Monday, January 12, 2015

Real Life

Whenever I see a movie "based on true events," I need to check out what were the true events and what were the made-up events.  I don't fault the movies for making the stories more interesting or filling in blanks.  I just like to know.  For some reason, I became fascinated with the real life of Walter Keane after seeing Big Eyes.  I sought out the 1965 Life Magazine interview of him and decided that, far from exaggerating his character in the movie, the Big Eyes people may have actually toned it down.  Here is a picture from the Life Archives of Keane dancing with an unidentified woman.  I colorized it a bit.

He looks soooo happy.

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