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153809
  • Title
    Hood Collection part II : [Theatrical, Live theatre]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXE 789 (v.57)
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    ca. 1920-ca. 1950
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    153809
  • Issue Copy
    Partly Digitised : 275 images only selected for digitisation
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 20 x 31 cm. or smaller - 404 photoprints
    Albums - 36 x 23 cm. or smaller - 10 albums (248 photoprints)
  • Scope and Content
    1. [Vicleffo Scamuzzi, Olga Poletti, Brandisio Vannucci dressed for "La Traviata", Fuller-Gonsalez Opera Co., 1928]
    2. [Principals (incl. Rosita Silvestri and Arturo Tamburini) of "Norma" in costume, Fuller-Gonsalez Opera Co., 1928]
    3-4. [Fuller-Gonsalez (?) conductor and principals of "Faust"]
    5-6. [American women's jazz band "Ingenues" and the "trackless train" to advertise MGM films]
    7-8. [Gus Bluett, three men and 11 women on the deck of a ship]
    9. [Woman on piano accompanies two men singing (Gus Bluett ?)]
    10-13. [Theatrical party in swimwear recorded at a Sydney beach]
    14. [American women's jazz band "Ingenues" on stage]
    15. [Ingenues at Central Station]
    16. [Sam Hood and four other photographers take Madge Elliott, Cyril Ritchard and Aileen Britton on the set of "Shadow play", 4 June 1946]
    17. [Adelaide Boys' Band on stage, Sydney]
    18. [Gladys Moncrieff with her Pekingese and Pomeranian dogs on her birthday, 13 April 1937]
    19. [Farewell to Bobby and Betty at Town Hall (Frank Hatherlie), February 1937]
    20-21. Clyde Hood farewelling Mr Ted, Mrs Leone Henkel and their daughter Jewel on their return to America, 1932
    22. Dennis Hoey, star of "Uncivilised', photographed with Misses Winifred Lawson and C.Lavaretti of the J.C. Williamson "Princess Ida" company and the python which attacked Mr L. Cracknell at Maroubra [held by Aboriginal man in body paint and grass lap-lap]
    23. Gladys Moncrieff rehearsal at the [Theatre] Royal [in] "A southern maid", February 1937
    24-25. [Model, painted gold, in loincloth and drawing a bow, Tivoli Theatre act (Reference: Tivoli / Frank Van Straten. South Melb. : Lothian, 2003), also known as "Gilded Statue" dancer, State Theatre (see Home & away - 7716)]
    26-27. [Group of English men with a bulldog mascot sing to a ukelele, 30 June 1937 (no.27 is F.Davis ?)]
    28. [Man in knitted lace dress drag]
    29. [Group of jockeys and film actors around George Nathan, a Tattersalls bookie to advertise the film "Odds On" featuring Phyllis Gibbs and Arthur Tauchert, 1928]
    30. [Unloading a stage set at night, Capitol Theatre]
    31. [Singer Lawrence Tibbett catches a 20lb. bonita or horse mackeral off Sydney Heads]
    32. [Mr & Mrs Lawrence Tibbett on the deck of a ship]
    33-34. [Lawrence Tibbett signs autiographs and leaves theatre with his wife]
    35. [Portrait of Sir Malcolm Sargent]
    36-37. [Madge Elliott and Cyril Ritchard in dress rehearsal of "The gay divorcee" at the Theatre Royal, 1932-1936 (?) (no.37 does not look like Ritchard)]
    38. Madge Aubrey and Leo Franklin
    39. [Arrival of] Lloyd Hughes, 1937 (NCY 37/558)
    40-41. [Cecil Mason arrives by ship]
    42-44. Victor Jory
    45. [Gladys Moncrieff in the Seneschal racing car, owned by Harold S. Darke, Advertising Manager, Holeproof Hosiery, decorated for Poppy Day (Remembrance Day), ca.1930]
    46-47. [Argentine and ballroom tango dancers]
    48. [Women performers try on expensive shoes]
    49-50. [Mo (Roy Rene) and Stiffy on the beach with children and with other comedians]
    51. [Max Oldaker in "The gondoliers"]
    52-54. [Elizabethan and Royal Navy] scenes at the gala night of "O Kay for sound", J.C. Williamson production
    55. [Boys and men in black body paint take liquid from a barrel, Sydney University ?]
    56. [Queue outside and inside Nicholson's music shop for Lawrence Tibbett concerts]
    57. [Turner Twins, acrobats]
    58. [Musical comedy star Dorothy Brunton reads a Sun comic to a young boy, January 1925 (DG ON4/7402)]
    59. [Seamstresses sewing for a theatrical production]
    60-62. The equivalent of "swing it" in Spanish is seen here in the dance performed by Joan Woodbury; the scene is from RKO Radio's "There goes my girl" in which Gene Raymond and Ann Sothern are co-starred
    63-65. [Peter Dawson performs at the State Theatre (NCY48/62-64)]
    66. [Premier and Mrs Stevens arrive at a formal evening function with guard of honour from S.T.D. Schnapper Island]
    BALLET
    67-71. [Anton Dolin of the Russian ballet conducts a class for local female dancers; Arnold Haskell and Frances Scully present, centre; probably the Royal Academy of Dance Studio, Sydney, November 1938]
    72-80. [Unidentified ballerina in a long tutu]
    81-86. [Unidentified ballet performance]
    87-88. [Ballerina Anna Pavlova arrives, Central Station (no. 87 is the arrival 16 Apr 1926 with John Tait holding overcoat and Michael Pianowsky above her left shoulder; in no. 88 Pavlova wears different clothes)]
    89-93. [Backstage and in the dressing room with women of the Monte Carlo Russian Ballet, Theatre Royal (no. 90 probably Tatiana Riabouchinska, right)]
    94. [Backstage formal dinner for] Russian Ballet, New Year's Eve [incl. Mr Tait, Lelia Roussova and Arnold Haskell]
    95. [Ballerina Queenie Royal in a long tutu]
    96. [Ballerina Audrae Swayn in a short tutu]
    97. [Ballet "Le Beau Danube"]
    98. [Threee women in ballet class]
    99. [Ballerina in handkerchief hem costume]
    100-103. [Dancing Petruchka]
    104. [Ballerina adjusts stockings with other ballerinas relected in mirror]
    CHORUS GIRLS
    105. [Wedding cake tableau]
    106-108. [Chorus girls in "Rhonrad" wheels roll across Bondi Beach]
    109-111. [Chorus girls in opening night of "Hollywood Hotel" revue, Theatre Royal, 23 September 1938 (includes NCY 41/444, 449, 450)]
    112. [Chorus girls take a break from rehearsal and read the paper while sitting on a heater, J.C. Williamson, 1936 (NCY 59/329)]
    113. [Women in evening gowns sing at a concert in a large house]
    114. ["Gypsy" chorus girls on the platform of a stage railway carriage]
    115. Grace Bros. Ball, 1936; American set [of chorus girls in satin sailor suits with battleship]
    116-121. [Chorus girls pose in costume, no. 119 probably a double act]
    122. [Chorus line in swimsuits rehearses on stage]
    123-124. [June Roberts, American dancer, poses on the beach while the other members of "The O'Brien Girl" company swim on a picnic organised by Dr Bohrsmann, Reef Beach, Oct 1923 (see Notes field for further information)]
    125-127. [Chorus girls at the beach]
    128. [Ingenues women's band with parcels and hand luggage, Central Station]
    129. [Chorus girls]
    130-131. [Chorus girls and commissionaires, New Haymarket Theatre]
    132. [Chorus in vamp style dresses with stage curtains and large evening purse backdrop]
    133. [Dressed in streetclothes (see also no.48 for same women)]
    134. [Chorus line dancing]
    135-136. [Chorus girls visit a winery]
    137-138. [Chorus girls with male comic, Alfred Frith]
    139. [Chorus girls with ship's captain]
    140. [Chorus girls in swimsuits]
    141. [Women in 18th century dress]
    142. [Chorus girls on the roof]
    143. [Chorus line doing the can-can], Montague Show, 27 December 1937
    144. [Young chorus girls sit on wooden steps]
    145. [Grace Bros. girls]
    146. [Chorus line of "ballerinas" in frames painted by "artists"]
    147-149. [Marcus Showgirls on board ship, July 1937]
    150. [Chorus girls rehearse songs around the piano]
    151. [Chorus girls dressed as drummers, 1938]
    152. [JCW chorus girls wait to go on stage]
    153. [Chorus girl demonstrates a step (see no. 144)]
    154-156. [Girls in Spanish flamenco dresses, Sydney Showground]
    CHILDREN IN BALLET SCHOOLS, EISTEDDFODS, PANTOMIMES, ETC.
    157. [Dancers in the Eisteddfod, Railway Institue, December 1937]
    158. [Gus Bluett and child performers]
    159. [Italian group in fancy or theatrical dress with banner and flag]
    160. [Girl in Bacchic costume with banner advertising Hardy's Tintara Wines]
    161. [Members of a Maori choir before the concert]
    162. [Patriotic concert during World War II]
    163-187. [Child performers]
    GILBERT & SULLIVAN
    188-191. [Ruddigore]
    192-196. [The Mikado]
    197-203. [The Pirates of Penzance, including Max Oldaker]
    204-206. [HMS Pinafore, including Max Oldaker and Cyril Ritchard]
    207-208. [Trial by jury]
    209-212. [The Yeomen of the Guard]
    213-216. [Patience]
    PLAYS
    217. Leo Franklin and Madge Aubrey in dress rehearsal for "The gay divorcee" (see no.38)]
    218-220. [Noel Coward's "Family album", and another play set in the 19th century (Bettina Welch and Madge Elliott in "Family album", nos.218-219)]
    221-223. [Rehearsing a murder mystery ca.1940]
    224. [Two men in hammocks]
    225. [Dining room scene: three suited men and one in cloth cap look at items in a suitcase ?]
    226-237. ["Let's face it for Australia" Camp Roosevelt Recreation Center "Big camp show" by 2nd Infantry Regiment; wartime show featuring Don Nicol and Rex Dawe (among many others) ?]
    238. [Miss Peggy Pride]
    CONSERVATORIUM
    239-266. [Carmen, 1941]
    267-276. [Mozart opera ?]
    277-288. [Performance in medieval dress]
    289-290. [Performance with "Indian" dancers"]
    291. [Gypsy (?) dancers]
    MISCELLANEOUS
    292. [Woman in Ziegfield style costume of ostrich feathers, pearls and satin]
    293. [Helen Twelvetrees with her son Jack Woody]
    294-295. [Alfred Frith arrives at Central Station]
    296. [Group dressed as aviators, Sydney Town Hall]
    297. [Man in leather trench coat smoking while leaning against a wall]
    298. [Acrobatic act]
    299. [Member of the Ingenue Band and the driver of the MGM trackless train]
    300-302. [Women violinist, pianist and dancer, Wentworth Hotel]
    303-306. [Ingenues Band goes to watch Stanford Baseball Team at the Showground ?]
    307. [Ingenues Band at Central Station]
    308. [Two men, one with violin case and white tie]
    309. [Two cowboys skylark with musical instruments backstage]
    310. [Comic couple rehearse]
    311-313. [Irene Purcell, star of The Women, and Zane Grey, 1939]
    314. [Jim Gerald and woman running in swimsuits]
    315-317. [Crowning of beauty queens, one at the Victory Ball September 1941, Wentworth Hotel (?), the other at Sydney Town Hall]
    318. [Performers in "wheelbarrow race" pose]
    319. [Irene Purcell (?), star of The Women, in the wings in a negligee]
    320-321. [Female performers ?]
    322. [Woman in turban with diamante Harbour Bridge pin]
    323. [Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, conductor Lucien Wurmser third from right, Michael Pianowsky right, James Stuart MacDonald (the tall man), sculptor Sir Bertram Mackennal and next to him probably his wife Lady Agnes (far left) at the Macquarie Galleries, Bligh Street, Sydney, 19 April 1926, where Mackennal opened, on behalf of Pavlova, an exhibition of water colours by artist Blamire Young]
    324. [Performer Violet Carlson nursing a cat]
    325. [Nurses and ship's steward have a toast at the bar]
    326. [Well-dressed man in suit and hat, Hyde Park]
    327-329. [Cocktail party]
    330-331. [Theatrical or fancy dress group, Sydney Showground ?]
    332. [Caucasians dressed as Maoris, Sydney Town Hall]
    333. [Church conference in hall with a gallery]
    334. [Group of women (models ?) in evening gowns]
    335. [Group dressed as Spanish dancers]
    336. [Sydney University float]
    337. [Clowns with people wearing large papier-mache carnival figures]
    338. [Well-dressed couple]
    339. [Audience in evening dress at a private screening in a (Movietone ?) theatrette]
    340. [Woman and two men in "Tale of two cities", "Scarlet Pimpernel" or similar]
    341. [Man singing from music to string and saxophone combination]
    342-343. [Asian people in traditional dress]
    344. [Pyramus, Thisbe and "The Wall" in "A midsummer night's dream"]
    345-346. [Painting a backdrop and making props]
    347. [Party group onstage at a theatre]
    348. [Group in theatre foyer]
    349. [Group onstage in 18th century style court dress, Tivoli ?]
    350. ["Hillbillies", 1938]
    351. [Cowboys on stage, orchestra pit with band in party hats and streamers thrown onstage]
    352-353. [Performers ? (no.353 see also no.9 same people)]
    354-359. [Dressing room and foyer of Theatre Royal with actresses as Africans and actors as Caucasians in pith helmets and tropical clothes, 1920's (one of the "women" is drag)]
    360. [Stylish group on the deck of a ship]
    361. [Tango and eighteenth century couple at a fancy dress ball, 1920's]
    362. [Chorus girls as "pirates", Farmer's Dept. Store]
    362a. [Woman in eighteenth century style dress, Century Theatre stairs]
    363. ["Anastasia", "Harpo" and "Gandhi" at a fancy dress party in a theatre foyer or large house]
    364-365. [Acrobats]
    366. [Group singing "Clowns in clover" around a piano in a theatre foyer, 1920's]
    367. [Caucasians dressed as Chinese group]
    368. [Stylish group]
    369. [Group in evening dress having drinks]
    370. [Tango or Spanish couple in a marquee, 1920's]
    371. [Cowboy]
    372. [Ball, 1920's]
    373. [Revellers help a bemused man, with bottles in a bag, to get up off the road]
    374. [Choir of young men rehearse in Haymarket Theatre circle ?]
    375-379. [Women in dressing rooms (no. 377 is Theatre Royal)]
    380. [Debutante ball with sedan chair and "ancient Greeks or Romans"]
    381. [Couple in a marquee]
    382. ["Dream of Persia" at 1920's fancy dress ball, ?]
    383. [Musical comedy in modern dress (but note women's short hooped skirts), 1920's]
    384. ["Cowboys and Indians" on deck of ship]
    385. [Stylish group with two Asian men outside theatre]
    386. [Actress or singer in negligee style dress in a theatre]
    387. [Pantomime dame and jester on a flagpole flying the Union Jack (Yeomen of the guard ?)]
    388. [Fancy dress group including "executioner, centurion, Zorro, W.C. Fields" at Police Barracks, Surry Hills]
    389-390. ["Crossing the Line" group in their fancy dress]
    391. ["Gaslight" group, including a Sherlock Holmes ?]
    392. [Comic act "Mrs Mop & Bucket" (DG ON4/7717)]
    393. [Dance couple]
    394. [Asian man]
    THEATRE BUILDINGS AND AUDIENCES
    395-396. [Exterior, Empire Theatre illuminated for the opening of "Sunny", 1927 (no. 395 is DG ON4/7498)]
    397. [Viceregal night at "Sunny", Empire Theatre, 1927; the Stonehavens present ?]
    398-398a. [Auditorium of St. James Theatre as a live theatre, (capacity audience and empty)]
    399. [Audience and auditorium, theatre with dress circle and gallery held up by columns (not Theatre Royal)]]
    400. [French programme for brass band in capacity house, Sydney Town Hall]
    401. [Lawrence Tibbett (?) recital with piano accompaniment, Sydney Town Hall]
    402. [Exterior, Minerva Theatre, marquee announcing Mollison & Basquette in "Idiot's delight", May 1939 (NCY30/538)]
    403. [Mickey Mouse films shown to a capacity house in a town hall]
    404. [Capacity house, with William Szarka in the aisle, Drummoyne Kismet]
    ALBUMS
    405-466. [Marcus Showgirls in Sydney for "Hollywood Hotel", Harry Howard's revue (including an Afro-American dance group), Theatre Royal]
    467-482. [The Gondoliers]
    483-489. [HMS Pinafore]
    490-545. [The Mikado]
    490a-510a. [Iolanthe]
    546-570. [The Pirates of Penzance]
    571-591. [Princess Ida]
    592-652. [Trial by jury]
  • General note

    PXE 789 v.57 nos 123-124: other women of the cast at the picnic were June Robert's sister Dorthy, Ena Dale, Hazel Harris, Mandie Vera, Mamie Watson and Mary Gannon (reference: The Green Room, 1 Nov 1923; Theatre, 1923-1924)

    The Seneschal in PXE 789 v.57 no.45 is probably driven by Harold S. Darke as he enjoyed publicity (reference: Daily guardian, 16 Sept 1930, p.5)

    No. 128 published in: Sydney : a celebration in pictures (Millenium special, Daily Telegraph, Tues 16 Nov 1999)

    Conservatorium nos 239-291: "......Back at Sydney, Amie Kingston worked as a display artist for Farmers department store (1940-44) and exhibited (mainly flowers and views) with the Contemporary Art Society (1940-46), the Society of Artists (1940-47) and the Macquarie Galleries (1940-55, 1957-61). She worked extensively in theatrical design, not only making designs for the Helen Kirsova Ballet Company but also for the Sydney Conservatorium Opera School. Between 1941 and 1946 she designed 11 productions for the School, sometimes painting the scenery as well as preparing the designs. ..."
    Reference: Dictionary of Australian Artists online

    No. 323 identified by Linda Emery on Valerie Lawson's Dancelines blog, 18 December 2011. http://dancelines.com.au/ (accessed December 18-21, 2011)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823889
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Mainly untitled, some with captions
  • Attributions / conjectures

    No.124 is June Roberts, Reef Beach, 1923

    No.178 is the Eleven Rascals child troupe, Sydney, 1931
    Reference: Bondi Jitterbug exhibition

    No.365 is possibly John M. Hendry, bodybuilder and physical culture writer
    Reference: Alan Dabies, Curator of Photographs, March 2009

    Nos 67-71 - Frances Scully, Royal Academy of Dance Studio, Sydney and the date November 1938 identified by Valerie Lawson, November 2011

    No. 323: Lucien Wurmser, conductor, third from the right (identified by Valerie Lawson, December 2011)

    No. 87: John Tait, Michael Pianowsky, Pavlova

    No. 20 names identified by Chriss Meredith, grand-daughter, March 2012
  • Name
    Adelaide Boys' Band
    Aubrey, Madge
    Beau Danube (ballet)
    Bluett, Gus
    Britton, Aileen
    Brunton, Dorothy, d.1977
    Carlson, Violet, 1900-1997
    Carmen (opera)
    Clowns in clover (song)
    Darke, Harold S.
    Dawe, Rex
    Dawson, Peter, 1882-1961
    Dolin, Anton
    Elliott, Madge, 1896-1955
    Family album (theatrical production)
    Farmer & Co. Ltd.
    Faust (opera)
    Franklyn, Leo
    Frith, Alfred, 1885-1941
    Fuller Theatre Company
    Fuller-Gonsalez Opera Company
    Gay divorcee (musical play)
    Gerald, Jim
    Grace Bros.
    Grey, Zane, 1875-1939
    H.M.S. Pinafore (operetta)
    Haskell, Arnold L.
    Hatherlie, F (Mr & Mrs) (Bob & Betty)
    Hoey, Dennis
    Holeproof Ltd
    Hollywood Hotel (theatrical revue)
    Hood, Sam, 1870-1953.
    Hughes, Lloyd, 1897-1958
    Idiot's delight (play)
    Ingenues (band)
    Iolanthe (operetta)
    J.C. Williamson (Firm)
    Jory, Victor
    La Traviata (opera)
    Lavaretti, C.
    Lawson, Winifred
    Let's face it (theatrical production)
    Marcus Showgirls
    Mason, Cecil
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    Midsummer night's dream (play)
    Mikado (operetta)
    Moncrieff, Gladys, 1893-1976
    Monte Carlo Russian Ballet
    Nicol, Don
    Norma (opera)
    O'Brien girl, The (theatrical production)
    Odds on (film)
    Okay for sound (theatrical production)
    Oldaker, Max, 1907-1972
    Patience (operetta)
    Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
    Petrouchka (ballet)
    Phillips, Nat, ca. 1883-1932
    Pianowsky, Michael
    Pirates of Penzance (operetta)
    Poletti, Olga
    Pride, Peggy
    Princess Ida (operetta)
    Purcell, Irene
    Rene, Roy, 1892-1954
    Ritchard, Cyril, 1899-1978
    Roberts, June
    Roussova, Lelia
    Royal, Queenie
    Ruddigore (operetta)
    Sanford Baseball Team
    Sargent, Malcolm, Sir, 1895-1967
    Scamuzzi, Vicleffo
    Shadow play (theatrical production)
    Southern maid (musical play)
    Sunny (theatrical production)
    Swayn, Audrae
    Szarka, Bill
    Tait, E. J. (Ted)
    Tait, John
    There goes my girl (film)
    Tibbett, Lawrence, 1896-1960
    Tibbett, Mrs Lawrence
    Trial by jury (operetta)
    Turner Twins
    Twelvetrees, Helen, 1908-1958
    Vannucci, Brandisio
    Victory Ball (1941)
    Welch, Bettina
    Women (play)
    Woodbury, Joan
    Yeomen of the Guard (operetta)
    Scully, Frances
    Silvestri, Rosita
    Tamburini, Arturo
    MacDonald, James S. (James Stuart), 1878-1952
    Mackennal, Bertram, Sir, 1863-1931
    Mackennal, Agnes, Lady
    Henkel, Ted
    Henkel family
    Henkel, Leone
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