28 November will see the world premiere of The Hobbit (trailer). Opening in New Zealand, the film will then officially be on release from 14 December. The film will be a massive event, in large part due to Tolkien’s unassailable position as one of the greatest writers in the English language.
UK based stock photo library TopFoto has unmatched colour and mono images of J R R Tolkien and in particular exclusive coverage from photographer Pamela Chandler who was given unprecedented access to the great writer in 1961 (the year that Tolkien was proposed by C S Lewis for the Nobel Prize for Literature) and again in 1966.
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