1 of 6 portraits of Patricia Highsmith
by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, June 1957
Bequeathed by the estate of Francis Goodman, 1989
Artistback to top
- Francis Goodman (1913-1989), Photographer. Artist of 1389 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United States (garden, sitter's home, Hudson River, near New York)
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.