Frank Van Straten

Frank Van Straten

Frank Van Straten AM

Over the years Frank has amassed a vast collection of Australian theatre memorabilia. He was director of the Victorian Arts Centre Performing Arts Museum from 1984 until 1993. For 15 years Frank researched and presented ABC Radio's popular Nostalgia feature over Melbourne's 774. He contributes historical articles to many theatre programs and journals. His books include National Treasure: The Story of Gertrude Johnson and the National Theatre (1994), The Regent Theatre: Melbourne's Palace of Dreams(1996), Tivoli (2003), Huge Deal: The Fortunes and Follies of Hugh D. McIntosh (2004), Florence Young and the Golden Years of Australian Musical Theatre(2009), Her Majesty's Pleasure (Her Majesty's, Adelaide. 2013), Her Majesty‚Äôs Theatre, Melbourne: The Shows, The Stars, The Stories (Australian Scholarly Publishing, Kew, 2018), and Hanky-Panky: The Theatrical Escapades of Ernest C. Rolls (2020).

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Eric Duckworth

Producer 15.10.1915-18.6.2013

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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Gary Shearston

Producer 15.10.1915-18.6.2013

Tuesday, 02 July 2013

Michael Brown

Michael 'Mick' Brown Head Mechanist  23.11.1955 - 20.6.2013

Tuesday, 02 July 2013

Billy Raymond

Billy Raymond Singer, comedian 6.1.1938-15.5.2013 

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Wendy Saddington

Jazz and Blues vocalist 26.9.1949-22.6.2013 

Tributes: The Age

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Philip Cusack

Director 12.6.1934-12.6.2013

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Betty Burstall AM

Founder of La Mama Theatre 4.9.1926-14.6.2013 

Obituaries: ABC RNThe Age

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Geoff Bland

Jazz pianist  17.11.1928-25.5.2013

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Mr Yunupingu

Musician 17.9.1956-2.6.2013

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Sue Dwyer

Actress, playwright, administrator d.5.2013

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