by Terry O'Neill
bromide print, 1975
14 in. x 14 in. (355 mm x 355 mm) image size
Given by Terry O'Neill, 2009
Sitterback to top
- Twiggy Lawson (née Lesley Hornby) (1949-), Model and actress. Sitter in 31 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Terry O'Neill (1938-2019), Photographer. Artist of 80 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Pepper, Terence (introduction) Muir, Robin (appreciation) Sokolsky, Melvin (appreciation), Twiggy: A Life In Photographs, 2009 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 18 September 2009 to 24 March 2010), p. 87
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Twiggy: A Life in Photographs (19 September 2009 - 21 March 2010)
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Events of 1975back to top
Current affairsBritain votes to remain part of the European Economic Community. In the Labour government's referendum, 67% of voters answered 'yes' to the question 'Do you think the UK should stay in the European Community (Common Market)?'
Art and scienceThe rock band Queen release their epic single Bohemian Rhapsody which reaches Number 1 in the pop charts and stays there for nine weeks. It is the only single to have been a Christmas Number 1 twice, due to its re-release in 1991 following Freddie Mercury's death, and the promotional video is often regarded as the first real music video.
InternationalThe communist organisation, Khymer Rouge, led by Pol Pot, takes over Cambodia renaming it Democratic Kampuchea. Khymer Rouge began its policy of forcible relocating the urban population to the countryside and brutally purging those sectors of society considered by Pol Pot to be a potential threat to the revolution: Buddhist monks, people with education, disabled people, and ethnic minorities.
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