Ceylon - one of the 11 countries to become a location for fashion photography for Harper’s Bazaar in 1958! This first series of prints ‘25 days 11 countries’ taken in 1958 was the first and last of its kind to celebrate the inaugural flight of the Boeing 707. Photographer Gleb Derujinsky took his wife & celebrated model Ruth Neumann on the journey of a lifetime from Victoria Harbor and Kowloon, Hong Kong, Ceylon, Jaipur and New Deli, India, Nara, Japan and Athens, Greece.
Isa Stoppi, a top Italian Model in Ceylon in May 1966 issue of Vogue UK photographed by Henry Clarke. Isa Stoppi who fled Libya, where she was born, and had settled in Piacenza, Italy, was chosen to represent Italy in the Miss Universe contest subsequently had a brilliant career as a model. Henry Clarke was a prolific fashion photographer, whose fashion photographs and portraits of social personalities and royalty graced the pages of Vogue for a quarter-century.
Poster of ‘Jaws of the Jungle’, (Jungle Virgin in the US) shot in Ceylon in 1935. The 60 mts movie directed by Eddie Granemann & was produced by Jay-Dee-Kay Productions. The Plot was about a village and the attempt by its inhabitants to cope with “swarms of vicious vampire bats” as they make a dangerous journey to obtain a blessing for a marriage between two villagers. Complications develop when the bride’s former suitor’s jealousy results in him attacking the groom.
Two images of the stage drama ‘Merchant of Venice’ produced & directed by late Bandula Vithanage published in the Observer Saturday Magazine, popularly known as Sat Mag - on the 12th April 1980. Two pictures shows Tony Ranasinghe as Shylock (top) & Geetha Kanthi Jayakody & Douglas Ranasinghe in their prime (on the bottom).http://www.thearchives.lk/sub/postdetail.aspx?acquiesce=2331&pgsce=i