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  Guide to the Papers of Larry Buttrose

Reference Number: MS 6

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Date completed: November 2004 Last updated: March 2007

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Summary

Creator: Buttrose, Larry, 1952-
Title: Papers of Larry Buttrose
Date Range: 1969-1995
Reference Number: MS 6
Extent: 6.14 m (47 boxes, 279 posters)
Repository: Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract: This collection comprises manuscript papers and related material produced and accumulated by Larry Buttrose.

 


Table of Contents

Scope and Content

Organization

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Access

Restrictions on Use

Preferred Citation

Provenance

Access Terms

Personal Names

Topical Subjects

Access Terms

Occupations

Series List and Descriptions

Series 1 Correspondence, 1969-1995

Series 2 Novels, 1976-1999

Series 3 Travel Writings, 1981-1996

Series 4 Other Prose, 1975-1997

Series 5 Poetry, 1976-1994

Series 6 Dramatic Works, 1981-1995

Series 7 Works Directed by Buttrose, 1985-1986

Series 8 Manager/Agent/Tour administrator, 1986-1995

Series 9 Quietly Confident cabaret group, 1982-1983

Series 10 The Gap Club, 1983-1988

Series 11 Miscellaneous Papers, 1969-1995

Series 12 Works by Others, c. 1980-1994

Series 13 Folio Material, 1979-1998

Series 14 Audio Visual, 1975-1988

Series 15 Photographs, c. 1979-1995

Series 16 Posters, 1979-1995

Box List




Scope and Content

The papers of Larry Buttrose is a comprehensive collection providing an extensive record of his works and provides a very good picture of the many directions his work has taken. They provide a valuable insight into the creative process and the difficulties encountered by a writer in having his work performed or published.

The papers include correspondence, manuscript and typescript drafts of poetry, novels, travel writing and dramatic works; notebooks, research material, newspaper cuttings, audiovisual material, photographs and posters.

Organization

Special Collections staff has imposed the series arrangement of this collection to describe and preserve context and relationships.

Biographical Note

Larry Philip Buttrose was born on December 16 in Adelaide, South Australia in 1952. He attended Saint Ignatius College, Norwood and Athelstone in Adelaide, 1957-1969, and graduated from the University of Adelaide in May 1976, with a B.A. in Politics and Anthropology.

Buttrose is a playwright, screenwriter, author and poet whose work within these media covers a wide range of genres. He worked as a freelance journalist and travel writer for publications in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Europe and the United States.

Buttrose co-edited:
Dharma with Stephen Measday and Donna Maegraith (1971-1975)
Real poetry (1978-1979). Real poetry was an Adelaide-based poetry journal which was published for only two issues, one in 1978 and one in 1979, and continued the journal Dharma which was published by the same editorial team
Number three Friendly Street poetry reader (1979)

He co-founded:
Salomon Buttrose Productions in December 1983 with Mandy Salomon
The Gap, renamed The Gap Club a cabaret venue within the Sydney Trade Union Club at Surry Hills with Mandy Salomon and Judy Barnsley in 1983
He was director of Foreign Books established in July 1986
Director/secretary of the film production company Fatuxa from 1987.

Buttrose has received the following awards:
Winner Paul Tonkin Prize for Radio and TV Cadets, 1971
Australian Film Commission Distinctly Australian Fellowship, 1995 for an attachment with the USA film director John Feldman in New York.

Larry Buttrose's works include:
One steps across the rainbow : poems Dharma poetry series (1974)
Random leaves (1976)
Number three Friendly Street poetry reader, edited by Larry Buttrose and Peter Goldsworthy (1979)
Meetings with remarkable women (1979)
The Leichhardt heater journey (1982)
Learning Italian : poems (1986)
Innovative theatre in Australia and the new wave in comedy, [videorecording], Larry Buttrose and Mandy Salomon (1987)
Movietone memories [videorecording], written by Larry Buttrose and Alec Morgan (1988)
The King Neptune day & night club (1992)
Gino [feature film], written by Vince Sorrenti and Larry Buttrose (1992)
Cafe Royale : tales of love & travel (1997)
The maze of the muse (1998)
The blue man : tales of travel, love & coffee (1999)
Sweet sentence (2001)

References:
Rick Raftos Management Larry Buttrose curriculum vitae
AustLit Australian Literature Gateway database, 2004
ScreenSound Australia National Screen and Sound Archive

Administrative Information

Access

The collection is available for research.

Restrictions on Use

No copying is permitted without the permission of the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Papers of Larry Buttrose, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, MS 6, Series [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance

The collection was acquired from Larry Buttrose in several instalments from 1987 to 1999.

Access Terms

Personal Names

Buttrose, Larry, 1952-

Topical Subjects

Authors, Australian--20th century--Archives.

Actors -- Australia -- Archives.

Theatrical agents -- Australia -- Archives.

Theatrical producers and directors -- Australia -- Archives.

Access Terms

Occupations

Authors

Theatrical agents

Theatre producers and directors

Series List and Descriptions

 

Series 1 Correspondence, 1969-1995

This series comprises two subseries of correspondence relating to Buttrose's professional and personal life. The correspondence consists of letters received by Buttrose and drafts of letters composed by him. There is personal correspondence from family and friends and professional correspondence from with colleagues, literary associates, theatre companies, agents and publishers.

1.1, Personal Correspondence, 1969-1995

This subseries comprises personal correspondence to Larry Buttrose from family, friends and colleagues, and personal business matters.

Folder 1
Personal correspondence, 1969-1976

Folder 2-4
Personal correspondence including postcards, 1976

Folder 5-7
Personal correspondence, 1977

Folder 8
Personal correspondence, 1978

Folder 9-10
Personal correspondence, 1979

Folder 11-13
Personal correspondence, 1980

Folder 14-16
Personal correspondence, 1981

Folder 17-20
Personal correspondence, 1982

Folder 21-22
Personal correspondence, 1983

Folder 23-24
Personal correspondence, 1984

Folder 25
Personal correspondence, 1985

Folder 26
Personal correspondence, 1986

Folder 27
Personal correspondence, 1987

Folder 28
Personal correspondence, 1988

Folder 29
Personal correspondence, 1989

Folder 30
Personal correspondence, 1990

Folder 31
Personal correspondence, 1991-1995

Folder 32
Cards and invitations, 1974-1995

Folder 33
Postcards and exhibition invitations, 1974-1995

1.2, Professional correspondence, 1972-1995

This subseries comprises correspondence to and from Larry Buttrose, with colleagues, literary associates, theatre companies, agents and publishers, concerning Buttrose's various literary endeavours and work.

Folder 1
Professional correspondence, 1972-1978

Folder 2
Professional correspondence, 1979

Folder 3
Professional correspondence, 1980

Folder 4
Professional correspondence, 1981

Folder 5
Professional correspondence, 1982

Folder 6
Professional correspondence, 1983

Folder 7
Professional correspondence, 1984-1985

Folder 8
Professional correspondence, 1986

Folder 9
Professional correspondence, 1987

Folder 10
Professional correspondence, 1988

Folder 11
Professional correspondence, 1989

Folder 12
Professional correspondence, 1990

Folder 13
Professional correspondence, 1991

Folder 14
Professional correspondence, 1992

Folder 15
Professional correspondence, 1993

Folder 16
Professional correspondence, 1994

Folder 17
Professional correspondence, 1995

 

Series 2 Novels, 1976-1999

Folder 1
'Paradise lost for good', previously entitled 'The end of the millennium', 1976-1979

2nd annotated typescript draft, 131 p., 9 April 1976
Guidelines for serialisation of the book, 8/5/1979

Folder 2
'Something about Blue', 1978-1979

3rd - annotated typescript draft, 218 p., 21/2/1978
Correspondence, 24 January 1979

Folder 3
'Australians from outer space : a superNeoGothic Italianate spacescape in the classic mould', by Larry Buttrose; illustrated by Peter Malone, 1978-1980

Outline - annotated typescript (2), 2 p.
Annotated photocopy typescript draft, p. 6, 198 and 10 p. of illustrations, 1978
Original black and white illustrations
Correspondence, 1979-1980

Folder 4
'Meetings with remarkable women', 1979

Annotated carbon typescript draft, 128 p., 1979

Folder 5
'Meetings with remarkable women', 1979-1981

Annotated carbon typescript draft, 131 p., 1980
Correspondence, 1979 and 1981

Folder 6
'Rendezvous', 1981-1982

Correspondence, 1981-1982
Annotated typescript draft, 242 p., July 1981
Notes

Folder 7
'The plain of glass', 1983-1984

Correspondence, précis, reader's report, 1983-1984
Annotated typescript draft, 247 p., 1983

Folder 8
'The plain of glass', 1983-1984

Annotated carbon typescript draft, 247 p., 1983
Newspaper cuttings, 1983

Folder 9
'Nightingale : a novel'; based on the drama entitled 'Jerry Nightingale Junior', 1987

Computer typescript draft, 16 p., September 1987
Parts 1 and 2 - computer typescript draft, 57 p.

Folder 10
'The ink spell', 1990

Annotated computer typescript draft, 93 p., 1990
Correspondence, 1990

Folder 11
'The ink spell', 1990

Computer typescript draft, 109 p.
Reader's report

Folder 12
The maze of the muse, published by Flamingo, Pymble, N.S.W., 1998

Correspondence, 1998-1999
[4th] annotated computer typescript draft, Barcelona printout, p. 1-157, 25 July 1997

Folder 13
The maze of the muse

4th annotated computer typescript draft, p. 158-315, with notes by the author on the progress of the book and his thoughts about where next

Folder 14
The maze of the muse

Annotated computer typescript draft, post-Barcelona, 325 p., with notes by the author and Kathryn Riding, September 1997

Folder 15
The maze of the muse

Annotated computer typescript draft, 332 p., with notes by the author and Kathryn Riding, late 1997

Folder 16
The maze of the muse

Annotated computer typescript draft, p. 1-112, early 1998

Folder 17
The maze of the muse

Annotated computer typescript draft, p. 1-113, 11 March 1998

Folder 18
The maze of the muse

Annotated computer typescript draft, 312 p., with extensive notes by the author and Kathryn Riding, 15 May 1998

Folder 19
The maze of the muse

1st page proofs with notes and proof-reading by Laura Harris, 15 May 1988

Folder 20
Sweet sentence, by Larry Buttrose, published by Scribner, East Roseville, N.S.W., 2001

Correspondence, 1993-1994
Reader's comments, 1993
Draft A - annotated computer typescript draft, 220 p., May 1993

Folder 21
Sweet sentence

Draft B - annotated computer typescript draft, 225 p., June 1993

Folder 22
Sweet sentence

Draft C - annotated computer typescript draft, 225 p., July 1993

Folder 23
Sweet sentence

1st annotated computer typescript draft, 244 p., August 1993

Folder 24
Sweet sentence

Annotated computer typescript draft, 265 p., November 1993

Folder 25
Sweet sentence

Annotated computer typescript draft, 263 p. (incomplete)

Folder 26
'Thirteen winters with a minor poet', by Libya (Larry Buttrose) part three of three linked novellas

Correspondence, 1989
Outline - facsimile annotated computer typescript draft, 17 February 1989
Annotated computer typescript draft, 44 p.
Computer typescript draft, 62 p.

Folder 27
'Virginia on my mind : an urban fable', by Laura Beckett (Buttrose), 1994-1995

Correspondence, 1994-1995
Sheridan Jobbins, reader's report - photocopy computer typescript draft, 2 p., 28 May 1994
Computer typescript notes, 2 p.

 

Series 3 Travel Writings, 1981-1996

Folder 1
The King Neptune day & night club, by Larry Buttrose, published by Angus & Robertson, Pymble, N.S.W., 1992,

Correspondence, 1991-1994
Royalty statements
Launch flyer
Reviews
Notes and annotated computer typescript draft, 133 p.
'Hamlet of poets and other stories' - computer typescript draft
'South' - computer typescript draft, 15 p.
'Java woman Java man' - computer typescript draft, 8 p., 1990
'Rome, the sacred and the profane' - correspondence and computer typescript draft, 4 p., 1990

Folder 2
The King Neptune day & night club

Photocopy computer typescript draft, 132 p., 1991

Folder 3
Café Royale : tales of love & travel, by Larry Buttrose, published by Flamingo, Pymble, Sydney, NSW, 1997. Working title 'Great cafés of the world'

Great cafés of the world - annotated computer typescript draft, p. 1-246 (incomplete), 1995

Folder 4
'Great cafés of the world'

Notes
Annotated computer typescript draft, p. 1-253 (incomplete), 1996

Folder 5
'Café Royale'

Annotated computer typescript draft, 279 p., April and September 1996

Folder 6
Café Royale

Clare Foster's copy with editorial comments - annotated photocopy computer typescript draft, 330 p., October 1996
'A broken promise' - computer typescript draft, 8 p.

Folder 7
Miscellaneous travel writings

Including:
Untitled article re visiting Britain - annotated photocopy typescript draft, 6 p.
'ANZAC Day in London, 1981' - photocopy typescript draft, 2 p., 26/4/1981
'Into Egypt after Sadat' - photocopy typescript draft, 4 p., 1981
'The land of the pharaohs - accessible Egypt for the tourist' - annotated typescript draft, 9 p., 1982
'The Seychelles - the best kept secret' - annotated typescript draft, 5 p., 1982
'The cultists of Tanna' - photocopy typescript draft, 6 p.
'A tale of two cities' - computer typescript draft, 4 p., 1985
Untitled typescript drafts and photocopy typescript drafts

 

Series 4 Other Prose, 1975-1997

This series comprises published and unpublished material by Buttrose including short stories, interviews, reviews, articles and criticisms.

Folder 1
Short stories - annotated typescript and carbon typescript drafts of short stories, 1978-1998

Including:
'The freedom machine' - annotated carbon typescript draft, 9 p., 6/9/1978
'The music of the spheres' - annotated typescript and carbon typescript drafts (2), 6 p., 26/7/1978
'The Raymond technique' - annotated carbon typescript draft, 10 p., 23/10/1978
'The fishermen' - annotated carbon typescript draft, 8 p.
'Sold my soul to Mister Juicy' - annotated carbon computer typescript draft, 5 p., May 1979
'Visiting George Herbert White' - annotated typescript and carbon computer typescript drafts (2), 10 p.
'Cross the bridge : a short story of art, terrorism and Balmain' - annotated carbon computer typescript draft, 3 p.
'After the summer in the house of defective teapots', by Felix Scott (Larry Buttrose) - annotated typescript draft, 12 p., January 1981
'E.H. in Barcelona, 1981' - typescript draft with white-out corrections, 8 p., 1984
'The view from Palm Beach' - annotated typescript and carbon typescript drafts (2), 5 p.
'Time in Sweden' - photocopy of an extract from a forthcoming novel, published in Overland, no. 91 May 1983, p. 45-49
'Robert's grave', by Larry Buttrose draft of a newspaper story for the Sydney morning herald on Buttrose's visit to the grave of Robert Graves (transmuted into fiction) and published in Spectrum 17 January 1998 - facsimile computer typescript draft sent to Peter Fray, 9 p., 15 October 1997
'The summer of the seventeen dogs' - annotated computer typescript draft, 5 p., 1986
'A literary lunch' - annotated computer typescript draft, 3 p., 1986
'Orange' - annotated computer typescript draft, 9 p.

Folder 2
Film: articles, reviews and interviews - annotated typescript and photocopy typescript drafts, 1980-1991

Folder 3
Interviews and reviews for books, magazines and restaurants - annotated typescript and photocopy typescript drafts, c. 1978-1989

Folder 4-5
Art, music, radio and theatre: articles, reviews and interviews - annotated typescript and photocopy typescript drafts, 1979-1981

Folder 6
Articles, criticisms and speeches - annotated typescript and photocopy typescript drafts, 1975-1991

 

Series 5 Poetry, 1976-1994

Folder 1
The Leichhardt heater journey, published by Friendly Street Poets, Unley, South Australia, 1982; first title in the Friendly Street poets series. Working titles 'Index of first lines' and 'Free bricks', 1979-1981

Correspondence, 1979-1981
'Index of first lines' - annotated typescript draft, and notes, 58 p., March 1981

Folder 2
The Leichhardt heater journey, 1979-1981

Annotated typescript drafts and reviews, 1981

Folder 3-4
Miscellaneous poetry drafts, 1976-1994

 

Series 6 Dramatic Works, 1981-1995

This series comprises three subseries of dramatic works written by Buttrose, including radio, stage and film.

6.1, Radio Drama, 1981-1995

Folder 1
Miscellaneous radio program proposals and documentaries - correspondence, research material, notes on demonstration tape and program proposals, 1981-1995

Folder 2
Kenya snapshots radio documentary, written by Larry Buttrose; producer Jenny Scott; introduced by Mandy Salomon; voice John Woods; first broadcast on 2JJJ FM, 26-27 April 1983, repeated 31 May and 6 June 1983

Including:
Correspondence, program proposals, research, annotated typescripts and reviews for 2JJJ FM Sydney

Folder 3
Scenario X, adapted for radio from the stage production by Larry Buttrose; based on the original storyline by Len Lindon; first broadcast on 11 November 1983 on various radio stations; produced by Peter Watts and Geoff Overmeyer for 2JJJ FM, Sydney, 1983

Including:
Correspondence, notes and reviews
Annotated typescript draft, 29 p.
Photocopy typescript draft, 33 p.

Folder 4
Santo, adapted for radio by Larry Buttrose; produced by Jane Howard; first aired on ABC FM in The stereo play series on 20 May 1986. Workshopped at the Australian National Playwrights Conference, May 1985, 1985-1986

Including:
Computer typescript draft, 43 p., 1985
Draft outline
Scene outlines
Research material and notes
Australian National Playwrights Conference, 5-19th May 1985 booklet and reader's report
News clipping on radio plays

Folder 5
Santo, 1985-1986

Including:
Annotated computer typescript draft with cut and paste inserts and photocopy typescript draft, 38 p., 1985
p. 23 and p. 24 for ABC FM version May 1986

Folder 6
Pallas : a radio play, written by Larry Buttrose, 1986-1987

Including:
Correspondence from Jane Howard, ABC, 12/5/1986
Outline (2), April 1986
Annotated computer typescript drafts (2), 37 p., June 1987

Folder 7
King Ozymandias and Ozymandias rex, work for radio, by Larry Buttrose, 1992

Including:
King Ozymandias - introduction and outline - computer typescript draft, 6 p., 22 July 1992
Ozymandias rex - rough 2nd annotated computer typescript draft, 48 p., 26 November 1992

Folder 8
Complaints, radio adaptation by Larry Buttrose, produced and aired by ABC; produced by Alana Valentine; directed by Melissa Bruce, 1993

Including:
Correspondence and contract with ABC Radio, 1993
Computer typescript draft, 71 p., 10 February 1993

6.2, Theatre Drama, 1983-1996

Folder 1
'The search for Jerry Bloomingdale'. Two-act play first workshopped at the Australian National Playwrights Conference, 1984, directed by Neil Armfield, 1983-1987

Including:
Correspondence, 1983-1987
ANPC brochure, notes and reader's report
Research material and notes
Synopses - annotated computer typescript drafts (2)
Act and scene breakdown - 1st annotated typescript drafts (2), 42 p. 1983

Folder 2
'The search for Jerry Bloomingdale', 1984

Including:
2nd annotated typescript draft, 44 p. 28/3/1984
2nd annotated typescript draft, 61 p. Note: This is the draft as at 6/5/1984 before the work done at the 1984 ANPC

Folder 3
'The search for Jerry Bloomingdale', 1984-1986

Including:
3rd annotated typescript drafts (2), 38 p., June 1984
Annotated typescript drafts, p. 1-11
Correspondence and 5th computer typescript draft, 35 p., April 1986

Folder 4
'Santo : a play with music', by Larry Buttrose in two-acts, 1984-1986

Including:
Correspondence, 1984-1985
Reader's report from the 1985 Australian National Playwrights' conference
Synopsis - annotated photocopy typescript draft, 8 p.
1st annotated photocopy typescript draft, 60 p., November 1984
Notes
2nd photocopy typescript draft, 49 p., June 1985

Folder 5
'The Galoot : punch & Judy score a fantasy video game', concept by Derek Nicholson; story by Larry Buttrose. Four scenes, first presented by Theatre Workshop a Department of Sydney University at the Seymour Centre, 8-12 October 1985; directed by Derek Nicholson, 1985

Including:
Notes and storyline - annotated computer typescript draft, 9 p., June 1985
Computer typescript draft, 25 p., August 1985
2nd computer typescript draft, 30 p., September 1985

Folder 6
'The Galoot : punch & Judy score a fantasy video game', 1985

Including:
2nd draft, 2nd revision - annotated computer typescript drafts (2), 34 p. and 31 p., September 1985
Cast list, schedules, budget, program notes and flyer

Folder 7
Pallas : a one-woman play, written by Larry Buttrose. First produced by Pallas Productions in association with the West Australian Theatre Company; premiered 7 January 1987 at the Acting Studio, Western Australia Academy Theatre, Mt Lawley, Perth as part of the Perth Festival Fringe, directed by Chris Edmund, 1986-1988

Including:
Correspondence and cards, research, financial papers, advertising, programs and flyers

Folder 8
Pallas : a one-woman play, 1987-1988

Including:
Reviews

Folder 9
Pallas : a one-woman play, 1986-1987

Including:
Outline - computer typescript draft, April 1986
Computer typescript draft, 35 p., October 1986
2nd annotated computer typescript draft, 38 p., December 1986
Report by Duncan Ord, Company Manager, WA Theatre Company on the play, 5/3/1987
Reader's report from the Australian National Playwrights' Conference, 1987

Folder 10
Pallas : a one-woman play, 1987

Including:
Annotated computer typescript draft (2), 40 p., July 1987
Computer typescript draft, 45 p., 1987

Folder 11
Pallas : a one-woman play, 1987

Including:
Photocopy computer typescript draft, 38 p.
Computer typescript draft, 36 p., 1987

Folder 12
The honey trap, by Larry Buttrose, retitled The big world and The body politic. Two-acts, first presented as a work-in-progress during D Week by Griffin Theatre Company, Saturday 24 October 1987

Including:
Notes and 1st (master) annotated computer typescript draft, 61 p., August 1987

Folder 13
The honey trap, 1987

Including:
2nd annotated computer typescript draft, 65 p., October 1987
Reading notes, 23/10/1987
D Week flyer and advertising

Folder 14
The big world, 1987

Including:
Annotated computer typescript draft (incomplete) 79 p. and miscellaneous pages
Photocopy computer typescript draft, 63 p., November 1987

Folder 15
The body politic, 1988

Including:
Correspondence, 1988
Readers' reports
Character notes
Research material Readers' reports
Annotated computer typescript draft, 74 p., 1988

Folder 16
Heart of darkness, by Joseph Conrad; stage adaptation by Larry Buttrose; retitled Into the heart of darkness, Mistah Kurtz - he dead! and Kurtz. Mistah Kurtz - he dead!, produced and commissioned by NIDA Company as part of a season of new Australian plays at NIDA, directed by Rex Cramphorn. Kurtz premiered at Crossroads Theatre, 159 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, 30 May 1991, directed by Sarah Carradine, 1988-1991

Including:
Correspondence, notebook, research material, reviews

Folder 17
Heart of darkness, 1988

Including:
1st annotated computer and photocopy typescript draft, 67 p., June-August 1988
Annotated computer typescript draft, 77 p., 1988

Folder 18
Heart of darkness, 1988

Including:
Annotated photocopy computer typescript drafts, 77 p., 1988

Folder 19
Heart of darkness, 1988

Including:
Annotated computer and photocopy typescript draft, 77 p. 1988

Folder 20
Heart of darkness, 1989

Including:
Sub-draft - annotated computer typescript draft, 89 p., June 1989

Folder 21
Heart of darkness, 1989

Including:
Outline and treatment for 2nd draft, by Buttrose and Simon Hopkinson, 1989
Interim 2nd draft - annotated computer typescript draft, 95 p., July 1989

Folder 22
Heart of darkness, 1989

Including:
2nd draft - annotated computer typescript draft, 96 p., July 1989

Folder 23
Into the heart of darkness, 1989-1990

Including:
Comments and questions from John Clark, 4 August 1989
1st rough 3rd annotated computer typescript draft, 100 p., 26 January 1990

Folder 24
Into the heart of darkness, 1990

Including:
Into the heart of darkness - rough 3rd annotated computer typescript draft, 100 p., February 1990
Notes by Terence Clarke, 18/2/1990

Folder 25
Into the heart of darkness, 1990

Including:
Outline - computer typescript draft, March 1990
3rd annotated computer typescript draft, 100 p., March 1990
Notes
Reading cast, 30 March 1990

Folder 26
Into the heart of darkness, 1990?

Including:
Annotated computer photocopy typescript draft, 111 p.

Folder 27
Mistah Kurtz - he dead!, 1990

Including:
Synopsis and script assessment - computer typescript draft
4th photocopy computer typescript draft (revised following workshopping and performances by NIDA Company as part of The next stage, at NIDA, June-July 1990), 102 p., August 1990
Flyer, program and ticket

Folder 28
Kurtz, 1991

Including:
Kathryn's copy, notes and annotated computer typescript draft, 103 p., 1991

Folder 29
'Virginia on my mind', by Larry Buttrose in two-acts, 1988

Including:
1st annotated computer typescript draft, 63 p., November 1988
Photocopy computer typescript draft, 70 p., 1988

Folder 30
'Virginia on my mind', 1989

Including:
2nd computer typescript draft, 85 p., April 1989

Folder 31
'Virginia on my mind', 1989-1990

Including:
3rd photocopy computer typescript draft, 83 p., June 1989
Australian National Playwrights' Centre assessments of the 3rd draft, 22/11/1989
Synopsis for three-acts - computer typescript draft, 4 p., 1990

Folder 32
'Earth and sky', by Larry Buttrose in two-acts, 1990-1991

Including:
Correspondence, 1990-1991
Reader's assessments from the Australian National Playwrights' Centre, 1990
Photocopy computer typescript draft, 95 p.

Folder 33
Complaints retitled 'Ever ever' then retitled Complaints, by Larry Buttrose in three-acts. First presented during D Week by Griffin Theatre Company at the Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney, Monday 11 1991

Including:
D Week flyer Notes by Buttrose for Griffin Theatre
Griffin correspondence, 1991
Notes and annotated computer and photocopy computer typescript draft, 88 p., 1991

Folder 34
Complaints, 1991-1992

Including:
D-Week comment sheets on the play, 1991
Correspondence, programs and readers' reports from the Australasian Playwrights' conference 1992

Folder 35
'Ever ever', 1992

Including:
Notes and correspondence, 1992
3rd computer typescript draft, 91 p., May 1992

Folder 36
Complaints, 1993-1995

Including:
Act three - computer typescript draft, p. 95-101
Notes and correspondence, 1993-1995
Advertising, program and ticket

Folder 37
'The fag hag' retitled The buried treasure, by Larry Buttrose in two-acts, 1992

Including:
1st computer typescript draft, 72 p., March 1992
1st annotated computer typescript draft, 75 p. (incomplete), Act 1, March and Act 2, 1 May 1992
Paul Thompson's notes, 23 April 1992
Correspondence, 1992

Folder 38
The buried treasure, directed by Louise Luccarini in two-acts. First presented Tuesday 4 April 1995 at Harold Park Hotel, Glebe, Sydney as part of the pub's 'Off the page' weekly play readings, 1995

Including:
Computer typescript draft, 85 p., 14 April 1995
Correspondence, 1995
Cast list and program

Folder 39
Hot shoe shuffle : the new tap musical, original story and concept by David Atkins and Max Lambert; written by Larry Buttrose and Kathryn Riding; choreography by David Atkins and Dein Perry. Two-acts, first performed at The Hills Centre, Castle Hill, Sydney, 7 September 1992, directed by David Atkins, 1992-1996

Including:
Correspondence and financial papers, 1992-1996

Folder 40-41
Hot shoe shuffle : the new tap musical, 1992-1996

Including:
Programs, ticket stubs, receipts and reviews

Folder 42
Hot shoe shuffle : the new tap musical, 1992-1993

Including:
Synopsis - photocopy computer typescript draft, 3 p.
Scene breakdown - photocopy manuscript draft, 6 p.
Songs and scenes - computer typescript draft, 20/7/1992 to 20/8/1992
Character breakdown for costumes - computer typescript draft, 20/8/1992
Computer typescript draft, 77 p., 2/9/1993

Folder 43
Hot shoe shuffle : the new tap musical, 1993-1994

Including:
Computer typescript draft, 28 p., November 1993
Revisions, December 1993 to 20/1/1994

Folder 44
Miscellaneous drama

Including:
'Late night visit' - annotated computer typescript draft, 4 p.
'The publican's wife' - synopsis of opening scene, characters and storyboard
Yes Premier sketch by Larry Buttrose and Mandy Salomon for the Tenth anniversary show, produced by Jill Hickson and Paul Riomfalvy with the assistance of Peter Townley at the Wharf Theatre, Thursday 1 May 1986 - annotated computer typescript draft, 5 p., April 1986; photocopy typescript draft of guidelines, 5 p.; rehearsal schedule and general show information
Untitled play - computer typescript draft, 25 p.

6.3, Film Drama, 1979-1998

Folder 1
Miscellaneous film drama, 1979-1995

Including:
Perry Patetic - a science fiction film made in Adelaide in 1979; director and cinematographer Mark Kimber; script by Larry Buttrose and Span; models and special effects by Bob Reynolds - working script, annotated typescript and carbon typescript draft, 6 p.
Correspondence re 'Rendezvous', 21 January 1983
'The philosophy of Michael Toh', screenplay by Larry Buttrose: treatment - annotated computer typescript draft, 12 p., July 1985
'Harry', by John Yeomans - correspondence re scene-by-scene breakdown of the treatment and annotated typescript draft treatment, 14 January 1985
'First flat', situation comedy by Mandy Salomon, Larry Buttrose and Judy Rymer - notes and 1st pilot computer typescript draft, 25 p., July 1986
Sitcom entitled 'Prestige products', retitled 'The Ring ins', by Mandy Salomon and Larry Buttrose - computer typescript drafts (3), 4 p., 1987 and correspondence 20 January 1988
Sitcom entitled 'Chez Nick' - outline and correspondence, 1994
'Starting out', five submission scenes - carbon computer typescript draft, 12 p.
'Chez Vince', by Larry Buttrose, Vince Sorrenti and Judy Rymer. Six half hour comedy show series edited from stand-up style shows at the Harold Park Hotel, Sydney - computer typescript draft outline and budget, 1990
The night of nights : a serious documentary about funny people, a one-hour television documentary; produced by Mark Morgan, Larry Buttrose, Lou Petho; writer/director Larry Buttrose; cinematographer Lou Petho; produced by Look Sharp Productions and Fatuxa, 1991 - photocopy of correspondence and outline, 1991
'Court of petty passions', short film, script by Larry Buttrose - computer typescript draft, 10 p., correspondence and script notes from Charlie Doane, 1994
'Under the skin', television drama series - correspondence from SBS 21 March 1989
'The pit', scene synopsis - annotated computer typescript draft, 7 p.
'Jo's garage' - computer typescript draft, 3 p.
'Doctor Bogle and Mrs Chandler' - correspondence and agreement, 1991
Untitled synopsis and analysis, 1992
'Cradle Mountain walk' - correspondence and outline, 1994
'The story of the Black Brothers': outline for a documentary - computer typescript draft
Untitled outline - computer typescript draft, 4 p., 20 September 1995
'Deadly masquerade' - notes by Paul Watson

Folder 2
'Soldiers in paradise', by Larry Buttrose, 1982

Including:
Correspondence, 1982
Article entitled 'Seychelles backgrounder', by Buttrose - annotated roneoed computer typescript draft, 7 p., January 1982
Treatment - annotated carbon and roneoed computer typescript draft, 5 p., 26/1/1982
Research material and newspaper cuttings

Folder 3
Face the day : a health media film, story editor Larry Buttrose; made for Health Media, 1986

Including:
Scene breakdown - annotated computer typescript draft, 10 p., May 1986
2nd draft scene breakdown - annotated computer typescript draft, 11 p., May 1986
Contract, subject notes, character outlines, band scenario
Annotated photocopy typescript draft
Parts 1 and 2 annotated computer typescript draft
3rd annotated computer typescript draft, 27 p., 16 June 1986

Folder 4
The Gemini sisters, television comedy series, screenplay by Larry Buttrose, 1984-1986

Including:
Correspondence and contract, 1984-1986

Folder 5
The Gemini sisters, 1984-1985

Including:
Treatment, 16 p., 1984
Outline of one-hour pilot episode, 10 p., 1984
One-hour pilot episode 2nd draft, 10 p., 1984
Pilot sub-first draft, 36 p., April 1985
Notes
Submission to Canberra Youth Theatre for Come Out 85 in two-acts

Folder 6
'Gallows on the sand', screenplay adapted by Larry Buttrose and Mandy Salomon from the novel Gallows on the sand, by Morris West, working title 'The ace of coins', 1985

Including:
Correspondence with Melaleuka North Investments regarding the treatment, 1985
Press release from Melaleuka North Investments
Australian Film Commission information for scriptwriting
Treatment - annotated photocopy typescript draft, 7 p.
Limited scene breakdown - annotated computer typescript drafts (2), 31 p., February 1985
Impressions on the breakdown, 2 p.

Folder 7
'Gallows on the sand', 1985

Including:
1st photocopy computer typescript draft, 162 p., March 1985

Folder 8
'Gallows on the sand', 1985

Including:
1st photocopy computer typescript draft, 117 p., May 1985

Folder 9
'Youth force', screenplay by Larry Buttrose and Mandy Salomon, 1985

Including:
Notes and 1st computer typescript draft and 1st annotated computer typescript draft, 28 p. (2), May 1985

Folder 10
'The search for Jerry Nightingale Junior', screenplay adapted from the stage play by Larry Buttrose entitled 'The search for Jerry Bloomingdale'. Retitled 'The searching of Nightingale Junior', 'Thanatos', 'A glass darkly' and 'Soulship', 1986-1995

Including:
Correspondence, agreements and curriculum vitaes, 1986-1995
Research - newspaper cuttings and articles

Folder 11
'The search for Jerry Nightingale Junior', 1985

Including:
Treatments (2), 10 p. and 13 p., March 1986
Treatment, 13 p., May 1986
Computer typescript draft, 36 p., 1986

Folder 12
'The search for Jerry Nightingale Junior', 1985

Including:
Notes
Treatment - annotated computer typescript draft, 11 p. (4), July 1985
4th annotated computer typescript draft, 46 p., August 1985
4th annotated computer typescript draft, 9 p., September 1985

Folder 13
'The searching of Nightingale Junior', 1986

Including:
Synopsis - annotated typescript draft with white-out corrections, 5 p.
1st annotated computer typescript draft, 99 p., July 1986

Folder 14
'The searching of Nightingale Junior', 1986

Including:
1st annotated computer typescript draft, 108 p., August 1986

Folder 15
'The searching of Nightingale Junior', 1986

Including:
Annotated computer typescript draft, 106 p., November 1986

Folder 16
'Thanatos', 1987

Including:
Correspondence, 1987
Notes on 1st to 2nd draft, photocopy computer typescript draft, 4 p.
2nd annotated photocopy computer typescript draft, 115 p., March 1987

Folder 17
'A glass darkly', script editor Judy Rymer, 1987

Including:
2nd annotated computer typescript draft, 109 p., November 1987

Folder 18
'A glass darkly', 1987

Including:
2nd annotated computer typescript draft, 108 p., November 1987

Folder 19
'A glass darkly', 1987-1989

Including:
Correspondence, 1987-1989
Notes
Script editor's report on the 2nd draft
Treatment, 12 p., 1988
Scene breakdown - photocopy computer typescript drafts, May 1988
Feedback report on scene breakdown - photocopy computer typescript draft, 12 July 1988

Folder 20
'Soulship', 1988

Including:
3rd annotated computer typescript draft (p. 96 missing)
Annotated photocopy typescript draft, 96 p., October 1988

Folder 21
'Soulship', 1988

Including:
3rd annotated computer typescript draft, 119 p., October 1988

Folder 22
'Soulship', 1989

Including:
3rd annotated computer typescript draft, 126 p., 1 January 1989

Folder 23
'Soulship', 1989

Including:
Annotated computer typescript draft, 130 p. (incomplete - title page missing), 15 January 1989

Folder 24
'Soulship', 1989

Including:
3rd annotated computer typescript draft, 121 p., 29 January 1989

Folder 25
'Soulship', 1989

Including:
Annotated computer typescript draft, 124 p. (incomplete - title page missing), 10 February 1989

Folder 26-27
'Soulship', 1989

Including:
3rd annotated computer typescript drafts (3), 123 p., 15 February 1989

Folder 28
'Soulship', 1989

Including:
3rd annotated computer typescript drafts (3), 123 p., 15 February 1989
Feedback reports by Harold Lander on the 3rd draft - photocopy computer typescript draft, 3 p., 20 February 1989
Correspondence and feedback reports from Keith Thompson and Ken Quinnell, 19 April 1989

Folder 29
'Soulship', 1989

Including:
4th annotated computer typescript drafts, 120 p., April/May 1989

Folder 30
'Soulship', 1989

Including:
4th annotated computer typescript drafts (2), 119 p., June 1989

Folder 31
'Soulship', 1989

Including:
4th annotated computer typescript drafts (2), 119 p., June 1989
Correspondence and feedback report on 4th draft from Keith Thompson, 8 August 1989

Folder 32
'Soulship', 1990

Including:
Rough 5th annotated computer typescript draft, 109 p., 22 April 1990

Folder 33
'Soulship', 1990

Including:
Notes and 5th annotated photocopy computer typescript draft, 112 p., May 1990

Folder 34
'Soulship', 1990

Including:
5th draft, 2nd revision annotated computer typescript, 101 p., 20 November 1990

Folder 35
'Soulship', 1991

Including:
5th photocopy computer typescript draft, 101 p., 1 May 1991

Folder 36
'Soulship', 1991

Including:
Notes on 8 July 1991 meeting
Notes on response to A.F.C. meeting 11 July 1991 from Charlie Strachan
Criticisms of the 5th draft
6th draft synopsis - computer typescript draft, 4 p., 1991
6th draft outline - photocopy computer typescript draft, 8 p., August 1991
6th draft outline - computer typescript draft, 4 p., September 1991
6th draft outline - computer typescript draft, 4 p., October 1991
Note to Judy Rymer

Folder 37
'A country practice', episode 486, block no. 243 entitled 'Ghost of a chance', part II, sample scenes by Larry Buttrose, 1987

Including:
Correspondence 1987
Notes
Annotated computer typescript draft, 27 p.
Précis of episode 485
Computer typescript draft, 31 p.
Copy of 'A country practice', episode 23, block no. 12 entitled 'The agoraphobic', by David Boutland, 1981

Folder 38
'The honey trap', screenplay by Larry Buttrose, 1987

Including:
Correspondence, 1987
Annotated computer typescript draft, 121 p., August 1987

Folder 39
'The honey trap', 1987

Including:
Annotated photocopy computer typescript draft, 121 p., August 1987

Folder 40
'Belle letters', 1987

Including:
Correspondence, 1987
Synopsis (2), 1987
Proposal - annotated computer typescript drafts (3), March 1987

Folder 41
Movietone memories video documentary written by Larry Buttrose and Alec Morgan; directed by Alec Morgan; produced by Chris Oliver; production company Tru Vu Pictures, 1988-1990

Including:
Remember when : the golden years of movietone film - correspondence, contract, royalty statements, research, notes and headings, 1988-1990

Folder 42
Remember when : the golden years of movietone, 1988

Including:
Treatment - annotated computer typescript drafts (2), March 1988
Treatment - annotated computer typescript draft, April 1988
Extended treatment - computer typescript draft, 62 p.

Folder 43
Remember when : the golden years of movietone, 1988?

Including:
1st annotated computer typescript draft
Annotated computer typescript draft
Sequences - annotated computer and photocopy typescript drafts (4)

Folder 44
Remember when : the golden years of movietone, 1988?

Including:
Pieces to camera - annotated computer typescript draft (2)

Folder 45
'Virginia on my mind', screenplay by Larry Buttrose, 1988

Including:
Synopsis - computer typescript draft (2)
Typescript notes
1st annotated computer typescript draft, 93 p., October 1988

Folder 46
'Virginia on my mind', 1988

Including:
1st computer typescript draft, 95 p., November 1988

Folder 47
'Virginia on my mind', 1988

Including:
Computer typescript draft, 96 p., 1988

Folder 48
'Virginia on my mind', 1989

Including:
1st computer typescript draft, 106 p., March 1989

Folder 49
'Virginia on my mind', 1989

Including:
2nd computer typescript draft, 105 p., 1989

Folder 50
'Virginia on my mind', 1989

Including:
Rough 3rd annotated computer typescript draft, 117 p., 1989
Notes on rough 3rd draft - computer typescript, 3 p., 14 November 1989

Folder 51
'Virginia on my mind', 1989

Including:
3rd annotated computer typescript draft, 114 p., November 1989
Scene 2, p. 10-14

Folder 52
'Virginia on my mind', 1990

Including:
3rd computer typescript draft, 116 p., April 1990
Facsimile notes for 4th draft from Christopher Miles, 20 June 1990

Folder 53
'Virginia on my mind', 1990

Including:
5th revised photocopy computer typescript draft, 105 p., 18 July 1992

Folder 54
'Virginia on my mind', 1993

Including:
6th annotated computer typescript draft, 100 p., April 1993

Folder 55
'Virginia on my mind', 1988-1998

Folder 56
'Virginia on my mind', 1988-1998

Including:
Script changes
Curriculum vitaes
Extract from Virginia Woolf's 'A terrible tragedy on a duckpond', 8 April 1990

Folder 57
'Tropics', 1989-1990

Including:
Correspondence

Folder 58
'Bush justice', story by Larry Buttrose and Peter English; screenplay by Buttrose, 1990-1991

Including:
Outline - computer typescript drafts (2), 5 p. and 6 p., 1990
Notes and sub 1st annotated computer typescript draft, 107 p., February 1991

Folder 59
Gino, screenplay by Vince Sorrenti and Larry Buttrose; directed by Jackie McKimmie; produced by Ross Matthews in 1993, 1988-1994

Including:
Correspondence, contracts, curriculum vitae's and reviews, 1990-1994
Treatment - photocopy computer typescript draft entitled 'The five lives of Gino', April 1988
Photocopy computer typescript draft, 27 p., 1988
Outlines - computer typescript drafts (3), 1990
1st and 2nd story line - computer typescript drafts

Folder 60
Gino, 1990

Including:
1st photocopy computer typescript draft, 93 p., October 1990
Proposed changes to 1st draft - computer typescript draft, 2 p.

Folder 61
Gino, 1991

Including:
2nd draft, 1st editing - annotated computer typescript draft, p. 85-98 (incomplete)
3rd annotated computer typescript draft, 101 p., 20 February 1991

Folder 62
Gino, 1992

Including:
Annotated photocopy computer typescript draft, 75 p., 4 March 1992
Annotated computer typescript draft, 52 p., (incomplete), 10 March 1992

Folder 63
Gino, 1992

Including:
Revised 3rd annotated photocopy computer typescript draft, 100 p., 20 March 1992

Folder 64
Gino, 1992

Including:
Annotated photocopy computer typescript draft, 98 p., 23 March 1992

Folder 65
Gino, 1992

Including:
Photocopy computer typescript draft, 77 p., 27 March 1992
Script assessment by Geoffrey Atherden, 12 April 1992

Folder 66
Gino, 1992

Including:
Revised 3rd annotated photocopy computer typescript draft, 107 p., 4 June 1992

Folder 67
Gino, 1992

Including:
Computer typescript draft, 107 p., 1992

Folder 68
Gino, 1992

Including:
Computer typescript draft, 87 p., 1992

Folder 69
Gino, 1992

Including:
Annotated photocopy computer typescript draft, 101 p., 12/12/1992
Notes, 10/2/1993

Folder 70
Gino, 1993

Including:
Final computer typescript draft, 98 p., 1 March 1993

Folder 71
Gino, 1993

Including:
Final annotated computer typescript draft with blue and pink page inserts, 98 p., 1 March 1993
Script amendments no. 1 Blue, 16 March 1993
Crew and cast lists, 15 March 1993

Folder 72
'Back to Italy', feature film; story by Vince Sorrenti; screenplay by Sorrenti and Larry Buttrose, 1992-1993

Including:
Correspondence, 1992
Synopsis - computer typescript draft, 11 p., October 1992
Notes
Outline - computer typescript draft entitled 'Back to Italy'
1st draft scene breakdown, 13/8/1993
1st annotated computer typescript draft, 93 p.

Folder 73
'Back to Italy', 1993

Including:
1st photocopy computer typescript draft, 92 p., June 1993

Folder 74
'Back to Italy', 1996

Including:
Photocopy computer typescript draft for Realworld Pictures, 91 p., 1996

Folder 75
'The jester', screenplay by Larry Buttrose and George Smilovici, 1995

Including:
Correspondence, 1995
Financial papers
2nd computer typescript draft, 98 p., September 1994
Preliminary notes - facsimile typescript, 2 p., 9/5/1995
Facsimile readers reports on stage development of 3rd draft, 26 September 1995

Folder 76
'The maze of the muse', screenplay adapted by Larry Buttrose from his novel of the same name, 1996

Including:
2nd annotated computer typescript draft, together with notes by Paul Thompson, 91 p., 1996

Folder 77
'The maze of the muse', 1998

Including:
3rd annotated computer typescript draft, 160 p., June 1998

Folder 78
'The maze of the muse', 1998

Including:
Draft 3A - annotated photocopy computer typescript, 135 p., 23 June 1998

Folder 79
'Seinfeld', special episode entitled 'Ostrich prosciutto', spec script written by Kathryn Riding and Larry Buttrose, 1993

Including:
Computer typescript draft (2), 28 p.
Correspondence, 1993
Reading flyers

Folder 80
'Hot shoe shuffle : the movie', by Larry Buttrose and Kathryn Riding, 1994-1995

Including:
Synopsis - computer typescript draft, 2 p.
Extended treatment, scene breakdown with sample scenes - computer typescript draft, 33 p.
Meetings notes - annotated computer typescript drafts, 20-21 December 1994
Facsimile assessment, 21/12/1994
Feedback on extended treatment and scene breakdown - facsimile computer typescript draft, 29 March 1995
Script notes, January-April 1995
Report from Stephen Measday, 6/4/1995
Reader's report - photocopy computer typescript draft, 7 August 1995
Financial arrangements with Rick Raftos, 8 August 1995
Curriculum vitaes

 

Series 7 Works Directed by Buttrose, 1985-1986

Folder 1
Opera opera! a comedy of our times, written by Paul Livingston, Sally McKenzie, Penny Biggins, Geoff Aldridge, Mandy Salomon and Larry Buttrose; directed by Buttrose; produced by the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust and Gap Productions. Presented by A.E.T.T., Belvoir Street Downstairs Theatre, Surry Hills, Sydney. Preview Monday 25 November 1985, opened, Tuesday 26 November 1985

Including:
Correspondence, contract, 1985
Notes, production schedules
1st annotated computer typescript draft, 10/10/1985
2nd annotated computer typescript draft, November 1985
News release, flyers, ticket stubs, reviews

Folder 2
Shelley, Lawson and Frank Hardy live, directed by Larry Buttrose. First performed at the Revesby Workers', Sydney, Wednesday 30 July 1986 with Frank Hardy reading from the reissued The outcasts of Foolgarah, But the dead are many, Hardy's people and The loser now will be later to win; Zoe Carides reciting selections from Shelly; Stephen Rae reciting poems by Lawson; selection of Lawson's songs performed by Robin Barnett, 1986

Including:
Correspondence
Notes
Show order
Buttrose's computer typescript introduction (2)
News release, 10 July 1986 (2)
Program, ticket and newspaper cuttings

Folder 3
The mask of anarchy part 1 Ozymandias, by Percy Shelley; two-minute film clip co-directed by Larry Buttrose and Edwin Hill; scored by Peter Westheimer; narrated by Buttrose; featuring Alexander Harris as the traveller; art directed by Iris Wakulenko; filmed on the sand hills at Kernell, Sydney, September 1986. The idea developed from the show Shelley, Lawson and Frank Hardy live. Premiered on the ABC 'State of the arts' television program on 12 October 1986, introduced by Andrew Saw, 1986

Including:
Research material
Computer typescript outline of The mask of anarchy
Correspondence, research material, notes and review

 

Series 8 Manager/Agent/Tour administrator, 1986-1995

Folder 1
Paul Livingston (Flacco), 1987-1989

Including:
Correspondence, biographical information, contracts, financial papers and reviews

Folder 2
Dog songs performed by Even Orchestra, tour administrator Larry Buttrose, 1986-1988

Including:
Correspondence, contract, financial papers, schedule, flyer and program, 1986-1988

Folder 3
Mark Trevorrow, 1988-1995

Including:
Correspondence, biographical information, contracts, financial papers and reviews

 

Series 9 Quietly Confident cabaret group, 1982-1983

Quietly Confident cabaret group formed in Adelaide in June/July 1982. The group members were Len Lindon, Larry Buttrose, Simon Penny, Tim Lloyd, Ben Harris and Moses Carmen. In October 1982 Len, Larry, Simon and Moses relocated to Sydney, and in March 1983 Mark Conway replaced Simon Penny. Buttrose continued with the group until September 1983.

Folder 1
Miscellaneous, 1982-1983

Including:
Group's biography
Correspondence
Minutes of meeting
Show commitments
Advertising material and reviews
Drafts of words and music for shows including: Fashionably late, words and music by Leonard Lindon (Huyen Duc) (one song by Noel Coward), 1982
Republic of Australia
'The sleep of reason'
The second greatest threat
Le contrat de amour
Indian Pacific
Surf on by
'Theme from the 1982 Annual Wombat Awards'
Gallipoli is just the tip of the iceberg
'The ballad of Christopher'
'Don't touch that coffee, Bert'
'My wife is a married woman'
'The bomb'
'The little man inside me'

Folder 2
Scenario X stage show, first performed by Quietly Confident in 5 parts; written by Larry Buttrose, Leonard Lindon and Mark Conway from an original idea by Lindon; produced by Peter Watts, Downstairs at Nimrod Theatre, 1 September 1983

Including:
Contract, research material, synopsis, financial papers, notes, advertising, flyers and reviews, 1983
Photocopy typescript draft, by Buttrose, Lindon and Conway, 12/6/1983

Folder 3
'The sleep of reason : an epic political thriller', by a Wombat retitled The unicorn, written by Larry Buttrose and Len Lindon, 1982-1983

Including:
Research material, chronology, treatment and notes
Photocopy typescript draft (incomplete)
1st annotated typescript draft, 186 p., 6 parts, 30/6/1982

Folder 4
The unicorn, 1982

Including:
2nd computer typescript draft, 101 p., two-acts, 1982
Correspondence, research material, notes and review

 

Series 10 The Gap Club, 1983-1988

This series relates to the cabaret theatre The Gap, re-named The Gap Club, co-founded by Larry Buttrose, Mandy Salomon and Judy Barnsley in late 1983. This theatre operated from the second level of the Sydney Trade Union Club in Surry Hills.

Records include correspondence, notes on proposed shows, scripts, production schedules, financial records, promotional material, press clippings and photographs. Together, these materials present a detailed picture of the operation of a small, innovative, successful theatre enterprise in a competitive environment.

Folder 1-5
Correspondence, general business and financial papers, 1983-1988

Folder 6-7
Advertising material for various shows, 1983-1988

Folder 8
Reviews, 1983-1988

Folder 9
Moments of brilliance and the soap opera it incorporates entitled 111 Foveaux Street, storylined and directed by Buttrose. Thirteen episodes, first performed at The Gap, level 2, Sydney Trade Union Club, Surry Hills, 10 August 1983

Including:
Correspondence, contract and draft agreement
Notebook containing general notes and drafts of the play
Outlines, reviews, flyers, notes, production schedule and guest list

Folder 10
Moments of brilliance, 1983

Including:
Annotated typescript drafts for episodes 1 and 2, 10/8/1983 and 17/8/1983
Episodes 1-3, storyline by scenes for pilot, 10/8/1983

Folder 11
Moments of brilliance, 1983

Including:
Annotated typescript drafts for episodes 3-6, 24/8/1983 to 14/9/1983

Folder 12
Moments of brilliance, 1983

Including:
Annotated typescript drafts for episodes 7-10, 27/11/1983 to 18/12/1983

Folder 13
Moments of brilliance, 1984

Including:
Annotated typescript drafts for episodes 11-13, 26/7/1984 to 24/10/1984

Folder 14
Gap date, written by Geoff Aldridge, Mandy Salomon and Larry Buttrose. First premiered at The Gap, Trade Union Club, Surry Hills, Sydney, Thursday 16 August 1984,

Including:
Survey, advertising, program and flyer

Folder 15
Characters I : women comics from across Australia, writer/director/co-producer Larry Buttrose. Stand up comedy series of Australian female comics, first premiered at The Gap, Trade Union Club, Surry Hills, Sydney, featuring Wendy Harmer, Sue Ingleton and Mandy Salomon, Tuesday 31 January 1984

Including:
Program, advertising, ticket stub and notes

Folder 16
Characters II : women comics from across Australia, premiered at The Gap, Trade Union Club, Surry Hills, Sydney, Thursday 3 January 1985 1984-1985

Including:
Correspondence and financial papers, 1984-1985

Folder 17
Characters II : women comics from across Australia, 1985

Including:
Contracts and correspondence

Folder 18
Characters II : women comics from across Australia, 1984-1985

Including:
Reviews and advertising

Folder 19
Characters II - record album entitled Women comics from across Australia, recorded live January-February 1985 at The Gap, 1985-1986

Including:
Correspondence, contracts, financial papers and reviews relating to the record album and video, 1985-1986

Folder 20
Characters III : the final chapter, produced and directed by Judy Barnsley and Larry Buttrose for The Gap Theatre Productions and the Sydney Theatre Company. Cabaret-style show first previewed at The Wharf Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney, Tuesday 1 April 1986, opened 3 April 1986

Including:
Correspondence, financial papers and report

Folder 21
Characters III : the final chapter, 1986

Including:
Contracts, scripts and advertising

Folder 22
Characters III : the final chapter, 1986

Including:
Reviews and a photocopy of an M.A. (Pass)Theatre Studies thesis entitled Characters 3! - the final chapter, by Jacklyn Marett Leiboff

Folder 23
The fourpenny opera, written and directed by Andrew Lindsay; dramaturg Graham Pitts; musical director Matthew Fargher. First performed by Red Weather at Childers Street Theatre, Canberra, 8-19 September 1987

Including:
Correspondence, flyers, notes on the cast, production notes
Annotated photocopy typescript drafts (2), 1987

Folder 24
Rubble - Sydney after the bicentennial - working title 'Beyond Sydney 2000', written by Paul Livingston (Flacco), Sally McKenzie, Geoff Kelso, Mandy Salomon and Larry Buttrose; director Larry Buttrose. Premiered at The Gap, 2nd Level, Trade Union Club, Surry Hills, Sydney, 21 May 1987

Including:
Correspondence, notes, financial papers, media launch, guest lists, advertising material, programs, flyers, ticket and reviews

Folder 25
Rubble - Sydney after the bicentennial, 1987

Including:
Notes, outline and manuscript and annotated computer typescript drafts (4)

 

Series 11 Miscellaneous Papers, 1969-1995

Folder 1-3
Australian Film Commission special assistance program residential workshop at Hepburn Springs and Katoomba, 1988

Folder 4
Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Comedy writing workshop, 1988

Folder 5
Brochures and newsletters, c. 1970s-1995

Folder 6
Art brochures, catalogues, newsletters and theatre programs, c. 1970s-1995

Folder 7
Travel miscellany, c. 1976-1995

Folder 8
Personal material, 1969-1995

Matriculation examination material, 1969
University of Adelaide 1976 graduation handbook
Curriculum vitaes
Copy of Buttrose's Will, 6 August 1989
Video library typescript list
Salomon Buttrose Productions information, 1986
Various types of cigarette cards

Folder 9
Printed copies of magazines, 1974-1979

Real poetry, edited by Stephen Measday, Larry Buttrose and Donna Maegraith, no. 2, 1979, 2 copies: no. 1 and no. 74 of 150 numbered copies)
Bogus, edited by Gary Oliver, Jan 1974
Free, edited by Mal Morgan, 1972
Underwear prediction : the Australian Women's Weekly, edited by Ken Bolton and Carol Novack (2); Haphazard series, 1973

 

Series 12 Works by Others, c. 1980-1994

Folder 1
The second victory, by Morris L. West

Including:
Final draft screenplay - photocopy typescript draft, 69 p.

Folder 2
Copies of poetry, prose and dramatic works sent to Buttrose by other writers, c. 1980-1987

Including:
Two untitled anonymous articles
'Come to the new cabaret', by John Ferguson
'Comedy - a sunrise industry on a landscape of gloom', by John Ferguson
Untitled article by Mandy Salomon
'Between Duchamp and Warhol lies the shadow : the work of Gary Willis', by Helen Topliss
'A performance', by Belinda Holland, 1982
'Living on the surface', by Adrian Martin, 23/6/1982
'Noble savages', by Felicity Ward
Copies of poems by Dwight David, 1984
'Yellow : a short story', by Alec Morgan, 1987

Folder 3
Copies of poetry, prose and dramatic works sent to Buttrose by other writers, 1984-1988

Including:
Who was Harry Larsen? by Frank Hardy - computer typescript draft, [1984]
Correspondence and notes to Buttrose re That place called New South Wales : images and impressions after 200 years, by John Peel, 29/9/1986
'An angry young man', by P.J. Date - roneoed typescript draft of poems
'Blazing gyprock', by Greg Luckman - annotated photocopy typescript draft
'The gap between', by Tim Burns - version 2, photocopy typescript draft, 14 p.
'Adnjamathanha', by Donna Maegraith - annotated roneoed typescript
'His own little world', by Anthony Ackroyd - photocopy computer typescript draft, 32 p., 28/11/1988

Folder 4
Copies of poetry, prose and dramatic works sent to Buttrose by other writers, 1989-1994

Including:
Poem entitled 'This sister of mercy', by Gary - facsimile typescript draft, October 1989
Short story entitled 'Missing the last mass', by Maeliosa Stafford - annotated typescript draft, 5 p.
Synopsis entitled 'Strength of tradition' - photocopy manuscript draft, 4 p.
Untitled article on gangs in New Zealand by Alec Morgan - computer typescript draft, 17 p., 1989
'Schooner town', by Mark Morgan: outline - 1st computer typescript draft and note, November 1992 and storyboard for 1st half, 2nd draft
'The lyre bird', by John Erichsen and Gay Scales - outline, treatment drafts and agreement, 1994
'Going finish', a film by Mark Worth - concept and treatment
'Hope Ryan', original title 'Cunnilingus', edited by Michael Hope and Brendan Ryan
Two poems by Tom Thompson entitled 'Barbarian' and 'Fairy'

 

Series 13 Folio Material, 1979-1998

Folio 1
Drawings, clipping, drafts and page proofs, 1979-1998

Including:
Drawings and photocopies of drawings
Newspaper cutting
Perry Patetic - annotated photocopy typescript, draft, 6 p.,
'Don't look for me, Juanita', by Malcolm McCallum - computer typescript draft, 25 p., 1983
The maze of the muse - 1st page proofs with author's notes and changes, 15 May 1998
Birthday card
Various posters advertising productions at The Gap, Sydney Trade Union Club

 

Series 14 Audio Visual, 1975-1988

Folder 1
45 rpm record of Republic of Australia, vocals by Quietly Confident; words by Leonard Lindon and Larry Buttrose; music by Leonard Lindon and Leon "Moses" Carmen'; producer/arranger Russell Handley; recorded at Basilisk Studio, Sydney, May 1983. Side A Republic of Australia, 1983-1988, Side B, Aussie push plays pub politics or Aussie push a ranting and a raving or both

Folder 2
The big world - 3½" floppy disk

Folder 3-4
Video cassettes of Mistah Kurtz - he dead!, Acts 1 and 2 (2)

Folder 5
Video cassette of Pallas, January 1987

Folder 6
Video cassette of Opera opera!, Belvoir Street Theatre, 3/12/1985

Folder 7
Video cassette of 111 Foveaux Street, 21/9/1984

Folder 8
Video cassette of 111 Foveaux Street, 24 October 1984

Folder 9
Video cassette of Gap date, 16/8/1984

Folder 10
Video cassette of Rubble - Sydney after the bicentennial at The Gap, 12 June 1987

Folder 11
Magnetic tape of Characters 3 : the final chapter, Acts 1 and 2

Folder 12
Magnetic recording tape of Judy Jacques reading 'Cage bird blues', written by Eric Beach and Judy Jacques

Folder 13
Audio cassette of poetry readings by Gig Ryan and Tom Thompson, 1978

Folder 14
Audio cassette of poetry readings by Dorothy Hewett, Nick Pounder, Lee Cataldi, Nigel Roberts and Kate Llewellyn, 1978

Folder 15
Audio cassette of the Tenth Balmain poetry reading, 1978

Folder 16
Audio cassette of New Year decade reading and 'Blind I'vs', 24/2/80

Folder 17
Audio cassette of 1st half of Poets' Union readings by Wilding, Michael Witt, Phil Roberts and Glen Thomassetti

Folder 18
Audio cassette of Writers' in the Park reading, 17/9/1985

Folder 19
Audio cassette of Writers' in the Park readings by Sally McKenzie, Mandy Salomon, 28 October 1986

Folder 20
Audio cassette of Buttrose interviewing Cook; Kelso; Pilger; Fraser; and Bowers, 1979-1983

Folder 21
Audio cassette of Buttrose interviewing a Brisbane train driver; Victoria Roberts; J.J. Pilger; Donna; The Clash; and Q.C. Republic of Australia, 1979-1983

Folder 22
Audio cassette of Buttrose interviewing Don Dunstan at 5MMM opening; Shelton, Mandy and Larry on 5MMM, 20/4/80

Folder 23
Audio cassette of Buttrose interviewing Timothy Pascoe and Gough Whitlam, June 1983

Folder 24
Audio cassette of Buttrose interviewing Bob Ellis, 25/7/1983

Folder 25
Audio cassette of Buttrose interviewing Wim Wenders, 5/4/1983

Folder 26
Audio cassette of Buttrose interviewing Nicole Kidman, 28/2/1989

Folder 27-28
Audio cassettes of G. R. Baker interviewing residents of Eden regarding the effects of WWII on the town, 13 August 1975

Folder 29
Audio cassette of early draft of FPP with Melanie and Mandy Salomon and Larry Buttrose

Folder 30
Audio cassette of Buttrose interviewing Professor Noel Butlin on Aboriginal numbers and David Hughes

Folder 31-36
Audio cassettes of Black Brothers research for a film documentary, 1989

Folder 37-38
Audio cassettes of Scenario X, 1983

Folder 39
Audio cassette of 'Jerry Bloomingdale' reading, 5-2-1984

Folder 40
Audio cassette of Opera opera!, 28/11/1985

Folder 41-43
Audio cassette of Characters III, 1986

Folder 44
Audio cassette of Santo, ABC FM; producer Jane Howard, 20/5/1986

Folder 45
Audio cassette of Santo, Playwrights' Conference, 1985

Folder 46
Audio cassette of Mandy Salomon, Wendy Harmer, Julie McCrossin and Larry Buttrose on various radio stations
Judy in Characters III : the final chapter at the Wharf, 1985

Folder 47
Audio cassette of Pallas opening night, Actors' Studio, WA Academy of the Arts, Perth; performer Julie Moody, 7/1/1987

Folder 48
Audio cassette of Paul Vox + Ticking Clock (Flacco)

Folder 49
Audio cassette of Rex Rumikaike Opm Rep Sydney

Folder 50
Audio cassette of Playwrights' Conference 2

 

Series 15 Photographs, c. 1979-1995

Box-folder 1
Miscellaneous photographs, negatives, slides and proofs

Including:
Mandy Salomon
Melanie Salomon
Quietly Confident negatives (4)
Frank Hardy, Zoe Carides, Stephen Rae and Robin Barnett
Joseph P. Kerwin, astronaut
Preparing Columbia for flight
James Draper, by Simon Penny
Opera opera!, directed by Larry Buttrose
Miscellaneous personal photographs
Art works entitled Landscape and Urban landscape, 1987 (2)
Larry Buttrose (2 colour)
Ozymandias, music video poem (2 colour photographs and 1 slide)
Julia Moody in Pallas (5)
Skirmishes, written by Catherine Hayes; directed by Nicholas Papademetriou, Belvoir Street Theatre, 8 July 1987 (3)
Miscellaneous colour proofs and negatives
Mandy Salomon and Larry Buttrose - negatives
Rubble - Sydney after the bicentennial, photographs, proofs, negatives and slides

Box-folder 2
Miscellaneous photographs, negatives, slides and proofs

Including:
Atomic theory of advertising, 1986
An eminent man of letters (3 slides)
Paul Livingston (Flacco) (3)
Paul Livingston and Mandy Salomon
Paul Livingston in The navigator : a medieval odyssey (2)
Scenario X, stage show performed by Quietly Confident (8)
Mandy Salomon
Vince Sorrenti
The King Neptune day & night club launch
Kathryn Riding
Proofs
Unidentified trapeze artist
Academy Library, UNSW Canberra reading by Buttrose (4)
Photographs and negatives of Buttrose and friends (4)
Slides (8) including 1 taken in Bath and 6 taken in Egypt

Box-folder 3
The Gap Club theatre archive of black and white promotional photographs, proof sheets, negatives and one bromide, 1983-1988

Including:
Geraldine Turner
Characters II : women comics from across Australia (10)
Characters III : the final chapter (10)
111 Foveaux Street photographs and page proofs (7)
Sleazy Sue and the Hamfats
Ric Carter
Peter Head
Red Weather cast from The fourpenny opera, playing at The Gap, 1-31 October
Bachelors from Prague(2)
The Czecks (2)
Lee Stetson
Dino Valentino
Judy Tenuta
Emo Philips
Promotional photographs, proof sheets, negatives and bromide
Untitled colour photographs (2)

Box-folder 4
The Gap Club theatre archive of black and white promotional photographs, proof sheets, negatives and slides, 1983-1988

Including:
Colour slides (5)
Gap comix, Raymond Brazil's black and white shots of performances at The Gap, 1984 (25)
Black & white proofs of Larry Buttrose and Mandy Salomon (5)

Box-folder 5
The Gap Club theatre archive of black and white promotional photographs, 1983-1988

Including:
Oversize black and white shots of performances at The Gap Club

 

Series 16 Posters, 1979-1995

Oversize 1
The Gap Club Posters, 1979-1995

Map cabinet 2, drawer 2, including:
The blessed opening of the Second Level, Trade Union Club, 111 Foveaux St, Surry Hills: Fri July 8, blessed by Jonathon Coleman; opened by Kev. Kavanagh; Espresso funny stories, John Gillies and Lucy Lasso. Sat July 9, Not soley but mainly women in cabaret, compere Rose Costello, Boppa Clarinas, Jan Cornall, Maree Cunnington, Fantales, Furious Chickens, Vagary. Sun July 10, Grotesque Monkey Choir with Vince Metropolis, The Comets, Human Sacrifice, Lego Boy, Main and Mangle and Tina
Sedition : a contemporary independent music festival, Apr 83, Anzac weekend, Friday 22, Saturday 23, Sunday 24, Sydney Trade Union Club, Surry Hills. Music third floor; performance, film, video, sound & installations, second floor, co-ordinated by Art Unit. Poster printed by Art Unit; designed by Wart
Stright-up presents Oi for England, by Trevor Griffiths, opens 28 Feb, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Sun at The Gap, level 2, Sydney Trade Union Club
The Castanets, coming April 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, The Gap, level 2, Trade Union Club
The Castanets, April 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, The Gap, level 2, Sydney Trade Union Club, 111 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
The Gap from May 1st, Tues Video magazine; Wed Womens music; Thurs Gap comix, Sydney Trade Union Club, level 2
The Gap, Aug Thurs 30 Video magazine; Fri 31 Video magazine , Lighthouse keepers; Sat Sept 1 Video magazine, Naughty rhythms; Sun 2 Frame-up (movie), Contemp. jazz, Trade Union
Club, 2nd level, every Wednesday, extended season Moments of brilliance, featuring Inner city soapie 'III Foveaux St' [and] Fun lodge on vacation, 3 perf. only, Th 25, Fri 26, Sat 27
The Gap Club returns with Wendy Harmer and the Cabbage Bros., January, Sydney trade Union Club - Umbrella event, The Festival of Sydney, 1987
Red Weather [in] The fourpenny opera, new Australian play, The Gap, level 2, Sydney Trade Union Club, 1-31 October (Red Weather gratefully acknowledge the support of the Theatre Board of the Australia Council and Lindsays Toyfactory, Leichhardt
Triple bill, funny stories: 1. Pumping Blood; 2. Video premier [of] Tablepiece; 3. The glove show; The Gap, Sydney Trade Union Club, Sunday July 8-Monday July 9
Strip Jack naked, Sue Ingleton; directed by Kerry Dwyer, The Gap, Sydney Trade Union Club, Surry Hills, 26th October-17th Nov'ber
Entertainment this week salutes The best (crossed out) worst of Lamont Cranston, Dec 28-31, The Gap, Sydney Trade Union Club
K.M.A. Festival Jumping at the Gap, Tue 20th Dec, Morrison Bros Big Bad Band, Women and Children First, Le Claire Quintet, Sketches, Nebula, 2nd level, Trade Union Club, 111 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
K.M.A. Festival Jumping at the Gap, Wed 21st Dec, Mark Simmonds, The Benders, Give Way, Suburban Guerrillas, Rated X, Joe Lane & Killer Joe, 2nd level, Trade Union Club, 111 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
The Big Hand Theatre Co [presents] The martyrdom of Peter Ohey, by Slavomir Mrozek, The Gap, Sydney Trade Union Club, 111 Foveaux St, Surry Hills, Wed 11 - Sat 14, Tue 17 - Sat 21, Tue 24 - Sat 28 Nov
The Gap, Sydney Trade Union Club tick where applicable, Jan, Sun 15, 22, 29; Tue 17, 24; Wed 18, 25; Thur 19, 26
Gap Comics, compere Mandy Salomon, Thurs weekly
The Gap, Trade Union, Aug [presents] Womens dance; Gap comix 9th; Gap date 16th; Videomagazine 28 & 30th; Soapie 23rd; Sunday jazz 'Fame-up Sundays'
The Gap, Trade Union Club, July [presents] Womens dance 1, 8, 15 & 22nd; Gap comix; C and W comedy; Video; Jazz; Film; Soapie; Funny stories; Women in cabaret (2)
Sydney's cabaret venue The Gap [presents] Jan Cornall in Standing up bent, Sydney Trade Union Club, level 2, Nov 4, 5, 6; also every Thursday In Sydney tonight! verso In Sydney tonight, The Gap, 27 Oct 83, Sydney Trade Union Club, level 2; also Oct 28, 29, 30 a night on The wild frontier
In Sydney tonight, The Gap, 27 Oct 83, Sydney Trade Union Club, level 2; also Oct 28, 29, 30 a night on The wild frontier
In Sydney tonight, Sydney's cabaret venue, The Gap, Sydney Trade Union Club, level 2, premiere Thurs Oct 20, Sydney Trade Union Club, level 2; also Oct 21 - 23, a night on The wild frontier The Gap and the Sydney Theatre Company present Australia's top women comics in a return season of Characters 2!, opens April 25 at The Wharf, Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay (2)
Characters II! : women comics from across Australia, The Gap, Sydney Trade Union Club, January 3-19; assisted by the Theatre Board of the Australia Council as part of The Festival of Sydney, 1985 (2) one signed For Paul, With love, Wendy Harmer

Oversize 2
The Gap Club and miscellaneous posters, 1979-1995

Map cabinet 2, drawer 3, including:
Fifi L'Amour and David De Most, The Gap, Level 2, Sydney Trade Union Club, Level 2, December 6 to 8 [and] Conway Carnival, December 13-15 [and] Don't look for me Juanita, by the Late Night Theatre Co., The Gap, Level 2, Sydney Trade Union Club, Level 2, December 6-8, 13-15 (2)
Word is out return of the soapie '111 Foveaux' The Gap, Sydney Trade Union Club, Level 2, Sun 27 Nov, 4, 11, 18 Dec.; Mandy Salomon, Sally McKenzie, Geoff Aldridge, Michael Lake; producer Judy Barnsley; story/direction Larry Buttrose (3)
Gap date, Thursdays in Sept, Trade Union Club [and] Gap comix , September 14, 15 28, 29 [and] Soapie, Sept 21, 22, Trade Union Club
Gap date extended season must end Oct 25th [and] Gap comix : funny stories, cowboy comedy and music, the soapie, Trade Union Club, 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 & 24 October
Fest.Fringe 'Ad Hoc at the Gap!', The Gap, Level 2, Sydney Trade, Sun 15 & 22, Tue 17 & 24, Wed 18 & 25, Thurs 19 & 26
Rubble : Sydney after the bicentennial, The Gap, 2nd Level, Sydney Trade Union Club, opens May 21, assisted by the Theatre Board of the Australia Council (2)
Synopsis of Rubble : Sydney after the bicentennial, The Gap, 2nd Level, Sydney Trade Union Club, opens May 21, assisted by the Theatre Board of the Australia Council
Characters, premiere at The Gap, Tuesday 31st January
In Sydney tonight, featuring Graham Bond, Mic & Jim Conway (ex Captain Matchbox), Victoria Roberts; compere Mandy Salomon, The Gap, Sydney Trade Union Club, 20-23 October
Not solely but mostly women in cabaret!, Women's Cabaret in conjunction with the Festival of Sydney, The Gap, Sydney Trade Union Club, 3-5, 1-12 January
The Castanet Club Presents The Giddy People, 28 November-21 December, Belvoir Street Theatre, Surry Hills
Built Moderne entrepreneur Furniture Exhibition, Christine Abrahams Gallery, 27 Gipps Street, Richmond, 12-24 December 1983
Inflation : heaven & hell, 60 King Street, Melbourne
No one wants you
The Scurvy Bay Bicentennial, devised by Jack Hibberd; directed by Lois Ellis featuring Miss Many More, Gerry Connolly, Mandy Salomon, Evelyn Krape, Australia's Top Comics at Kinselas, Taylor Square, Darlinghurst from September 3
Cafe Boom Boom presents New Wave Cabaret preview season Funny stories with Mandy Salomon, Victoria Roberts, Gigantic Fly Cabaret, cast of thousands, Gorman House, October 6-9, G Block Batman Street, Braddon (Canberra)
Jon Lewis Bondi photographs series poster of Odd flippers, December 1984; signed by John Lewis with the inscription Merry Christmas Mandy, Love, 1985
Pallas + Skirmishes, Belvoir St. Theatre
Pallas, 8-24 January, Actors' Studio, W.A. Academy, 2 Bradford St., Mt. Lawley
Double bill Skirmishes/Pallas, Belvoir St. Downstairs, 10 July-2 August 1987
Australian independent music expo 1983, Paddington Town Hall, from 4-6 November; organised by Larrikin Records
Le Joke Theatre Restaurant, 64 Smith Street, Collingwood; poster no. 2 in an occasional series
Public broadcasting puts you on the air, Newcastle 2NUR-FM, 103.7, Public Broadcasting Week, 8-11 May 1983
Let's make our own music, 3CR 840KHZ
Adelaide University Labor Club and Australian Young Labor (Adelaide Sub-branch) present Rock against unemployment : bodgies, vash street kids, fragments, units, Saturday March 15th, Adelaide Uni. Bar
The Festival of Sydney 1986 The view from tinsel town, by Ken Done; Writer's Week, Sydney Town Hall, January 16-19 1986; picture by Ken entitled View from tinsel town, edited by Tom Thompson, available from Penguin Books, 1985; [sponsored by Caltex]
Redgum, the Poets' Union [and] 5MMM-FM present an ANZAC day afternoon of music and reading, The Box Factory, Wednesday, Regent St., City, April 25th
Cabaret communiqué, 5MMM declares a state of emergency! gala night Aug. 27, 28, 29, Sept. 3, 4, 5, Princes Berkeley Hotel, Hindley St
On sale here : don't go home without, New Theatre, Australia
Musica Viva and the Elizabethan Theatre Trust, by arrangement with the Adelaide Festival present The sonic event of the 21st century [by] Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble, Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House 11 March; Llewellyn Hall, Canberra School of Music, 12 March; Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane, 12 March; Concert Hall, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, 16 March 1986
Comedy Diner, Hip Hop, 11 Oxford Street, Paddington, 19-20 July, 'Funny stories', and 26-27 July, Vince Sorrenti; compare Mandy Salomon
A Disarmament Resources Development Conference Presentation of Songs of the pre-war era : a rockn'roll show for the benefit of peace, Chevron, 31 March, Palm Sunday
The Sydney Theatre Company presents Performance 2 [of] Magazine, by Philip Brophy, Tim Gooding [and] Ralph Kerle, Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Friday March 4
Premiere season [of] Scenario X [by] Quietly Confident, by arrangement with Nimrod Theatre Company, Nimrod Downstairs, September 1
Quietly Confident
Cabaret Calypso, Sunday 21 Nov, Art Unit, Alexandria Cafe, 84 Henderson Road, Alexandria (2)
Blue prints for The road to immortality, The Performing Garage, 33 Wooster Street, NYC, 1986 (4)
Knossos, Greece, tourist map, 1976
The free 20/20 magazine Edinburgh guide, a Time Out national publication 20/20, entertainment, the arts & much more, 1989
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Daily diary, Wednesday 16 August 1989
Storyboard for The unicorn
Edinburgh international film festival mini programme, 1989
Art bulletin, published by Tess Horwitz and Narelle Jubelin, Chippendale, June issue and issue no. 4 October/November

Oversize 3
Miscellaneous posters, 1979-1995

Map cabinet 2, drawer 4, including:
Black and white crayon drawing resembling buttocks, legs and hands for feet
Black and white print of an untitled drawing by Matias Kauage [1987], number 14 of 100
The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust presents The Gap's Opera opera!, starring Mandy Salomon, Geoff Aldridge, Sally McKenzie, Paul Livingston and Miss Many More, Nov 26 - Dec 21, Belvoir St. Theatre, 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills
Avalon Promotions present The Bob Downe show, The Pleasance, August 9th - September 1st (except Mon. 13th & Thur. 30th)
Mandy and Melanie Salomon Noble Savages present Another half hour of riotous fun, Feb 28 - March 4 1984 at Tou-Can-Tou with Tokyo Rose (2)
Frank Chickens [present] We are ninja (not geisha), from Japan via London, Wimmin's only dinner show, Tues 12th Jan; Umbrella event, Bicentennial Festival of Sydney; presented by JJJ. Poster by Ozmus Posters
Wed. 20th June '84 Employment rally, Sydney Town Hall, 11.00-5.00 exhibition of issues related to employment/unemployment; free films e.g Rosie the riveter, Doled out & many more; 7.00-midnight, Free dance & comedy with Milky Bar Kids & Doctor Bop, the Scream, Mandy Salomon, Jan Cornall, Mary Jane Carpenter, Gay Quire and more. Poster [by] Sal

Oversize 4
Poster of Kurtz, Crossroads Theatre, 159 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, 30 May - 6 July [1991]

Box List

SeriesFolder/PieceBoxLocation
1.11-71Main
1.18-152Main
1.116-223Main
1.123-304Main
1.131-335Main
1.21-35Main
1.24-116Main
1.212-177Main
217Main
22-68Main
27-129Main
213-1610Main
217-2111Main
222-2512Main
226-2713Main
31-413Main
35-714Main
41-214Main
43-615Main
51-315Main
5416Main
6.11-716Main
6.1817Main
6.21-617Main
6.27-1418Main
6.215-2219Main
6.223-3020Main
6.231-3821Main
6.239-4422Main
6.31-222Main
6.33-923Main
6.310-1624Main
6.317-2325Main
6.324-3126Main
6.332-4027Main
6.341-4928Main
6.350-5729Main
6.358-6530Main
6.366-7331Main
6.374-8032Main
7132Main
72-333Main
81-333Main
91-233Main
93-434Main
101-534Main
106-1035Main
1011-1836Main
1019-2537Main
111-738Main
118-939Main
121-439Main
13140Folio
141-5041-42AV
15143AV
15244AV
15345AV
15446AV
15547AV
161-278Map cabinet 2, drawers 2-4
16279Folio