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Title

On the set of 'Ferry cross the Mersey'

1964-1965


Artist

Lewis Morley

Hong Kong, England, Australia

16 Jun 1925 - 03 Sep 2013


About

According to information recorded on the back of the image, ‘On the set of ‘Ferry cross the Mersey’’ depicts four female film set extras, one of whom has just had her arm autographed by a star from the film. Director Jeremy Summer’s 1965 film (UK release), which was shot on location in Liverpool focused on the Merseybeat scene that flourished there in the early sixties. The film starred Gerry and the Pacemakers band members and featured scenes in local nightclubs such as the Cavern, where it is thought the Morley image may have been taken. Morley has effortlessly captured the expression of ebbing awe on the young woman’s face after her brush with fame, the curious and perhaps envious expressions of those nearby, and most beautifully the stylish Mod fashions of the day. This is one image from a photo story based around Brian Epstein in Liverpool which was included in Morley’s 2006 exhibition at AGNSW and used as the catalogue cover and exhibition invitation image.


Details


Other Title

At the Cavern nightclub 1963


Date

1964-1965


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

19.9 x 24.9 cm image; 20.5 x 25.3 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the artist 2007


Location

Not on display


Accession number

241.2007


Artist information

Lewis Morley

Works in the collection

169


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Lewis Morley, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jul 2006–10 Sep 2006


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Judy Annear, Lewis Morley, Sydney, 2006, cover (illus.), 103.