Checklist of John Gay photographs

    Vita Sackville-West,    by John Gay,    1948,    NPG x126519,    © National Portrait Gallery, London Vita Sackville-West, by John Gay, 1948, NPG x126519, © National Portrait Gallery, London

Taken for The Strand Magazine and Country Fair

The former may be consulted through the Archive and Library.
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STRAND MAGAZINES in NPG Collection containing John Gay Photographs

July 1947 pp70-78
Eight Young Artists in Search of an Editor, includes female illustrators Audrée Craig, Eva Najman, Mary Dinsdale, Hilda Scott, Erica Macdonald, Monica Walker, Seton McConnell and Molly Blake.

November 1947 pp34-42
Here are the Publishers, text by Richard Usborne, includes Sir Stanley Unwin (of Allen & Unwin's), Graham Greene and Douglas Jerrold (Author and Publisher and both Directors of Eyre & Spottiswoode), Sir Victor Gollancz (of Victor Gollancz Ltd), Allen Lane (of Penguin Books), Sir Geoffrey Faber (of Faber & Faber), A. S. Frere (of Heinemann), W.A.R. Collins (of Collins), Desmond Flower (of Cassell's).

March 1948 pp34-41,
The Local Paper, with text by John Betjeman, includes Hugh Turner, Editor of the Newbury Weekly News since 1929, Ernest Willis, Head Reporter interviewing Newbury Town Clerk, W.A. Goddard, Assistant Editor, "Penelope" (Mrs Mildred Rose), cultural reporter and writer of a weekly column on country life and pets, Alfred Collins, overseer.

April 1948 pp30-37
The Big Shots of Scotland Yard, text by Percy Hoskins, includes Sir Harold Scott, Deputy Commissioner Nott-Bower, Assistant Commissioner Margetson, Assistant Commissioner Ronald Howe, Percy Fearnley, Public Information Officer, Assistant Commissioner Colonel Young, Secretary Jackson, Assistant Commissioner Dalton, Colonel T.MacDonald Baker

July 1948 pp28-36
English Poets, includes John Masefield, Hilaire Belloc, Walter de la Mare, T.S.Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Cecil Day Lewis, The Rev. Andrew Young, Vita Sackville-West

February 1949
The Best-Selling Authors, introduced by Malcolm Muggeridge, includes Somerset Maugham, Daphne Du Maurier, Agatha Christie, Arthur Ransome, Rafael Sabatini, H.V.Morton, Warwick Deeping, Ruby M.Ayres, Peter Cheyney, Enid Blyton and her daughter

March 1949
Mr Ranks Young Ladies, includes actresses Carol Marsh, Sally Ann Howes, Zena Marshall, Susan Shaw, Rona Anderson, Honor Blackman, Barbara Murray.

June 1949
Clairvoyance article includes five photographs by Gay including one on p23 of Lieutenant-Commander Peter Scott, together with Playwrights of Today pp32-39, Terence Rattigan, J.B.Priestley, James Birdie (Dr Osborne Henry Mavor), Emlyn Williams, A.P.Herbert, Esther McCracken, Ian Beith (Ian Hay), Rodney Ackland, Warren Chetham Strode, William Douglas Home, Clemence Dane, Noel Langley

July 1949
Meet the London "Beaks" (Magistrates), text by Horace Thorogood, pp80-87, includes Sir Laurence Rivers Dunn (Chief Magistrate), John Francis Eastwood, (Bow Street), Frank John Powell (Clerkenwell), Daniel Hopkin (Marlborough Street), Eugene Paul Bennett (Marlborough Street), Eric Ronald Guest (West London), Sybil Campbell, (Tower Bridge)

August 1949 pp30-39
The Low down on Strip Cartoons, (Cartoonists), includes Guy Morgan, creator of Kit Conquest for the Daily Express, Jack Monk, author of Buck Ryan in the Mirror, Steve Dowling, artist of Ruggles and Garth in the Mirror and A.H Payne, artist of Pip, Squeak and Wilfred in the Mirror

September 1949 pp32-39)
The people who make money out of Radio (Radio Personalities), includes Ted Kavanagh, Stewart MacPherson, Gilbert Harding, Richard Dimbleby, Lionel Gamlin, Denis Brogan, Hubert Phillips, Roy Plomley, L.A.G. Strong, Francis Durbridge, Alan Stranks, Denis Norden and Frank Muir, Sid Colin
Also contains photo-essay Messing About in Boats pp80-87 with seven Gay photographs including author of the article Martin Chisholm.

November 1949
The Men Who Really Run The Country pp32-39
The Treasury, Sir Edward Bridges, Foreign Office, Sir William Strang, Defence, Sir Harold Parker, Food, Frank Godbould Lee, Education, Sir John Maud, Health, Sir William Scott Douglas, Agriculture and Fisheries, Sir Donald Vanderpeer

December 1949 pp80-87
Christmas Chorus, text by Charles Stuart , portfolio includes Herbert Bardgett and his son, Alfred Higson, conductor, Willie Lang of Black Dyke Mills Band, Dr Percy G.Saunders, organist and choirmaster, George E.Stead, Horace Tattersall, conductor and chorus master, Dr Melville Cook, conductor and chorus master of the Halifax Choral Society, Dr Caleb Jarvis, chorus master of the Welsh Choral Union and lecturer at Liverpool University

Portrait Photographs taken by John Gay for Country Fair magazine

Country Fair ; A Monthly Journal of the Open Air, Edited by Macdonald Hastings with A.G. Street

February -
John Betjeman - Man of the Month

March -
Esther McCracken - Woman of the Month
- Lady Patricia Ward - Topic of the Month
July - Leo Harrison Matthews - Man of the Month
September - Lady Hart Dyke - Woman of the Month
December - 10th Duke of Beaufort - Man of the Month

April -
Kenneth Chapman - Man of the Month
May - Harry Wheatcroft - Man of the Month
July - John Cowdray, 3rd Viscount Cowdray - Man of the Month
September - John Hislop - Man of the Month
November - Sir Patrick Hennessey - Man of the Month
December - Morgan Philips Price - Man of the Month

March -
John Betjeman - supplement, Middlesex by John Betjeman
April - George Lodge - Man of the Month
June - Charlie Ward - Man of the Month
August - James S. Duncan - Man of the Month
September -Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton - Man of the Month
October - James Fisher - Man of the Month

January -
Robert Boutflour - Man of the Month
March - D. Heathcote Amory - Man of the Month
June - John Gay (by Mary Gay) Man of the Month
August - John Hana (artist of the Country Fair covers) - Man of the Month
November - Joseph Nickerson - Man of the Month

January -
Sir William Gavin - Man of the Month
February - Reginald Arkell - Man of the Month
May - Maxwell Knight - Man of the Month
June - John Hammond - Man of the Month
August - Eva Fenton - Woman of the Month
October - Sir William Rootes - Man of the Month
November- Sir Richard Haddon - Man of the Month

January -
Malcolm McGregor ('Mac') Cooper
May - H.E.Bates - Man of the Month
June - Theo A. Stephens - Man of the Month
December - Andrew McDougall Melville - Man of the Month

January -
John Cherrington - Man of the Month
March - John Hislop - Man of the Month
May - Charles Puddle - Man of the Month
June - Earl of Northesk - Man of the Month
November - Ronald M. Lockley

July -
Gilbert Beale - Man of the Month