Artists in Action #609

J.D. Salinger disguises himself as Mike Wallace


Melicia said...

I 'd kill to know what book that is he has on the table...
Thank you ever so much for all the salinger pictures.

Tom Sutpen said...

With two biographies of Salinger . . . both of which are said to contain vast amounts of previously unknown information, as well as heretofore unseen photographs . . . I think we'll be featuring more images of this guy before too long.

This image fascinates me, because it was clearly taken around the publication of 'Catcher in the Rye' (no more than a year or two before or after), a time when he was allegedly in full withdrawal mode from the public eye; and yet it's the most unambiguously posed photograph of Salinger I've ever seen.

The only thing I'm certain of is that what you're seeing is not one of his own books; not one of them are that thick, after all.

Not that you mentioned it, but you've given me an excuse to wonder aloud:

Where, O where is the posthumous stuff!?