80 Wonderful Black And White Photographs Of The Famous (And Not So Famous) People Who Have Left Their Mark On History


English fashion model Twiggy, born Lesley Hornby. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images). 1966


Russian composer Aram Khatchaturian (1903–1978) at the Dorchester Hotel on a rare visit to England for two concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. Khatchaturian became a student of folksong and an authority on oriental music and composed symphonies, ballets, film and instrumental music. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 1977


Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky (1879–1940) working on his book “The History of the Russian Revolution” in his study at Principe, Gulf of Guinea. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1931


The American boxer Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay), who first became world heavyweight champion in 1964. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images). 1974


British actress Lesley-Anne Down. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images). 1971


Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film actor who first became famous as Mr. Universe for his magnificent physique, on Cannes beach during the Film Festival with the girls from the Folies Bergere. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1977


Russian philosopher George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff (1877–1949). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1931


British prime minister Margaret Thatcher covering her face with her hand at the 1985 Conservative Party Conference. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)


Btritish heavyweight boxer Bruce Woodcock in cheerful mood after a training session at his gym in Doncaster, Yorkshire. He is preparing for his fight against American Lee Savold from which he was forced to retire in the fourth round with a cut eye. (Photo by George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images). April 1950


Welsh Liberal politician and former Prime Minister David Lloyd George (1863–1945) speaking at the British Zionist Federation Dinner at the Savoy Hotel, London. (Photo by S. R. Gaiger/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 11th April 1931


Les Dawson (1934–1993) the British comedian, wearing one of his customary “happy” faces. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). October 1973


Indian leader and human rights activist Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869–1948). (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1931


Belgian-born US actress Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993) in Richmond Park. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images). May 1950


The gangster Al (Alphonse) Capone, (1899–1947). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). Circa 1930


A portrait of actress Elsie Randolph (1905–1982) star of “Stand Up and Sing” at London’s Hippodrome Theatre. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). 16th March 1931


American folk/rock singer and songwriter Bob Dylan smiles during a meeting with the British press, April 28, 1965. (Photo by H. Thompson/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images


US actor, comedian and producer Danny Thomas (1914–1991) smoking a cigar aboard SS America on arrival at Southampton. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 23rd March 1950


American comedian and actor Danny Thomas (1912–1991) sliding down the bannisters at a reception given in his honour at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London. (Photo by Edward Miller/Keystone/Getty Images). 23rd May 1950


Field Marshal William Slim leaving No 10 Downing Street, London, after a meeting. (Photo by Ron Case/Keystone/Getty Images). 9th January 1950


Stage, screen and radio comedienne Cicely Courtneidge rehearses for her latest radio appearance. (Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 6th April 1950


Minstrel show performers Alexander and Mose. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). September 1931


Twenty-one year old Alice Penfold, a professional strong woman from Bury, near Pulborough, Sussex, flexes her biceps. She can tear telephone directories in half and lift a 146 lb woman with her teeth. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images). September 1953


Winston Churchill (1874–1965) British Statesman and Prime Minister (1940–1945, 1951–1955) and Mrs. Churchill arriving to unveil the Keyes Memorial. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 27th April 1950


Naval expert and frogman, Lionel “Buster” Crabb, relating some of his experiences to an attentive audience of schoolchildren in Tobermory, on the Island of Mull. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 13th April 1950


British born leading lady Elizabeth Taylor feeds the pigeons in Trafalgar Square, London. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone/Getty Images). November 1948


English actress Jessie Matthews in “Hold My Hand” at the Gaiety Theatre in London. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). December 1931


American press photographer Weegee (1899–1969) (Photo by Moore/Keystone/Getty Images)


American press photographer Weegee (1899–1969) in Trafalgar Square, London with a pigeon on his head. Weegee was famous for his distorted photographs which turned everyday objects and people into unusual shapes. (Photo by Moore/Keystone/Getty Images). 3rd September 1963


Mr. Andrew William Mellon (1855–1937), United States ambassador to Britain 1932-33. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1932


Dr. Benjamin Spock noted for his ideas on child-rearing, on a visit to Britain, holds up a copy of his book, “Decent & Indecent”. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1970


American singer and film star Frank Sinatra. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images). 1950


Cuban President Fidel Castro shaking hands with American vice-president Richard Nixon during a press reception in Washington. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1959


104-year-old John Faulkner of Appleford, Berkshire enjoys a pipe and a glass of beer as he remembers his considerable past. A former jockey, he has been married twice and fathered 32 children. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 17th March 1932


Princess Anne attending a Parliamentary garden party in Brisbane during a royal tour of Australia. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 17th April 1970


FBI agents escort Julius Rosenberg, a 32 year old engineer (allegedly involved in the Klaus Fuchs-Harry Gold atom bomb spy case), into the FBI building. According to J. Edgar Hoover he is another important link in the Soviet espionage apparatus. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 17th July 1950


Queen Elizabeth II watching marine life in the Undersea Aquarium on Green Island, part of the Australian Great Barrier Reef. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 27th April 1970


German-Swiss-US mathematical physicist Albert Einstein (1879–1955). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1932


Carol Channing, the American actress, arrives in London for a four-week season at London’s Drury Lane Theatre. (Photo by John Downing/Express/Getty Images). 30th April 1970


American film actress Polly Moran whispering to a friend. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1932


Actor Sydney Howard as he appears in “The Mayor’s Nest”. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1932


American film star Van Johnson gets a quick polish from a street shoeshine. (Photo by Harold Clements/Express/Getty Images). 6th March 1950


American actor Marlon Brando (1924–2004) turns to face Mexican actor Katy Jurado (1924–2002), who gestures at him during a formal awards dinner, 1950s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


Tshekedi Khama, uncle of Seretse Khama, (in Bechuanaland), Chief of the Bamangwato who caused a scandal by marrying Englishwoman Ruth Williams. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Getty Images). Botswana, 1950


Italian film actress, Sophia Loren at a photocall. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images). 1965


Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali (1904–1989) with a model of his own head, at a press conference in Paris. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1973


US novelist, short-story writer and war correspondent Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961). (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Getty Images). 1944


British singer, actress and model Jane Birkin who plays the title role in the comedy “Catherine et Cie”, aka “Catherine & Co.”, directed by Michel Boisrond. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1975


Chelsea FC football players (clockwise from top left), Alan Birchenall, John Hollins, Peter Osgood, John Dempsey and Ian Hutchinson (1948–2002), celebrating their FA Cup victory over Leeds. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 30th April 1970


Controversial conservative MP Mr. Enoch Powell (1912–1998) addressing a meeting in Wolverhampton as part of his campaign for the forthcoming election. (Photo by Leonard Burt/Central Press/Getty Images). 9th June 1970


Singer Diana Ross at he headquarters of EMI Records. (Photo by Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images). 19th November 1968


Kate O’Mara in costume for her role as Beatrice in the Open Air Theatre production of “Much Ado About Nothing”, at Regents Park, London. (Photo by Gary Stone/Central Press/Getty Images). 16th June 1981


Rosco Ates (1892–1962) the American character actor who was formerly a violinist and vaudeville performer. He featured in many second feature Westerns. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1932


A miserable looking woman selling hot chestnuts in a Soho street. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1935


Newly-promoted Lieutenant-General Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890–1969), supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe, and later 34th President of the United States of America. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 9th July 1942


Lord Lew Grade meets Fozzie Bear from the “Muppet Show” at the Variety Club of Great Britain Show Business Awards Luncheon at the Savoy Hotel, London. (Photo by Malcolm Clarke/Keystone/Getty Images). 1978


American aviatrix Amelia Earhart, 1932. Amelia Mary Earhart (1897 – disappeared 1937) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. (Getty Images)


American aviatrix Amelia Earhart, at the home of the American ambassador to Britain, 1932. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images).


Swedish-born actor Dolph Lundgren shows off his muscles by sweeping two women off their feet at the same time, 1986. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


English singer Toyah Willcox attends a pop party, 20th October 1983. (Photo by Rogers/Express/Getty Images)


Richard Dunn, the boxer is pictured in the boxing ring, shrugging his shoulders in wry amusement to the crowd. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images). 1975


Glamour model and actress Sabrina seated on the knee of Arthur Askey. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1955


Susan Shaw models a mini skirt and platform boots. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images). 1975


Hugh Richard Lawrie Sheppard (1880–1937), better known as Dick Sheppard, vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 1932. A portrait by Gerald Kelly, RA. (Photo by Spencer Arnold/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


Sophia Loren the Italian actress lets her hair down between scenes for the film “Legend of the Lost”, in which she co-starred with John Wayne. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images). 1957


Russian gymnast and Olympic gold medal winner Olga Korbut. (Photo by Graham Wood/Evening Standard/Getty Images). 29th October 1975


Russian gymnast and Olympic gold medal winner Olga Korbut. (Photo by Graham Wood/Evening Standard/Getty Images). 29th October 1975


Germaine Greer, Australian-born feminist and writer resident in Britain. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images). 1975


British actress Amanda Barrie plays Cleopatra in the comedy “Carry On Cleo” and Alma Sedgwick/Baldwin in the TV soap “Coronation Street”. (Photo by David Cairns/Express/Getty Images). 1965


American boxer Muhammad Ali, formerly Cassius Clay, strikes an aggressive pose at a press conference. (Photo by Harry Dempster/Express/Getty Images). 29th November 1974


British actress Millicent Martin models a soft-textured hat. (Photo by Harry Benson/Express/Getty Images). June 1963


Princess Anne at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images). 27th May 1975


British comic actor of film and television, Leonard Rossiter (1926–1984). (Photo by Graham Wood/Evening Standard/Getty Images). 16th February 1973


Actress Prunella Gee in her underwear. (Photo by John Minihan/Evening Standard/Getty Images). 1975


The captain of the English rugby team, Fran Cotton. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 30th January 1975


English actress Dandy Nichols (1907–1986) during rehearsals for the television series “Till Death Us Do Part”, where she plays the character of Else Garnett, the wife to Warren Mitchell’s Alf Garnett. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images). January 1967


A portrait of the Liberal MP for Rochdale, Cyril Smith. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 25th March 1975


German soldier August von Mackensen (1849–1945). He drove the Russians from Warsaw and became de facto ruler of Romania until the armistice. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1914


The winner of the Dewhurst’s Master Butcher of the Year, James Pegg, poses with a knife between his teeth and a selection of meat. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images). Circa 1975


Shock-rock singer Alice Cooper in performance at Wembley Arena. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images). 17th September 1975


English actor-comedian Terry Thomas (1911–1990), real name Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens, demonstrates how an exhausted husband slaves late into the night, to keep his wife in idleness and luxury. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images). 25th September 1954

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