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SUTHERLAND, Joan

ALS To Leo McKern

Montreux: N.p., 1993

2pp. ALS on headed notepaper ('Joan Sutherland' over a floral design, light red on cream). Original envelope present, address handwritten, postmarked 23.11.93. Colour photograph of Sutherland and McKern on location for On Our Selection in Braidwood, Australia, taken the following year.

2pp. ALS FROM JOAN SUTHERLAND TO LEO MCKERN, FONDLY REMEMBERING THEIR RECENT MEETING AND LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER ON DAD AND DAVE: ON OUR SELECTION.

In 1994, four years after her retirement from the operatic stage, Dame Joan Sutherland returned to her native Australia to make what would turn out to be her only dramatic film: Dad and Dave:On Our Selection, written and directed by George Whaley. Based on the writings of Steele Rudd, the film, set in Queensland at the end of the nineteenth century, starred Geoffrey Rush, Ray Barrett, Noah Taylor -- and Leo McKern as Dad Rudd. Joan Sutherland played Mother Rudd, with not entirely satisfactory results, and the film, made to mark the centenary of the Australian film industry, was a failure with both critics and paying audiences.

This letter dates from the early days of Sutherland and McKern's association, is written on Sutherland's personalised notepaper and sent from her home in the Swiss village of Les Avants, and looks forward, albeit nervously, to the forthcoming shoot:

'[I]f nothing else convinced me to become involved in the film your honest, down-to-earthness did. I hope, if it all gets sorted out that I shan't be too much out of my depth!'

Accompanying the letter is a photograph, taken on location the following year, of a laughing Sutherland and McKern in costume.

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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Five: The Case Of The Missing C.D. Plates

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

20 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left. Two title pages (see below).

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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Three: The Lost Emperor

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

22 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. Series six, Number Three, first broadcast on 4 october 1955.

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[ed. CARTER, Graydon]

Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire:

New York: Rodale, 2009

Large 8vo, pp. 215. Original blue boards, lettered in blind on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND TO THE FILM DIRECTOR... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Fifteen: The Hastings Flyer

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

24 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. Series Six, Number Fifteen, first broadcast on 27 December... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Thirteen: The Lost Year

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

25 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. Series Six, Number Thirteen, first broadcast on 13 December... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Eleven: Sale Of Manhattan (announced as The Lost Colony)

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

24 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. Series Six, Number Eleven, first broadcast on 29 November 1955.

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LITTLEWOOD, Joan

1 p. ALS, IN ORIGINAL AIR MAIL ENVELOPE, TO DAVID GOTHARD, CO-FOUNDER OF THE RIVERSIDE STUDIOS, LONDON.

8 October 1983

1 pp. ALS, 200 x 150 mm, on stiff card, to the verso of which Hals' painting of Hamlet, cut from a magazine, has been affixed. Envelope dated 8 October 1983.

In both form and content, a wonderfully... [more]

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[McKERN, Leo] [HERRMANN, Edward] selected by WAVELL, A. P.

Other Men's Flowers

London: Cape, 1992

8vo, pp. 448. Original burgundy boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Dustwrappers lettered in red and black to front panel and spine.

Reprinted... [please click on the image or book title for more details]"If" -- the complete version will be sent! E.'.

This last refers to a referenced parody of Kipling's poem which begins: 'If you can keep your girl, when all around you, / Are losing theirs and blaming it on you...'. In the film Hermann and McKern's characters discover that they have been in love with the same woman all their lives.

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[SECOMBE, Harry] PEDRICK, Gale

The Laughtermakers: No. 8: Harry Secombe

London: N.p. [BBC], 1956

23 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. HARRY SECOMBE'S COPY, ANNOTATED BY HIM, AND WITH SEVERAL DOODLES,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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O'NEILL, Eugene

The Emperor Jones

New York: Horace Liveright, 1928

4to, pp. 90. Original patterned three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt on black spine. Labelled slipcase. Edges uncut.

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O'NEILL, Eugene

The Hairy Ape

New York: Horace Liveright, 1929

4to, pp. 114. Original patterned three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt on black spine. Labelled slipcase. Edges uncut.

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GRAY, Spalding

2 pp. ALS TO DAVID GOTHARD, CO-FOUNDER OF THE RIVERSIDE STUDIOS, LONDON

7 June 1985.

2 pp. ALS, 280 x 215 mm, in the original envelope, written on the stationery of the Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis.

Wooster Group co-founder and monologist Spalding Gray had met David Gothard at the... [more]

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[Private Press] [Books About Books] [ed. FRENZEL, H.K.]

Hugo Steiner-Prag

Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck Und Verlag, 1928

Large 8vo, pp. 93. Leather bound, concentric gilt borders to front and rear panels, lettered in gilt on front panel and... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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PHILLPOTTS, Eden and Adelaide

Yellow Sands

London: Duckworth, N.d. [1927]

8vo, pp. 128. Original patterned three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt on white hessian spine.

Commemorative edition, produced to celebrate the play's first anniversary, this copy... [more]

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[intro. SITWELL, Sacheverell] BEAUMONT, Cyril W.

The History Of Harlequin

London: C. W. Beaumont, 1926

Large 8vo, pp. 156. Original illustrated boards, vellum spine lettered in gilt. Pages uncut.

First edition, no. 25 of 325 copies published by the author. With a preface by Sacheverell Sitwell to whom, with his brother Osbert, the book is dedicated.,
Cyril Beaumont was one of the pre-em

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HEATH, Edward

Music: A Joy For Life

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1976

4to, pp. 204, index. Original mauve boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: 'For Bob Holness /... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[TERRY-THOMAS]

Top Of The Town

London: N.p. [BBC], 1951

21 mimeographed pp. of 36, [pp. 2-7, 14-21, 31-36], secured with split pin to top left. Rewrite to p. 21 secured by pins top and bottom. Pencilled... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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