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bromide print on card mount, 1957
14 1/2 in. x 11 1/2 in. (367 mm x 292 mm)
Given by Norman Parkinson, 1981 in conjunction with the NPG exhibition 'Norman Parkinson: 50 Years of Portraits and Fashion'
- Jean Seberg (1938-1979), Actress. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Norman Parkinson (1913-1990), Photographer. Artist of 241 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
This photograph was taken in the year in which she was selected out of thousands of other unknown hopefuls to play the title role in Otto Preminger's production of Saint Joan.
Harold 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.
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The Treaty of Rome leads to the formation of the European Economic Community. Officially beginning on 1st January 1958, the EEC established a European Common Market, where goods, services, labour and capital could move freely within the European member countries, and shared policies were agreed for labour, social welfare, agriculture, transport, and foreign trade. The EEC preceded the European Community, and the European Union.