6 of 21 portraits of John Osborne
© Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation; Courtesy Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona Foundation
by Rollie McKenna
bromide print, 1957
9 1/4 in. x 6 3/4 in. (236 mm x 171 mm) image size
Given by Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation, 2011
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- John James Osborne (1929-1994), Playwright, autobiographer and actor. Sitter in 21 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.