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Actresses
'50s

Greta Garbo: Portrait of a Legend Who Turned Her Back on Fame

Astronaut Scott Carpenter and daughter, 1962.
History
'60s

Scott Carpenter (1925 – 2013): Rare and Classic …

The children of photographer W. Eugene Smith walk hand-in-hand in the woods behind his home, 1946.
Culture
'40s

Into the Light: W. Eugene Smith’s ‘Walk to …

Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen on the set of The Thomas Crown Affair, 1967.
Actors
1958
1972

Photographer Spotlight: Bill Ray’s Classic …

Student Rosemary Shoong at Beverly Hills High School, wearing a dress she made herself, 1969.
Arthur Schatz
'60s

Feelin’ Groovy: High School Fashion, 1969

Sarah Jean Collins, Birmingham church bombing survivor, 1963
Civil Rights Movement
'60s

The Girl Who Lived: Portrait of a Birmingham Church …

Robert Redford grins in his agent's office in New York 1969
Actors
'60s

Robert Redford: Portraits of a Movie Legend and …

Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 1969
Culture
'60s

Peace, Love, Music and Mud: LIFE at Woodstock

Donald Sutherland, 1970
Actors
'70s

Donald Sutherland: Portrait of an Actor’s Actor

Linda Christian in 1945.
Actresses
'40s

LIFE With Linda Christian: Rare Photos of the First …

American bomber and crew during World War II, England, 1942.
History
'40s

World War II in Color: American Bombers and Their Crews, 1942

John Glenn, Lyn Glenn, Annie Glenn, David Glenn and Vice President Lyndon Johnson at Cape Canaveral on February 22, 1962.
Culture
1950s
1960s

John Glenn: Rare and Classic Photos From an American Life

James Dean in the Fairmount, Indiana, cemetery in 1955, where he found the grave of one of his ancestors with the same same name of the character, Cal, he played in East of Eden.
Actors
'50s

Beautiful Enigma: LIFE With James Dean

Ernest Hemingway in Cuba August 1952
Alfred Eisenstaedt
'50s

Hemingway in Cuba, 1952: Portrait of a Legend in Decline

Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, on the set of Gentleman Prefer Blondes
Actresses
'50s

LIFE With Marilyn and Jane: Photos From the Set of …

Scene at Volkswagen's main plant, Wolfsburg, Germany, July 1951.
Autos
'50s

Inside Volkswagen: How to Mass-Produce an Automotive Icon

Frank Sinatra shaving, 1965.
Culture
'60s

Frank Sinatra Has a Shave: A Weirdly Engaging Portrait …

Blind doctor Albert-Andre Nast holds his ear to the back of a 3-month old instead of using a stethoscope, France, 1953.
Culture
'50s

The Practice of Medicine, Perfected: Portrait of a …

Crowd at Lenin Stadium during a sports festival, with some holding flowers for the winning athletes, 1956.
Culture
'50s

Lisa Larsen’s Curiously Intimate Crowd Photos

Johnny Cash in Tennessee, 1969.
Culture
'60s

Voice of America: LIFE With Johnny Cash

Frank Sinatra in rehearsal, 1965
Culture
'60s

LIFE With Sinatra: Portraits of ‘The Voice’ …

Winston Churchill and his dog, Rufus, at Chartwell in 1950.
Great Leaders
1945
1950

Winston Churchill at Leisure: LIFE Portraits of the …

World Trade Center 1983
Architecture & Design
'80s

Lower Manhattan’s Lost Anchors: Remembering the …

University of Pittsburgh students cheer wildly from atop the Cathedral of Learning as they look down on Forbes Field, where the Pittsburgh Pirates are playing the Yankees in the 7th game of a Series that would enter baseball lore when Bill Mazeroski smacked a 9th-inning, game-winning home run.
Culture
1947
1970

LIFE’s Best Baseball Pictures

Members of the incarcerated musical group the Prisonaires, Tennessee, 1953.
Culture
'50s

Stars Behind Bars: LIFE With the Prisonaires

New York Harbor and midtown, looking straight down bustling 42nd Street, taken with the aid of a 40-inch Dallmeyer telephoto lens two miles away, from New Jersey, 1946.
Andreas Feininger
1946
1956

Photographer Spotlight: Andreas Feininger

Michael Caine in Los Angeles in 1966.
Actors
'60s

LIFE With Michael Caine: Rare Photos, 1966

Zsa Zsa Gabor with her dog, Farouk, California, 1951.
Actresses
'50s

LIFE With Zsa Zsa Gabor: Rare Photos, 1951

President John Kennedy watches former President Harry Truman sign an autograph for him at the inaugural luncheon, 1961.
History
1933
1969

LIFE at Inaugurations: Rare and Classic Photos, 1933 …

Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Actresses
'50s

LIFE at Home With Marilyn Monroe, 1953

Gordon Parks
Gordon Parks
'60s

A Fierce and Tender Eye: Gordon Parks on …

Teenagers at a party in 1947 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Art & Artists
1940
1968

Photographer Spotlight: Nina Leen

George McGovern, 1972.
Bill Eppridge
'70s

George McGovern, the Quiet Warrior: Rare Photos From …

Neil Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 mission to moon, in training for his work on the lunar surface, 1969.
History
'60s

Neil Armstrong: Private Man, Public Hero

Dustin Hoffman with his stepdaughter Karina, 1969.
Actors
'60s

Dustin Hoffman: Early Photos of an Actor on the Rise

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, New York, 1949
Actors
'40s

Martin and Lewis: Rare and Classic Photos of Berserk …

Margaret Bourke-White stands on the scaffolding enclosing the then-under-construction Chrysler Building in New York, 1931.
Culture
1929
1952

Maggie the Indestructible: Bourke-White’s …

Tennessee Williams at his typewriter in New York in 1948.
Celebrity
1947
1963

Tennessee Williams: Portraits of an American Genius

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