MORRIS, C. P. (words); RUSSELL, Henry (music); ELLARD, Francis, c.1802-1854 (publisher)
Written by C. P. Morris, Esqre. / Composed by Henry Russell. Also titled: The Old Oak Tree. Sydney : Published by F. Ellard, George St., [1847?]. Small folio (330 x 240 mm), disbound, the first page with engraved decorative calligraphic title in various fonts, at upper left the blind stamp of F. Ellard Music Seller Sydney, 5 …
ELIZABETHAN THEATRE TRUST
Melbourne ; Sydney ; [Canberra] : Elizabethan Theatre Trust, in association with the Welfare Branch, Northern Territory Administration, Department of Territories, . Octavo (225 x 170 mm), original pictorial wrappers featuring a Yirrkala bark painting, stapled,  pp; with b/w photographic illustrations of Arnhem Land ceremonies, and advertisements for HMV and Wattle Records sound recordings …
TIVOLI THEATRE (MELBOURNE)
At head of title: Tivoli. [Melbourne] : Tivoli Circuit Australia Pty. Ltd., . Octavo (220 x 140 mm), pictorial yellow wrappers, stapled, 32 pp (including wrappers), with photographic illustrations and advertisements; a fine copy. Theatre programme for Britishactor and comedian Miriam Karlin’s satirical cabaret show Is Australia really necessary?, which toured Australia during 1965. The programme …
TIVOLI THEATRE (BOMBAY); [SHINE, Harry, 1871-1909]
[VAUDEVILLE] Tivoli Theatre. Last Five nights! and triumphant success of India’s most popular entertainers. Hudson’s Surprise Party the donators of mirth and music will appear in the following monster programme. To-night! To-night!!! Thursday, March 28th …
Bombay : Printed at The Times of India Steam Press, . Broadside, narrow folio (440 x 140 mm), old central horizontal fold, else very good. This late nineteenth-century Indian theatre broadside is a rare survivor. It contains the full programme for Hudson’s Surprise Party’s performance at Bombay’s Tivoli Theatre on 28 March 1895, as well …
PALACE THEATRE (SYDNEY); WEST'S PICTURES
[EARLY AUSTRALIAN CINEMA] Palace Theatre. West’s Pictures. “The Best of All”. Direction of Mr. T. J. West. Nightly at 8. Matinees Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30. Accompanied by De Groen’s Vice-Regal Band.
At head of title: Week commencing Saturday, September 11. Cover: Palace Theatre. Winter season of West’s Pictures. Return to Glaciarium for the summer. Sydney, NSW : Printed by the Proprietors, the Eedy and National Press Association Ltd., 482 George Street, . Narrow quarto (280 x 110 mm), original pictorial wrappers (lightly foxed, staples perished); pp  (including …
LYCEUM THEATRE (SYDNEY); SPENCER, Cosens (1874-1930)
[EARLY AUSTRALIAN CINEMA; ANTARCTICA] The Lyceum. Every evening at 8. Matinees: Weds. and Sats. at 2.30. … Shackleton’s Dash for the Pole.
Sydney, NSW : [J. W. Eedy (printer), for Spencer’s Theatrescope, 1909]. Octavo (215 x 140 mm), original pictorial wrappers with waratah and vignette portraits of Cosens Spencer and Senora Spencer, owner and operator of the Lyceum’s Great American Theatrescope; staple bound, pp 15; includes a 7-page detailed synopsis (with 6 lithographed illustrations) of a film …
THE GLACIARIUM (SYDNEY); WEST'S PICTURES
[EARLY AUSTRALIAN CINEMA] The Glaciarium. West’s Pictures … Under the Direction of Mr. T. J. West. Nightly at 8. Matinees Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30. West’s Pictures. “The Best of All”. Accompanied by De Groen’s Vice-Regal Band.
Week commencing Saturday, December 4. Sydney, NSW : Eedy and National Press Association Ltd., 482 George Street, . Narrow quarto (270 x 105 mm), original pictorial wrappers featuring a vignette half tone photographic portrait of entrepreneur Mr. T. J. West (a few short edge tears); stapled, pp  (including wrappers); contains programme for screenings of …
LEE GORDON (FIRM)
Sydney, NSW : Publicity Press Pty. Ltd., printers [for Lee Gordon], . Quarto (270 x 220 mm), pictorial wrappers, stapled,  pp, b/w photographic illustrations including full-page portraits of American superstar entertainer Sammy Davis Junior (“Mr. Wonderful”, who was on his first Australian tour), The Australian Jazz Quintet (Dick Healey, Errol Buddle, Bryce Rohde, Jack …
LEE GORDON (FIRM)
The Big Show, starring Louis Armstrong (“Satchmo”) with Gary Crosby, Peg-leg Bates, Rose Hardaway, Joe Martin; Louis Armstrong’s “All Stars”: Trummie Young Edmond Hall, Velma Middleton, Barrett Deems, Billy Kyle. A Lee Gordon presentation ….
Cover: Lee Gordon presents Louis Armstrong and his celebrated American Orchestra in “The Big Show”. 2nd Australian season. Sydney, NSW : Publicity Press Pty. Ltd., printers [for Lee Gordon], . Quarto (270 x 215 mm), pictorial wrappers, stapled,  pp, b/w photographic illustrations including full-page portraits of legendary jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong, his …
Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2018. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 328, colour photographs. New copy. “New York 1978, London 1988, Melbourne 1998. Twenty years on from the disco revolution and a decade after acid house, Melbourne’s warehouse party scene was at its peak. Mixing American dance music with English rave culture, Melbourne’s raving pioneers created a …
PLUCHART, François (editor); [ROXY MUSIC] [STEVE REICH]
Saint-Jeannet [France] : Artitudes international, 1973. Quarto (300 x 21 mm), pictorial wrappers with front cover featuring Roxy Music’s Andy Mackay (light foxing), staple bound, 48 pp, b/w photographic illustrations; text in French and English; a good copy. Scarce original issue from the summer of 1973 of this French monthly magazine dedicated to adventurous contemporary …
Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2017. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 240, extensively illustrated with rare photographs from the festival. New copy. “After 45 years, here is the first book on the SUNBURY rock festival, the festival that is often referred to as ‘Australia’s Woodstock’ that heralded a revolution in Australian music and culture. This book explores the …
BIONDO, Sam and PUGH, Rohan
Melbourne : Skins ‘n’ Sharps, 2006. Quarto (295 x 210 mm), pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 14 pp (including wrappers), b/w and colour illustrations throughout; an as new copy. Superbly illustrated catalogue produced to accompany a low-key Melbourne exhibition staged in 2006, Skins ‘n’ Sharps. The catalogue contains many original photographs, previously unpublished, documenting the unique …
GREER, Jesse and BERG, Harold (words); GREER, Jesse (music)
Cover The Dancers’ favorite fox-trot song … Featured in all leading theatres in conjunction with Harold Lloyd’s greatest comedy success “College Days”. A Paramount release. Sydney : J. Albert & Son, [c.1926]. Large quarto (320 x 240 mm), pictorial wrappers with photographic illustraion of Kaai’s Hawaiian Troubadours at the Prince Edward Theatre, Sydney, and a vignette portrait …
WILLIAMS, Billy (1877-1915); HALL, Fred (arranger); Various composers
Melbourne : Stanley Mullen, [circa 1910]. Large quarto (310 x 250 mm), pictorial wrappers with photographic portrait of Billy Williams (small mark at centre of upper wrapper), staple bound, 20 pp music notation, all piano and voice arrangements by Fred Hall for numerous compositions by various composers, including Williams’ signature tune I met her at St. …
ZWAR, Charles (1911-1989) (words & music); BANCKS, J. C. (James Charles), 1889-1952.
words & music by Charles Zwar ; book by J.C. Bancks ; dances by Ruby Morris ; produced by Fred Blackman. At head of title: J.C. Williamson presents an Australian musical comedy. Melbourne : Allan’s Music Publishers, . Quarto (310 x 230 mm), pictorial wrappers (staples perished), 15 pp, music notation (arrangements for voice and piano …