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161 Joshua Smith Australian 1905-1995
[Dame Mary Gilmore With Artist Ethel Carrick, Kings Cross], c1949. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, inscribed and annotated by Mary Gilmore to a Maurice Bourke in ink verso, 13.4 x 8.6cm. Minor soiling to left edge. Framed with facsimile of note.
Gilmore's note reads "For Maurice Bourke. Me - taken on the balcony with the artist Mrs Phillips-Fox [a.k.a. Ethel Carrick]. The snap was made by Joshua Smith, the portrait painter, the painting was done by Glen McNiven, son of my cousin Marie McNiven, who is an artist, and perhaps I paint a little in words. Mary Gilmore, Kings Cross, 11.4.49." About six years earlier Joshua Smith won the 1943 Archibald Prize with his portrait of Dame Mary Gilmore.
$1,650

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163 Davis Cup Challenge Round, White City Courts, Sydney Australia 1951
Vintage silver gelatin photograph, panorama, captioned with date and photographer's line in negative in lower portion, 19 x 112.5cm. Slight crazing. Original frame, backing and photographer's label.
Caption includes "Dec. 26th, 27th, 28th. Australia versus United States of America. Winners Australia score 3-2." Photographer's line reads "E.B. Studios, 309 George St, Sydney."
$1,350


162 Two Australian Screenplays
(1) "The Siege [Of Pinchgut]." An Original Screen Story
1950
Carbon-copy screenplay in original folder with "One World Film Productions" label, annotated in pencil and ink throughout document, 36.8 x 23.3cm. Slight foxing overall, tears and missing portions to folder.

Title page includes "second draft treatment without dialogue. Copyright One World Film Productions, Sydney. 19.1.50." Annotations pertaining to title include "Pinchgut. Firmly Aussie to Aussies and mysterious to others. Isn't it [The Siege] too war minded?" This was a draft of the British thriller filmed in Sydney for the 1959 film The Siege of Pinchgut [Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour]. It was written by Australian filmmaker Lee Robinson and British editor Inman Hunter in 1949. Ref: Wiki.

(2) Tim Burstall Brit./Aust. 1927-2004
"Man In Iron" [Ned Kelly], 1961. Carboncopy screenplay in original folder, 34 x 21.5cm, Slight foxing, minor wear to folder.
Text on title page includes "Eltham Film Productions. Rev. 2nd Draft, August, 1961." This story about Ned Kelly was Burstall's first screenplay; he only managed to raise half the £50,000 budget required so the film was never produced. Ref: Wiki.
The pair $990

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