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Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 09:52 AM

Dear John: why so beautiful? (A picspam)
 
I decided to create this picspam for John because I was inspired by some lovely posts in this very forum.

I don't think John, who is acknowledged for a lot of things, is often given enough recognition for the fact that he was quite an astonishingly handsome man. In fact, I think he's now become the Handsome Beatle in my eyes. Quite an achievement, because I still hold George Harrison as high on the looks scale as I did when I was 5 years old and declared him my favorite. But John has now taken that spot and it happened slowly and gracefully in a most subtle and unbelievable way.

Yoko Ono once said:

Quote:

"In person, John was a much more attractive man than the one you saw in photos and films. He had very fair, delicate skin and soft, sandy hair with a touch of red in it when the light hit a certain way."
Well, I never had the advantage of seeing John in person, so my feelings have only photos to back them. In that regard, John's looks are quite underrated because he possessed so many other dynamic qualities that seemed to overshadow them.

I think John himself most likely didn't even see it. So, my friends, I present my first-ever picspam that will be entirely based around beautiful pictures of John Lennon. I understand the complete and utter shallowness of such a project and I don't care.

Please share as many pictures as you want on the matter...and I'm not a sexist so perhaps those men who feel uncomfortable with this can open up and participate as they see fit. Thanks.

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 09:56 AM

"All you need is 3 chords"


Accessorizing with ease


Love me

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 09:58 AM

The predecessor to the iPod plane ride


No semblance of normality


"Alright John, give us your smolder."

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 10:01 AM

Those eyes


"Darling, my face is my fortune so be careful."


70's rock star

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 10:03 AM

Cup of English tea


"No, you're not getting what I said at all..."


"Girl, NO"

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 10:06 AM

"I've got songs wrestling about in my head and I can't sleep."


Love me


"Can I sleep right here?"

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 10:08 AM

"You're just like an angel, your skin makes me cry..."~ Radiohead


Mr. Badass


Preppy

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 10:10 AM

Portrait of the Man


Love Me


# 9 Dream

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 10:12 AM

"You again?"


Measure these lashes


The John smile: a rare and beautiful thing

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 10:15 AM

"When I'm in the middle of a dream, stay in bed..."


Trying times


Look of wisdom

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 10:17 AM

THIS man


John's attempt at a puppy dog face


Live in your socks

BeatleNut9 Jun 19, 2011 12:03 PM

HOT!

wallrus59 Jun 19, 2011 01:21 PM

scruffie, me thinks you have a thing for john or is that an understatment?

gk.

Maia 66 Jun 19, 2011 02:52 PM

Love this thread... your pics are all so gorgeous, Scruff! You've posted some of my all-time faves!

One thing that strikes me about John's handsomeness is that his face had such classic lines... I mean classic aesthetically. The nose, of course, but also his eyes, and his mouth. I posted that comment on another site and someone responded: "Harry Bensen (Photographer of pillowfight fame) thought John was the best looking, for the same reason."

This photo highlights it perfectly:


Maia 66 Jun 19, 2011 03:01 PM

Here are some other faves that I'm reposting from Miss Tammy's Beatle Photo Blog:



Here's a classic photo of your two handsome boys, Scruff: :eyebrows:


Maia 66 Jun 19, 2011 03:08 PM

...and some more:




How unbelievably cool does he look here?? :cool1:


This one is a sentimental favorite of mine:

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wallrus59 (Post 1066854)
scruffie, me thinks you have a thing for john or is that an understatment?

gk.

You beacon of wisdom, how perceptive of you! Now please don't be turned away...contribute wallrus!! There's got to be at least one you can share. You don't have to call it "beautiful" you know.

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 03:23 PM

Maia, I LOVE all of those, especially your sentimental favorite! Thank you for sharing...let's keep at it. :smile2:

In 1966 he looked like this and he wrote "Strawberry Fields Forever"...perfect year much?


ICON


Looking a tad toasted Mr. Sexy

Maia 66 Jun 19, 2011 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Apple Scruff (Post 1066895)
Now please don't be turned away...contribute wallrus!! There's got to be at least one you can share. You don't have to call it "beautiful" you know.


Yeah, there are plenty of shots of John looking cool. For example...



Here are some great shots of his unbelievable profile:

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 03:24 PM

Artist as a Man


Nervous Thinker

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maia 66 (Post 1066899)
Yeah, there are plenty of shots of John looking cool. (He just happens to look beautiful, too... :blush4:). For example...


Love these two SO much. Gorgeous doesn't even begin...

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 03:28 PM

ICON


You wouldn't do that with YOUR music

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 03:30 PM

Perfect contrast


Love Me


Brilliant eyes

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 03:33 PM

Art in the name of LOVE


Just a man and his Royce...


"Dream, dream away..."

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 03:35 PM

I'd love to say that, to anyone whose picture(s) I may have captured unknowingly, I am simply using photos I have had stored on my desktop for years. That's usually how I post: Google and saved photos. So please, please, please excuse me if you recognize a pic. By all means claim it, but remember photos are no one's possession once they've hit the 'net, really. ;)

Maia 66 Jun 19, 2011 03:36 PM

Can we pause for a moment to comment on how many different looks John had? That is one of the coolest things about him... he was always evolving, always changing his aesthetic. Yes, the others changed too, but John seemed to almost transform into a totally different image... but all the while remain John. I think that's part of what makes him so iconic.

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 03:37 PM

Dreamer


"You know I'm sexy."


Mr. Gorgeous just waiting for the RAIN

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maia 66 (Post 1066909)
Can we pause for a moment to comment on how many different looks John had? That is one of the coolest things about him... he was always evolving, always changing his aesthetic. Yes, the others changed too, but John seemed to almost transform into a totally different image... but all the while remain John. I think that's part of what makes him so iconic.


Absolutely. You can't define John by one look. He evolved. In his last year he had, like, 100 different haircuts/styles...that is one year folks! This man was simply ahead of himself in terms of redefining his style and look. I love that so much about him.

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 03:47 PM

Floral gentleman


"Baby's in black and I'm feeling blue..."


ICON

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 03:49 PM

60's Rock Star


Love Me

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 04:01 PM

ICON


Very Important Person


"Come on, vogue..."

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 04:02 PM

THIS man


"Yes, yes...go ahead I'm listening..." (puff of smoke)


Why so gorgeous Johnny?

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 04:05 PM

Hello Sexy


Beautiful Boy

wallrus59 Jun 19, 2011 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Apple Scruff (Post 1066835)
Portrait of the Man


Love Me


# 9 Dream

my 17 yr.old has these sideburns of the last pic and is growing his hair out for children with cancer so he looks like the 70s rock star w/ the sideburns.
me since about mid 80s have had a thing for lennon eyewear. but they are hard to find some times.

and yes i will be looking for some john photos.

gk.

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 04:09 PM

Color me Badd


John invents 2011 American Apparel adds 46 years early

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wallrus59 (Post 1066944)
my 17 yr.old has these sideburns of the last pic and is growing his hair out for children with cancer so he looks like the 70s rock star w/ the sideburns.

and yes i will be looking for some john photos.

gk.

Fantastic! I can't wait. Tell your son he's awesome.

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 04:12 PM

Walking with style


Rock this music

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 04:17 PM

Yes indeed.


Portrait of a Man and his Bike

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 04:18 PM

ICON


John the sports hero

Apple Scruff Jun 19, 2011 04:20 PM

This kind of beauty is not replicated


Defining Cool


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