The life of Australian actor-singer Max Oldaker who began his career in London in the 1930s where his stage experience ranged from opera to variety. In Australia, he sang the tenor roles in Gilbert and Sullivan and became the country's most popular male star during the war years.
Includes signed letter by author to previous owner, a number of newspaper clippings following Oldaker's death, and a 1990 letter to the previous owner by the Director, Performing Arts Museum, Victoria.
Published by Michael O'Mara. 1st Ed, 1st printing. Hard cover with clipped dust jacket. Copy in GC, previous owner's name on front free end page, light edge wear, pages very lightly tanned.
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