Artists in Action #455


Audie Murphy sits still

3 comments:

estiv said...

If that's not a picture of blissfully ignorant doomed innocence, it'll do until the real thing comes along. For christ's sake, that's a glass of milk in front of him.

harkin said...

I'd say it's 99% sure that the photograph was taken postwar, meaning that it's just the photo of a hero who killed more than 50 Germans enjoying a glass of milk.

Tom Sutpen said...

It's from 1949 (believe me, nobody was taking photos of Murphy before the war), but even with the knowledge of all that he had done on the field of battle just a few years before, estiv's characterization is spot-on, I think; the only difference being that the innocence wasn't doomed so much as it was damaged beyond repair.