Did you know?  Check our Rare Books Page

Unexpected Meetings Between Legendary Authors and Celebrities

By Matt Reimann. Aug 6, 2019. 9:00 AM.

Authors are contributors to their culture, and as part of the job, they tend to cross paths with their famous contemporaries. These can be other authors, artists, actors, leaders, and cultural icons, and at times can create some rather unlikely pairings. Here are a few of these moments immortalized on camera.

 

Tennessee Williams

Andy Warhol and Tennessee Williams

 

Truman Capote-Harper Lee

Truman Capote and Harper Lee via

 

Mark Twain-Helen Keller-Anne Sullivan

Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan and Mark Twain via

 

Embed from Getty Images

Samuel L. Jackson, Cormac McCarthy and Tommy Lee Jones

 

angelou1_Hughes_beineckeMaya Angelou and Langston Hughes via

 

Ian Fleming-Sean Connery

Ian Fleming and Sean Connery via

 

dylan-ginsbergBob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg via

 

Ernest Hemingway-Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl and Ernest Hemingway via

 

Stephen King-Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert and Stephen King via

 

Carson McCullers

Marilyn Monroe, Karen Blixen, and Carson McCullers via

 

William S Burroughs-Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page and William S. Burroughs via

 

Samuel Beckett

Buster Keaton and Samuel Beckett via

 

Baldwin_Brando_Civil_Rights_March_1963 James Baldwin and Marlon Brando

 

Aldous Huxley-DH Lawrence

Aldous Huxley and D.H. Lawrence via

Browse More Legendary Authors

Matt Reimann
Reader, specializing in Twentieth Century and contemporary fiction. Committed to spreading an infectious passion for literature, language, and stories.

 

comments powered by Disqus

 

About this blog

How can I identify a first edition? Where do I learn about caring for books? How should I start collecting? Hear from librarians about amazing collections, learn about historic bindings or printing techniques, get to know other collectors. Whether you are just starting or looking for expert advice, chances are, you'll find something of interest on blogis librorum.

Get blog notifications per email:

Download the James Bond Dossier

Recent Posts

Book Glossary
Get your free Guide to Book Care

Blog Archive

> see older posts
A Guide to Historic Libraries Part I