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The Rolling Stones

The Stones outside 102 Edith Grove

One of the first professional photos of The Rolling Stones, taken by Philip Townsend, probably in 1963, after pianist Ian Stewart was removed from the regular line-up by manager  Andrew Loog Oldham. Oldham also, initially, dressed the band in uniform suits, some remnants of which can be seen here, before they gained a reputation as “bad boys”, a reputation promoted enthusiastically by Oldham.

The photo was taken in Edith Grove, where Brian Jones, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards shared a flat, at number 102.

 

The Stones outside 102 Edith Grove

Original B&W photo.

The Original Cybermen (1966)

 

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In between takes on “The Tenth Planet“, the first “Doctor Who” story to feature the Cybermen, make-up artists make adjustments to the costumes.

 

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Original B&W photo.

Daleks at Cannes

Daleks Going to Cannes May 1965

Daleks used in the film “Doctor Who and the Daleks” being loaded up fror transport to the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.

Daleks Going to Cannes May 1965

Original B&W photo.

Esther Williams

Esther Williams Pagan Love Song

Esther William, champion swimmer turned actress, in a publicity shot for the 1950 film “Pagan Love Song”.

Original B&W photo.

King in Waiting

George VI and family

The Duke and Duchess of York, with their daughters the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, along with their dogs, in June 1936, on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

In the same month, the future King George VI’s brother ascended the throne, only to abdicate in December.

 

 

George VI and family

Original B&W photo

Oliver Hazard Perry

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American naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry who, among other exploits, led American forces in a decisive naval victory at the Battle of Lake Erie, during the 1812 war against Britain. Before that he had fought in the Barbary Wars, in the Caribbean fighting piracy and the slave trade,

Perry died in 1819, but this engraving, by an unknown official USN artist, is thought to have been made in 1917.

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Original engraving.

City Lights

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Charlie Chaplin with his costar Virginia Cherrill, in the 1931 film “City Lights”.
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Original B&W photo.

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