2nd December 1955: Taking a relaxing smoke, Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, Professor J R R Tolkien (John Ronald Reuel Tolkien) (1892 – 1973) . Philologist and author of ‘The Hobbit’ and its sequel ‘The Lord of the Rings’. Original Publication: Picture Post – 8464 – Professor J R R Tolkien – unpub. (Photo by Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Getty Images)

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