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Another visit to faux New Rochelle: Mary Tyler Moore with Carl Reiner, left, and Jerry Paris on the "Dick Van Dyke Show" set in 1963. Photo by Earl Theisen for the article "America's Favorite TV Wife" in Look magazine. View full size.
1949. "University of Michigan fraternity party." Brothers and sisters and a cozy fire. Photos by Stanley Kubrick for Look magazine. View full size.