Noel Purcell getting his beard pulled

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Dublin Core

Title

Noel Purcell getting his beard pulled

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Noel Purcell, Roy Hammond, Stephen Coughlan

Description

This is a black and white photo, dated 1966, of the Irish actor Noel Purcell having his beard pulled by a congenial group of colleagues, two of whom are identified as Roy Hammond and Stephen Coughlan. Purcell at the centre is leaning forward, with a mock-startled look on his face, while his greying beard is being tweaked.

One of the men is identified as Roy Hammond who was a local photojournalist, originally from England but living in Cork until his death in 1996. During World War II he was an army photographer and would later work for the Imperial War Crimes Commission in Berlin. He moved to Cork after meeting, and marrying, his wife Rose Sheppard from Albert Road, Cork City, setting up a photography studio at 33 St Patrick’s Street. Hammond also worked as a press photographer for the Cork Examiner and as a cameraman for RTÉ until his retirement in 1992. On his death in 1996 the Examiner obituary noted: "Roy covered all the major stories, both in Cork and nationally, he covered nearly every major story you could think of, he was a great newsman and a thorough gentleman." (Quoted in Mark Williams, The Archive, issue 16. 2018, at Corkfolklore.org.)

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival RW Hammond

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1966

Contributor

RW Hammond

Rights

This collection is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Please credit the Cork International Film Festival Archive and provide a link back to the site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Coverage

1966
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

215 x 165mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival RW Hammond , “Noel Purcell getting his beard pulled,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed May 8, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/228.