They Were Collaborators #214


Perry Smith and Dick Hickock

3 comments:

Matt Blankman said...

Isn't this generally for artists? Smith and Hickok slaughtered an innocent family.

Tom Sutpen said...

No. With all due respect, that's mistaken. It was never my intention to restrict this series to artists. Any two (or more) people who collaborated on anything, even something truly heinous as in this case, fits.

Also, it's not intended to be celebratory. If it was, I daresay at least a third of the entries would not have made the cut.

Matt Blankman said...

Fair enough, Tom. It sometimes gets tricky when taking a look at the seriously infamous. I certainly didn't mean to imply they weren't interesting, or worthy of study...
I'd have to go back and look to see about the 1/3rd...but I'm tired and I'll take your word for it.
I just usually expect an image like, sheesh, I dunno, say...W.C. Fields and Shemp Howard, not Tex Watson and Leslie Van Houten.
Regardless...good photo.