Item #CL199-109 What Makes A Film Censor Wild? Alan McCulloch, 1907–1992 Aust.
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What Makes A Film Censor Wild?

1934. Pen and ink, signed and dated in ink lower right, signed and captioned in pencil in upper and lower margins, “McCulloch” estate and date stamp “14 Dec. 1934” verso, 30.3 x 44.7cm. Minor creases, foxing, soiling.

Text in cartoon reads “On sale here. ‘Evensong.’ The film version of this book has been banned by the film censor!” Caption reads “Since the beginning of the film ‘Evensong’, booksellers have sold hundreds of copies of the book.” Provenance: Alan McCulloch estate.

Artist, critic, gallery director and art historian Alan McCulloch initially worked as a bank teller while studying at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School and the Working Men’s College in Melbourne. “Encouraged by Will Dyson, he became an illustrator and writer, contributing stories, cartoons, and caricatures to newspapers and magazines,” eventually becoming one of Australia’s leading art critics. He also wrote a number of books including The Encyclopedia of Australian Art, and was the director of the Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre for 21 years. He received the Order of Australia in 1976. Ref: ADB.

Item #CL199-109

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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