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Kerry Packer, Australian media tycoon, the man behind the controversial World Series

Kerry Packer, Australian media tycoon, the man behind the controversial World Series Cricket, faced the press today at Langham Gallery, London, Wednesday 1st June 1977.
Kerry Packer is to be interviewed tomorrow by David Frost for The Frost Programme on BBC1

Alan Olley
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
London
Greater London
England
77 3098

Media ID 21794207

© Mirrorpix

Business Businessman Media Mogul 1977


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In this photo print, we see Kerry Packer, the influential Australian media tycoon who revolutionized the world of cricket with his controversial World Series Cricket. The image captures a significant moment in history as Packer faces the press at Langham Gallery in London on Wednesday 1st June 1977. Radiating confidence and determination, Packer's presence commands attention as he prepares to address the media. His sharp attire reflects his status as a powerful businessman during the 1970s. With an intense gaze and poised demeanor, it is evident that he is ready to defend his groundbreaking venture. Packer's brainchild, World Series Cricket (WSC), challenged traditional cricketing norms and sparked heated debates within the sporting community. This photograph serves as a reminder of his audacious vision that forever transformed the sport. The caption also reveals an upcoming interview between Kerry Packer and renowned television host David Frost for The Frost Programme on BBC1. This anticipated conversation promises to shed light on Packer's motivations behind WSC and offers viewers a deeper understanding of this enigmatic figure. Alan Olley skillfully captures both Packer's charisma and determination through this timeless photograph, immortalizing him not only as a media mogul but also as an icon who reshaped sports history.

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