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Quentin Tarantino, Tilda Swinton and Marilyn Manson? Carl Sagan and the Dalai Lama? Awesome People Hanging out Together does what it says on the tin.
posted by Dillonlikescookies (69 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite

 
"Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Ludacris."
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 12:51 AM on May 28, 2011 [5 favorites]


Nico, Harvey Korman, and Mickey Mantle
posted by ericost at 1:00 AM on May 28, 2011


I want the story behind this.
posted by mrzarquon at 1:02 AM on May 28, 2011 [8 favorites]


Here's the story.
posted by tracicle at 1:20 AM on May 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


Weird.
posted by Corduroy at 1:26 AM on May 28, 2011


Just leaving this here.
posted by abcde at 1:37 AM on May 28, 2011 [5 favorites]


Not sure why this is weirding me out so much, but man... weird weird weird. I mean, is this even real? It's like that website that got posted a while ago of a random guy who holds a party every year and then does some amazing photoshops of famous people into all the photos milling into his friends. Yet I couldn't help but scroll through the whole thing.

I mean, why?
posted by Corduroy at 1:38 AM on May 28, 2011


I don't think it's weird that celebrities hang out together. They're all neighbors.

What was the deal with Bowie's face?
posted by bleep at 1:44 AM on May 28, 2011


I mean, why?

Captain EO, of course!
posted by Knappster at 1:48 AM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


More boob reactions from metafilter's big boobs week.
posted by palbo at 2:02 AM on May 28, 2011 [5 favorites]


The Buk and the Rourke, nice. One of my favourite movies.
posted by tumid dahlia at 2:21 AM on May 28, 2011


Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Ludacris.

... walk into a bar?
posted by Afroblanco at 2:44 AM on May 28, 2011


Any site which classifies Marilyn Manson as "awesome" loses credibility in my opinion. He's essentially Fred Durst with added Satanism.
posted by acb at 2:49 AM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Any site which classifies Marilyn Manson as "awesome" loses credibility in my opinion. He's essentially Fred Durst with added Satanism.

I don't like his music either, but Marilyn Manson is a whole hell of a lot smarter than Fred Durst. Have you ever seen the man interviewed? He's thoughtful, well spoken, and clearly very intelligent.
posted by Dr. Eigenvariable at 2:52 AM on May 28, 2011 [18 favorites]


photo grouping famous people without movie stars is awesome. also throw out age, as older famous people, resent any contact with the admiring public, while older movie stars garnish such attention.
posted by taxpayer at 2:54 AM on May 28, 2011


I don't like his music either, but Marilyn Manson is a whole hell of a lot smarter than Fred Durst. Have you ever seen the man interviewed?

Took the words right outta my mouth. I'd always tended to write him off as a shock-rocker with nothing real to say, but he had probably the best line in Bowling for Columbine
posted by ShutterBun at 3:20 AM on May 28, 2011 [10 favorites]


If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats has an excellent series in a similar vein called They Were Collaborators.
posted by Lorin at 3:27 AM on May 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I see a lot of rich people networking.
posted by Summer at 3:30 AM on May 28, 2011 [6 favorites]


At least one of these is a photoshopped version of another famous picture.

This is a shame, since the real backstory of Elvis' attempt to get Tricky Dick to make him a "Federal Agent-At-Large" is more bizarre.
posted by SteveInMaine at 3:36 AM on May 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


I think Harry's had a few here
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:37 AM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Stephen Fry and Lady Gaga (audio, pictures)
posted by juv3nal at 4:17 AM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think Harry's had a few here

Maybe he's just trying to re-enact Roddy Piper and Keith David's fight scene from They Live.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 4:22 AM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Not sure why this is weirding me out so much, but man... weird weird weird. I mean, is this even real?

I like to believe that I live in a world where there are giant parties to which only all the B-list actors are invited, and they will hang out in an apartment that looks like it belongs to a twentysomething and drink cheap wine out of plastic cups while they dream of a time that they will grow up.
posted by TypographicalError at 4:25 AM on May 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


My mom walked in just as I scrolled down to the pic of Redford and Newman playing table tennis.

Thanks, guys. I am now deaf.
posted by pxe2000 at 4:50 AM on May 28, 2011 [9 favorites]


It's no metafilter.
posted by srboisvert at 4:52 AM on May 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


Christ, Karl Lagerfeld is scary looking.
posted by Omon Ra at 5:37 AM on May 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


I thought Hendrix and the Who was a charming shot. I could've stood for a few less shots where the "awesome people hanging out together" looked like it was just them working.
posted by safetyfork at 5:38 AM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Omon Ra: Christ, Karl Lagerfeld is scary looking.

That does sound scary, how on earth did they even get those two together?
posted by gman at 5:41 AM on May 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


Di and Teresa? A very long way from my definition of awesome people, those two. Still, some fun photos there.
posted by Decani at 6:03 AM on May 28, 2011


Freddie Mercury riding Darth Vader.
posted by Sailormom at 6:16 AM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why is Audrey Hepburn trying to get a deer to drink beer?
posted by JustKeepSwimming at 6:20 AM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Young Karl Lagerfeld is blowing my mind.
posted by spec80 at 6:28 AM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


My only complaint is that some of these (i.e. the Quentin and Manson photo) seem more like "quick photo ops" and not hanging out. But maybe that's the beans talking.
posted by cavalier at 6:42 AM on May 28, 2011



Di and Teresa? A very long way from my definition of awesome people, those two. Still, some fun photos there.
posted by Decani at 2:03 PM on May 28 [+] [!]


Mr. Hitchens?
posted by srboisvert at 6:54 AM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's now confirmed, Karl Lagerfeld is one of the undead.
posted by MikeMc at 7:01 AM on May 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's not very interesting when it's just "famous actors hanging out together." I mean, that's what they do, right? Hell, walk around the Academy Awards banquet and you're sure to get some interesting groupings, but since they're all actors who gives a shit? Except for these two. So... much... beauty...

Why is Audrey Hepburn trying to get a deer to drink beer?

It was her pet deer, Pip. And she was probably kidding.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:02 AM on May 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Lately, I've developed such a crush on the late Liz Taylor. That pic of her and Bowie isn't helping -- she's a hoot!
posted by Capt. Renault at 7:03 AM on May 28, 2011


Rather, Ip, not Pip, even though his full name was Pippin.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:04 AM on May 28, 2011


Why is Audrey Hepburn trying to get a deer to drink beer?

It's Babycham.
posted by elsietheeel at 7:06 AM on May 28, 2011


The gods cavort on Mount Olympus.
posted by mecran01 at 7:18 AM on May 28, 2011


Many are interesting, but I've only seen one that make me wish I had been there.
posted by benito.strauss at 7:24 AM on May 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


If you ever wanted to pick one single moment in history to maximize your chances of abusing drugs, and you happened to have a time machine handy, here is where you need to go.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:36 AM on May 28, 2011 [7 favorites]


This is awesome.

Also, I've never seen a picture of Iggy Pop with a shirt on.
posted by brand-gnu at 7:41 AM on May 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I would add this one the ultimate NY 60s literary party.
posted by Omon Ra at 7:41 AM on May 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I find that the photos taken at movie shoots are less interesting than other more random ones. It's kind of obvious that there would be pictures of Audrey Hepburn with Anthony Perkins or Fred Astaire, less so one of Chaplin with Einstein.
posted by Omon Ra at 7:43 AM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


The most interesting thing about this one is the sliver of Richard Nixon in the upper left corner. Why are they hanging out with an oversized Nixon bobblehead? I MUST KNOW.
posted by elizardbits at 7:47 AM on May 28, 2011


Robert Mulligan, William Wyler, George Cukor, Robert Wise, Jean Claude Carriere, Serge Silberman, Billy Wilder, Georges Stevens, Luis Buñuel, Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Mamoulian hang out.
posted by Omon Ra at 7:49 AM on May 28, 2011


Thanks Civil_Disobedient. I never knew that Hepburn had a pet deer.
posted by JustKeepSwimming at 8:21 AM on May 28, 2011


Yeah, "hanging out" is a phrase that comes to mind.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:23 AM on May 28, 2011


I've like this sort of goofy celebrities together pictures.

Here's a few:

Elvis and Nixon

Lauren Bacall and Harry Truman

Nancy Reagan and Mr. T

Condoleezza Rice and Ozzy Osbourne
posted by Confess, Fletch at 8:27 AM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Can I actually name a band Alfred Hitchcock And James Brown?
posted by vibrotronica at 8:48 AM on May 28, 2011


Those drunk bastards were supposed to come bail me out, but they never showed up. And they kept the damn doll.
posted by Xoebe at 9:01 AM on May 28, 2011


Also, I've never seen a picture of Iggy Pop with a shirt on.

If I remember correctly, in this video the reason he's taking off a jacket in the beginning is because while he was being interviewed the network wouldn't let him be shirtless, but they let him take it off for the performance.
posted by Huck500 at 9:07 AM on May 28, 2011


Heh. Muhammad Ali has a posse.
posted by Zack_Replica at 9:09 AM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


The real challenge would be to start a rival Tumblr, Awesome People Hanging out Together (Not Including Andy Warhol).
posted by jack_mo at 9:17 AM on May 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Was it even possible to take a bad picture of Audrey Hepburn?
posted by octothorpe at 9:26 AM on May 28, 2011 [8 favorites]


Awesome People Hanging Out Together? No, Famous People Together in a Photograph. Not what it says on the tin.
posted by kozad at 9:51 AM on May 28, 2011


Goddamn, Audrey Hepburn was ridiculously, almost obscenely beautiful. Octothorpe, I don't think anyone has invented a camera yet that could take a bad shot of her.
posted by Sphinx at 10:09 AM on May 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Condoleezza Rice and Ozzy Osbourne

That's not Ozzy, it's KISS.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 10:12 AM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


OMG yes yes yes to Tilda Swinton and Marilyn Manson hanging out. That is pretty much guaranteed to produce a hot plate of crazy.
posted by LMGM at 10:16 AM on May 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


This one is not on that tumblr, but should be: RuPaul and Nirvana
posted by sea change at 10:36 AM on May 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


Blake Lively isnt awesome.
She's just annoying.
posted by liza at 12:09 PM on May 28, 2011


The shot of Carl Sagan and the Dalai Lama is just epically awesome. I re-read Cosmos since having done so as a teen...

I miss Carl.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 1:46 PM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


> Any site which classifies Marilyn Manson as "awesome" loses credibility in my opinion.

I would have agreed in a heartbeat until I heard Marilyn's cover of the theme from Nightmare Before Christmas. It fully qualifies as awesome and IMHO cuts the original (which is very, very good.) I can't remember ever hearing a better match between artist and material.
posted by jfuller at 2:50 PM on May 28, 2011


Even with the loose definition of awesome I enjoyed this way more than I expected to.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 4:08 PM on May 28, 2011


It's weird. Having grown up in Los Angeles and now working in a place that's a bit of a celebrity magnet, I totally expect that people who are famous hang out together, and it's weird to me that these pictures are a thing that someone would create a tumblr about. Movie stars, famous intellectuals, politicians, and world-class humanitarians have many things in common and are invited to a lot of the same events. It's trivial to take a picture of them together. It's not as though all of these photos are of people chilling at each other's houses. They're at awards ceremonies and associated afterparties, fundraisers, and work. Of course the same people are going to all these things. The really surprising thing is that when we see these celebrities in photos they're usually by themselves rather than with other famous people.

I do have to say, though, the one of Sophia Loren eyeing Jayne Mansfield's rack was pretty classic.
posted by troublesome at 4:30 PM on May 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


On the third page, Sophia Loren got caught looking at Jane Mansfield's boobs.
posted by XhaustedProphet at 6:13 PM on May 28, 2011


Celebrity gawkerism aside, there are some truly magnificent photographs in this set. Some favorite images: John Belushi and Chevy Chase (seems staged, but I don't care); Ella Fitzgerald performing in front of Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman (I'd pay cash money for a print of that); Audrey Hepburn talking to Edith Head (Edith Head!!).

Cool post. I admit I was riveted -- and equally squicked out by Karl Lagerfeld. And I'm glad David Bowie put some weight back on, cos DAMN.
posted by flyingsquirrel at 9:35 PM on May 28, 2011


I guess the novelty is that we wouldn't expect great humanitarians + princesses + rappers (or whatever combo) hanging out together voluntarily even if they are at the same events?

Also, most of us live in nowheresville and thus this is a novelty to us all to see random combinations of cool people we like hanging out with each other.
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:03 PM on May 28, 2011


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