8 of 16 portraits of Doris Lessing
by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1950s
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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.