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Collection Summary

Creator
Charles Boyd
Title
Papers of Charles Boyd
Date Range
1926 - 2002
Collection Number
MS 9732
Extent
2.1 metres (4 MS Boxes + 1 Map-Folio)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
NLA

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The collection primarily relates to Boyd's dancing career, particularly his involvement with the ballet companies Ballet Rambert and Borovansky Ballet. Items include family letters and personal correspondence; programs, press cuttings and books relating to Ballet Rambert, Borovansky Ballet and other events and performances; photographs; autobiographical material; obituaries and tributes to Boyd, Dame Marie Rambert, Paula Hinton and Walter Gore.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1094773).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Charles Boyd, National Library of Australia, MS 9732, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Papers of Charles Boyd were donated to the Library by Charles Boyd on 25 March 2002.

The Oral History section holds an interview with Charles Boyd, conducted on 5 October 1994 by Michelle Potter. Call Number: ORAL TRC 3163

The Pictures section holds a number of pictures of Charles Boyd in its collection. These include: Portrait of Charles Boyd as "The Snob" in the Borovansky Ballet's production of "La Boutique fantasque" PIC/6145 LOC 7321; Charles Boyd, c. 1951. PIC P348/BB/51 LOC Album 810/7; Peggy Sager as the Ballerina and Charles Boyd as the Blackamoor in "Petrouchka", Borovansky Ballet, 1951. The Sun. PIC P979/24 LOC Album 887; Peggy Sager as the Ballerina, Miro Zloch as Petrouchka, and Charles Boyd as the Blackamoor in "Petrouchka", Borovansky Ballet, Sydney, 1951 [picture] / Hal Williamson. PIC P979/22 LOC Album 887; Portrait of Margaret Hill, Charles Boyd and Pamela Vincent in Winter Night, Ballet Rambert, 1948 [picture] / Walter Stringer PIC554/BR/15 LOC Album 912/1

Arrangement

The letters in Series 1 are in the order in which they were donated. All other items have had their order imposed by Library staff.

Biographical Note

Born in Sydney on 27 May 1917, Charles Boyd began his dance training with Minnie Hooper and later Mavis Sykes. As a young child, he performed in Mosman Musical Society productions and his first professional engagements were in musicals directed by Madge Elliott and Cyril Ritchard. They included Roberta and Our Miss Gibbs and Boyd toured Australia and New Zealand with these shows.

After seeing a performance by the visiting Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Boyd was inspired to take up ballet as a career. In Australia he took classes from Leon Woizikowsky and Roland Guerard and then left Australia for London in 1936 hoping to join one of the Ballets Russes companies. In London, Boyd began taking classes from Marie Rambert and by 1938 was being given parts in Rambert productions. With the Rambert company, he created the part of Mr Tebrick opposite Sally Gilmour in Andre Howard's Lady into Fox, a role for which he became well-known both in England and Australia.

Boyd returned to Australia at the outbreak of war and spent the war years in the Army. He took up his dancing career again when the Ballet Rambert made its tour to Australia beginning in 1947. When the Rambert company returned to England in 1949, Boyd remained in Australia and joined the cast of the musical Oklahoma! In 1951 Edouard Borovansky invited him to join the Borovansky Ballet for its new season and with the Borovansky Ballet Boyd partnered leading ballerinas Peggy Sager and Kathleen Gorham. Boyd was well known for his performances as the Blackamoor in the Borovansky production of Petrouchka and as the Snob in La Boutique fantasque.

Boyd was a champion diver in his youth and following his retirement from dancing pursued his interest in wildlife conservation.

Boyd died on 29 October 2002.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Letters, 1937-1940

This series contains letters written by Charles Boyd to his parents, Charles and Florence Boyd, whilst he was based in London. The letters outline Boyd's life as a dancer, his struggle to find work, the start of his career with Ballet Rambert, and travels to Norway which coincided witht the beginning of World War II and Boyd's subsequent return to Australia. Also included are a letter from Eileen Dale to Boyd's mother, and a letter to Boyd from his father.

Letters home, 17 November 1937 - 13 December 1938 (File 1) - Box 1

Letters home, 30 January 1939 – 6 January 1940 (File 2) - Box 1

Includes a letter from Eileen Dale and a letter from Boyd's father.

Series 2. Personal Correspondence, 1940-2002

Correspondence includes congratulory telegrams to Boyd, letters, cards and postcards. Correspondents include Walter Gore, Paula Hinton-Gore, Francesca Vanelli, Leo Kersley, Myra Shippen, Joyce Graeme, Brenda Hamlyn, Rosalind Bevan, Eileen and Jennie Brennan, Boyd's parents, and family members.

Telegrams, letters, cards, postcards (File 1) - Box 1

Series 3. Ballet Rambert, 1939-2001

Established in 1926 by Dame Marie Rambert, Ballet Rambert is now the oldest dance company in Britain. This series covers Boyd's career with Ballet Rambert, and items that Boyd collected on the company once he had stopped performing with it. Boyd's performance in Lady into Fox, and the 1947-1948 Ballet Rambert tour of Australia and New Zealand are incorporated in this series, as are commemorative items of several anniversaries of the company.

Press clippings; programs, 1939-1948; Australia-New Zealand Tour, 1947-1948. (File 1) - Box 1

Programs and magazines, 1948-1988; souvenir and anniversary items; Giselle: the story of the ballet, told by Sandy Posner. (File 2) - Box 1

The Dancing Times, June 1939, edited by Philip J. S. Richardson; The dancing times, July 1939, edited by Philip J. S. Richardson; 50 years of Ballet Rambert. (File 3) - Box 1

Sixteen years of Ballet Rambert, by Lionel Bradley (2 copies). (File 4) - Box 2

Lady into fox and a man in the zoo, by David Garnett. (File 5) - Box 2

Includes a press clipping.

Album of press clippings (folio box) (File 6) - Folio-Box No. ?

Series 4. Borovansky Ballet, 1947-1988

Founded by Edouard Borovansky, the Borovansky Ballet provided Australians with their major source of ballet for over two decades. Items in this series summarise Boyd's performances with the Borovansky Ballet. Company during the 1951 season, and items pertaining to the company that Boyd collected prior to, and after his time with them. Programs highlight his roles in performances such as La Boutique Fantasque and Petrouchka.

Programs, 1947-1952; La Boutique Fantasque: the story of the ballet, told by Marion Robertson. (File 1) - Box 2

The Dancing Times, May 1951-March 1952 (File 2) - Box 2

(Incomplete)

Programs, press cuttings; artists' schedule for The Sleeping Princess; anniversary and reunion items. (File 3) - Box 2

Album of press cuttings, 1950-1952 (File 4) - Box 2

Pix, 2 June 1951 (2 copies) (File 5) - Box 2

Series 5. Photographs, c.1926-1998

The photographs in this collection summarise Boyd's dancing career, from his performance at the age of 9 in 'Russian' dance, at Lillingstone School Annual Concert Mosman; to his performances in Lady into Fox, Balalaika, Giselle Oklahoma! and La Boutique Fantasque. Recent photographs include events such as the Borovansky reunion, attended by dancers such as Peggy Sager and Barry Kitcher. A framed photograph shows Sally Gilmore, Charles Boyd and Basil Truro with artists of Ballet Rambert (Australasian tour) in Giselle (Photograph MS 9732/28).

This series also includes an album of photographs. Photos in the album include Boyd, Leo Kersley and Angela Dukes (?) 1938; Simple Symphony filmed on the Gold Coast in 1947; Boyd, Sally Gilmour, Annette Chapelle, Cecil Bates and Miro Zlock in Rotorua, 1948; Margaret Hill, Boyd and Annette Chapelle in the Melbourne premiere of Winters Nigh, 1948.

Portrait (full length) of Charles Boyd in 'Russian' dance, Lillingstone School Annual Concert , Mosman, ca. 1926 (Item 1) - Box 3

Annotated verso: Miss Logans, 9 years old. Signed: Robin M Cole, Neutral Bay.

Portrait (full length) of Charles Boyd as a Bell Boy in the J C Williamson production of The Girl Friend [1], 1927 (Item 2) - Box 3

Portrait (full length) of Charles Boyd as a Bell Boy in the J C Williamson production of The Girl Friend [2], 1927 (Item 3) - Box 3

Portrait (full length) of Charles Boyd in theatrical dance pose, Mosman Musical Society, ca. 1930 (Item 4) - Box 3

Photographer: Lupton Studios, Sydney.

Portrait (full length) of Charles Boyd and Mavis Sykes in a Mosman Musical Society ballet [1], ca. 1931 (Item 5) - Box 3

Photographer: Lupton Studios, Sydney.

Portrait (full length) of Charles Boyd and Mavis Sykes in a Mosman Musical Society ballet [2], ca. 1931 (Item 6) - Box 3

Photographer: Lupton Studios, Sydney.

Portrait (full length) of Charles Boyd and Mavis Sykes in a Mosman Musical Society ballet [3], ca. 1931 (Item 7) - Box 3

Photographer: Lupton Studios, Sydney.

Portrait (full length) of Charles Boyd and Mavis Sykes in a Mosman Musical Society ballet [4], ca. 1931 (Item 8) - Box 3

Photographer: Lupton Studios, Sydney.

Charles Boyd and Mavis Sykes with other artists of the Mosman Musical Society in a ballet [1], ca. 1931 (Item 9) - Box 3

Photographer: Lupton Studios, Sydney.

Charles Boyd and Mavis Sykes with other artists of the Mosman Musical Society in a ballet [2], ca. 1931 (Item 10) - Box 3

PhotographerLupton Studios, Sydney.

Charles Boyd diving at Balmoral, whilst student at North Sydney Boys' High School, 1932 (Item 11) - Box 3

Portrait (full length) of Madge Elliott and Cyril Ritchard in the musical Roberta, 1934 (Item 12) - Box 3

Annotated : To Charlie, With every good wish from Madge and Cyril 1935. Photographer: Russell Roberts Ltd, Sydney.

Portrait (head and shoulders) of Charles Boyd 1934 [1], 1934 (Item 13) - Box 3

Photographer: Hollywood Studios, Melbourne.

Portrait (head and shoulders) of Charles Boyd 1934 [2], 1934 (Item 14) - Box 3

Photographer: Hollywood Studios, Melbourne.

Portrait (head and shoulders) of Charles Boyd 1934 [3], 1934 (Item 15) - Box 3

? Publicity portrait for White Horse Inn, directed by Madge Elliott and Cyril Ritchard

Sally Gilmore as Mrs Tebrick in Lady into Fox, Ballet Rambert, 1939 (Item 16) - Box 3

Photographer: Baron Studios, W1.

Charles Boyd as Mr Tebrick in Lady into Fox, Ballet Rambert [head shoulders], 1939 (Item 17) - Box 3

Charles Boyd as Mr Tebrick in Lady into Fox, Ballet Rambert [full length: 1], 1939 (Item 18) - Box 3

Charles Boyd as Mr Tebrick in Lady into Fox, Ballet Rambert [full length: 2], 1939 (Item 19) - Box 3

Portrait of Charles Boyd and Sally Gilmore as Mr and Mrs Tebrick in Lady into Fox, Ballet Rambert, 1939 (Item 20) - Box 3

Annotated bottom right: Darling Charlie much love & memories Sally Gilmore

Charles Boyd and Sally Gilmore as Mr and Mrs Tebrick in Lady into Fox, Ballet Rambert [full length], 1939 (Item 21) - Box 3

Photographer: Consolidated Press Ltd.

Charles Boyd and Sally Gilmore as Mr and Mrs Tebrick in Lady into Fox, Ballet Rambert [head shoulders: 1], 1939 (Item 22) - Box 3

Photographer: Baron Studios, W1.

Charles Boyd and Sally Gilmore as Mr and Mrs Tebrick in Lady into Fox, Ballet Rambert [head shoulders: 2], 1939 (Item 23) - Box 3

Front of the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, with billing for Ballet Rambert, showing Charles Boyd's first front of house billing as Principal Dancer, 1939 (Item 24) - Box 3

Charles Boyd in Balalaika, Mosman Musical Society [1], 1940 (Item 25) - Box 3

Photographer: The Leicagraph Co., Sydney.

Charles Boyd in Balalaika, Mosman Musical Society [2], 1940 (Item 26) - Box 3

Photographer: The Leicagraph Co., Sydney.

Portrait (head and shoulders) of Corporal Charles Boyd, Multi-Channel Wireless Operator, Australian Army, ca. 1944 (Item 27) - Box 3

Sally Gilmore, Charles Boyd and Basil Truro with artists of Ballet Rambert (Australasian tour) in Giselle, 1948 (Item 28) - Box 3

Barbara Grimes, Charles Boyd and Brenda Hamlyn on Cottesloe Beach, Perth, during Ballet Rambert Australian tour [1], 1948-1949 (Item 29) - Box 3

Barbara Grimes, Charles Boyd and Brenda Hamlyn on Cottesloe Beach, Perth, during the Ballet Rambert Australian tour [2], 1948-1949 (Item 30) - Box 3

Photographer: Daily News.

Barbara Grimes, Charles Boyd, Brenda Hamlyn, and Marjorie Reed (Company pianist) on Cottesloe Beach, Perth, during the Ballet Rambert Australian tour, 1948-1949 (Item 31) - Box 3

Photographer: Daily News.

Portrait (head shoulders) of Charles Boyd ca. 1950 [1], ca. 1950 (Item 32) - Box 3

Photographer: Ritter-Jeppesen Studios, Melbourne.

Portrait (head shoulders) of Charles Boyd ca. 1950 [2], ca. 1950 (Item 33) - Box 3

Photographer: Ritter-Jeppesen Studios, Melbourne.

Charles Boyd (head shoulders) in costume for Oklahoma, 1950 (Item 34) - Box 3

Publicity portrait by Helmut Newton of Charles Boyd for Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [large], 1951 (Item 35) - Box 3

Photographer: Helmut Newton.

Publicity portrait by Helmut Newton of Charles Boyd for Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [small], 1951 (Item 36) - Box 3

Photographer: Helmut Newton.

Borovansky Jubilee Ballet publicity photograph of Helene Ffrance, Charles Boyd and Eve King in Albert Park Brisbane, 1951 (Item 37) - Box 3

Photographer: Courier Mail (?).

Charles Boyd in the dressing room during Borovansky Jubilee Ballet season [1], 1951 (Item 38) - Box 3

Charles Boyd in the dressing room during Borovansky Jubilee Ballet season [2], 1951 (Item 39) - Box 3

Charles Boyd in the dressing room during Borovansky Jubilee Ballet season [3], 1951 (Item 40) - Box 3

Charles Boyd in the dressing room during Borovansky Jubilee Ballet season [4], 1951 (Item 41) - Box 3

Charles Boyd in the dressing room, preparing for Les Sylphides, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [1], 1951 (Item 42) - Box 3

Charles Boyd in the dressing room, preparing for Les Sylphides, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [2], 1951 (Item 43) - Box 3

Peggy Sager and Charles Boyd as Odette and Prince Siegfried, with other artists of Borovansky Jubilee Ballet in Swan Lake, 1951 (Item 44) - Box 3

Photographer: Consolidated Press Ltd.

Charles Boyd and Helene Ffrance in Cappricio Italien, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951 (Item 45) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

Charles Boyd and Kathleen Gorham in Chiaroscuro, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [1], 1951 (Item 46) - Box 3

Charles Boyd and Kathleen Gorham in Chiaroscuro, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [2], 1951 (Item 47) - Box 3

Charles Boyd and Kathleen Gorham with another artist of Borovansky Jubilee Ballet in Chiaroscuro, 1951 (Item 48) - Box 3

Charles Boyd with three veiled dancers in Chiaroscuro, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951 (Item 49) - Box 3

Charles Boyd with four veiled dancers in Chiaroscuro, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951 (Item 50) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

Charles Boyd with other artists of Borovansky Jubilee Ballet in Chiaroscuro, 1951 (Item 51) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

Kathleen Gorham and Charles Boyd with other artists of Borovansky Jubilee Ballet in Chiaroscuro [1], 1951 (Item 52) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

Kathleen Gorham and Charles Boyd with other artists of Borovansky Jubilee Ballet in Chiaroscuro [2], 1951 (Item 53) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

Final tableau of Chiaroscuro, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951 (Item 54) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

Final tableau of Chiaroscuro, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [side view], 1951 (Item 55) - Box 3

Borovansky Jubilee Ballet production of Aurora's Wedding, with Peggy Sager and Charles Boyd as Princess Aurora and the Prince [1], 1951 (Item 56) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

Borovansky Jubilee Ballet production of Aurora's Wedding, with Peggy Sager and Charles Boyd as Princess Aurora and the Prince [2], 1951 (Item 57) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

Charles Boyd backstage as the Prince in Aurora's Wedding, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951 (Item 58) - Box 3

Charles Boyd and Peggy Sager as Princess Aurora and the Prince in Aurora's Wedding pas de deux, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [1], 1951 (Item 59) - Box 3

Charles Boyd and Peggy Sager as Princess Aurora and the Prince in Aurora's Wedding pas de deux, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [2], 1951 (Item 60) - Box 3

Charles Boyd and Peggy Sager with other artists of Borovansky Jubilee Ballet in Aurora's Wedding pas de six, 1951 (Item 61) - Box 3

Helene Ffrance and Charles Boyd as the Blue Birds in Aurora's Wedding, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951 (Item 62) - Box 3

Charles Boyd and Helene Ffrance (in background) as the Blue Birds in Aurora's Wedding, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951 (Item 63) - Box 3

Phyllis Kennedy and Charles Boyd as the Blue Birds in Aurora's Wedding, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951 (Item 64) - Box 3

Photographer: Allan Studios, Collingwood.

Phyllis Kennedy and Charles Boyd as the Blue Birds in Aurora's Wedding, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [other artists in background, 1], 1951 (Item 65) - Box 3

Phyllis Kennedy and Charles Boyd as the Blue Birds in Aurora's Wedding, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [other artists in background, 2], 1951 (Item 66) - Box 3

Charles Boyd as a Blue Bird, with other artists of Borovansky Jubilee Ballet in Aurora's Wedding,, 1951 (Item 67) - Box 3

Borovansky Jubilee Ballet production of Aurora's Wedding, with Edna Busse as Aurora, Paul Grinwis as the Prince, and Phyllis Kennedy and Charles Boyd as the Blue Birds, 1951 (Item 68) - Box 3

Photographer: Allan Studios, Collingwood.

Borovansky Jubliee Ballet production of Le Beau Danube with Charles Boyd as the King of the Dandies, 1951 (Item 69) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

June Wood and Charles Boyd in Le Beau Danube, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951 (Item 70) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

Charles Boyd backstage, in costume for the role of Prince Desire in The Sleeping Princess, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951-1952 (Item 71) - Box 3

Kathleen Gorham and Charles Boyd as Princess Aurora and Prince Desire in The Sleeping Princess, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951-1952 (Item 72) - Box 3

Charles Boyd and Peggy Sager in The Eternal Lovers (Les Amants Eternels), Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951-1952 (Item 73) - Box 3

Peggy Sager and Charles Boyd with other artists of Borovansky Jubilee Ballet in The Eternal Lovers (Les Amants Eternels) [1], 1951-1952 (Item 74) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

Peggy Sager and Charles Boyd with other artists of Borovansky Jubilee Ballet in The Eternal Lovers (Les Amants Eternels) [2], 1951-1952 (Item 75) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

Peggy Sager and Charles Boyd with other artists of Borovansky Jubilee Ballet in The Eternal Lovers (Les Amants Eternels) [3], 1951-1952 (Item 76) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

Borovansky Jubilee Ballet production of The Eternal Lovers (Les Amants Eternels), 1951-1952 (Item 77) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

Charles Boyd applying makeup for the role of the Blackamoor in Petrouchka, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951-1952 (Item 78) - Box 3

Peggy Sager as the Ballerina and Charles Boyd as the Blackamoor in Petrouchka, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951-1952 (Item 79) - Box 3

Charles Boyd as the Blackamoor in Petrouchka, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951-1952 (Item 80) - Box 3

Peggy Sager as the Ballerina, Charles Boyd as the Blackamoor, and Martin Rubinstein as Petrouchka in Petrouchka, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951-1952 (Item 81) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

Borovansky Jubilee Ballet production of La Boutique Fantastique, with Charles Boyd as The Snob, 1951-1952 (Item 82) - Box 3

Photographer: Hal Williamson, Sydney.

Curtain call for La Boutique Fantastique by artists of Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, with Ron Paul, Charles Boyd, Frank Salter, Kurt Herweg (conductor), Kathleen Gorham, Paul Grinwis, Jack Manuel and Bruce Morrow in front row, 1951-1952 (Item 83) - Box 3

Charles Boyd as the Snob, with Sandra Vane in La Boutique Fantastique, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet, 1951-1952 (Item 84) - Box 3

Charles Boyd as the Snob in La Boutique Fantastique, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [1], 1951-1952 (Item 85) - Box 3

Charles Boyd as the Snob in La Boutique Fantastique, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [2], 1951-1952 (Item 86) - Box 3

Charles Boyd as the Snob in La Boutique Fantastique, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [3], 1951-1952 (Item 87) - Box 3

Charles Boyd applying makeup for role of the Snob in Boutique Fantastique, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [1], 1951-1952 (Item 88) - Box 3

Charles Boyd applying makeup for role of the Snob in Boutique Fantastique, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [2], 1951-1952 (Item 89) - Box 3

Charles Boyd in the dressing room in costume for role of the Snob in Boutique Fantastique, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [1], 1951-1952 (Item 90) - Box 3

Charles Boyd in the dressing room in costume for role of the Snob in Boutique Fantastique, Borovansky Jubilee Ballet [2], 1951-1952 (Item 91) - Box 3

Borovansky Jubilee Ballet Company arriving in Perth [1], 1952 (Item 92) - Box 3

Photographer: John & Don Studios, Brisbane.

Borovansky Jubilee Ballet Company arriving in Perth [2], 1952 (Item 93) - Box 3

Photographer: John & Don Studios, Brisbane.

Charles Boyd and Peggy Sager at 1993 Borovansky Ballet Reunion [1], 1993 (Item 94) - Box 3

Photographer: Herald & Weekly Times Ltd.

Charles Boyd and Peggy Sager at 1993 Borovansky Ballet Reunion [2], 1993 (Item 95) - Box 3

Photographer: Herald & Weekly Times Ltd.

Charles Boyd with Mick O'Neill and Laurie Rentoul at 1993 Borovansky Ballet Reunion, 1993 (Item 96) - Box 3

Charles Boyd, Avonna James and Barry Kitcher at Borovansky Ballet 50th Anniversary Reunion, Melbourne, 1994 (Item 97) - Box 3

Photographer: Jean Stewart, Toorak.

Charles Boyd with bust of Edouard Borovansky at Borovansky Ballet 50th Anniversary celebration, Tyalgum, 1994 (Item 98) - Box 3

Photographer: Gold Coast Publications Ltd (?).

William Gill and Charles Boyd at Borovansky Ballet 50th Anniversary celebration, Tyalgum, 1994 (Item 99) - Box 3

Ron Paul, Laurence Bishop, Barry Kitcher and Peggy Sager at Melbourne luncheon on honour of Miro Zloch, 1998 (Item 100) - Box 3

Photographer: Jean Stewart, Toorak.

Jean Stewart, Martin Rubinstein and Peter Nicolson at Melbourne luncheon in honour of Miro Zloch, 1998 (Item 101) - Box 3

Photographer: Jean Stewart, Toorak.

Peggy Sager, Peter Nicolson, Laurence Bishop, John O'Brien (guest) and Eileen Tasker at Melbourne luncheon in honour of Miro Zloch, 1998 (Item 102) - Box 3

Photographer: Jean Stewart, Toorak.

Barry Kitcher and Audrey Nicholls at Melbourne luncheon in honour of Miro Zloch, 1998 (Item 103) - Box 3

Photographer: Jean Stewart, Toorak.

Martin Rubinstein, Peter Nicolson and Eileen Tasker at Melbourne luncheon in honour of Miro Zloch, 1998 (Item 104) - Box 3

Photographer: Jean Stewart, Toorak.

George Mitchell, Paul Hammond, Miro Zloch and Peggy Sager at Melbourne luncheon in honour of Miro Zloch, 1998 (Item 105) - Box 3

Photographer: Jean Stewart, Toorak.

Jack Manuel and June Wood at Melbourne luncheon in honour of Miro Zloch, 1998 (Item 106) - Box 3

Photographer: Jean Stewart, Toorak.

Margaret Madden, Miro Zloch, Eileen Tasker and Peter Nicolson at Melbourne luncheon in honour of Miro Zloch, 1998 (Item 107) - Box 3

Photographer: Jean Stewart, Toorak.

Charles Boyd on the verandah of his home in Waverton, North Sydney, 2001 (Item 108) - Box 3

Photographer: Jane Prichard.

Unknown dancer as Odette in Swan Lake (Item 109) - Box 3

Album, 1938-1948 (Item 110) - Box 3

Photos includeBoyd, Leo Kersley and Angela Dukes (?) 1938; Simple Symphony filmed on the Gold Coast 1947; Boyd, Sally Gilmour, Annette Chapelle, Cecil Bates and Miro Zlock in Rotorua 1948; Margaret Hill, Boyd and Annette Chapelle in Winters Nigh 1948.

Series 6. Miscellaneous, 1927-2002

This series contains a number of press clippings, books, magazines, programs and personal material covering a broad range of Boyd's life, from 1927-2002. Included in this material, is a small autobiography Boyd wrote for 'Where have all the dancers gone?', a book that does not appear to have been published; and obituary and memorial material for Boyd, Walter Gore, Paula Hinton and Dame Marie Rambert.

Programs 1927-28; Backstage with the Covent Garden Russian Ballet; Ballet in Australia, Peggy van Praagh; Dublin City Ballet program June 23-8 1980; Northern Ballet Theatre program; and autobiographical material. (File 1) - Box 4

Memorials and obituaries for Dame Marie Rambert 1888-1982; Walter Gore 1910-1979; Paula Hinton 1924-1996; and Charles Boyd 1917-2002. (File 2) - Box 4

The sailor's return beany-eye, by David Garnett. (File 3) - Box 4

Ballet School, John Gabriel. (File 4) - Box 4

The family of Thomas Rebecca Adam: ancestry descendants 1750-2001, Elizabeth Adams. (File 5) - Box 4

Certificate: International Dance Day 1995, to Charles Boyd, for valuable contributions to the art of dance in Australia. (File 6) - Box 4

Small wooden pipe. (File 7) - Box 4


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