Calling All Caricature Lovers: Another Edition Of “Name That Idiot Celeb”
I featured some old celebrity caricatures in two earlier posts, and challenged readers to identify them. Luckily for me, there were some right answers– whew!
I’ve rounded up another batch, so jump in and test your Idiot Celeb IQ.
End of caricatures.
4. L-R: actor Tony Randall, best remembered for his role as Felix Unger in television’s The Odd Couple; actor Warren Beatty, who became a major film star after his lead role in Bonnie and Clyde; actress-singer Ann-Margret, who co-starred with Elvis Presley in Viva Las Vegas; actress Shelley Long, best known for her role as Diane
in the television sitcom, Cheers
The illustration dates back to 2006, and was used as a timeline for an article about the 75th anniversary of Northwestern University’s student musical revue. All four celebs attended Northwestern. None stayed to graduate, but they all returned to be in a Waa-Mu show.
5. The Beatles; L-R: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr.
The drawing is a portion of a 1995 B&W editorial cartoon.
Free As A Bird was written by Lennon. He recorded a home demo of the song in 1977. The three surviving Beatles added additional vocals and instrumental backing to the demo in 1994. The final studio recording was released in 1995, 15 years after Lennon’s death– which explains why he’s portrayed as an angel in the drawing.
6. Movie tough guys; L-R: Chuck Norris, best known for playing the title role in the television series Walker, Texas Ranger; Arnold Schwarzenegger, best known for the Terminator movies; Charles Bronson, probably best remembered as the vigilante in Death Wish; Sylvester Stallone, best known for Rocky and its five sequels.
There are a number of little sight gags in the illustration: Chuck is kicking out a couple
of the microphone’s teeth; instead of just “seeing stars,” the microphone is seeing Texas Ranger badges; Arnold is playing a gattling gun guitar; Bronson’s playing the stand-up bass with a long-barreled revolver instead of a bow; Rocky’s drumhead is a steak, and
he’s “playing” the drum with a knife and fork.
Did you get any right? OK, how many??
How big do you think the bee was that stung Mick Jagger’s lips?
Do you think Keith Richards spends too much time on his hair?
Do you worry about big iron safes falling out of windows in tall buildings like they always seem to do in old movies?
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