(Anton) Charles ('Carl') Ebert; (William) Miles Malleson

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Angus McBean Photograph. © Harvard Theatre Collection, Harvard University.

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(Anton) Charles ('Carl') Ebert; (William) Miles Malleson

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1950
11 3/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (290 mm x 238 mm)
Purchased, 2001
Primary Collection
NPG P890

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  • Angus McBean (1904-1990), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 283 portraits, Sitter in 79 portraits.

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  • Pepper, Terence, Angus McBean Portraits, 2006 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 July to 22 October 2006), p. 71 Read entry

    The Berlin-born actor and opera director Carl Ebert first trained at Max Reinhardt's School for Dramatic Art and became one of Germany's leading actors of the 1920s. He turned to opera in 1931 and left Germany after the Nazis took power. In 1934 he was invited by John Christie and his wife the singer Audrey Mildmay to help them and Fritz Busch launch the privately run Glyndebourne Opera. The figures in the background include the actor Miles Malleson and his wife Tatiana Lieven, performing the play within a play of Mozart's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.

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Princess Anne is born at Clarence house, the only daughter of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

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C.S. Lewis publishes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Lewis was an Oxford Don, specialising in Medieval Literature and its use of allegory. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is often seen as an allegory of the Christian struggle between good and evil.


Following the Soviet and American withdrawal from the occupation of North and South Korea respectively, the Korean War breaks out as each side seeks to unify Korea under its own political system. While the U.S.A., U.K and other UN nations came to the defence of South Korea, North Korea had support from the Soviet Union and China. The war continued until 1953.

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