# 22796

HUGH J. WARD THEATRES (MELBOURNE)

[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.

$25.00 AUD

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 English actors Lorna and Toots Pounds and Charles Austin, billed as “The Greatest Trio of Comedy Stars in the World today”.

In 1923 the auditorium of the magnificent Palace Theatre was extensively remodelled, though it still retained its Louis XVI style, and it was re-opened as The New Palace.