Australia 1900 – United States of America 1982
United States from 1919
Carousel (Theatre Guild production, 1945)
Tri-colour carbro photograph
image 40.6 (h) x 32.6 (w) cm
Gift of American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia, Inc., New York, NY, USA, made possible with the generous support of Anton Bruehl Jr, 2006.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The original production of Carousel opened on Broadway on 19 April 1945, with music by Richard Rodgers, and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The setting was transplanted from Ferenc Molnar’s 1909 play set in Budapest to a New England fishing village. Carousel was one of the first musicals with a tragic plot. This scene shows Bambi Linn (Louise Bigelow), Jan Clayton (Julie Jordan), Jean Darling (Carrie Pipperidge), John Raitt (Billy Bigelow) and Murvyn Vye (Jigger Craigin).