Friday, 4 April 2014

Derby Day

Paul Strand, Man in a Bowler Hat, 1916

I try to avoid the topic of hats on this blog, for obvious reasons.  But I was idly "researching" (i.e. surfing) the subject of bowler hats, when I came across this photograph by Paul Strand.  Does it remind you of anyone? Surely that is none other than Keith Richards?  I mean, I'm not going to suggest that Keef is one of the Undead (no need), but ...


[Little-known Keef Fact #47: Richards sang as a boy soprano at Westminster Abbey for the Coronation of Elizabeth II.  No, really.]


Zouk Delors said...

No, that's Hugh Laurie. Got any trilbies?

Mike C. said...

Maybe a bit, but the guy's a ringer for the young Keef, before he was air-cured or whatever they did to him.

No, trilbies remind me too much of my step-grandfather (if there is such a thing), who used to prop up the bar at Ted the Grass every lunchtime. But I intend to seek out one of those billycock bowlers.


Brendini said...

Stan Laurel.

Mike C. said...

Sigh... You're seeing the hat, not the man. It's also not Charlie Chaplin.

Look at the mouth and chin. That is the mouth and chin of the young Keith. Although who knows how old he really was at that stage? 1000 years or more, probably.