William Faulkner and… Shelby Foote?

We know that it’s Faulkner on the right, with the pipe.  But could that be Shelby Foote in the center of the picture in profile?  In Conversations with Shelby Foote by William C. Carter (ed.), Foote was interviewed by Dick Cavett and said that he met Faulkner on the day that Mr. Faulkner finished writing If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem, which would have been around 1939.  He added, “I’ve spent other times with him–couple of days riding around in cars and we would go get ourselves a bottle of whiskey and drink it.”  Was this one of those days when they were riding around?

What say you?

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One response to “William Faulkner and… Shelby Foote?

  1. Debi

    I think that’s absolutely Shelby Foote, especially if you compare it to other photos of him from that time.

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