In this 1952 photo, young Eisenhower fans show their support with a 35-foot balloon — somewhat more eye-catching than a button, no? This photo appeared in The Times on Oct. 9 of that year. Less than a month later, Eisenhower beat Adlai Stevenson in the presidential election.
More vintage Eisenhower/Nixon campaign photos in our Framework blog.
Photo: Los Angeles Times
April 1, 1962: Following her arrival in Los Angeles, Janet Leigh tells a press conference of a black eye – her right eye – received when she was knocked unconscious in a bathroom fall in her New York hotel.
Photo credit: Bill Murphy / Los Angeles Times
Nov. 14, 1952: Vehicles stalled on Jefferson Boulevard, near the Hughes Aircraft plant, after a fast-moving storm hit Los Angeles.
Eadweard J. Muybridge, pioneer of motion photography and Google Doodle recipient, was so unique that he couldn’t stick with his given name, Edward. And that was long before the days of Metta World Peace (Ron Artest) and Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta).
The English photographer was an original whose stunning accomplishments were dimmed — at least for a time — by sordid, bloody happenings in his personal life…
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Photo credit: Eadweard Muybridge / SFMOMA
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Dodgers’ spring training in Vero Beach, Fla.: The Dodgers trained in Vero Beach, Fla., from 1949 to 2008, when they moved spring training to Arizona. This photo gallery looks back at Dodger spring training — and all those stretching exercises.
[Updated, 9:20 p.m.: And here’s one of Tommy Lasorda with a hula loop, thanks to LAHistory.]
Photo: March 7, 1973: Willie Davis, left, and Steve Garvey use hula hoops during an exercise period at Dodgertown. Credit: Associated Press
Jan. 13, 1969: A sea of Volkswagen vehicles — mostly the famous Beetle model — sit at Terminal Island after unloading from a ship.
Photo credit: John Malmin / Los Angeles Times
July 19, 1965: Author Lawrence Lipton, chronicler of the beatnik scene, demonstrates his “robot,” Duhab (detector of undesirable hibitues). Lipton says robot ferrets out the undesirables – including censors, book-burners.
Photo credit: Los Angeles Times Archive at UCLA
Jan. 15, 1967: The Bell Rocket Air Men soar above the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during Super Bowl halftime show entitled “Super Sights and Sounds.”
The Rocket Belt demonstration lasted only about 20 seconds. The early Bell Rocket Belts only carried enough hydrogen peroxide propellant to soar up to 100 feet and travel 300 yards…
Photo credit: Ben Olender / Los Angeles Times
July 29, 1948: Doris Mae Normandine and attorney Werner O. Graf cringe as a Los Angeles Examiner photographer’s flashbulb explodes.
Photo credit: Bruce Cox / Los Angeles Times
Oct. 2, 1967: Betty Myrah gets a cup of coffee from Unimate, a 3,500-pound robot on display at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
Photo credit: Frank Q. Brown / Los Angeles Times Archive, UCLA
Apr. 21, 1985: Madonna performs for 19,000 fans at Costa Mesa’s Pacific Amphitheater.
Photo credit: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times
Remember this photo? Scott Harrison dug up the story behind it for Framework:
With four cartons of cigarettes under one arm and Lauren Bacall, the gal who revived whistling, clinging to the other, Humphrey Bogart stepped off the Santa Fe Chief at Pasadena yesterday convinced that married life is just what the doctor ordered.
Bogey called her “darling” and Bacall called him “honey.”
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