Professional photographs of Burgess and/or members of his family taken for publicity / commercial purposes

Scope and Content

This series largely consists of portraits of Burgess. It also includes:

1) publicity shots from performances of Oedipus the King and Cyrano de Bergerac at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis;

2) rehearsals for the concert performance of King Oedipus, for Speaker, Chorus, and Orchestra at the Whitney Museum in New York;

3) location shots of Burgess taken during the filming of documentaries such as "Musik und Ballett" for Hessischer Rundfunk and "Writers and Places: A Kind of Failure" for the BBC;

4) press interviews at the Cannes film festival.

Among those photographed alongside Burgess are his first wife, Lynne; his widow, Liana; their son, Andrew Burgess-Wilson; members of the Monagasque Royal Family; and John Boorman, Graham Greene, Pierre Joannon, Stanley Silverman, John Simon, Sheamus Smith, and Bertrand Tavernier.

Subjects are photographed in a variety of settings (domestic and otherwise) in countries such as America, France, Italy, Monaco, Sweden and the UK. In most instances, it has been possible to identify the photographer: among those featured are

Izzy Abrahami

Ulf Anderson

Jerry Bauer

Alessandro Becchetti / I. Becchetti

Helena Bergengren

Lucio Berzioli

Stefan Binde

Lillian Birnbaum

Claudio Bresciani

Martine Franck

Mark Gerson

Giovanni Giovannetti

Milton Hebald

Robert de Hoe

Rene Jacques

Marvin Lichtner

Marcel Loli


Leo Mirkine

Patrick Morin

Araujo Netto

Helmut Newton

Jean-Régis Roustan

Rush [Sophie Bassouls]

Anthea Sieveking

Lord Snowdon

Sally Soames

Michael Spencer-Jones

Leonard Speier

Alice Springs

Abner Symons

Michel Szabo

Eddy van der Veen

David Wallace

Denis Waugh

Steve Williams

Frank E. Worth

D. Zintzmeyer

Access Information


Records described as being in a fair condition are available to researchers in consultation with the Archivist.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

All photographs in this series are in a good condition, with the exception of six files which are in a fair condition.