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[Humphries, Barry, Australian born actor, artist and author : theatre programmes, etc. / held in the PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia]
Bib ID 1119882
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Description 1950- 
9 boxes. 
Series

Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection

Summary

Collection of programmes reflecting his 50 year Australian and overseas careers in theatre including solo shows.

Full contents
  • Australian programs
  • Australian newspaper cuttings
  • Overseas programs
  • Overseas newspaper cuttings
  • Ephemera.
 
Biography/History

Barry Humphries born in 1934 in Melbourne, multi-talented actor whose stage career began in 1952. Invented many satiric characters the most famous being Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Paterson, debuted in 1955, 1974 respectively. Since 1960 Humphries' career has alternated between England, Australia and the USA giving solo shows. His autobiography More Please (1992) won him the J.R. Ackerly Prize 1993. He has won various awards for comedy as a TV personality. He was given an Order of Australia in 1982 and was named 2012 Australian of the Year in the UK.

Notes

Filed in PROMPT Collection under Humphries.

Digital master available; National Library of Australia, Australian collection;

Associated photographs held in the Pictorial Section ; biographical cuttings and oral history records through the Petherick Reading Room ; manuscripts through the Manuscript Reading Room.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (7 p.) 
Subjects Humphries, Barry, - 1934- .  |  Actors - Australia - Miscellanea.  |  Everage, Edna, - Dame (Fictitious character) - Miscellanea.
Form/genre Theater programs  |  Theater programs  |  Theater programs
Other authors/contributors Humphries, Barry, 1934-  |  National Library of Australia
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Collect from: Petherick Reading Room (Ephemera Collection)
Call Number: Ephemera (PROMPT) Request by box number.
Status: Available
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Ephemera (PROMPT) Request by box number. Petherick Reading Room (Ephemera Collection)

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