The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.
2009/43/1-5 Negatives and transparencies, black and white and colour, photographs by Bruno Benini, England, Italy and Australia, 1950-2000. Click to enlarge.

Negatives and transparencies of photographs by Bruno Benini

Photographed
Negatives and transparencies, black and white and colour, various models including Helen Homewood, photographs by Bruno Benini, England, Italy and Australia, 1950-2000

Photographs by Bruno Benini, some styling and props by Hazel Benini.
(Boxes (as listed) contain some small photographic prints. Decision to be made whether to keep these in the boxes or move them to Series 2 - photographic prints.)

1 'Negatives of family, Italy', 1958/59. Negatives in grey Reuter Camera Services, 311 Lit. …

Summary

Object No.

2009/43/1-5

Object Statement

Negatives and transparencies, black and white and colour, photographs by Bruno Benini, England, Italy and Australia, 1950-2000

Physical Description

Negatives and transparencies, black and white and colour, various models including Helen Homewood, photographs by Bruno Benini, England, Italy and Australia, 1950-2000

Photographs by Bruno Benini, some styling and props by Hazel Benini.
(Boxes (as listed) contain some small photographic prints. Decision to be made whether to keep these in the boxes or move them to Series 2 - photographic prints.)

1 'Negatives of family, Italy', 1958/59. Negatives in grey Reuter Camera Services, 311 Lit. Collins Street Melbourne sleeves (in white Ilford photographic paper box)

2 'Fashion, Sportscraft Rome and London, S.Girl (Sportgirl), Ricky Reed, L. Ashley, Hilton shops, Maggie T, Irresistible', 1955-1973 (in maroon and white floral storage box)

3 Fashion, 'Arnel, Emma, Fiorucci, Maglia, Wool Corp, Tullo, Prestige, Fibremaker, Banlon', 1955-1975 (in white Mario Doria box)

4 Fashion, 'Georges, Sillitto, Le Louvre, Slim-it, Holeproof, Furs- Lisal and Seymour', 1955-1975 (in white and blue striped Hirica shoe box)

5 'Fashion, Ninette, Nutmeg, Bettina, and Solo', 1955-1975 (in maroon and white floral storage box)

6 'Fashion, Maglia, beach and tartan/ Catsuit on Susie G, Nerida, Van Roth, YSL, 1958, Sportscraft in Italy', 1955-1975 (in tan Unisa shoe box)

7 'Shoes, Wittner, Bottega, etc.', 1955-1975 (in pink Corelli shoe box)

8 Accessories, Sunglasses, Oroton Bags, Holeproof socks, Red Robin, hats, jewellery, VYI's - Venus, eyelashes', 1960-1980 (In aqua Easy Steps shoe box)

9 'Hair, Bob Leopold, E. Beale, Lillian, Greg Everyham, others', 1955-1980 (in maroon and white floral storage box)

10 'Menswear, Mike T., Stan Hughes, John Palermo, Wool Corp. & other', 1955-1980 (in tan Nine West shoe box without lid)

11 'People, personalities, actors, singers, designers', 1955-1980 (in maroon and white floral storage box)

12 'Models, portraits and full lengths / Gael McKay, Sandi Lori, Good ones, some guys portraits', 1955-1990 (in black and white Milana for David Jones shoe box)

13 'Portraits of models', 1955-1990 (in red Bruno Magli shoe box)

14 'Male Body Shots, Three guys together: Ron Becker, Carlos Zimmer, Joakim', 1975-1995 (in white Wittner shoe box, no lid)

15 'Male Models Body Shots', 1975-1990 (in brown Resort Montenegro Italia shoe box)

16 No Title [fashion], 4 x 5 negatives, 1955-1975 (in grey archival binder)

17 Exhibition Shots negs of 50s shots h. soup etc, [4 x 5 and 2 x 2 negatives], 1956-1973 (in black spring bind folder)

18 '4 x 5 negatives, block arcade, Janice tents and other shots, Charlotte 5th Avenue, girls Princess Pier, lots of Eltham shots, some old portraits, two girls Southern Cross', 1955-1980 (in cream shoe box)

19 'odds and sods', various formats (4 x 5 inch, 2 x 2 inch, and 35mm) portraits, 1955-1990 (in white shoe box)

20 'Sheets of cut up negs', 1956-1973 (in white Ilford photographic paper box)

21 'Flowers', 1980-2000 (in white Ilford photographic paper box)

22 'Negs 4 x 5, Yolanda and Joe, some fashion, Lori Craig, Jackie/Dog, Ninette, Sutex', 1956-1980 (in white Ilford photographic paper box)

23 'Negs, Fabric shot, Maggie T colour and black Hicks window', 1955-1970 (in white Ilford photographic paper box)

24 'Shoe negs and others', 1965-1985 (in blue folder marked shoe negs and others, Lyn hat, Maggie Fiorucci)

25 'Colour', 1956-2000 (in blue folder marked 'colour')

26 'Negs good shots', black and white, and colour, 1955-1995 (in red folder marked ' Negs good shots')

[Colour neg] Janice Wakely models evening gown, background painted by Hazel Benini, 1965

Jan Stewart models Norma Tullo 'Veruschka' dress at Dimples Restaurant, Melbourne, 1960's.

Jan Stewart models on location in Melbourne CBD, late 1950's.

History

Notes

A 'Prevue Fashions, Chatswood' advertisement showing model in slim crepe Van Roth evening gown with jewel encrusted neckline appears in Flair, May 1967, p.61.

'I painted this backdrop with swans and willows for a Sportsgirl window. Bruno said, 'Don't throw it out. I could use it at the studio'. So when he had to do this evening dress, it was absolutley perfect, as there was not much you could do with a model and a straight dress'. Hazel Benini, interview, 2008.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Negatives and transparencies of photographs by Bruno Benini 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 February 2023, <https://ma.as/398715>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/398715 |title=Negatives and transparencies of photographs by Bruno Benini |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=7 February 2023 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}