16 of 25 portraits of Peter Cook
by Lewis Morley
resin print, 1962
11 1/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (282 mm x 190 mm)
Given by Lewis Morley, 1989
Artistback to top
- Lewis Morley (1925-2013), Photographer. Artist of 306 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Photographed outside 18 Greek Street, where Cook opened the Establishment Club in October 1961.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (outside The Establishment Club, Greek Street, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Private Eye: Photographs by Lewis Morley (31 October 2011 - 15 April 2012)
Events of 1962back to top
Current affairsAfter a series of by-election defeats, the prime minister, Harold MacMillan organises a drastic cabinet reshuffle, dismissing one third of his cabinet. Liberal MP Jeremy Thorpe's wry comment summed up the desperate action: 'greater love hath no man than this, than to lay down his friends for his life.'
Britain suffers the 'Big Freeze' with no frost-free nights between 22nd December 1962 and 5th March 1963.
Art and scienceThe Beatles have their first hit with Love Me Do and release their first album Please Please Me.
The new Coventry Cathedral is consecrated and creates a showcase for British artistic talent with the first performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, a wall hanging by Graham Sutherland, stained glass by John Piper, and sculptures by Jacob Epstein and Elizabeth Frink.
InternationalThe world comes to the brink of nuclear war with the Cuban Missile Crisis. In response to the USA's nuclear advantage, the USSR sent missiles to Cuba. The crisis lasted for 12 days before a deal was finally stuck between Khrushchev and Kennedy in which the Cuban missile bases were dismantled in return for the secret removal of US missiles from Turkey.
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