Originally Posted by golightly
Well-spotted, sir. No. 48 is that sculptor I mentioned last time, H.C. Westermann. He can be seen
below that unrecogniseable image of Oliver Hardy (with bowler hat) and next to Albert Stubbins*
On the LP, his face is obscured by the feather on George Harrison's hat:
'Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band' album cover
As The Beatles aren't behind the drum in that picture we get to see full-length cut-outs of artist Larry Bell (striped trousers), Adolf Hitler (later replaced by Johnny Weissmuller by the look of it), Issy Bonn (waving) and Bette Davis, who was either removed or inexplicably hidden behind Paul and George. So is the man above her, who looks like a bit like Paul Stookey from Peter, Paul and Mary. I shouldn't think that's him though.
This must be the finished version, with the exception of Mahatma Ghandi (above Diana
Dors). He was "painted out at the request of EMI", according to the CD booklet's notes:
Who is that next to the waxwork Beatles? Peter Blake is on the right facing the camera.
Liverpool footballer Albert Stubbins:
I was sure this is the photo on the cover (where he looks like Steve McQueen!), but now have my doubts.
Another of the obscured faces is Stephen Crane, American author of The Red Badge of Courage
. In the
second photo from the album cover session, you can just about see him past the raised arm of Issy Bonn:
Room for two more faces:
Aleisteir Crowley and H.G. Wells
It's easier to list those I have
found, which aren't as many as I thought (less than half):
Karlheinz Stockhausen, Robert Peel, Stan Laurel, Edgar Allan Poe, (I think
) Mae West and Karl Marx, and maybe all of the gurus as well.
It's been that way for about three years. I hope that's not all I have to offer.