At the library, when books are returned we flip through the pages looking for things; in children's books, for possible crayon marks or torn pages, in adult books for coffee stains or water damage. Not to mention personal things left behind, such as a special bookmark, etc. So, with that in your mind, picture me at work yesterday paging through some inter-library loan returns. I see a photograph.
I recognized him right away - Paul Newman, from the fifties!
I looked up the last patron who had the book, and called - they said to dispose of it. ! It wasn't theirs, apparently. I brought it home to show my brother.
It's a real snapshot, not a print. I googled images of Paul Newman, Paul Newman with car, promotional photos of Paul Newman, but this didn't come up, so I guess it really is a photo that somebody, who maybe even knew him, snapped. It's a great pose; he's got a pen - maybe giving autographs? The car has California plates. Maybe I can look up the person who had it before this one, but we can only go back so far. I've never been a fan and have probably only seen three of his movies but now I'm feeling nostalgic and want to see another one or two.