Stars galore as photographer’s unseen work goes on display

PHOTOGRAPHER Terry Cryer has certainly had his eye on the rich and famous over the years.

His work includes a picture of Elizabeth Taylor taken at The Dorchester Hotel in 1963, musician Louis Armstrong, Steve McQueen, Eartha Kitt and Peter Sellers.

Now an exhibition of unseen black and white photographs is to go on display.

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Mr Cryer, 75, who grew up in Burmantofts, Leeds, began taking pictures of the city where he grew up and later moved to London and went on to take pictures of the rich and famous.

During his time in the capital he focused on taking pictures of “anyone who was anyone at the time.”

His exhibition, Fleet Street Hooligan, features examples from a lifetime of work by the photographer.

The show at the Red House Gallery, in Harrogate, opens to the public on May 21 and runs until June 19.

The exhibition traces Cryer’s beginnings on the streets of Leeds in the 1930s and 40s, through the smoke-filled jazz clubs of the 1950s and onto the heady days of 1960s London where Cryer would rub shoulders with some of the greats of the stage and screen in the capital.

For more information about the exhibition Fleet Street Hooligan, visit the website www.redhouseoriginals.com