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Local Boy Makes Good

Take a gander at this image of Richard Burton and his father in their hometown of Pontrhydfen in South Wales. Burton, the epitome of the local boy made good in pale casuals, strides purposefully along a rough Welsh road trailed by his mining father, a small man dressed in his everyday suit and wearing a battered cap. An absolutely iconic image, taken for a Picture Post feature and never published (although it appeared in B&W Photography magazine a while back, which is where we first saw it). And can you buy a copy for your wall? Can you sod.

More: Burton holds court in the local pub.

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