# 21431

HARBACH, Otto (lyrics); HIRSCH, Louis A. (music)

[SHEET MUSIC] Selection from Going Up

$100.00 AUD

Cover: J.C. Williamson Ltd. present the musical play Going up / book by Otto Harbach and James Montgomery ; lyrics by Otto Harbach ; music by Louis A. Hirsch … New York : M. Witmark & Sons ; Sydney : J. Albert & Son, [1919]. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers with splendid illustration of an aviatrix flying a bi-plane with women disporting themselves on the top wing; 10 pages of music notation (scored for voice and piano); a very good copy.

In 1919-20 Australian promoter J.C. Williamson toured the hit American ‘aeroplane musical’ Going Up throughout Australia. The production starred Cyril Ritchard (1898-1977) and Madge Elliott (1898-1955).

The National Library of Australia appears to hold a copy of this sheet music (with the Albert & Son imprint) which lacks the covers; the State Library of Queensland holds what appears to be the original American version from 1918 (without the Albert & Son imprint).