Ward, who met many of his portrait subjects through his work as a high society osteopath, was instrumental in introducing some of the key players in the controversy to each other and was at the infamous party at Lord Astor’s Cliveden estate where Keeler, who was just 19 at the time, met Profumo.Ward, who prior to the scandal had been one of the best connected people in London and counted Prince Philip, Princess Margaret, Harold Macmillan and Sophia Loren among his friends, quickly became the scapegoat for the affair.
The club was managed by a tiny model, Adele de Havilland, who tried to increase her height with a beehive hairdo and stiletto heels.
Ward had hair brushed straight back, a soft voice and great charm.
His talent as an osteopath had brought him patients from the upper reaches of society.
The right portrait is said to be of Mandy Rice-Davies.
The pictures were drawn by Stephen Ward, the ‘fixer’ in the 1960s scandal But the artworks, which are reproduced today for the very first time, survived because the clerk of the now-defunct law firm M. Jacobs & Sons secretly gave them to one of his best friends for safe keeping.