Marcus Harrison was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1924. As a child he acted in radio and repertory theatre. After military service in the RAAF in World War 2 he became a house photographer at a nightclub in Sydney, In the 1950's he came to London where he became a house photographer at various fashionable nightspots, including The Stork Club, Quaglino's and The Embassy Club. He photographed film stars, society figures and royalty, in these glamorous oases that stood out from the austerity of post-war gloom. Marcus Harrison died in 2014.