I love it when a joint has 8 x 10s of famous or, even better, quasi famous people on the wall.
Supposedly, this celebrity ate or drank in the establishment and loved it so much they whipped out the gloss and signed it.
It’s best when the collection is bizarre and eclectic.
Some of my favorite 8 x 10s that I’ve seen on bar walls over the years:
Andre the Giant
Jerry Vale (I believe these are issued to any place that sells anything Italian)
The lead signer from Lover Boy(sorry don’t know the name)
The “Where’s the Beef” lady
An Elvis Impersonator
The bass player from Three Dog Night
Yolanda Vega (The NY Lottery Announcer)
Michael Buffer (The “Let’s Get to Rumble” guy)
The guy from Password
Then there’s the nameless characters that fall into one of these categories:
Local B or C list actor
Local jock who played one game for the Houston Oilers’s kick off return team
Collection of low level politicians
The local bishop
The anchor man or woman from the local news.
I’m sure I missed some–what are your favorites?