by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1960
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- Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1495 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.
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This photograph was commissioned by the poet Sir John Waller, Ellis's patron and a friend of Victor Musgrave. Ellis's biography The Big Beat Scene (1961) was one of the first contemporary accounts of the music scene in Britain.