by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
9 7/8 in. x 7 5/8 in. (252 mm x 195 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Sir Noël Coward (1899-1973), Actor, playwright and composer. Sitter associated with 117 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1534 portraits, Sitter in 136 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Freestone, Clare (appreciation) Wright, Karen (appreciation), Ida Kar Bohemian Photographer, 2011 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 10 March to 19 June 2011), p. 18
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (roof, Dorchester Hotel, London)
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.