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Record title

Trocadero Building and Investment Company business and legal records, correspondence and photographs relating to the purchase and sale of the Trocadero, 1960-1970, and Ezra Norton’s house at Vaucluse, 1956-1970

Call numbers

MLMSS 8334

Record identifier

Yold3Ay9

Trocadero Building and Investment Company business and legal records, correspondence and photographs relating to the purchase and sale of the Trocadero, 1960-1970, and Ezra Norton’s house at Vaucluse, 1956-1970

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Trocadero Building and Investment Company business and legal records, correspondence and photographs relating to the purchase and sale of the Trocadero, 1960-1970, and Ezra Norton’s house at Vaucluse, 1956-1970

Full title

Trocadero Building and Investment Company business and legal records, correspondence and photographs relating to the purchase and sale of the Trocadero, 1960-1970, and Ezra Norton’s house at Vaucluse, 1956-1970

Date

1956-1970

Call Numbers

MLMSS 8334

Record Identifier

Yold3Ay9
Physical Description

Contents

1.7 metres of textual material (6 boxes)

Other Descriptions

Level of description

Fonds

Access and use

Copying Conditions

Copyright status : In copyright - This collection has multiple rights owners

Research & study copies allowed : Applies only to material in which the author has been deceased for more than 50 years

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Includes records relating to the Trocadero Night Club.

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

Trocadero Building and Investment Company business and legal records, correspondence and photographs relating to the purchase and sale of the Trocadero, 1960-1970, and Ezra Norton’s house at Vaucluse, 1956-1970

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Author / Artists

NOTES

Description source

Information upgraded as part of the Manuscripts Unprocessed eRecords Project 2011-2012

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Josef Lebovic Gallery, 1999

Administrative / Biographical history

Ezra Norton (1897-1967), newspaper proprietor. He established the Trocadero nightclub in George Street in 1936, and was Managing Director of the Trocadero Building and Investment Company Pty. On 11 June 1953, Norton had married Emma Georgina ('Peggy') Morrison, his 38-year-old secretary. They lived at Carmel, Albert Street, Woollahra. Having sold Carmel, he built a house at Vaucluse, with an Olympic-sized, salt-water swimming-pool.

The Trocadero Ballroom opened on 3 April 1936, on the western side of George Street, south of Bathurst Street. It was designed by the architects Robertson and Marks, in the Art Deco style, and operated as a site of dances, charity functions, debutante balls, receptions, gala parties, radio broadcasts and pageants until 1970. The entrepreneur Jim Bendrodt, who oversaw its creation, advertised it as a 'large Palais /Restaurant'. It closed on 5 February 1971, and was eventually demolished to make way for the new Hoyts Theatre complex.

References:
Australian Dictionary of Biography. http://adb.anu.edu.au (viewed 15 March 2012)
Dictionary of Sydney. http://dictionaryofsydney.org (viewed 15 March 2012)...

Identifiers

PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

MLMSS 8334

Record Identifier

Yold3Ay9

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/Yold3Ay9

OTHER IDENTIFIERS

Reference code

403360

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