Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Woody and Burl

Here you go. Woody Guthrie and Burl Ives, as you've never seen them before.  This photo raises eyebrows and questions, but that's what I love about it.

I would prefer it remain open to intrepretation, but that's what sucks about the internet age. No mysteries, no place for wild speculation, because no question goes unanswered. According to the Library of Congress, this was a publicity shot that CBS took in 1940 in Central Park, NYC, before a radio appearance. Guess they're pretending to be hobos.   

1 comment:

  1. so many being what is covering burl's lower body, and then..why? and are they both traveling by bicycle? love woody's pants, though.'s about TIME you posted something on this here blog!!!