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Focus on Marilyn: Anthony Beauchamp
Tony and Vivienne
Anthony Beauchamp Entwistle was born in England towards the end of World War I, in 1917 or 1918. His father was Ernest George Entwistle, who established an art school at St Pancras, London, with the illustrator, J.H, Valda, from 1895-1912.
Anthony’s mother, Florence Vivienne Mellish – better known as ‘Vivienne of London’ – married Entwistle in 1913, and they had one other son, Clive, who became an architect, and also designed a rocket used as a secret weapon during World War II.
‘Tony was always very brilliant as a little boy,’ Vivienne told Australian Women’s Weekly in 1971. ‘He left grammar school when he was just under 15 with an “excellent” in every subject.’ Continue reading