Imogen Clare Holst
Imogen Clare Holst
by Kurt Hutton (Kurt Hubschman)
vintage print, 1958
4in. x 6 1/8in. (112 mm x 157 mm)
Given by the Britten estate, 1981
Sitterback to top
- Imogen Clare Holst (1907-1984), Musician, dancer, choreographer and actress. Sitter in 10 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Kurt Hutton (Kurt Hubschman) (1893-1960), Photographer. Artist associated with 15 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Pictured conducting the orchestra at a rehearsal for the 1958 Aldeburgh Festival.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Benjamin Britten: A Life in Pictures (5 November 2013 - 30 June 2014)
Events of 1958back to top
Current affairsBritain's first motorway is built. The Preston bypass (M6) was the first road to be built to official motorway standards, although the M1 (opened in 1959) was the first road to be given official status. The road was opened by the Prime minister, Harold Macmillan, and heralded a new age of mass, high-speed motoring.
Art and scienceMichael Bond publishes A Bear Called Paddington, the first Paddington Bear book. This popular character is remembered for being found at Paddington Station by the Brown family, for wearing a floppy hat, duffle coat and Wellington boots, and for his penchant for marmalade sandwiches.
The children's television programme, Blue Peter, is broadcast for the first time.
InternationalFollowing the USSR's successful launch of the Sputnik 1 satellite in 1957, America launches its own space agency, NASA. Under pressure from the Soviets' early lead, NASA began research into human spaceflight. The competition between the two superpowers to explore outer space, send humans beyond the Earth's orbit and land on the moon was known as the 'space race'.
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