George Hoole as 'Spotty Muldoon'

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George Hoole as 'Spotty Muldoon', by Lewis Morley, May 1965 - NPG x38941 - © Lewis Morley Archive / National Portrait Gallery, London

© Lewis Morley Archive / National Portrait Gallery, London

George Hoole as 'Spotty Muldoon'

by Lewis Morley
bromide fibre print, May 1965
15 in. x 11 3/8 in. (382 mm x 288 mm)
Given by Lewis Morley, 1989
Photographs Collection
NPG x38941


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  • Lewis Morley (1925-2013), Photographer. Artist of 303 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

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A fictional character created by Peter Cook, Spotty Muldoon, who wore a paper bag over his head to cover his face, was the subject of Cook's Ballad of Spotty Muldoon which reached the Top Forty in 1965. Muldoon featured in Cook's E.L. Wisty sketches, which he performed with Beyond the Fringe. Muldoon's regular column in Private Eye offered humorous solutions to readers' absurd problems and featured a variant of Morley's photograph.

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  • Pepper, Terence, Lewis Morley: Photographer of the Sixties, 1989 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 15 September 1989 - 7 January 1990), p. 88

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