Sunday, March 02, 2014

Anne Hathaway, time traveler?

T. N. Thompson was an assistant to pin-up artist Earl MacPherson. When MacPherson contracted polio in 1950 Thompson came into his own as a calendar artist.

These are some examples of his art from a 1957 calendar. I did a doubletake when I saw them, recognizing a face.

Actress Anne Hathaway has the face I recognized.

So what happened? Did Hathaway, who was born in 1982, dip back into the past to pose for Thompson and his 1957 calendar? Not very likely, but there is a striking resemblance to the modern actress and the beautiful model Thompson used to pose for these paintings.

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