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Vintage photos of:
April 1955. "Entertainers Jackie Gleason and Art Carney, in costume, posed as their 'Honeymooners' characters Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton." Color transparency from unpublished photos by Arthur Rothstein and Douglas Jones for the Look magazine assignment "Gleason's Pal Carney." View full size.
Circa 1954. "Actress Betty White on the set of her local Los Angeles daytime television show." Another look at this ageless entertainer, from unpublished photos by Maurice Terrell and Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.