Ann Larson; Primrose Austen; Mary O'Flaherty; Adam Faith; Jill Kennington; Celia Hammond

1 portrait of Primrose Austen

Ann Larson; Primrose Austen; Mary O'Flaherty; Adam Faith; Jill Kennington; Celia Hammond, by Norman Parkinson, 15 October 1962 - NPG x30035 - © Norman Parkinson Archive

© Norman Parkinson Archive

Ann Larson; Primrose Austen; Mary O'Flaherty; Adam Faith; Jill Kennington; Celia Hammond

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 15 October 1962
12 in. x 18 1/8 in. (304 mm x 460 mm)
Given by Norman Parkinson, 1981 in conjunction with the NPG exhibition 'Norman Parkinson: 50 Years of Portraits and Fashion'
Photographs Collection
NPG x30035


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Artistback to top

  • Norman Parkinson (1913-1990), Photographer. Artist of 241 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.

Sittersback to top

  • Primrose Austen, Fashion model. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
  • Adam Faith (1940-2003), Singer and actor. Sitter in 11 portraits.
  • Celia Hammond, Fashion model. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Jill Kennington (1943-), Fashion model and photographer. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist of 20 portraits.
  • Ann Larson, Fashion model. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Mary O'Flaherty, Fashion model. Sitter in 1 portrait.

This portraitback to top

This portrait of Adam Faith shown with several of Parkinson's favourite models. It was taken to illustrate the dance craze of the moment, The Madison, which Faith featured on his television programme. Photographed at the Oluf Nissen studio, London, for Queen, 30 October 1962.

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Current affairs

After a series of by-election defeats, the prime minister, Harold MacMillan organises a drastic cabinet reshuffle, dismissing one third of his cabinet. Liberal MP Jeremy Thorpe's rye comment summed up the desperate action: 'greater love hath no man than this, than to lay down his friends for his life.' Britain suffers the 'Big Freeze' with no frost-free nights between 22nd December 1962 and 5th March 1963.

Art and science

The Beatles have their first hit with Love Me Do and release their first album Please Please Me. The new Coventry Cathedral is consecrated and creates a showcase for British artistic talent with the first performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, a wall hanging by Graham Sutherland, stained glass by John Piper, and sculptures by Jacob Epstein and Elizabeth Frink.

International

The world comes to the brink of nuclear war with the Cuban Missile Crisis. In response to the USA's nuclear advantage, the USSR sent missiles to Cuba. The crisis lasted for 12 days before a deal was finally stuck between Khrushchev and Kennedy in which the Cuban missile bases were dismantled in return for the secret removal of US missiles from Turkey.

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