Shades of Grey: Glasgow 1956-86

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Shades of Grey: Glasgow 1956-86
Author Oscar Marzaroli, William McIlvanney
Publisher Mainstream Publishing
Publication date
31 December 1987 (1987-12-31)
Pages 223
ISBN 9781851580477

Shades of Grey: Glasgow, 1956-86 is a book of photographs by Oscar Marzaroli with an essay by William McIlvanney.[1]

One of the photos from the book, a 1963 portrait of three young boys wearing their mother's high-heeled shoes playing in Kidson Street in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, was in 2005 made into a bronze statue installed in Queen Elizabeth Square.[2][3] The statue was unveiled in August 2008 by Nicola Sturgeon, then Scotland's Deputy First Minister.[4]


  1. ^ Flynn, Bob (28 January 1991). "Arts: The camera that captured a city - Oscar Marzaroli caught the soul of Glasgow / A tribute to a photographer of the people". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Caroline (14 April 2005). "Is that you in the heels?". Evening Times (Glasgow). 
  3. ^ Puttick, Helen (14 April 2005). "Gorbals boys in high heels are cast in bronze". The Herald (Glasgow). 
  4. ^ "Gorbals boys strut their stuff again". The Times. 30 August 2008. 

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