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Leaflet - Stimulation 3, Midsumma Festival, Melbourne, circa 1991-1992 Document Reg. No: SH 931406

Summary:
Made: circa 1991 - 1992
Used: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, circa 1991 - 1992
The leaflet refers to a Midsumma (GLBT) event
From a collection of posters and ephemera displayed on the walls of Mario's Cafe, 303 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, between December 1991 and Easter 1992. The collection was removed when the wall was repainted and renovated. Posters were put up with tape and 'blu-tack'; some damage to some items resulted when these were removed. The collection, including repeats, is essentially as it was when removed (cigarette smoke included); 3 items undonated
Donor's letter reads 'Mario's Cafe in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy is one of the very popular 'cool' places to be. It accumulates on its walls an extraordinary plethora of posters and ephemera. This accumulation of material is normally destroyed, ...' (see Supplementary File for complete text.)
Description:
A leaflet advertising a club. On the left side, white and black text is arrangeed against a dark red background. Except for the headings, all other text is in lower case and left aligned. Main words are printed in bold. The name of the club appears in black printed along the width of the leaflet. To the right, a black and white photograph of two women sitting on a bench with one leg folded underneath appears. The women are provocatively dressed in cat costumes and have a rather coyish expression.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Hinds, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.70 cm (Height), 21.20 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: entertainment, advertising, commerce, lesbian gay
Themes this item is part of: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Project, Museum Victoria, 2005-2006, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Café & Pub Culture
Tertiary Classification: wall notices - comedy
Inscriptions: STIMULATION 3/cavier CLUB/with/comedy and other performances/ licenced & fruit bars.finger food.dancefloor/get wet areas.sauna.spa.steam room private play areas/also available.massage.latex products/date.Sunday 26/1/9/at. Steamworks,279 LaTrobe St. City/time.9pm till breakfast/tickets.[ext. text]/ a midsumma event/supported by latex liberation front/
Place & Date Made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1991-1992
Place & Date Used: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 1991-1992

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