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2012/26/3 Program, 'Jesus Christ Superstar', paper, made for Harry M Miller by Land Printers Pty Ltd, Lidcombe, New South Wales, used by Norma Keech, Australia, 1972. Click to enlarge.

Program for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Made by Land Printers Pty Ltd in Lidcombe, New South Wales, 1972.

This program is from Australia’s first production of the rock opera ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. Produced by Harry M. Miller, it was a lavish and expensive enterprise, the major Australian stage production of the early 1970s. The director was Jim Sharman and the musical director was Patrick Flynn. Their creative contributions had helped make Miller’s Australian production of the musical ‘Hair’ so successful in 1969.

By arrangement with Robert Stigwood, Miller secured the rights to stage the Austra...

Summary

Object No.

2012/26/3

Object Statement

Program, 'Jesus Christ Superstar', paper, made for Harry M Miller by Land Printers Pty Ltd, Lidcombe, New South Wales, used by Norma Keech, Australia, 1972

Physical Description

Seventy-two page booklet with brown cover bearing the words 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. All photos and text are in brown and white. The program contains text about the origins of 'Jesus Christ Superstar', bios and photos of production crew and cast, lyrics of the songs and advertisements. On page 7 the following handwritten date appears: '27/5/72'.
The advertisements are (at front) for Kolotex Pantihose, Belle magazine, Diamond Traders, Honda, The French Restaurant, Nicholson's, P and O, Thomson Ford, Revlon Intimate perfume, Toyota Corolla, Qantas, Amco jeans, (at back) David Frost, Marlboro, Cornelius Furs, Dimitri's Bar, Mary Quant, Crown Lager, Anglican Information Centre, House of the New World, Strand Electric, Sportsgirl, L'Oreal, Cherry Ripe, Texas Tavern, Nightingale panty hose, Dana perfume, Ford Escort, Arpege perfume, Gillette Dry Look, Hides jeans, Ansett, EMI, Martell Cognac, Taubmans Superstar Brown, and on back cover, a play called 'Butley', by Simon Gray, starring Peter Wyngarde.

Marks

Date inscribed on page 7, '27/5/72'.
Production information and Jesus Christ Superstar logo, printed on title page

Dimensions

Height

5 mm

Width

231 mm

Depth

304 mm

Production

Notes

Printed for Harry M MIller by Land Printers Pty Ltd, Carter St, Lidcombe, New South Wales in 1972.

Printed

Land Printers Pty Ltd 1972

History

Notes

Purchased by Norma Keech when she saw 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at Sydney's Capitol Theatre on 27 May 1972.

Used

1972

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Simone Clews, 2012

Acquisition Date

29 February 2012

Cite this Object

Harvard

Program for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 February 2019, <https://ma.as/433510>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/433510 |title=Program for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=22 February 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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