01 August 2011

Colonial Gent

Commander Edward Whitehead (1908-1978) at
Lyford Cay, New Providence Island, Bahamas, 1974
 © Slim Aarons

7 comments:

La Sombra Sofisticada said...

Wonderful! I love the Schweppes ads he did.

Vernon said...

I wish someone could tell me where I could still buy the Bitter Lemon tonic he used to advertise.

Vern
New York

White Horse said...

Doesn't really get an better than that.

Anonymous said...

Possibly the world's most interesting man?

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

Anon @ 19:34 ~ Possibly. The likely inspiration for more recent versions to be sure. The current 'World's Most Interesting Man' featured in the televisual and radio advertisements for Mexican lager lives on a 42' yacht in Marina del Ray in Los Angeles. But I can't say much more than that.

Old Raven said...

OK ... this is a bit insane ... but as a kid I skied with this guy at Bromley, I think we called him Mr. Schweppes. If that makes any sense.

Anonymous said...

LBF I remember reading somewhere that the Commander and Ogilvy were inspirations for the current most interesting man. I must also apologize for continually posting as Anon. Cheers,
Rob