by Neil Libbert
bromide print, 1965
9 1/8 in. x 13 1/2 in. (231 mm x 343 mm)
Artistback to top
- Neil Libbert (1938-), Photographer. Artist associated with 23 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Best in his Sunbeam Alpine in Manchester, taken for The Sunday Times as part of a 'day in the life; story by Hunter Davis.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Parris, Matthew, Heroes and Villains: Scarfe at the National Portrait Gallery, 2003 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 30 September 2003 to 4 April 2004), p. 40
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Neil Libbert: Photojournalist (17 September 2012 - 28 April 2013)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1965back to top
Current affairsSir Winston Churchill dies after suffering a stroke at the age of 90. By Royal Decree his body lay in state for three days before he was given a State Funeral (a very rare honour for a non-Royal). Representatives from over 100 countries attended the funeral and thousands of people watched the procession of his coffin down the Thames.
Art and scienceJulie Christie stars in John Schlesinger's film Darling, a film that captures fashionable London in the 1960s, while critiquing the superficiality of the jet-setting society. The film has subsequently been itself criticised for being out-of-touch with the realities of the day.
The Post Office Tower (now the BT tower) opens for use, housing microwave aerials to carry telecommunications traffic from London.
InternationalPresident Johnson sends US troops to assist South Vietnam against communist North Vietnam and domestic nationalist insurgents. Johnson's plan for a short, limited war was soon quashed by North Vietnam's strategy of protracted war. As the conflict dragged on the US government instituted a draft, sparking anti-war protests that would continue until American involvement ended in 1973.
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