Monday, 2 January 2012
When fashion photographer David Bailey popped in to Michael and Francesca Bennett's cafe in Cornwall, UK, the couple wanted to commemorate his visit. But a snapshot of the star hugging the beaming patrons would not do. Instead, they decided to scrape a piece of his leftovers - some sandwich crust - and put it in a transparent, thimble-shaped presentation unit. And so their Museum of Celebrity Leftovers had its first exhibit.
Started in 2004, the exhibition runs the full gamut of celebrity. It takes in Prince Charles, household names from the arts world like Michael Winner and Peter Doherty, journalists like newsreader Jan Leeming and local weatherman Craig Rich, former First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Jonathon Band, and rocker Steve Swindells of Hawkwind.