Guide to the Papers of Laurel Martyn

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MS 9711

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Class MS 9711. Original Consignment

Series 1. Photographs and drawings, 1931-1976

Photographs of Martyn as a student in Brisbane and London and dancing with the Vic-Wells Ballet and the Borovansky Ballet. There are also photographs of productions and cast members of the Ballet Guild, Victorian Ballet Company and Ballet Victoria. Artworks include a sketch of Martyn by John Rogers and photographs of cartoons by Alexandre Benois. The photographs and drawings have been arranged in chronological order.

Portrait (full length) of Laurel Martyn in Exile, Association of Operatic Dancing of Great Britain (Royal Academy of Dance) Choreographic Scholarship Winner, London, 1934 (Item 4) - Folio-Box 1

Handwritten verso: 'With all my love from Pops. This is a typical picture of "Exile" – my first composition!'. Photography: signed - Savance (?), London

Portrait (full length) of Laurel Martyn as the Little Dancer from Spain, demi-character dance for Adeline Genee Gold Medal, 1935 (Item 9) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: signed, stamped verso - Kay Vaughan, Dover St. W1

Vic-Wells Ballet production of A Wedding Bouquet 1937, with Mary Honer and Robert Helpmann as the bride and groom, and cast including Michael Somes, Jill Gregory, Laurel Martyn, 1937 (Item 10) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: signed - Merlyn Severn

Portrait (head and shoulders) of Laurel Martyn, London, 1938 (Item 12) - Folio-Box 1
Portrait (head) of Laurel Martyn as Remorse in Fantasy on Grieg's Concerto, Borovansky Australian Ballet, 1941 (Item 14) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: stamped verso - Bristow Mawley Photographers, Wellington

Portrait (head and torso) of Laurel Martyn as the Blue Bird, Borovansky Australian Ballet [1], ca. 1942 (Item 15) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: signed - Andri Evinson, Melb

Portrait (head and torso) of Laurel Martyn as the Blue Bird, Borovansky Australian Ballet [2], ca. 1942 (Item 16) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: signed - Andri Evinson, Melb

Portrait (full length) of Laurel Martyn as the Blue Bird, Borovansky Australian Ballet [1], ca. 1942 (Item 17) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: signed - Andri Evinson, Melb

Portrait (head and arms) of Laurel Martyn as Sigrid, Borovansky Australian Ballet [2], ca. 1942 (Item 21) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: signed - Andri Evinson, Melb

Portrait (head and shoulders) of Laurel Martyn, ca. 1942 (Item 22) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: stamped verso - Athol Shmith, Melbourne

Laurel Martyn and Serge Bousloff in Capriccio Italien, Borovansky Australian Ballet, 1943 (Item 23) - Folio-Box 1
Portrait (head and torso) of Laurel Martyn as Odette in Swan Lake Act 2, Borovansky Australian Ballet [1], 1944 (Item 31) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: signed - Ronald Esler, Melb

Laurel Martyn in Ballade, Ballet Guild (Melbourne Ballet Club), 1946 (Item 38) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: stamped verso - Ronald Esler Studios

Ballet Guild production of Les Sylphides at the Palais theatre, with Laurel Martyn, Maxwell Collis, Grace McLean, Noel Murray, Joan Potter, Lesley Sexton, 1947 (Item 39) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: signed, stamped verso - Jean Stewart, Toorak

Portrait (full length) of Laurel Martyn as the Aggrieved Woman in En Saga, Ballet Guild, 1947 (Item 41) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: signed - Ronald Esler, Melbourne

Portrait (full length) of Laurel Martyn and Maxwell Collis in En Saga, Ballet Guild, 1947 (Item 42) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: signed - Ronald Esler, Melbourne

Laurel Martyn and Maxwell Collis in Kaleidoscope, National Theatre Ballet, 1949 (Item 44) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: stamped below and verso - Harry Jay, Melbourne

Laurel Martyn and Maxwell Collis in Giselle, Ballet Guild [2], 1950 (Item 48) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: stamped verso - Jean Stewart, Toorak

Laurel Martyn and Maxwell Collis in Giselle, Ballet Guild [3], 1950 (Item 49) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: stamped verso - Jean Stewart, Toorak

Laurel Martyn as Swanilda, Act 2 Coppelia, Ballet Guild, 1952 (Item 51) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: stamped verso - Jean Stewart, Toorak

Portrait (head) of Laurel Martyn by Helmut Newton, 1952 (Item 52) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: stamped verso - Helmut Newton, Flinders Lane. Handwritten on verso: 'CAPTION: - Laurel Martyn who is to dance the role of "Doreen" in the Ballet Guild's production of the Sentimental Bloke

Laurel Martyn as Doreen in The Sentimental Bloke, Ballet Guild, 1952 (Item 53) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: stamped verso - Jean Stewart, Toorak

Laurel Martyn and Geoffrey Ingram as Doreen and the Sentimental Bloke in The Sentimental Bloke, Ballet Guild [1], 1952 (Item 54) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: stamped verso - Jean Stewart, Toorak

Eric Brown as the Stror 'At Coot, The Sentimental Bloke, Ballet Guild, 1952 (Item 59) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: stamped verso - Jean Stewart, Toorak

Reginal Bartram and Laurel Martyn as the Sentimental Bloke and Doreen in The Sentimental Bloke, Ballet Guild, 1952 (Item 61) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: stamped verso - Jean Stewart, Toorak

Ballet Guild production of The Sentimental Bloke [1], 1952 (Item 66) - Folio-Box 1

Photography: stamped verso - Jean Stewart, Toorak

Laurel Martyn and Geoffrey Ingram in Swan Lake (Act 2) Ballet Guild, 1954 (Item 70) - Folio-Box 1

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