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Ted Allan (1910-1993)

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.

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Ronald Colman

by Ted Allan
bromide print, 1935
NPG P239


Cary Grant

by Ted Allan
bromide print, 1936
NPG x24967


Madeleine Carroll

by Ted Allan
bromide print, 1937
NPG x21555