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Baron Studios: Portraits of the 1950s

Arthur English
by Count Zichy, for Baron Studios
NPG x125745

Past display archive
5 April - 28 September 2003

Rooms 30 & 31


Newly-printed negatives of television, radio and jazz personalities, form a display celebrating a new cataloguing initiative that for the first time, has made public an archive of several thousand images taken by Baron Studios between 1954-1974.


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