Pop art print inspired by the 1951 British crime thriller starring Earl Cameron.
“Pool of London” was the first non-musical British film to cast a Black actor in a main role with Earl Cameron making his film debut as merchant seaman Johnny who gets caught up in a smuggling crime gang.
Additionally, “Pool of London” portrayed the first interracial relationship in a British film between Earl Cameron’s character Johnny and Pat, played by Susan Shaw (who appeared in “Carry On Nurse“).
Cameron went on to have a long and varied career in film & television, appearing in “Inception” and “The Queen”. With appearances in the Bond film “Thunderball” and cult projects including “The Prisoner” and “Danger Man”, Earl Cameron was the oldest living actor to have appeared in “Doctor Who”.
“Pool of London” premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square in London on the 22nd of February 1951.
Available in A4, A3, and A2 sizes to fit standard-size picture frames. Please note that black frame is not included – for a guide on choosing a frame size take a look here.
An official collaboration with Studiocanal, this print is part of the new collection of graphic pop art by Art & Hue inspired by images from the photographic archives of classic Brit Noir films, in Art & Hue’s signature halftone Pop Art style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the image, similar to newspapers or comic books).
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