Posted by: Steve Coplan | May 17, 2007

Would you be considered a leading man?

Implausibly, Salvador Dali on Helene Curtis’ What’s My Line.

One of my favorite books is Dali’s autobiography. I’ve never felt quite the same about him since I discovered he supported Franco in the Spanish Civil War on account of his fantasy he was the king’s brother, separated at birth. This delusion is, however, consistent with the rest of the insane propositions that populate his autobiography. Dali’s support for the Royalists was the cause of the rift between his collaborator Luis Bunuel, the subject of the stunning portrait below.

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