by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
11 3/8 in. x 10 in. (290 mm x 253 mm) image size
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Sitterback to top
- Brassaï (Gyula Halász) (1899-1984), Photographer, sculptor and filmmaker. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1536 portraits, Sitter in 136 portraits.
Events of 1957back to top
Current affairsHarold Macmillan takes over as Conservative prime minister, manoeuvring Eden out of power after his poor handling of the Suez Crisis the previous year.
The Wolfenden Report recommends that homosexuality should no longer be a criminal offence. It still took ten years, however, before any changes were made to the law on homosexuality with the Sexual Offences Act in 1967.