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421440
  • Title
    J.C. Williamson photographs, ca. 1900-1973
  • Call number
    PXA 971
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1900-1973
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    421440
  • Physical Description
    27 photographs, 10 prints, 3 col. slides, 2 col. transparencies and 1 drawing
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    James Cassius Williamson (1845-1913) married soubrette Maggie Moore in 1873, and came to Australia in 1874-5 and to stay in 1879. In 1899 he divorced and married Mary Weir, one of his dancers.
    From the 1880's, Williamson, an American character and comic actor, and partners built the largest theatrical chain in the world which dominated Australian musical and theatrical life until the rise of national companies in the era 1950-1970. The company built or bought the major theatres in the biggest cities in Australia and New Zealand, and imported international stars and companies.
    From 1913 onwards, J.C. Williamson Ltd. was run chiefly by the Tait family until the death of Sir Frank Tait in 1965 just a month after the opening of the Sutherland-Williamson Grand Opera Company season. -- Reference: Entertaining Australia : an illustrated history / Katharine Bribane (ed.). Sydney : Currency Press, 1991
  • System of arrangement
    This collection comprises 4 record series. You may navigate to a more detailed description of each series from this collection record.
  • Source
    Presented 1985 Pic.Acc.5836
  • General note

    Related manuscript collections at ML MSS 2185 ; ML MSS 4458
    Reference: Entertaining Australia : an illustrated history / Katharine Bribane (ed.). Sydney : Currency Press, 1991
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