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HUGH J. WARD THEATRES (MELBOURNE)

[MELBOURNE] New Palace Theatre, “The House Exquisite”. Hugh J. Ward presents Seymour Hicks in “Old Bill, M.P.”

$25.00 AUD

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. Glen & Co. Musical Instruments, etc.; internally very good.

Souvenir programme for Melbourne’s New Palace Theatre production of a play starring visiting English actor and producer Seymour Hicks.

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.