Before there was sound in film there was Bessie Love. She (above photo) was a star in the 20s and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in the 1929 film ‘The Broadway Melody.’
The side-eye seen ’round the world. This 1957 photo of Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield caused controversy. Loren (black dress) was a newcomer who just skyrocketed to stardom in Europe when she became the most photographed artist at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival. Two years later there was a Beverly Hills party which was meant to officially welcome Loren to Hollywood…but the Italian bombshell had her spotlight unexpectedly stolen by Mansfield. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Loren confirmed she was thinking exactly what it looks like she was thinking.
Women That Fought For Equality
This iconic civil rights photograph of two fifteen-year-old girls, perfectly encapsulates the South at the time. This photo, taken by journalist Will Counts, shows Elizabeth Eckford, one of the nine African-American students who were denied entrance to Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957, while Hazel Bryan Massery, shouted racial epithets at her.
Meet Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon (illegally) 50 years ago. This historic photo shows her getting attacked by an official who tried to remove her from the 1967 Boston Marathon.
The above photo was taken in 1912 of a man testing a football helmet. The big question of “did it work?” remains a mystery.
Priceless Moments In Aviation History
US Air Force’s Experimental ‘Flying Saucer’ Aircraft pictured above is one of the many experimental aircraft considered by the U.S. Air Force as a Lenticular Reentry Vehicle. This saucer shaped vessel was under development as a method of nuclear warhead delivery during the Cold War.
Nation: United States. Top Speed: Mach 3.1. Fact: Its fastest speed and altitude ever recorded was 2,020 mph and 74,000 ft.The planned B-70 nuclear-armed strategic bomber was developed in the late 1950’s by North American Aviation. This 6-engine vessel was the prototype version of the planned B-70 nuclear-armed, deep-penetration strategic bomber for the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command. The USAF eventually gave up fighting for its production and the B-70 program was retired in 1969.
Jacob Miller was shot in the head at the Battle of Chickamagua on September 19, 1863. Jacob stated, “Seventeen years after I was wounded a buck shot dropped out of my wound and thirty one years after two pieces of lead came out.”
Worst Taxi Job Ever
This Boeing 747-368, operated by a Saudi airline, had a serious malfunction while taxiing. It was moving from a maintenance area to the passenger loading terminal when it taxied over a ditch, sending the nose careening into the ground. The accident occurred in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Term Blonde Bombshell Is Born
If you’ve seen the classic film Blazing Saddles then you know who Robyn Hilton is. This photo of her talking with Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show way back in 1974 is when many say the term “blonde bombshell” was first used.
If you didn’t recognize Robyn Hilton from the Tonight Show you might recognize this beautiful lady. Carol Wayne was an actress best known for her many appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson as the Matinee Lady. So if you’ve watched Johnny Carson you’ve probably seen Carol.
This rare arial photo shows the massive size of the Diavik Diamond Mine which is located in the remote, sub-Arctic landscape of northwestern Canada. The mine has an annual production of some 6-7 million carats of predominantly large, white gem-quality diamonds…soooo one could imagine it’s well guarded. Good luck getting in.
The United States Air Force facility known as Area 51 is a highly classified remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, within the Nevada Test and Training Range. This rare photo shows what it looks like from above. What it looks like inside we’ll probably never know.
Working On The Edge
These brave cliff-side construction workers think little of the massive drop below them while going about a day on the job.