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Wordless Wednesday: Famous Authors in More Innocent times

October 26, 2011

Sylvia Platt with a farmer tan, Papa Hemingway in a dress, James Joyce in a sailor suit—none of these famous authors-to-be ever dreamt there could be so much blackmail material out there. If they did, they might not have become famous—just so it wouldn’t all come out! The good folks at Flavorwire (and Emily Temple, in particular) collected some great shots for our Wordless Wednesday: Destined for Greatness: Baby Pictures of Famous Authors.

And I couldn’t resist piggy-backing on their idea—so guess which current author is sitting at his first typewriter in this picture? (Hint: this picture was not taken at a hotel…)



8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2011 10:16 am

    Amazing pictures, Marsha, and such fun to see what the greats looked like as children. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful collection of pictures. And is that Rudyard Kipling in the pic?

    • October 26, 2011 12:26 pm

      Thanks, Sandra. I thought it was fun. Kipling is in one of the flavorpill photos, but the author in my header photo is a bit more contemporary… Cheers! BCC

  2. October 26, 2011 12:35 pm

    Whoops, make that “flavorwire”…

  3. October 26, 2011 12:56 pm

    Your hint and the smile could it be Jamie Ford?

    • October 26, 2011 8:51 pm

      Kay: there’s no hiding the facts from you–Bingo–You are a winner! I’ll have to come up with something really great for you to have won. I guess i have 3 months to think about it…Cheers! MTE

      • October 27, 2011 6:23 am

        how about some circus peanuts?? LOL Can’t wait to see you!

  4. Lisa Hodgson Pulpwood Queen Bristol, Va. permalink
    October 28, 2011 2:23 pm

    Jamie Ford…great picture!!! Thanks Marsha!!! Have a great weekend

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