From Vivien Leigh to The Beatles: Angus McBean’s Photographs Online Houghton Library Blog

Margot Fonteyn by Angus Mcbean, bromide print, 1951

Margot Fonteyn by Angus Mcbean, bromide print, 1951, © estate of Angus McBean / National Portrait Gallery, London

Angus McBean was born in 1904 in Newport, South Wales, England. As a youth he was a devotee of the cinema, spending hours watching the early silent films and experimenting with photography…

McBean shot his photographs directly onto glass plates, using what was already considered old-fashioned equipment. Each photograph took six minutes…

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