About William

William ‘Bill’ Lovelace worked for the Daily Express during the newspaper’s ‘golden’ period, the1950s and 1960s. During that period the Express was arguably unchallenged in terms of the quality of its news pictures.

Employing around 60 photographers at the time, Bill was a true photojournalist in every sense of the word and his work can arguably be compared with that of Terry Fincher who won many awards during that time.

Others employed by The Express were Harry Benson, Reg Lancaster, George Stroud and Terry Disney to name but a few.

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In 1955 he joined the staff of the Daily Express and stayed for 36 years. After just one year with the newspaper he was asked to set up the Paris bureau. After two highly successful years he returned to London and in 1958 was again asked to set up another bureau overseas – this time in New York.

Lovelace’s five years in the US produced some of the most memorable material of his career from the Civil Rights disturbances in the south to the Beatles tours in the north. Bill’s ability to get extremely close to his subjects was uncanny and his intimate portraits of personalities such as Elizabeth Taylor and Martin Luther King are perfect examples.

Returning to London in 1965, Bill covered news stories all over the world for the next 20 years until he decided to take early retirement in 1986 though he continued to work for the newspaper on a part-time basis until 1991.

About William

William ‘Bill’ Lovelace worked for the Daily Express during the newspaper’s ‘golden’ period, the1950s and 1960s. During that period the Express was arguably unchallenged in terms of the quality of its news pictures.

Employing around 60 photographers at the time, Bill was a true photojournalist in every sense of the word and his work can arguably be compared with that of Terry Fincher who won many awards during that time.

Others employed by The Express were Harry Benson, Reg Lancaster, George Stroud and Terry Disney to name but a few.

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In 1955 he joined the staff of the Daily Express and stayed for 36 years. After just one year with the newspaper he was asked to set up the Paris bureau. After two highly successful years he returned to London and in 1958 was again asked to set up another bureau overseas – this time in New York.

Lovelace’s five years in the US produced some of the most memorable material of his career from the Civil Rights disturbances in the south to the Beatles tours in the north. Bill’s ability to get extremely close to his subjects was uncanny and his intimate portraits of personalities such as Elizabeth Taylor and Martin Luther King are perfect examples.

Returning to London in 1965, Bill covered news stories all over the world for the next 20 years until he decided to take early retirement in 1986 though he continued to work for the newspaper on a part-time basis until 1991.

Paul Newman by Bill Lovelace

American film actor Paul Newman at the Oscars award ceremony in Hollywood. Newman died on September 26th, 2008. An Italian newspaper close to the Vatican said that “Newman was a generous heart, an actor of dignity and style rare in Hollywood quarters”. During his life, Newman set up many charities including Newmans Own, a food company whose profits go to charity and Serious Fun Children’s Charity. (Photo by William Lovelace/Getty Images)

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The Blitz: World War II: Britain: Air Raids: Fire of London. A symbol of survival.

St Paul’s Cathedral rises above the smoke and flames of one of the worst nights of bombing experienced in Britain.

On 29th December 1940 when the Thames was a low watermark and after the early bombing run had severed the water mains, the Luftwaffe’s aircraft dropped more than 10,000 incendiary bombs on the City. By some miracle, the landmark church and its dome remained untouched as thousands of firefighters and troops fought to prevent the ancient heart of London being destroyed by an inferno.

The picture was taken by Daily Mail photographer Herbert Mason – it became one of the most famous images of the war. When German bombers were making one of their heaviest raids, Mason climbed to the roof of the newspaper’s headquarters Northcliffe House. With incendiaries falling around him, he watched building after building around St Paul’s ablaze. Then he caught a glimpse of the Cathedral in a momentary gap in the smoke and recorded his historic picture. This picture is one of the huge Northcliffe collection