This man looks nothing like Anthony Quinn, but the first time I saw this shot I thought of Quinn in Lawrence of Arabia, still one of my favorite films. Every couple of years I put Lawrence... on and escape into my childhood. Seeing Peter O'Toole on the huge screen at an elaborate theater in San Francisco, his blue eyes huge on the screen, I was in love. He was beautiful. My old scrapbook has pages of Peter O'Toole in it.
This photo is from the Betty Schnabel estate. It was in a leather folder that belonged to her father Donald.
The reason the fella has white paint around him is that the photo was most likely used in some sort of printed publication. The white was painted around the photo to silhouette the man for printing purposes. There is no information with the photo as to who the people are or how it was used.
UPDATE: Thanks Mike for figuring out who this fella is. Well, was since he died in 1961. This is Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa I who was the ruler of Bahrain from 1942 until his death in 1961.
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