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October 19, 2019

Stunning Portraits of Famous Figures By Baron

Of Jewish Italian heritage, Sterling Henry Nahum, professionally known as Baron, was born in Manchester in 1906. Embarking on a career as a photographer in his thirties, Baron soon portrayed the stars of ballet, though his lens focused more on film and politics after the war. A friend of Prince Philip, he took official photographs for many occasions such as the wedding of Philip to Princess Elizabeth in 1947.

In 1954, he founded Baron Studios on Park Lane, taking commissioned portraits mainly of leading businessmen. However, there were several Hollywood’s female stars whom he was commissioned to photograph whilst promoting his book in America. Only two years after his venture, the photographer passed away at the age of 50 in September 1956. His studio continued in business for a further two decades before being sold off in 1974.

Below are some notable portraits of famous people taken by Baron:

Samuel Goldwyn, 1933.

Laurence Olivier with Merle Oberon, 1937.

Deborah Kerr, 1940.

Marlene Dietrich, 1945.

David Lean, 1946.

Rex Harrison, 1948.

Peter Ustinov, 1948.

Christopher Lee, 1948.

Queen Elizabeth II, 1949.

Leonard Bernstein, 1950.

Ava Gardner, 1950.

Alec Guinness, 1951.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1953.

Leslie Caron, 1953.

Marilyn Monroe, 1954.

Elizabeth Taylor, 1954.

Humphrey Bogart, 1954.

Lauren Bacall, 1954.

John Gielgud, 1954.

Cecil Beaton, 1954.

Kim Novak, 1954.

Jean Simmons, 1954.

Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1954.

James Stewart, 1955.

Alfred Hitchcock, 1955.

Dirk Bogarde, 1955.

Tyrone Power, 1956.

Winston Churchill, 1956.


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