mercredi 8 avril 2015

Arthur C. Clarke : A Life in Pictures - Part One

In this pictures section i've posted a series of pictures found on the web showing Arthur C. Clarke at different moments of his life. You will also find others pictures of Sir Arthur in the pictorial report that i did in his home HERE. Some of the pictures were slightly upscaled when i couldn't found them in big size on the web. For more details about Arthur C. Clarke life, please check the Wikipedia page HERE.

All pictures are copyright their respective copyright owners and when i succeeded to find the name of the photographer, i've indicated it in the caption. As i want to give the right credits, if you're the author of one of the pictures posted in this section, please let me know by email at:   and i will do an editing. Also, if i did a mistake in the captions, thanks to let me know.

That said, let's start by Arthur C. Clarke early years and the picture below shows him with his mother and family, circa 1929. Arthur Clarke is the one right behind his mother.

In the 1930's, Arthur C. Clarke at work on his camera and a radio.

In the 1930's The London Science Fiction Association "stalwarts" at Leeds in January of 1937 for the first ever SF convention. Arthur C. Clarke stands in the middle.

Arthur Clarke - third from the left - was also at this meeting of members of the British Astronomical Association and the Junior Astronomical Association.

Arthur C. Clarke - far right - and other members of the British Interplanetary Society had a visit from rocket pioneer Robert Truax ( holding an experimental liquid-fuel rocket motor ) on Sunday 17 July 1938.

A portrait of Arthur C. Clarke...

And another one, smiling...

Another portrait of Arthur C. Clarke, a few years later.

Arthur C Clarke, here in an early television appearance in the BBC studios. Photo: copyright BBC

A rare picture - may be the only one - of Arthur C. Clarke with his wife Marilyn Mayfield, a 22-year-old American divorcee with a young son. They met on a trip to Florida in 1953 and separated permanently after six months, although the divorce was not finalised until 1964.

Arthur C. Clarke with friends, circa 1950's.

Arthur C. Clarke with Mike Wison and Mike Wilson's future wife actress Elizabeth Perera. Mike Wison arrived in Sri Lanka - at that time Ceylon - Ceylon with Arthur C. Clarke in 1956. The circumstances surrounding their friendship, and the manner in which fate brought them to Ceylon, is told in Arthur C. Clarke's The Treasure of the Great Reef (1964 and 1974).

A rare picture of Arthur C. Clarke ( left ) with friends in Sri Lanka at the end of the 1950's.

Arthur C. Clarke talking about space, holding his book "Exploration of Space".

Arthur C. Clarke receiving the Hugo Award from chairman Dave Kyle at the 1956 Worldcon.

Another portrait of Arthur C. Clarke, probably early 1960's.

A great picture of Arthur C. Clarke with Wernher Von Braun, in the 1960's.

The pictures section continues, with pictures of Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick on the sets of 2001 : A Space Odyssey, jump to next page or click HERE.

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