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Pat Albeck

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Pat Albeck

by John Gay
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1960s
Bequeathed by Marie Anita Gay (née Arnheim), 2003
Photographs Collection
NPG x200995

Sitterback to top

  • Pat Albeck (1930-2017), Textile designer. Sitter in 2 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • John Gay (1909-1999), Photographer. Artist or producer of 295 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

Events of 1960back to top

Current affairs

Prince Andrew is born, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
The Contraceptive Pill is introduced in England, dramatically changing the nation's approach to sex and relationships, and significantly contributing to the 1960s culture of liberation.

Art and science

Penguin books defend D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover against charges of obscenity by demonstrating that the novel was of literary merit. The 'not guilty' verdict was seen as a victory for free speech and marked the beginning if a new era of liberalism.
The satirical revue Beyond the Fringe launches the careers of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.

International

Harold Macmillan delivers his 'wind of change' speech to the South African Parliament in Cape Town, announcing Britain's decision to grant independence to many of her colonies. The speech recognised the emergence of African nationalism, and criticised the policy of Apartheid in South Africa.

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