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November 1953. Beverly Hills, California. "Comedian Groucho Marx sitting on a swingset with daughter Melinda." Ektachrome transparency from photos for the Look magazine assignment "Hollywood Fathers." View full size.
During the week of July 21-27, 1921, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone camped at a site about six miles east of Hancock in Washington County, Maryland. During the weekend, President Warren G. Harding joined the “vagabonds” — the name the wealthy industrialists gave themselves when they camped together. The 200-acre farm where they made camp was located about one mile north of the National Turnpike along Licking Creek. Today, the campsite lies inside Camp Harding County Park. A plaque memorializes the gathering of these famous campers.
July 1921. "Warren Harding at Firestone camp." The president with industrialist Harvey Firestone and the inventor Thomas Edison (napping). Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.
The actress, whose witty and graceful performances on two top-rated television shows in the 1960s and ’70s helped define a new vision of American womanhood, died on Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. She had recently turned 80. -- New York Times
Los Angeles, November 1970. "Mary Tyler Moore rehearsing and performing on the set of the Mary Tyler Moore Show." 35mm negative from photos by Douglas Jones for Look magazine. View full size.
Aug. 24, 1964. Atlantic City, N.J. "View of delegates and stage with large pictures of John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson with the slogan 'Let Us Continue,' at the 1964 Democratic National Convention." Photo by Warren K. Leffler for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.
October 1968. From photographs by John Shearer for the Look magazine assignment "Rivers Delivers" -- "Comedienne Joan Rivers performing at clubs and on her television program That Show. Includes Rivers with guests; talking to audience members; with Johnny Carson; having makeup and hair done before performance. Also at home with husband Edgar Rosenberg and baby daughter Melissa; shopping in New York City." Click for Slideshow (17 images).
October 1967. "Michigan Gov. George Romney in urban area." The Republican presidential aspirant during the "ghetto tour" that took him to more than a dozen inner cities following that year's race riots and civil unrest. From photos by James Karales for Look magazine. View full size.