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icons_-_jimi.jpg Contemporary Films' footage of 20th century iconic personalities covers exclusive and rarely seen images as widely diverse as the names themselves.

icons_nico.jpg They range from the most important political figures of the 20th century from Mao, Fidel Castro, Angela Davis and Nelson Mandela to screen personalities such as Julie Christie, Michael Caine and Paul Robeson to renowned artists such as David Hockney and Pablo Picasso; the greats of 20th century music rock scene Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Muddy Waters; the world of 1960s counterculture William Burroughs, Ossie Clarke, Allen Ginsberg, and many more –people whose influences were instrumental in forming the world-views and cultural tastes of 20th century generations.

 

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Count Basie

James Baldwin

Jane Birkin

Celia Birtwhistle

Peter Brook

William Burroughs

Fidel Castro

Ho Chi Minh

Ossie Clarke

Angela Davis

Eugene Debs

Desmond Dekker

Dolmetsch

Donovan

Ian Dury

Paul Eddington

Duke Ellington

Sergei Eisenstein

M C Escher

Marianne Faithfull

Stephen Frears

Johnny Golan

Che Guevara

Lord Hailsham

Dag Hammarskjold

Lionel Hampton

George Harrison

Nigel Hawthorne

Ted Heath

Hugh Hefner

Ernest Hemingway

David Hemmings

David Hockney

Lightnin' Hopkins

Trevor Howard

Glenda Jackson

Mick Jagger

Danny Kaye

Hetty King

Nikita Krushchev

R D Laing

V I Lenin

Dick Lester

Maureen Lipman

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Lee Marvin

Gustav Metzger

Milly

Piet Mondrian

Paul Robeson

Franklin D Roosevelt

Julius & Ethel Rosenberg

Bertrand Russell

Arthur Scargil

Pete Seeger

the Sex Pistols

Ravi Shankar

Bernard Shaw

David Shepperd

Dimitri Shostakovich

Vittorio de Sica

Frank Sinatra

Gertrude Stein

Sharon Tate

Alice B Toklas

Pete Townsend

Alexander Trocci

Mao Tse-Tung

Twiggy

Andrzej Wajda

Henry A Wallace

Andy Warhol

Malcolm X

Susannah York

Havana nightlife, neon, dancers, cabaret

country of origin: Cuba

B/W people shot, houses burnt, petrol stations, Eisenhower

country of origin: Cuba

The siege of Leningrad

country of origin: former USSR

Excerpt from 'I A Man' - very long french kiss

country of origin: United States

Close-ups of canvas splitting, melting

country of origin: United Kingdom

Football, volleyball in China 1965

country of origin: China

Hoagy Carmichael playing piano in "To Have and Have Not", with Lauren Bacall

country of origin: United States

Steam engine 1930s

country of origin: United States

Stills of H in Spain

country of origin:

Regiments of workers in military parade on Red Square

country of origin: former USSR

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