7 of 9 portraits of Michael Flanders
by (Edward) Russell Westwood
bromide print, 1957
8 7/8in. x 7 1/2in. (226 mm x 192 mm)
Given by the photographer's daughter, Jacqueline Galton, 1990
Sitterback to top
- Michael Flanders (1922-1975), Actor, broadcaster and writer. Sitter in 9 portraits.
Artistback to top
- (Edward) Russell Westwood (1911-1982), Photographer. Artist of 117 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (outside the Fortune Theatre, London)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1957back to top
Current affairsHarold Macmillan takes over as Conservative prime minister, manoeuvring Eden out of power after his poor handling of the Suez Crisis the previous year.
The Wolfenden Report recommends that homosexuality should no longer be a criminal offence. It still took ten years, however, before any changes were made to the law on homosexuality with the Sexual Offences Act in 1967.