This sub-fonds contains photographs documenting Oliver Messel's career as a costume and set designer, including photographs taken on set and publicity shots. The photographs were taken by a number of professional photographers, including Angus MacBean, Cecil Beaton and Gordon Anthony. A number of photographs are informal shots of Oliver Messel, family and friends including studio photographs and publicity shots of his celebrity acquaintances, some of which are signed.
Scope and Content
This sub-fonds is divided into the following series:
- Photographs relating to theatre productions
- Photographs relating to film productions
- Photographs relating to architectural work
- Photographs relating to other working projects
- Personal photographs