Performing Arts

  • # 35421

    BURSTALL, Simon

    Simon Burstall. ’93: Punching the Light

    Bologna : Damiani Editore, 2019. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 116, illustrated. New copy. The images included in 93: Punching the Light were all shot in Sydney in 1993 when Simon Burstall was just 17 years old. He was very involved with the rave scene and culture at that time and was drawn to capturing the …

  • # 34943

    SAMARTZIS, Philip

    Antarctica : an absent presence

    Melbourne : Thames & Hudson, 2016. Oblong quarto, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 192, illustrated, with two accompanying CDs contain electroacoustic composition, soundscapes, and recordings by Philip Samartzis. As new copy. This beautiful volume of soundscape compositions, images and words from Philip Samartzis is an invitation to share in a remarkable journey of enquiry. Antarctica is …

  • # 34946

    ROYAL GRECIAN THEATRE (LONDON); CONQUEST, George Augustus (1837-1901)

    Royal Grecian Theatre. Forget & forgive ; or, Love me, leave me not.

    At head of title: On Monday, April the 8th, 1861, and during the week, the performances will commence with a New Drama, in 4 acts, by Mr. G. Conquest, partly founded on a tale by Pierce Egan, Esq., entitled … Whitechapel : Pownceby, Steam Printer, 43 Leman St., [1861]. Double-page playbill, 340 x 430 mm; lithograph …

  • # 35228


    Big Day Out Program 05

    [Sydney?] : Big Day Out, 2005. Duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 130, illustrated. Ephemera enclosed. Event guide for the Big Day Out music festival, featuring Australian and international acts such as the Beastie Boys, System of a Down, Powderfinger, Sarah Blasko, The John Butler Trio, Cut Copy, the Chemical Brothers, Eskimo Joe, Frenzal Rhomb, Grinspoon, the …

  • # 35022


    [CINEMA; SYDNEY] Press sheet : “The Blob”

    Sydney : Paramount Film Service Pty. Ltd., [1958]. Broadsheet, 315 x 255 mm, printed on both sides, illustrated; old horizontal fold, else fine. Press sheet for the Australian release of The Blob (1958), consistently voted as one of the worst science-fiction movies ever made. It was Steve McQueen’s first major role: note he is billed here as Steven …

  • # 34559


    Studio portrait of a man holding a flute. Inglewood, Victorian goldfields, circa 1866.

    Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 103 x 62 mm (mount), verso imprinted ‘J. Deslandes, Photographic Artist, Inglewood’; the print and mount are both in very good condition. This is a scarce example of a studio portrait taken by John Deslandes, a photographer based in the central Victorian goldfields township of …

  • # 32104

    MORA, Philippe et alia

    Cinema Papers (a substantial collection)

    Melbourne : Cinema Paper, 1975 – 2000. 51 issues, each quarto, colour wrappers with newsprint text, light handling marks, very good copies. A substantial run of this significant periodical devoted to Australian and international film and television. ‘Cinema Papers was the premier Australian film industry magazine, published between 1974-2001 and initially launched by the editorial …

  • # 34533

    Publisher unknown. [E. W. HORNUNG]

    [AUSTRALIAN THEATRE] Julius Knight as “Raffles”

    [Australia : s.n., probably 1907]. Photographic postcard, 86 x 137 mm, captioned in the negative ‘Julius Knight as “Raffles”‘; verso imprinted ‘Post Card’ and ‘Julius Knight Series’; unused, in fine condition. The Scottish thespian Julius Knight (born James Dickson Kirkpatrick, 1862-1941) visited Australasia under the management of entrepreneur J. C. Williamson four times between 1897 …

  • # 34393

    PATERSON BROS. [BLONDIN, Charles, 1824-1897]

    Le Chevalier Blondin (Hero of Niagara.)

    [Title from caption in the image]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 103 x 63 mm, verso with imprint of ‘Paterson Brothers, Portrait Rooms, 19 Bourke St. East, Melbourne’; studio blind stamp at lower edge; the albumen print, although a copy print, is in very good condition; the mount is clean and stable. The …

  • # 34667

    BREITKOPF & HÄRTEL (publisher)

    [OPERA] Signed portrait of French tenor Charles Dalmorès. New York, circa 1910.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, published as a postcard (133 x 86 mm) by Breitkopf & Härtel, New York; inscribed by the opera star in black ink ‘Ch. Dalmorès’; short crease at top left corner, verso with a couple of old tape marks, otherwise very good. ‘Charles Dalmorès (1871-1939) was a French tenor. He enjoyed an international operatic career, singing …

  • # 34663

    GERLACH, Georg

    [OPERA] Signed portrait of Italian baritone Antonio Scotti. New York, 1912.

    Gelatin silver print photograph, published as a postcard (135 x 85 mm) by Georg Gerlach, Berlin; inscribed by the opera star in black ink ‘A. Scotti / New York 1912’; some mild corner wear, verso with a couple of old tape marks, otherwise superb. Italian baritone Antonio Scotti (1866-1936) was born in Naples. ‘His family wanted him …

  • # 34656


    [OPERA] Signed studio portrait of Australian contralto Ada Crossley. Sydney, 1903.

    Sepia tone gelatin silver print photograph, 180 x 135 mm, embossed stamp of Talma Studios, Sydney at bottom right; in the original studio mount with gilt-stamped Talma Studios crest below the image and royal coat of arms and ‘By Special Appointment’ above; inscribed in ink by the opera star ‘Affectionately yours, Ada Crossley’ across the …

  • # 34662


    [OPERA] Signed studio portrait of Welsh tenor Ben Davies. Melbourne, 1911.

    Sepia tone carbon print photograph, 193 x 132 mm, in the original mount of the Lafayette, Melbourne (studio imprint in green at bottom right of mount), inscribed in ink by the opera star ‘To Mrs. Fyfe-Smith with kind regards from Ben Davies, Dec. 1911’; print and mount are superb. Welsh tenor Ben Davies (1856-1943) toured …

  • # 1774

    Theatre, Northampton

    [THEATRE BROADSIDE] Savage of the Island; Or, the Orang Outang

    Single printed sheet (470 x 170 mm). 'For the Benefit of M. Gouffee…On Monday August 8th, 1831…Savage of the Island; Or, the Orang Outang….Lieut. Falkner (shipwrecked on the island), Mr. Green. Kantibuo, a Savage-chief, Mr. Millton. Omolo, Mr. Connor. Kanko, Mr. Cook. Boatswain, Mr. Owen. Spritsall, Mr. Spencer. Orang Outang, M. Gouffee, In which he …

  • # 34598

    KEANE, Michael

    Views from the balcony. A biography of Catherine Duncan.

    Melbourne : Macmillan, 2014. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 222, illustrated. New copy. This is the remarkable and revealing story of Catherine Duncan, a leading Australian actress and playwright during the golden years of radio, the winner along with Peter Finch of the 1947 Macquarie Award and Australias first official female film director: a woman with …

  • # 34457

    [Max Harris; Sidney Nolan; James McGuire; Harry Roskolenko]

    Angry Penguins Broadsheet : a complete set of ten issues

    Editors: Max Harris, nos. 1-10; James McGuire, nos. 1-9; Sidney Nolan, nos. 2-9; Harry Roskolenko, no. 10. [Melbourne : Reed &​ Harris, 1946]. Ten issues, no. 1 (Jan. 1946) – no. 10 (Dec. 1946), large octavo, staple-bound, pictorial wrappers, illustrated; a very good complete set. The Angry Penguins Broadsheet was an offshoot of Max Harris’ …