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2009/43/1-4/5 Photographic contact sheets and proof prints, Fashion 1956-1960, photographs by Bruno Benini, some styling and props by Hazel Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1956-1961. Click to enlarge.

Collection of photographic contact sheets & proof prints by Bruno Benini

Photographed
'Hot Soup', Phillipa gowns, Eastern Markets, Hall Ludlow, La Petite, Janet Dawson, Helen Homewood for Knitcraft, Janet Dawson Knitcraft, Janice Wakely Christian Dior, Wendy Martin Crestknit London 1958, Georgio Lustrissimi Crestknit Rome Colosseum (with car), Janice Wakely Mary Quant (sack dress) London 1957-58, Janice Wakely Christian Dior 1957 Hyde Park London, Tivoli Gardens Rome, Margaret Hibbel, Georges Hair Salon 1957, Janice Wakely Georges Import, Georges Car Park 1957, Sutex Fitzroy …

Summary

Object No.

2009/43/1-4/5

Object Statement

Photographic contact sheets and proof prints, Fashion 1956-1960, photographs by Bruno Benini, some styling and props by Hazel Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1956-1961

Physical Description

'Hot Soup', Phillipa gowns, Eastern Markets, Hall Ludlow, La Petite, Janet Dawson, Helen Homewood for Knitcraft, Janet Dawson Knitcraft, Janice Wakely Christian Dior, Wendy Martin Crestknit London 1958, Georgio Lustrissimi Crestknit Rome Colosseum (with car), Janice Wakely Mary Quant (sack dress) London 1957-58, Janice Wakely Christian Dior 1957 Hyde Park London, Tivoli Gardens Rome, Margaret Hibbel, Georges Hair Salon 1957, Janice Wakely Georges Import, Georges Car Park 1957, Sutex Fitzroy Gardens, Sutex Kew Boulevarde, Sutex Brighton Beach, Sutex Half Moon Bay, Sutex Kew Boatsheds, Phillipa Gowns Montsalvat, Helen Homewood Parliament House Steps, Anne Moffatt Le Louvre Como House, Maggie Tabberer, Helen Homewood Arthur Leydin Potter and Moore Sherbrook Forest 1959, Son of Neil Douglas Kangaroo Ground 1956, Potter and Moore Sorrento, Dominex, Lynn Gleeson 1959 (in wild hat and wool jacket/suit), Arnel Black Rock, Arnel Metro Theatre Bourke St 1961, Helen Homewood Phillipa Gowns Embers Nightclub 1960 (see also 2009/43/1-5/16), Jill Copner and Alan Pinkus Arnel Montsalvat.

Includes:
Contact print, black/white, Helen Homewood in Phillipa Gowns at Embers Nightclub, Melbourne, 1960.

(in white folder marked '1956 to 1960')

Production

History

Notes

Includes a black and white contact print showing Helen Homewood in a Phillipa Gowns at Embers Nightclub in Melbourne, 1960. The Embers Nightclub (formerly known as Claridges) on Toorak Road, South Yarra was an intimate environment where proprietor Jimmy Noel hosted leading American jazz musicians like Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine and Oscar Peterson, who performed with Ray Brown on brass and Ed Thigpen on drums. Australian musicians were also invited to perform in his venue, including pianist Peter (Chet) Clark who was engaged as the opener for many of these legendary American jazz artists' performances. Clement Meadmore's 'Michael Hirst' chairs were used as seating in this venue.
Anne-Marie Van de Ven, Curator, August 2013.
References:
Alex Hutchinson, 'Nostalgia', The Fab Fifties Musos Group, The Jazz Archiv
http://www.jazzlegend.com/fab50s/jazzArchives.html (Accessed 19 August 2013)
Biography, Peter Clark. http://www.artjazz88.com/pages/bio-1.html (Accessed 19 August 2013)

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Harvard

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Wikipedia

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