Object StatementScrapbook (116 pages), pop music memorabilia, card / paper / string, made and used by Beatles fan Jennie Small, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1964-1966
Physical DescriptionScrapbook consisting of 116 cardboard sheets bound with string tied through two holes. Each sheet contains pictures, clippings or headlines that have been cut from magazines and newspapers, and pasted on to the cardboard. Most sheets have cuttings on both sides. Magazines used include 'Fabulous' (UK), 'Jackie' (UK), 'Women's Weekly' and 'Everybody's'. Also pasted into the scrapbook are souvenirs including the envelope for tickets to a Beatles concert, two coasters promoting the Beatles' film 'A Hard Day's Night', several Top 40 charts, packaging for a Beatles wig and parts of a 1964 calendar showing 'B. Day' (Beatle Day). Most of the clippings concern the Beatles, although many other pop groups and singers are represented, including Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Peter & Gordon, Screaming Lord Sutch, the Dave Clark Five, the Rolling Stones, the Hollies, Cliff Richard, the Searchers, Billy J Kramer, Marianne Faithfull, the Animals, PJ Proby and the Swinging Blue Jeans.
Also pasted into the scrapbook are two pages from Jennie Small's diary. The page for Thursday 11 June 1964 is marked 'B Day. Beatle Day. A wet, wet day Comes on the teev at 6.00AM'. The page for Friday 19 June is marked 'Concert day' and Jennie has listed the songs performed by the Beatles at their Stadium concert. On the same page Sunday 21 June is noted as follows 'Beatles (Mascot 9.30). Leave home at 8.30 or 8.00AM'. This refers to the group's departure for New Zealand.
MarksFront page of scrapbook has printed text on paper stuck on, upper left corner 'LOVE', and centre 'BEAT / CITY'. Four cut-out images of pop stars also pasted to front. Handwritten in blue pen upper right corner 'Jennie Small'.