'Alex' has a look-see

Made:
1959
maker:
Fox Photos Ltd.

Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group/SSPL
© Mirrorpix

Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group/SSPL
© Mirrorpix

'Alex' has a look-see. When film star Edmund Purdom went to the London Zoo to record animal noises a good time was had by all, and the monkeys specially enjoyed the session. Edmund is something of a hi-fi expert and wanted the sounds for his private collection. With him went Trevor Howard, who has just completed filming 'Moment of Danger' with Edmund. Photo shows: 'Alex' the orangutan has a galnce through the contents of a tape box, making sure the Edmund Purdom is taking nothing away from him, as Edmund patiently waits for the best recording. 29 July 1959.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/19925
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Daily Herald Archive at National Science and Media Museum