Max Gillies – 1977 (Cover photo by Ian McKenzie)
This edition of Theatre Australia contains articles titled:
- “Ten Years of Carlton Theatre” by Garrie Hutchinson (with photos from 1969 and 1970);
- “The Many Masks of Max Gillies” by John Larkin;
- “Carlton Designs” by Peter Corrigan (with photos of sets for the plays “City Sugar”, A Floating World”, “Pecking Orders”, “The Mother”, “Crackers at the Savoy” and “Canned Peaches”.; and
- Playscript – “Marvelous Melbourne” – Part One, with an introduction by Jack Hibberd on “How Marvelous Melbourne Came to Life”.
Advertisement appearing in the “Carlton special” edition of Theatre Australia magazine, August 1977
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“The Hills Family Show” was arguably the most popular and critically acclaimed theatre production by the Australian Performing Group. (More memorabilia from this production will be posted on this site later.)
The fact that the APG recorded a version of the Hills Family Show for radio seems to have been overlooked in written accounts of the APG.
The in-costume recording took place at the Pram Factory Theatre in Carlton on Saturday, 3 July 1976. (Max Gillies’ injured arm is real!) I believe the recording was aired on community radio station 3CR, Melbourne. Over the next few weeks I will be posting here my 20 exclusive photos of the event. (I’m almost certain that I was the only person at the event with a camera.) Peter J Keenan 25/6/2014.
Number of photos posted to 8/9/2014 = 15
Photo 1 – Max Gillies, Sue Ingleton, Tony Taylor, Fay Mokotow, Robert Meldrum, Evelyn Krape and Bill Garner, July 1976
Photo 2 (below) – Evelyn Krape and Fay Mokotow, July 1976
Photo 3 (below) – Jon Hawkes, juggling on radio, July 1976
Photo 4 (below) – Susy Potter, making sounds with her feet, July 1976
Photo 5 (below) – Jack Weiner and Sue Ingleton tickle the ivories, July 1976
Photo 6 (below) – Sue Ingleton, July 1976
Photo 7 (below) – Fay Mokotow and Robert Meldrum, July 1976
Photo 8 (below) – Tony Taylor and Max Gillies, July 1976. (In background: Lloyd Carrick, sound recordist, Sue Ingleton, Robert Meldrum and Bill Garner.)
Photo 9 (below) – Fay Mokotow and Max Gillies, July 1976.
Photo 10 (below) – Evelyn Krape, July 1976
Photo 11 (below) – Robert Meldrum, Sue Ingleton, Evelyn Krape, Tony Taylor, Max Gillies and Bill Garner, July 1976
Photo 12 (below) – Tony Taylor, Jack Weiner, Bill Garner and Max Gillies, July 1976
Photo 13 (below) – Max Gillies, July 1976
Photo 14 (below) – Bill Garner, July 1976
Photo 15 (Below) – Fay Mokotow and Robert Meldrum, July 1976
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Tagged 1976, APG, Bill Garner, Evelyn Krape, Fay Mokotow, Hills Family Show, Jack Weiner, Jon Hawkes, Lloyd Carrick, Max Gillies, photos, Pram Factory, radio recording, Robert Meldrum, Sue Ingleton, Susy Potter, Theatre, Tony Taylor