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Bob Hope; Anita Ekberg

2 of 2 portraits of Anita Ekberg

Bob Hope; Anita Ekberg

by Jane Bown
gelatin silver print, 1962
15 1/4 in. x 14 7/8 in. (387 mm x 377 mm) image size
Purchased, 2009
Photographs Collection
NPG x133109

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Sittersback to top

  • Anita Ekberg (1931-2015), Actress. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Bob Hope (1903-2003), Actor. Sitter in 2 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Jane Bown (1925-2014), Photographer. Artist associated with 72 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

This portraitback to top

In 1962, Bown accompanied journalist John Gale to Pinewood Studios, where the actor and comedian Hope and actress Ekberg were filming Call Me Bwana. During this shoot, Hope was also busy rehearsing with actress Edie Adams, with whom he performed at the Royal Variety Performance on 29 April 1962. In Gale's final article, Rendezvous with a rogue elephant (28
October 1962), the Observer published a photograph by Bown of the film director Monte Brice, who acted as Hope's career advisor.
Later published in the Observer, 1 November 2009

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 88

Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top