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© Iconic Images/Terry O'Neill

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Faye Dunaway

by Terry O'Neill
digital R-type colour print from original transparency, 1977
19 1/2 in. x 19 1/2 in. (495 mm x 495 mm)
Given by Terry O'Neill, 2003
Photographs Collection
NPG x126147

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  • Terry O'Neill (1938-2019), Photographer. Artist of 80 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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O'Neill said of this portrait: 'I call this picture 'The Morning After'. I wanted to get a different kind of 'Oscar' picture - one to illustrate what the award meant to actors and actresses. Faye had won Best Actress for Network (1976) the previous night and I made her meet me at the Beverly Hills Hotel at 6.30am for this shoot. She hadn't slept and the implications of a watershed event in her career were only just beginning to dawn on her. 'The newspapers also headline Peter Finch's posthumous Oscar for his performance in Network. Finch died of a heart attack on 14th January 1977.

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  • Place made and portrayed: United States (Beverly Hills Hotel, United States)

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Current affairs

In celebration of her 25th year as Queen, Elizabeth II tours the British Isles visiting communities and schools in 36 counties, before touring the commonwealth. Across the country people held street parties to celebrate the occasion; there were 4,000 street parties in London alone.

Art and science

British punk rockers, The Sex Pistols, release the single, God Save The Queen to coincide with the Silvery Jubilee celebrations. The single reached Number 2 in the charts among claims that it was being kept off the top spot for political reasons. The band was arrested for trying to perform the song from a boat on the Thames during the Queen's Royal Progress trip down the river.

International

Elvis Presley dies of a heart attack aged 42. His body was discovered collapsed on the bathroom floor of his Graceland mansion in Memphis by his fiancée Ginger Alden. Rumours that the star is actually still alive but in hiding continue to perpetuate among diehard fans.

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