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"Music Man" star Shirley Jones in 1961 with her kids, the future pop icons David and Shaun Cassidy. Photo by Earl Theisen for the Look magazine article "The Good Life of a Hollywood Bad Girl." View full size.
September 1942. Continuing our backstage tour of the New York Times. "Newsroom. Copy readers at the telegraph desk, which handles all dispatches from the U.S. outside New York City. Man wears hat because of draught." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.
Caped crusaders in mufti: Adam West and Burt Ward in 1966, snapped on the "Batman" set in L.A. by Richard Hewett for Look magazine. View full size.