ULTRA RARE Sarah Brightman Photo 1974 a One of a Kind ! (14 years old) COLLECTORS STUFF
SARAH BRIGHTMAN Pictured here at 14 years old in a very rare local press photo after winning first prize ( presumably for singing ) at the Watford Carnival ( Herts, England) in May 1974, with two other prize winners. ( Her family was living locally to the event near Berkhampstead at the time. She had previously made her stage debut in the play "I and Albert" in 1973, but the production was not a success).
An Original local press photo from the regional Echo & Post newspaper. Taken and processed in house by photographer Bernard Mitchell and used by the Echo & Post newpaper only, this rare unique print is possibly the only one of its kind in existence.
With original info slip taped to reverse, date stamped May 1974 (twice) & Aug 1975, with Echo & Post copyright stamp,
Condition: Excellent, minor surface knocks & handling, top edge dings, top left corner crease, slight indent from cropping dots and lines to reverse showing to front ( to girl on left), Gloss finish photo paper.
Note: Any odd white streaks showing to the top of the photo is light reflected on the gloss surface.
Size: 11 in x 9 in approx ( 27.5 cm x 23.5 cm ) larger than standard size
A rare original collectors item
An original vintage promotional photograph from a recently unearthed U.K. Press archive. The newspaper closed down in 1983 and the archive has been in storage from that time.
No modern reproductions here !
Any dates stamped to reverse indicate when the photo was used in the newspaper, but as the photos are sent out usually for promoting a specific TV programme/ film/ concert/ record release/ event in that week/ month, the earliest date stamped gives some indication of age. Some photo's have printed dates, some are not dated. I will usually include a photo of the back unless it is totally blank or has nothing significant.
Reverse: Most press photos will have some combination of- writing, date stamps, press slips/ bio sheets stuck on, cropping lines, newspaper layout slips stuck on, agency stamps etc. See photo of reverse if shown