39 of 143 portraits by Bern Schwartz
by Bern Schwartz
dye transfer print, 7 November 1977
9 7/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (251 mm x 200 mm)
Given by The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation, 2007
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- Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz (1914-1978), Photographer. Artist of 143 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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Current affairsIn celebration of her 25th year as Queen, Elizabeth II tours the British Isles visiting communities and schools in 36 counties, before touring the commonwealth. Across the country people held street parties to celebrate the occasion; there were 4,000 street parties in London alone.
Art and scienceBritish punk rockers, The Sex Pistols, release the single, God Save The Queen to coincide with the Silvery Jubilee celebrations. The single reached Number 2 in the charts among claims that it was being kept off the top spot for political reasons. The band was arrested for trying to perform the song from a boat on the Thames during the Queen's Royal Progress trip down the river.
InternationalElvis Presley dies of a heart attack aged 42. His body was discovered collapsed on the bathroom floor of his Graceland mansion in Memphis by his fiancée Ginger Alden. Rumours that the star is actually still alive but in hiding continue to perpetuate among diehard fans.
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