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Robert Helpmann 1958: From the nude with violin to the lunch with Nugget Coombs

Robert Helpmann at home in London

No one excelled Robert Helpmann as a multi tasker. Dancer, choreographer, actor, singer, director and publicist, Helpmann was at the

The past pas de deux of the Australian Ballet and the Liberal Party

Robert Menzies

The unnaturally green lawns and the Queen Anne style house in the photo were in sharp contrast to the moral

The first decade: snapshots from the early years of the Australian Ballet

Colin Peasley, Kelvin Coe and Barry Moreland rehearsing in the Australian Ballet studios in 1964, photo © Terry Phelan.

Noel Smith strode into the pit, picked up his baton, and gave the downbeat for the overture. The chatter, the