© Estate of Fred Daniels / National Portrait Gallery, London
David Niven in the 'The Elusive Pimpernel'
by Fred Daniels
cream-toned vintage bromide print on red card mount, 1950
11 5/8in. x 8in. (281 mm x 216 mm)
- David Niven (1910-1983), Actor, producer and writer. Sitter in 14 portraits.
- Fred Daniels (1892-1959), Film stills photographer. Artist of 87 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Princess Anne is born at Clarence house, the only daughter of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Art and science
C.S. Lewis publishes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
, the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia
series. Lewis was an Oxford Don, specialising in Medieval Literature and its use of allegory. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
is often seen as an allegory of the Christian struggle between good and evil.
Following the Soviet and American withdrawal from the occupation of North and South Korea respectively, the Korean War breaks out as each side seeks to unify Korea under its own political system. While the U.S.A., U.K and other UN nations came to the defence of South Korea, North Korea had support from the Soviet Union and China. The war continued until 1953.