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January 28, 2010 4:03 PM   Subscribe

I've been trying to find the source of this photo, off and on, for months. Reverse image search through tineye.com gives no results. Anyone recognize it? If so, what's the story behind it?
posted by seventyfour to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
it looks like Tommy Lee Jones.
posted by Frasermoo at 5:12 PM on January 28, 2010


It appears to be a still from a movie or TV show, and the cops appear to be CHP. From the looks of the tail fin on the car, the time period is about 1960.

Could it be from the TV series "Highway Patrol" with Broderick Crawford?
posted by dinger at 5:45 PM on January 28, 2010


I don't have anything to offer other than to say that the rifle looks like a toy.
posted by cropshy at 6:05 PM on January 28, 2010


Rod Steiger?
posted by war wrath of wraith at 7:43 PM on January 28, 2010


It's not Tommy Lee Jones or Rod Steiger. Looks like it was shot in-between takes. Judging from the ringer-T, it was shot in mid- to late-60s (or just set in that period). Still looking...
posted by bunny hugger at 7:30 AM on January 29, 2010


Late late update, but I found the source!

Life Magazine photo, 1968. Text: "A hippie with a toy gun is mock-menacing a state humane officer, who was present at the anti-election demonstration to make sure that the pig was not being mistreated."
http://www.life.com/image/50674031
posted by seventyfour at 11:38 AM on January 20, 2011


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