Very much Not Comics, but we were tooling around and found this blog called If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There’d Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats, which has a feature called “When Legends Gather,” and you will probably spend a lot of time looking at it. As you might guess, it’s photos of famous people together you never thought you would see together. The archeological data on fashions and fame alone will occupy hours. A sampling:
Famed silent film star Harold Lloyd and baseball star Babe Ruth. Gosh, people were funny-looking back in the day. (PS: If you’ve never seen a Harold Lloyd movie, you need to remedy that.)

Film stars Yul Brynner and Gene Kelly yuk it up.

And another silent film star, Charlie Chaplin, chowing down with playwright George Bernard Shaw. What do you think they are talking about? Brussels sprouts?

Much, much more in the link.


  1. Lpve that Lloyd and Ruth pic. Lloyd was one/the early inspirations for Clark Kent, so nebbish that he was comedic rather than pathetic. And he could climb buildings like a human fly! Funny stuff. Shaw pinstripes ACTIVATE!

  2. It’s funny you should bring this up here. Gunslinger is the website I check out every day after I see what’s going on over here at The Beat. Gunslinger also has a really zarjaz list of links.

  3. The picture of Lloyd and Ruth is probably from the film “Speedy” that Ruth had a cameo in. In it, Lloyd plays a NYC taxi driver. The film was shot entirely on location in New York, including an extended scene on Coney Island. It’s a great way to see the city the way it used to be.
    Incidentally, “Speedy” is one of the primary inspirations for my webcomic “Night Owls” on Zuda. As I was watching it, I thought “Why not set a comic in 1920’s NY?” So I did.