Category: 1962

A group of friends enjoy a day outdoors with their automobiles, a Lark Daytona, a Wagonaire, and a Skytopare, are parked in the foreground in Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA, 1962. Photographed by Tom Kelley.

Local boys sing and play the guitar as they serenade a woman in Patzcuaro, Mexico, June 1962. Photographed by Earl Leaf.

The Watchers, Avenida 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires, 1962. Photographed by André Kertész.

Intimate photos of Marilyn Monroe and her date José Bolaños at the Golden Globe Awards in 1962.

Chicago, December 1962. Photographed by Vivian Maier.

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on the set of ‘Cleopatra,’ 1962. Photographed by Paul Schutzer.

Lost in thought, Rome, Italy, 1962. Photographed by Bruno Barbey.

South Vietnamese War Elephants on patrol in the Central Highlands, 1962

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This photo, taken by Howard Sochurek, appears in the March 16 issue of Life magazine. The caption reads: “On the gently heaving backs of four bull elephants, a Vietnamese army patrol starts out into the hilly jungles of central South Vietnam, their weapons at the ready. For generations, warriors in the region rode to battle this way, and both the government and their enemy still use the huge beasts. A man on foot can cover not much more than three miles a day through the dense undergrowth and an elephant can do four times that. But the archaic scene belies the true nature of Vietnam’s savage war. Somewhere ahead of the elephant patrol, the odds are strong that enemy guerrillas with deadly modern arms wait in ambush.[1]

Princess Grace of Monaco at Gstaad, Switzerland, 1962. Photographed by Philippe Halsman.

The story behind the only known photograph of Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy together.