Odd couples?
December 4, 2006 9:34 AM   Subscribe

Inspired by this photo of Walt Disney, Richard Nixon, and Art Linkletter, I'm looking for more photos of odd celebrity pairings.

I'm especially interested in finding photos that the average person has not seen before (Nixon and Disney as opposed to Nixon and Elvis). Tiger Woods and Pope Benedict, Rumsfeld and Clay Aiken, that sort of thing. Do you know where I can find any such thing? Links would be great.
posted by mattbucher to Grab Bag (21 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
Like Alice Cooper and Salvador Dali?
posted by jonmc at 9:42 AM on December 4, 2006


Alice Cooper and Salvador Dali?

What the hell's so odd about that? ;)
posted by mcstayinskool at 9:44 AM on December 4, 2006


Like Alice Cooper and Salvador Dali?

Yes!
posted by mattbucher at 9:53 AM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


I noticed that any photo with Nixon and (other famous person) looks odd. Like Nixon and Bob Hope, Nixon with Pele, and so on...
posted by vacapinta at 9:55 AM on December 4, 2006


Nixon and Prescott Bush.

Prescott is George H.W.'s father and George W.'s grandfather.
posted by watsondog at 10:26 AM on December 4, 2006




Nancy Reagan on Mr. T's lap?
posted by kimdog at 10:44 AM on December 4, 2006


Handsome Dick Manitoba & Jayne County
posted by jonmc at 10:46 AM on December 4, 2006


Drat. Here they are.
posted by kimdog at 10:46 AM on December 4, 2006


Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein?
posted by vacapinta at 11:23 AM on December 4, 2006


Chances are you've seen this one, but you never know:
Gary Coleman and David Hasselhoff
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 11:24 AM on December 4, 2006


It's not an odd celebrity pairing, but the photo of the 1927 Solvay conference has always amazed me. The young fellow in the middle of the front row is Einstein. You've also got Schrodinger, Pauli, Heisenberg, Dirac, de Broglie, Bohr, Planck, Curie and Lorentz among others. The photographer's IQ probably went up 20 points just by taking the picture.
posted by forrest at 11:39 AM on December 4, 2006


There's a photo of B.B. King and Pope John Paul II out there somewhere... my Google-Fu has failed.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 11:43 AM on December 4, 2006




Manute Bol, Olga Korbut, and William "The Refrigerator" Perry

Manute Bol (7'7") and Muggsy Bogues (5'3")

I'm not as big of a Manute Bol fan as this answer makes me sound.
posted by kirkaracha at 1:34 PM on December 4, 2006




I like the odd, official pairings, e.g.:
The Ava Rooneys
The Marilyn Millers
The Julia Lovetts
posted by rob511 at 3:19 PM on December 4, 2006


Salvador Dali and Whitey Ford (youtube)
posted by evilcolonel at 5:31 PM on December 4, 2006


It's a terrible photo (you may be able to find a better one), but it's my all-time favorite celebrity crossing-of-paths: Jayne Mansfield and Anton LaVey.
posted by Dr. Wu at 7:20 PM on December 4, 2006


The King (Elvis) and the King (of Thailand) -- see bottom left corner.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 10:02 PM on December 4, 2006


Thanks, everyone. This is a little subjective so I am just going to mark as best the ones I thought were excellent, but I appreciate all the responses (except those who didn't read [more inside]!).
posted by mattbucher at 7:43 AM on December 5, 2006


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