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Basil Herbert Dean
by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)bromide print, 1920sNPG x28334
by Howard Costerhalf-plate film negative, 1942NPG x11275
by Godfrey Argentbromide print, 17 December 1969NPG x166006
Diners at Denham Studios Restaurant
by Anthony Wysardwatercolour and pencil, published 1937NPG D312
by Howard Costerhalf-plate film negative, 1942NPG x11272
by Howard Costerhalf-plate film negative, 1942NPG x11273
by Howard Costerhalf-plate film negative, 1942NPG x11274
by Howard Costerhalf-plate film negative, 1942NPG x11276
by Howard Costerhalf-plate film negative, 1942NPG x11277
by Howard Costerhalf-plate film negative, 1942NPG x11278
by Howard Costerhalf-plate film negative, 1942NPG x11279
by Bassano Ltdhalf-plate glass negative, 20 January 1947NPG x72377
by Bassano Ltdhalf-plate glass negative, 20 January 1947NPG x72378
by Bassano Ltdhalf-plate glass negative, 20 January 1947NPG x72379
by Bassano Ltdhalf-plate glass negative, 20 January 1947NPG x72380
by Bassano Ltdhalf-plate glass negative, 20 January 1947NPG x72381
by Godfrey Argentbromide print, 1970NPG x13344
by Elliott & Frybromide printNPG x86979
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05 June 2018, 11:26
Born in Croydon to a commercial traveller - Harding Dean; Basil married Esther van Gruisen with whom he had 2 children, the eldest of which - Winton, became a musicologist. He directed Korda's 21 Days in 1940, and also became head of ENSA - the government sponsored services entertainment body.
21 Days was shelved for 2 years, reputedly because it starred Vivian Leigh whose role in the epic Gone With the Wind had just been released, but the film's subject was about a murderer who got away with it - a controversial subject at the best of times...
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