Artist and dog arrive by Melbourne Express (taken for J.C. Williamson), 10/12/1937 / byTed hood

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"Artist", as in a dog trainer and performer who has a dog act in vaudeville or circus

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  1. Immi Balusa 26 months ago | reply

    love itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt <3333333

  2. PETER WONDER 22 months ago | reply

    nice photo there.

  3. smile4sorrow 21 months ago | reply

    Great theme, fantastic exposure.

  4. ciero2012 16 months ago | reply


  5. quasymody 14 months ago | reply I'd say this is 'Toy', "...a half-bred Scotch terrier...", who evidently appeared in the J.C. Williamson production 'Balalaika', which ran at the Sydney Theatre Royal from 16/12/1937 thru to 4/3/1938. The other chap might be the musical's director, Frederick Blackman (who, per this SMH item, was evidently impressed by Toy)...or perhaps a member of the cast...or perhaps even a NSW Railways Dept dog handler! American actor Robert Halliday was the male star of 'Balalaika', but it's not him.

    SMH preview item
    SMH backstage (includes another pic of Toy wearing the same collar we see above); SMH Backstage
    Australian girls as ballet dancers
    etc: ;

    According to the first of the SMH backstage articles (link above) Toy left her family of 5 puppies behind in Melbourne in order to be part of the show in Sydney!

    I wonder if she was allowed to take a 'bow' at the end of the show (!)

    I've now realised that the SLNSW has a number of pics of the Balalaika are a just a few: here's a pic of the same gent with a horse! - some of the cast

  6. State Library of New South Wales collection 14 months ago | reply

    Yes well done Quasymody, as always!

  7. Serendigity 11 months ago | reply

    Wow, I was the 29,000th viewer of this pic. Great to see this resource available online SL NSW.

  8. GLdEseL 3 months ago | reply

    isn't this le corbusier?

  9. goodfella2459 2 months ago | reply

    I like the dog's smile.

  10. alvey_ski 2 months ago | reply

    Wet willie?

  11. addadada 2 months ago | reply

    "Did you hijack the 'Flea Circus'?

  12. decembre 2 months ago | reply

    ► Thank you for your post in : Portrait★Faces★Open Minded

  13. Eff Bee 5 weeks ago | reply

    Brilliantly surreal.

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