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Unexpected Meetings Between Legendary Authors and Celebrities

By Matt Reimann. Aug 20, 2020. 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


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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

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


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