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Harry Myers (Behind The Scenes)

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2007-08-01
Harry Myers Photographer
Harry Myers Photographer
Harry Myers Photographer
Official photographer on every James Bond film premiere in London 1962 to 2006

The first time I met celebrity photographer Harry Myers was at Pinewood Studios in July 2007.

For nearly six decades Harry Myers has been a photographer of Royalty and show business occasions. Since 1946 he has been monitoring the annual Royal Film Performance and was continuously employed by what used to be called Wardour Street as the film companies’ official photographer at their starry celebrations.

He has photographed virtually every major film star and movie mogul who came to London to lead the razzmatazz and ballyhoo as their films enriched the nation's cinema screens.

The camera unveils a remarkable pictorial record of a former cinematic age of protocol and elegance and reveals a fascinating glimpse of a Royal family graciously ageing over the decades.

From Fred Astaire to Hollywood pioneer Adolph Zukor, from James Bond and the Beatles to Elizabeth Taylor and John Wayne, Harry and his son Scott, who has now inherited his red carpet mantle, have been on hand to capture actors lionized in Hollywood who were prepared to undertake long sea voyages and air travel to promote their latest cinematic efforts to shake hands with the Queen and other members of the Royal family.

Harry, together with his son Scott, has attended every James Bond film premiere in London as official photographer. His archive includes a vast number of shots from Dr. No (1962) through Casino Royale (2006); and many will feature in the extensive chapter on Bond in his book.

Along with collaborators John Willis and Gareth Owen, Harry opened up his vast archive and produced Pictures and Premieres, which was published by Robert Hale in the summer of 2007.

Photo above:
From left to right: Harry Myers, John Glen, Norman Wanstall and yours truly at Pinewood Studios. © 2007 From Sweden With Love.

Text written and published by Anders Frejdh in August 2007.

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