Ronald Reagan, apparently unaware that the Victory sign held up, palm in, means something completely different, sends a rather unintended message to the audience at the Citizens for Reagan rally in 1968.
for the series: Politicians in Action
Impoverished Liverpool family, 1957.
Space Pilots. Minneapolis, Minnesota: A small boy's dream of piloting a rocket ship through outer space came as nearly true as modern science could make it for plastic-helmeted Johnny Bower (left), and Neil Smith, both seven years old. The youngsters got their big break when Minneapolis-Honeywell's Aeronautical company invited them, among other young sons of technical employees to visit the plant and see what their dads were doing. "Pilots" Bower and Smith are manipulating special computing equipment developed to duplicate characteristics of supersonic craft and the flight conditions they might be expected to encounter.
for the series: The Future is Now
The National Cash Register Pavilion. Although it's not very visible in either picture (though a little more in the second), the register's numbers at the top kept a running tally of visitors to the Fair.
for the series: The Fair: Building a Better Tomorrow
Pulaski County, Arkansas, October 1935
On the set of The Passenger, Maria Schneider stares ahead and Jack Nicholson hangs his head low, humming one of the five easy pieces for piano he knows, while Michelangelo Antonioni gives the two direction down to the last detail. Jack asks Maria, "What'd he just say?" She responds, "Drive, he said."
for the series: Adventures in European Filmmaking
5/15/1954 - Hollywood, CA - Picture shows actress, Maila Nurmi as, "Vampira", the most terrifying television queen in Hollywood with long purple fingernails, a stringy black wig and four bloody scratches just above her plunging neckline admits she is only a plain little knockout of a girl underneath the weird get-up. This lapland beauty hosts a nightime horror TV show.
Stone Coal Hollow, West Virginia, 1964.