LIFE: Richard Dyer-Bennet

Richard Dyer-Bennet, 1947 (by Allan Grant)
Richard Dyer-Bennet in 1947, by Allan Grant

My quick cleanup and curves adjustment. Since there’s no detail in the left side of his face or hands in the file available from Google, there wasn’t much to be done (I’m not up to that level of reconstruction).

The caption they have claims the instrument is something exotic, but it’s not; it’s a Spanish classical guitar.

“Playing Wilson Hicks”: The LIFE Photo Collection

As Scott Kirkpatrick asked, “Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be Wilson Hicks, the picture editor of LIFE Magazine in its heyday?”

I think I’m done spamming my own blog with stuff from there, at least for the next hour or so. I’m a bit disappointed at my inability to find anything on Heinlein or Asimov. But then they’ve only got about 20% of the collection digitised so far, so there may still be hope. I suppose I should start a post on things I’ve tried without finding anything.