1 portrait of Gertrude Lawrence
by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1932
9 7/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (250 mm x 200 mm)
Artistback to top
- Paul Tanqueray (1905-1991), Photographer. Artist associated with 180 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Interviewed in 1985 Paul Tanqueray recalled ' I was terribly thrilled with Tallulah, but there was no one in the world I liked to photograph more than Gertrude Lawrence...I did find my lens and my lighting suited some people and they suited Gertrude Lawrence - she was wonderfully attractive. She used to hum or sing a little song when I photographed her and tease me...'
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Paul Tanqueray: Young in the Twenties (8 December 2004 - 15 June 2005)
Events of 1932back to top
Current affairsSir Oswald Mosley forms the British Union of Fascists. Mosley's party - nicknamed the Black Shirts after their uniform - was founded along the lines of Mussolini's Fascist Party in Italy and called for the replacement of parliamentary democracy with a system of elected executives. During the war Mosley was interned and the BUF was proscribed.
Art and scienceJohn Cockcroft and Ernest Walton 'split the atom'. In fact, Cockcroft and Walton's achievement was to change the nucleus of one element into another by bombarding it with protons, rather than to literally spit an atom apart. Nevertheless 'splitting the atom' has become the popular way of describing this important stage in the development of nuclear technology.
InternationalSaudi Arabia is formed by the unification of the Kingdoms of Hijaz and Nejd under King Abdul Aziz.
Iraq is granted independence from the British mandate established by the League of Nations in 1919-20.
Exhibitions and displays
- Being Queen Victoria
Until 7 July 2018