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Michael Edgley interviewed by Bill Stephens in 2011
Bib ID 5718948
Format AudioAudio
Author
Edgley, Michael, 1943-, Interviewee
 
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Description 2011 
4 sound files (ca. 261 min.) 
Summary

Michael Edgley talks about his parents; his childhood memories; his recollections of touring in variety; his schooling and education; Rostrevor Boarding School, Adelaide; his children's experiences of boarding schools; his school days in Perth, WA; his siblings; his career in accountancy; the commencement of his career in the entertainment industry; his marriages; the Moscow Circus’ tour in Australia; how he become involved with the tour; promotional innovations introduced by his father; his visits to overseas; his father; the staffing of the Edgley Organisation; logistics involved in organising tours; choosing acts for Australia; KGB; ASIO; His Majesty's Theatre in Perth; his involvement with the Perth Entertainment Centre; the formation of Williamson/Edgley Theatres; Mikhail Baryshnikov; the ballet dancers he presented in Australia; his sister; Rudolph Nureyev; diversification; attracting and touring international artists in Australia; his decision to relocate to Sydney and later to the Gold Coast; The Man From Snowy River; producing various musicals in Australia; his comments on the various tours he organised in Australia; entering the Asian markets; innovations of the Edgley Organisation; his comments on being a successful promoter; his health; his managerial style; meeting unusual requests from his artists; his involvement in Entertainment Centres; the influence of his father in shaping his career; the importance of his family; his current financial situation.

Notes

A second interview with Michael Edgley was recorded in 2016 and is held in the National Library of Australia's Oral History and Folklore collection at ORAL TRC 6778.

Recorded on 22 September 2011 in Tallai, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (10 p.) 
Subjects Edgley, Michael, 1943- -- Interviews.  |  Edgley International -- Anecdotes.  |  Edgley International -- History.  |  Businesspeople -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Performing arts -- Australia -- History.
Occupation Business professionals.
Other authors/contributors Stephens, Bill, 1936-, Interviewer

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