Category: 1962

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

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

South Vietnamese War Elephants on patrol in th…

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….

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

The story behind the only known photograph of Marilyn Monroe and…

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

Driving Simulators at the 1962 “Century …

Driving Simulators at the 1962 “Century 21 Exposition” World’s Fair in Seattle

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The artist L.S.Lowrey looks over Salford Viadu…

The artist L.S.Lowrey looks over Salford Viaduct. Manchester. England. 1962.

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Lowrey was one of Britain’s best-loved artists. Painting evocative pictures of working-class life around Salford Manchester he became famous for his “matchstick men ” images of everyday life. I love this photo of a grey wet Manchester (when is it ever anything else!) You can almost taste the soot.

The divine feud on screen: 32 photos of Bette Davis and Joan…

The divine feud on screen: 32 photos of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in the 1962 film ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’

Mexican wrestler El Santo during the filming …

Mexican wrestler El Santo during the filming of “Santo Contra los Zombies” , 1962

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Starfish Prime: the largest nuclear test in sp…

Starfish Prime: the largest nuclear test in space conducted on July 9, 1962. The image shows the flash created by the explosion as seen through heavy cloud cover from Honolulu 1,445 km away

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Elizabeth Taylor ruffling Liza Todd’s hair during a break in the…

Elizabeth Taylor ruffling Liza Todd’s hair during a break in the filming of ‘Cleopatra,’ 1962. Photographed by Paul Schutzer.