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.
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.
163 Davis Cup Challenge
Round, White City Courts, Sydney
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.
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."
162 Two Australian
(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.
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
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