February 28, 2008

Ich sehe wie in einem Spiegel

On January 24, 1927, Time magazine put the disembodied head of someone alleged to be Richard Strauss on its cover.


For comparison:


So the question is: who bamboozled Time's cover artist by claiming to be Richard Strauss? I vote for a time-traveling Ian Richardson.

3 comments:

Elaine Fine said...

Hmm. It sure looks like Strauss to me. Maybe the eyebrows on the drawing are a big odd, but the other basic features are still there. I imagine that the drawing was done a few years before the photograph.

Marc said...

I see a bit of John Barrymore in there.

Karl said...

I was going to say Richard Dreyfuss (sp?)

Cheers,
~Karl