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441900
  • Title
    Anna Pavlova on board, Townsville, Queensland , March 1929 / unknown photographer
  • Call number
    P1/1327
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    Apr 1929
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    441900
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 26.8 x 18.9 cm. (trimmed) - 1 photoprint
  • Scope and Content
    Pavlova, sitting on the arm of deckchair, wears the same cloche hat she wears in the photographs of her at Central Station (ML PXA 789 v.57 nos 87-88, and, NLA nla.pic-an24861820), pearl earrings and necklace, high-neck buttoned silk Russian blouse, skirt with pleat at the knees, silk stockings and suede ankle strap shoes

    Accompanying material: 1 sheet J.C. Williamson letterhead, signed by Pavlova
  • Source
    Presented 1963
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
  • Variant title

    Previously titled: Anna Pavlova on board, arrives in Sydney from Queensland where her tour began in Townsville, April 1929 / unknown photographer
  • General note

    Transferred from P1/Pavlova, Anna (BM), May 2010
    Digital order no:Album ID : 888129
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Pavlova on board -- in pencil on verso of photograph
    "Anna Pavlova - The famous dancer before her Sydney season on Apr 13" -- in pencil on verso of photograph
    "Arrived ... Townsv[ille] ... on "M [ship's name] ... on Saturday la[st]" -- pencil note unreadable because of trimming
  • Attributions / conjectures

    Location and date supplied by Valerie Lawson, March 2011

    "The 1929 tour should have opened in Brisbane, but the Marella was delayed by bad weather and loading problems in Singapore, during its journey from Surabaya to Australia. The steamer stopped briefly in Darwin before sailing to Townsville."

    Reference:
    Valerie Lawson's Dancelines. http://dancelines.com.au/ (accessed March 14, 2011)
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