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Melanie Hampshire; Jill Kennington

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Melanie Hampshire; Jill Kennington, by Norman Parkinson, 1963 - NPG x30110 - © Norman Parkinson Archive/ Iconic Images

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Melanie Hampshire; Jill Kennington

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1963
18 in. x 11 7/8 in. (457 mm x 303 mm)
Given by Norman Parkinson, 1981 in conjunction with the NPG exhibition 'Norman Parkinson: 50 Years of Portraits and Fashion'
Photographs Collection
NPG x30110

Sittersback to top

  • Melanie Hampshire, Fashion model. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Jill Kennington (1943-), Fashion model and photographer. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist of 20 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Norman Parkinson (1913-1990), Photographer. Artist of 242 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.

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Jill Kennington and Melanie Hampshire model Mary Quant striped wool dresses. This outdoor 'action realism' fashion study, was a style that was pioneered by Parkinson in the 1930s when he worked for Harpers Bazaar. This high energy style suited the image that Jocelyn Stevens wished to promote in Queen magazine for which Parkinson was also a contributing editor between 1960 and 1964. Photographed for Life magazine, 18 October 1963.

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Events of 1963back to top

Current affairs

The Secretary of State for War, John Profumo is found to have lied to the House of Commons when he denied having an affair with the showgirl, Christine Keeler. The Profumo Affair was a public scandal for the Conservative party, and ultimately contributed to the resignation of Harold Macmillan.

Art and science

Doctor Who is first broadcast on the BBC with William Hartnell playing the Doctor. This long running science fiction series about an alien Time Lord who travels through time and space in his police-box-shaped Tardis has been watched by generations of viewers (often from behind the back of the sofa), and features imaginative, but traditionally low-budget, special effects, innovative electronic music, and the Doctor's greatest enemy, the Daleks.

International

John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Texas. The arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald for his murder did not prevent a score of conspiracy theories involving Cuba, the CIA, the KGB, and the Mafia among others.
Martin Luther King delivers his 'I have a dream' speech, marking an important moment in the civil rights movement in America and helping to secure him the Nobel Peace Prize' in 1964.

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