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Michael Arlen (1895-1956), Novelist

Sitter in 15 portraits
Novelist of Armenian descent; published his first novel, The London Venture (1922) with the help of Sir Edmund Gosse; his bestseller, The Green Hat (1924), the story of a Mayfair femme fatale, made him a millionaire; further novels and collections of short stories included These Charming People (1925), Lily Christine (1929), Hell! said the Duchess (1934) and Flying Dutchman (1939).

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Michael Arlen

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, 1930s?
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Michael Arlen

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 December 1930
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Michael Arlen

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 December 1930
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Michael Arlen

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 December 1930
NPG x26611

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Michael Arlen

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1930s-1940s
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Michael Arlen

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1935
NPG x10326

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Michael Arlen

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x2464

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Michael Arlen

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x2465

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Michael Arlen

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x2466

x2467

Michael Arlen

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x2467

x2468

Michael Arlen

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x2468

x2469

Michael Arlen

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x2469

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Michael Arlen

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x2470

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Michael Arlen

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x2596

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Michael Arlen

after Unknown artist
cigarette card, 1937
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