Phineas Gage--An iron rod goes through his head, and he not only manages to stay alive but also manages to stay hot. That's talent.
According to a book on the Lincoln assassination, Lewis Powell was the "star" of the trial, and his images were in high demand. The photographer, Alexander Gardner, took mugshots of the other defendants, but he only copyrighted the photos of Powell. (I guess back then copyright wasn't automatic; you had to apply for it.) The photos were reprinted and sold to the public
Elvis Presley http://symonsez.files.wordpress.com/...is-presley.jpg
C.S. Lewis http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland...3lewis_man.jpg
Czar Nicholas II http://theromanovfamilysite.webs.com...icholas-ii.jpg
Russian early 20th century poet Sergey Esenin, the one who was married to Isadora Duncan. Imagine this http://zalpoeta.net/view/112/ with blond haid and bright blue eyes. Perhaps beautiful rather than hot.
improving my ballad- like lines