As it is Halloween, I thought I would post some of my favorite authors in costume. The photos include Truman Capote, Maya Angelou, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, J. M. Barrie, and Ursula K. Le Guin.
Let’s start with F. Scott Fitzgerald in costume, author of my favorite book, The Great Gatsby. This was for the Princeton musical, “The Evil Eye”. The New York Times called Fitzgerald “the most beautiful” showgirl in the production.
Here is the sublime Maya Angelou in earlier days. Check out those gams! Here she is as “Miss Calypso” in a publicity still for Columbia Records in the mid 1950s. This was her only album of poetry and music ever distributed.
On a more sinister note, here is J. M. Barrie playing his most famous villain, Captain Hook with his adopted son, Michael Llewellyn-Davies as Peter Pan.Below are Peter, George and Jack Llewellyn-Davies, Barrie’s other adopted sons, as ax-toting Lost Boys. Ambiguity continues to surround the validity of the will and testament of the Llewellyn Davies children’s mother who may not have entrusted her children to Barrie.