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Elwin Neame

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of 4 Onslow Place, South Kensington, London, SW7. Telephone: Kensington 7426

  • 1885 Born Stuart Elwin Neame.
  • Elwin Neame was one of the leading photographers of his generation. He ran Elwin Neame Ltd in Wimbledon, with his brother William.
  • 1910 He married the popular actress Ivy Close, who bore him two sons, Ronald and Derek.
  • Elwin directed four films (and scripting two of them). His remarkable dynasty has endured into a fourth generation, through his grandson Christopher Neame and great-grandson Gareth Neame, who have become successful producers.
  • Elwin and Ivy were considered a dashing couple and were extremely successful for several years.
  • 1923 His premature death occurred in August, aged 38, when his motorcycle collided with an illegally parked car. He suffered a broken neck.
  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Photographs for advertising, photographic showcards in quantities, coloured prints for reproduction. (Stand No. R.100) [1]

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  • [1] The Internet Movie Database