Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Quiz: artsy types in their youth

See if you can identify these famous men and women in the arts from these images of them as youngsters. Answers below the jump.
Scrolling down: Beethoven, Brahms, & a very broody Tolstoy; Marilyn Monroe and James Dean; Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain and Frida Kahlo; Frida Kahlo again and Charles Schultz; Mick Jagger and Madonna. Out of 11, how many did you get?

More cool pics of famous people (all grown up): Women of Our Time: An Album of Twentieth-Century Photographs; Life photographer John Loengard's As I See It; and Icons: Photos by Santi Visalli.
Left: Monroe and Dean later on in life.

9 comments:

  1. I got Brahms and James Dean right off (having seen a pic of Brahms as a young man before). But the round eyeglasses got me thinking of James Joyce, not Charles Schultz.
    You pulled a fast one with Ms. Kahlo!

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    1. His expression seems to say, "Lucy swiped the football again!"

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  2. Yikes!! What does it say about me that I only got Mick Jagger and Madonna?!! Gioconda - - I was totally thinking Joyce, as well! Those glasses sure threw me off.

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  3. Sadly, I only got the older Frida Kahlo and none of the others. In my defense, I haven't seen images of many of these folks as adults either.

    Schultz is so precious though!

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  4. Got Frida, Madonna, and Jagger. Thought Twain was a burly woman..oops.

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  5. I got 8 out of 11 correct. Couldn't figure out Brahms, Schultz, and I thought Tolstoy was a young Tom Brokaw.

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    1. Wow, Penny! How did you know that pink-cheeked cherub was the formidable Ludwig? Congrats!

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