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George Melly

MOL.2014.44.56

About this object

This photograph of George Melly was taken by Stephen Shakeshaft, photographer for the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo, in the 1970s.

"He was always a photographers’ dream, like Ken Dodd, because he was unpredictable in every way. He was a great showman and character and always had a wonderful story to tell. This was taken at a teddy boy festival in New Brighton held over a Bank Holiday. He liked being a teddy boy.”
Stephen Shakeshaft, 2009.

Previously on display in 'Liverpool People' exhibition, Conservation Centre, 2009-2010.

Object specifics

  • Title
    George Melly
  • Accession no.
    MOL.2014.44.56
  • Type
    Photograph
  • Artist/Maker
    Stephen Shakeshaft
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Merseyside
  • Date made
    1970s
  • Materials
    Paper; Ink
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    33 mm x 48 mm
  • Related people
    George Melly (Associated Person); Stephen Shakeshaft (Artist/maker); Stephen Shakeshaft (Artist/maker)
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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