by Jane Bown
gelatin silver print, 1967
18 7/8 in. x 12 3/8 in. (480 mm x 315 mm) image size
Sitterback to top
- Cilla Black (Priscilla White) (1943-2015), Television presenter and singer. Sitter in 13 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Jane Bown (1925-2014), Photographer. Artist associated with 73 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
This portraitback to top
At the time Bown's portrait of Cilla Black was taken in 1967, Black was performing in Bernard Delfont's revue Way Out in Piccadilly at the Prince of Wales Theatre and was about to start her television career.
Events of 1967back to top
Current affairsHarold Wilson decides to devalue the pound by nearly 15% in order to ' break out from the straitjacket' of boom and bust economics. The decision was controversial and prompted Wilson to reassure the public that the 'pound in your pocket' would not be worth any less.
Art and scienceThe Beatles release Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, with a record sleeve designed by pop artist, Peter Blake. The band's musical experimentation and colourful new look was an example of psychedelic, and the LP is often regarded as one of the first concept albums.
InternationalChe Guevara is captured and executed in Bolivia. The guerrilla leader and revolutionary icon was hunted down by the CIA and captured and shot by Bolivian Special Forces. He had been leading Bolivian insurgents in an attempt to overthrow the government.
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