When Legends Gather #494


Luigi Pirandello and Walt Disney

5 comments:

Robert Fiore said...

I'll give this one an 8 on the incongruous scale.

estiv said...

Holy shit. Where do you find these things?

Robert Fiore said...

Given the palm fronds in the back the first assumption is that this would be in Hollywood. They're not dressed up enough for it to be a formal occasion and if it were a visit to the studio Disney probably would have been dressed down a bit from this, not quite so natty. You have to remember that up until the 40s at least Disney had a certain cachet among the intellectuals; when Evelyn Waugh went to Hollywood the people he particularly wanted to meet were Chaplin and Disney, "the two artists of the place." It's just possible on the other hand that this could have been taken at Cannes.

Tom Sutpen said...

I don't know anything about the circumstances of their meeting, but the photo was taken in New York in 1935.

de Selby said...

John Waters is Walt Disney's love child?