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Vintage photos of:
Martha Raye in 1952, probably on the set of NBC's All Star Revue, which would be rechristened The Martha Raye Show after the Big Mouth racked up big ratings as its host. From a series of photos made by Charlotte Brooks for the article "Perpetual Commotion," in the Oct. 7, 1952, issue of Look. View full size.
Summer 1938. "New York street scene, Seventh Avenue at West 125th." Fast-forward to 2013 and the Triborough Bridge sign would read "Robert F. Kennedy Bridge"; Seventh Avenue is now Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard; W. 125th Street is also known as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Photo by Jack Allison for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.
1963. Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on the set of The Dick Van Dyke Show with Jerry Paris directing in front of the studio audience that served as their unbilled co-star. Photo by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.