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29th June 2023
Yevonde's career lasted well into the 1960s. As well as the Vivex colour process she had used black and white film in the 1930s (all six Mitford sisters were photographed this way), and after the war when there was a shortage of colour film, she returned to working with black and white. This marvellous portrait of playwright Shelagh Delaney (1939-2011) was taken in 1962, not long after she had enjoyed huge success with A Taste of Honey (1958).
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