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Eileen : stories from the Phillip Street courtyard / Eileen Kramer & Tracey Spring
Bib ID 7865120
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Cramer, Eileen, 1914- author
 
Description Melbourne, VIC : Melbourne Books, [2018] 
©2018 
206 pages : colour illustrations, portraits (some colour) ; 22 cm 
ISBN 9781925556391 (hardback)
Summary

Eileen Kramer is quite possibly the longest working dancer and choreographer in Australia, if not the world. At 103 years young, she continues to take to the stage and dance and create every day and is showing no signs of stopping any time soon. Eileen has now written a book about her life before she was a dancer, living in a bohemian artist community in Phillip Street in the centre of Sydney. This memoir is comprised of thirty-three short stories spanning five years of her life as a young woman from 1936 to 1940. She has drawn gorgeous colour illustrations that bring the stories to life. The reader gets to know the close knit group of artists who lived in the Phillip Street courtyard: Rosaleen Norton, who would go on to become the ‘Witch of Kings Cross’, the intellectual and mysterious, Joan, and the beautiful model, Ann. These young women were professional artist’s models, sitting for Norman Lindsey and other modern painters of Sydney. Eileen’s first boyfriend, Richard, was a Freudian psychoanalyst and they would spend their Sundays at the Art Gallery of NSW and Speakers Corner at the Domain. These stories are a social history of Sydney bohemia in the late 1930s.

Notes

National Library of Australia’s N copy is signed by the authors.

Subjects Cramer, Eileen, 1914- -- Anecdotes.  |  Choreographers -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Dancers -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Artists' models -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Bohemianism -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History -- 20th century.  |  Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Spring, Tracey, author

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