Michael Powell(1905-1990), Film director and writer
Michael Latham Powell
Sitter in 8 portraits
Together with Emeric Pressburger he formed 'The Archers', an innovatory film-production company. Their acclaimed films include The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Black Narcissus (1947) and The Red Shoes (1948). The partnership dissolved in 1957 but reformed in 1966 on They're a Weird Mob (1966), and again in 1972 for The Boy who Turned Yellow.
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by David Bailey
bromide print from 15 x 12 inch negative, 1986
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