Baldock v’s Felix Friedmann 30 March 1927 – Express Newspaper
WEDDING Feb 12 1931 Daily Sketch
This in from Martin Sax the grandson of British Boxer Teddy Baldock:
I’m hoping that you may be able to advise me on Press Agencies to contact ref trying to find images of my Grandfather Teddy Baldock who was once the hero of British Boxing when he won the world bantamweight championship in 1927. He appeared almost weekly in the National Press from 1926 to 1931.
I have contacted the main agencies:
Because my grandfather appeared in so many magazines of the time ie Topical Times, The Football and Sports Favorite, All Sports Weekly, The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News I always wonder if there are any smaller agencies who would have the photo archives from these independent magazines of the time.
Any guidance/advice would be greatly appreciated.
The PPHP have spoken with Martin who is trying to build a record of his Granfathers boxing career through newspaper reports and photos: If you have any images Martin can get prints from of license for publications please contact him here: firstname.lastname@example.org
From London photo agency ArenalPal: Lewis Morley, who has died aged 88, was a photographer and artist who was at the heart of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ cultural revolution, taking iconic portraits of Christine Keeler, David Frost, Joe Orton, Michael Caine, Albert Finney and many more.
ArenaPAL have a collection of nearly 100 Lewis Morley images online, all available for editorial use – please see above for preview.
View Lewis Morley images via ArenaPal
View full obit here: Sydney Morning Herald
View Lewis Morley photography timeline here: LewisMorley.com
Hi Will – Please can you kindly place the following on your site
Can anyone please help me trace the copyright owner of photo of Merle Oberon at home in the 1950s? Tony Duquette Inc in California sent me the photo but there is no information on the back of their print. We want to use it in a book.
Please contact Liz Moore (liz AT eclipse.co.uk) if you can help.
Behind The Scenes at the Getty Images Archive: Reggie Speller from Hulton Archive on Vimeo.
Great insight here from Matthew Butson, Vice President, Hulton Archive at Getty Images into the Fox Photos photographer Reggie Speller
UPDATED 4:30pm: Through our vast network of photo agencies and picture libraries reading the PressPhotoHistory.com and PhotoArchiveNews.com websites – we have already reconnected images owners with an image buyer seeking to clear otherwise untraceable copyrights – cheers! see list updated in Bold
Original request at 2:15 PM:
This in from a documentary film company in London:
Nice to speak with you on the phone briefly.
I have selection of photographs of John Ogdon that I am trying to get clearance for use within our BBC4 documentary. Our documentary John Ogdon: Living With Genius is a celebration of the life and works of the British classical pianist. We are working closely with John’s widow: Brenda, his two children and his musical contemporaries.
Please let me know if you have contact details for any of the following:
Arthur Burns Manchester
Allegro and Frederick Bass
Anthony Crickmay – -at Camera Press
Anthony Crickmay and S Hurock (New York)
Barratts, Fleet Street – at Alpha Press
Grade One Photographic, London
Godfrey Argent – at Camera Press
Klaus Hennch, 8044, Zurich
Pictorial Press Ltd - still running
Ronald H Armstrong , Sydney
Stephens Orr, Glasgow
This in from Julia Ruxton Picture Manager LAURENCE KING PUBLISHING LIMITED
I’m not sure how helpful this is, but Anthony Crickmay’s pre-1987 photos are at the Theatre Museum. It is only those after 1987 at Camera Press, though maybe he didn’t give them his copyright.
If you own any of these collections please email me: email@example.com – thanks
This in from a PPHP reader:
I wonder if you have any information on the Daily Events Co Ltd, active in the 1910s in London. We have a photo with a Daily Events Co Ltd stamp and I am trying to trace copyright.”
If you own Daily Events Co images, worked there or know what happened to the agency please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org – thanks
The Press Photo History Project is looking for footage – amateur or pro – showing life at a Fleet Street photo agency during the the hight of the newspaper photo press era 1920 – 1980.
If you have a roll of film on the subject we will be happy to digitise it.
We are also after any recorded material, and happy to digitise.
Give me a call UK 07802 437827 or email me at email@example.com – thank you
This in from a UK institute looking to clear reproduction rights.
In our Archive of Sculptors’ Papers, we have photos of the sculptors Gertrude Hermes and Clare Sheridan, which we would like to reproduce in a forthcoming publication. Copyright for both was assigned to us at the time of purchase.
However, both have backstamps – see images below
I notice both are included in your Photo Agency Directory, and I wonder if you could let me know whether either agency (if they exist by any other name) has retained any copyright interests?
Photopress, Johnson’s Court, Fleet Street, E.C.
Copyright, Pictorial Press, 26/29 Poppins Court, Fleet Street, London
The PPHP has found Pictorial Press – we just need more info, any info! on Photopress.
firstname.lastname@example.org – thanks
PPHP Photo agency directory
Great timeline and copyright stamps here from photo agency owner Chris Walter current owner at Photofeatures International in California.
Good to hear from you.
The time line is pretty accurate, I also have attached pics of our stamps (other than LFI).
Just a reminder of my sequence of agencies.
I started South London Photo Agency around 1964 or 1965 shooting Music which all my businesses have revolved around.
That morphed into London Photo Agency in 1968 when Alec Byrne and Frank Baron joined me, doing music and sports. We covered everything, and did everything including the film developing and printing ourselves, though later we had some printers to help us.
I left London Photo Agency (which continued in the 70′s) and in 1972 founded London Features International with writer John Halsall. Initially it was based on my photography and library, but we then added staff including writers , a photographer and printer. We were later joined by Mike Putland, who later went on to start Retna.
When I departed LFI I started Photofeatures International in 1975 still in London, which I still have, though of course I am now in Los Angeles. Photofeatures in the US in the later 1980′s became the prominent Rock Photo Agency representing major UK music photographers in the US including Ross Halfin, and the major US photographers around the world. Sadly this was pre digital distribution!
All these entities still have many photos still in mag and newspaper files, especially in the UK and Europe. I always believed in syndicating as widely as possible and we did so heavily, until the digital age.
I consider this my 50th Anniversary in the music photography business!!
↑ This was April 1963 at Royal Albert Hall
All the best
Chris Walter – Photofeatures International
Award-winning filmmaker Don Letts explores the work of photojournalist Kent Gavin, the only photographer invited to Prince William’s christening. Today
…and read the pre show interview with Gavin here