by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
12 in. x 15 1/8 in. (306 mm x 384 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 1532 portraits, Sitter in 136 portraits.
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.