Artist of 3 portraits
Allan started his career working as a commercial artist for the Art Guild in Los Angeles. While still in his teens he opened a photographic concession in a dime store on Hollywood Boulevard, where he photographed many actors and aspiring movie stars. These pictures led to employment as a photographer for several large film studios including Fox and MGM. He opened the Ted Allan Film Studio in 1952 and worked mainly on shooting documentaries and low budget feature films.