Lip is a collective of …

  • # 21677

    MUDIE, Peter

    Ubu films : Sydney underground movies 1965-1970

    Randwick, N.S.W. : University of New South Wales Press, 1997. Large quarto, pictorial card covers, pp 287, illustrated in colour and b/w; includes bibliography and filmography; a very good copy. ‘This book is a chronicle of the Ubu Films group. Formed by Albie Thoms, Clark Perry, Aggy Read and John Clark in Sydney in 1965, …

  • # 21844

    CROSSLEY, Ada Jemima (1871-1929)

    [OPERA] Australian contralto Ada Crossley : a small group of manuscript ephemera, late 1890s to early 1900s.

    I. Holograph note in ink on note paper (170 x 90 mm) with letterhead of Durham House, Langford Place, St. John’s Wood, London. ‘With pleasure I send my autograph. Very sincerely yours, Ada Crossley Muecke’. (On 11 April 1905 at the parish church of St Marylebone, Ada married Dr Francis Frederick Muecke, son of H. C. …