Wes Adams and Lisa

1 portrait of Wes Adams

Photograph by Gordon Anthony © Hulton Archive / Getty Images

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Wes Adams and Lisa

by Gordon Anthony
modern bromide print from original negative, 1937
18 7/8 in. x 13 5/8 in. (481 mm x 347 mm) image size
Purchased, 1988
Photographs Collection
NPG x44784

Sitterback to top

  • Wes Adams, Cabaret dancer. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistback to top

  • Gordon Anthony (1902-1989), Photographer. Artist or producer of 114 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

Events of 1937back to top

Current affairs

George VI becomes king. The younger brother of Edward VIII was crowned on the 12th May and the coronation was broadcast to Britain and the Empire on the radio. Edward becomes the Duke of Windsor, although the rank of 'Royal Highness' is not extended to Wallis Simpson.
Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister following Baldwin's retirement.

Art and science

Roland Penrose organises a tour of Picasso's painting Guernica to the UK. The painting, which shows the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, went on display at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in East London

International

Commercial airship travel is brought to an end with the 'Hindenberg Disaster'. The German airship exploded while landing in New Jersey. The radio broadcaster Herbert Morrison's reaction has become legendary: 'Oh, the humanity!'
Japan invades China, killing about 25,000. Japanese Troops committed numerous atrocities against soldiers and civilians in what became known as the 'Rape of Nanking'.

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