Charlie Chaplin with his family
Charlie Chaplin with his family
by Unknown photographer
gelatin silver print, 1957
6 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in. (166 mm x 215 mm) image size
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Sittersback to top
- Sir Charles ('Charlie') Chaplin (1889-1977), Film actor and director. Sitter in 25 portraits. Identify
- Eugene Anthony Chaplin (1953-), Recording engineer and documentary film-maker; son of Charlie Chaplin. Sitter in 6 portraits. Identify
- Geraldine Leigh Chaplin (1944-), Actress; wife of Patricio Castilla; daughter of Charlie Chaplin. Sitter in 14 portraits. Identify
- Josephine Hannah ('Josie') Chaplin (1949-), Actress; daughter of Charlie Chaplin. Sitter in 14 portraits. Identify
- Michael John Chaplin (1946-), Actor, writer and producer; son of Charlie Chaplin. Sitter in 12 portraits. Identify
- Oona (née O'Neill), Lady Chaplin (1925-1991), Wife of Charlie Chaplin; daughter of Eugene O'Neill and Agnes Boulton. Sitter in 20 portraits. Identify
- Victoria Chaplin (1951-), Circus performer; wife of Jean-Baptiste Thierrée; daughter of Charlie Chaplin. Sitter in 16 portraits. Identify
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.
Art and scienceThe Today Programme is first broadcast on Radio 4. This early morning current affairs programme is known for breaking major stories early, and for its hard-hitting approach and touch interviewing style. Presenters have included: Robert Robinson, Brian Redhead, Libby Purves, Jenni Murray, Sue MacGregor, John Humphrys, Anna Ford and James Naughtie.
InternationalThe Treaty of Rome leads to the formation of the European Economic Community. Officially beginning on 1st January 1958, the EEC established a European Common Market, where goods, services, labour and capital could move freely within the European member countries, and shared policies were agreed for labour, social welfare, agriculture, transport, and foreign trade. The EEC preceded the European Community, and the European Union.
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