Perhaps you’d like some MacRobertson’s Old Gold Chocolate while watching the show?
Or some Turkish Delight – as favoured by the scantily clad harem dancers shown here?
Maybe you have a cough? That Allen’s nurse looks like she knows what she’s on about.
Or maybe its time for something filter smooth… in the foyer? Actors Evelyn Laye and David Niven are reputed to have helped market this brand of tobacco.
(As far as I can tell, smoking was banned in Australian theatres from the 1940s, largely for safety reasons. Not so the UK. In the 1970s the author watched a Sean Connery film in a stuffy London cinema – through clouds of smoke – an experience I have no desire to repeat.)
After all those lollies and soothing smokes, you might need some of this?
Should be good – plus Califig is 11 percent proof!
So after all, maybe all you need is some fresh Aussie fruit?
Or perhaps just a nice cup of Glen Valley Tea?
Glen Valley tea sign, Johnson Street, Fitzroy, January 2019. Author’s Collection
In 2013 this painted sign for Indian Root pills was briefly exposed in Nicholson Street North Fitzroy when an unstable terrace house was demolished. A new building has since covered the sign.
But perhaps you shouldn’t have been at the cinema! Perhaps you needed some furniture carefully removed!
Westgarth Street, Fitzroy, December 2017 – a few streets from Daphne Trott (Pollard)’s birth place. Author’s Collection
The labels shown here were collected from a former lolly shop my brother purchased in Rathdowne Street Carlton in 1992. Most of the collection was taken by Museum Victoria.
Nick Murphy, December 2018.