The most decorated combat soldier of WWII, Audie Leon Murphy, came back
from war to Hollywood where he is pictured here in 1949 when he signed with Allied Artists starring in "Bad Boy"
at the age of 25. This publicity shot was originally printed from a negative.
Famed Dorothy Lamour, born Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton, in New Orleans,
Louisiana was a beautiful child who turned heads as a teenager and who wanted to be a singer, not an actress. However,
in 1933, Dorothy landed in Hollywood in a bit part in a musical as a chorus girl in "Footlight Parade". Fame
came in 1936 when she got the part of Ulah in "The Jungle Princess". This photo is from that era.
This English born actress (1918) started her career in 1931, in "The
Love Race". This photo is one of her early head shots prior to the 1939 "The Light That Failed", which
brought her attention as a serious dramatic actress.
This classic photo of the "First Lady of Cinema" taken when
she starred in "Alice Adams" (1935) and "Stage Door" (1935). The photo is a clear & crisp reproduction
Amelia Earhart waving in her New York parade after her transatlantic
flight. She was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic in August of 1928 just one year after Charles Lindbergh
made his historic solo flight.
Amelia Earhart received a rousing welcome and dressed in her flight
suit is waving to her fans in return after her transatlantic flight. On June 17, 1928 she arrived in Burry Port, Wales
on the ending point from a flight originating in Newfoundland.
Wonderful photograph of America's foremost architect Frank
Llyod Wright instructing a group of architecture students at his home studio at Taliesin East in Spring Green, Wisconsin in
Photograph of Radio & Television pioneer Edward R. Murrow who first
came into prominence with a series of news broadcasts during World War II from war-torn London. A pioneer of television news
brodcasting including CBS Reports, See It Now, Person To Person, and Small World, the chain smoking reporter died in
1965, two days after his 57th birthday.
President (Silent Cal) Calvin Coolidge & his wife Grace visited
Rapid City, South Dakota in August of 1927. Coolidge posed next to a Sioux Indian from the nearby reservation where Custer's
Last Stand took place. Coolidge was in South Dakota to dedicate the new Mount Rushmore Memorial as the carving began.
Detroit Tigers baseball player Goose Goslin surrounded by youthful fans
in this great promotional photograph. Goslin also played for the Washington Senators & the St. Louis Browns.
Leon "Goose" Goslin was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1968 after spearheading his teams to 5 American
League pennants over a 12 year span. Did you know . . . that Goose Goslin is the only man to have played in
each of the 19 World Series games featuring the Washington Senators?
Great golfing fooursome from the 1950's includes Ben Hogan, Dwight
Eisenhower, Byron Nelson and the manager of the Augusta National Golf Culb.
Publicity photo of Fess Parker (born Fess Elisha Parker Jr. in 1924)
at Braniff Airways along with students from the David Crockett School in East Dallas, Texas. An American film and television
actor best known for his 1950's portrayals of Davy Crockett for Walt Disney and of Daniel Boone in the late 1960's,
he began his show business career in the play Mister Roberts in 1951. Parker was born in Fort Worth, Texas
and graduated from the University of Texas, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, in 1950 with a degree in history before moving to California
where he studied drama.
1970's portrait of the 36th President of the United States.
Lyndon B. Johnson, a Texan Democrat, signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in a televised ceremony at the White House.
Later that same year he signed the Economic Opportunity Act establishing the Office of Economic Opportunity to direct and
coordinate a variety of educational, employment, and training programs which were the foundation of his "War on Poverty".
Famed Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's influence in design grew in
popularity in the United States and Europe. Born Frank Lincoln Wright, his innovative building style spread overseas
when in 1915 he was commissioned to design the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. Because Wright disliked the urban environment,
his buildings also developed a style quite different from other architects as seen in the backdrop photo. He utilized
natural materials, skylights, and walls of windows to embrace the natural environment.
July 20, 1945: General Dwight D. Eisenhower, General George Patton,
and President Truman at the ceremony at the U.S. Group Control Council Headquarters in Berlin, Germany, where the American
Flag was first officially raised. President Truman was in Germany to attend the Potsdam Conference. Photo from
negative courtesy Harry S. Truman Library, U.S. Army.
Incredibly sharp photograph of President Harry S. Truman at his White
House desk in 1947. Undoubtedly, this was an official White House photo. Truman became president when F.D. Roosevelt
died on April 12, 1945. Many doubted his leadership abilities at the time, but decisions made by Truman ensured the
end of World War II; he approved the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan on August 6 and 9, 1945.
Famed publicity photograph of President John F. Kennedy at his desk
with son John, Jr. This was one of many shots released to the media to help portray the informal life of the presidential
family. Taken in the 1960's.
Probably the last photo of Will Rogers & Wiley Post shown fueling
their Vega aircraft in Point Barrow, Alaska in 1935. The two Oklahoma natives were killed shortly thereafter when their
plane crashed in the Alaskan sea after the engine quit.
Great color photograph of a somber President Lyndon Baines Johnson standing
behind his White House desk. Note the pink Post-it Note on the document on his desk.
Delightful photograph of New York Yankees Slugger Babe Ruth shown with
youthful fans in the bleachers during the 1927 season. "The Bambino" slugged his way into 7 World Series Championships
during his colorful professional baseball career.
Publicity photo of Olivia de Havilland as she played Queen Elizabeth
in "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" with Errol Flynn in 1939.
Great head shot of adolescent Salvatore Mineo, Jr. Mineo was one
of the most talented and exciting young actors working in Hollywood. He earned his acting stripes on Broadway, appearing
first in "The Rose Tattoo" (1951). Later he effortlessly made the transition to the screen appearing in Rebel
Without a Cause in 1955, when he won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination.
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