Close-up portrait of Marilyn Monroe giving a very big smile. 1953.
Più di qualsiasi libro di testo Life Magazine ha catturato il 20 ° secolo in un modo che non dimenticheremo mai. Le immagini di figure iconiche che da sempre ci hanno ispirato e il loro punto di vista all’interno dei grandi eventi nel corso della storia ci ha fatto sentire più vicini e più connessi al mondo che ci circonda.
Queste sono le figure iconiche che hanno segnato il 20 ° secolo:
Author and playwright Tennessee Williams sits at his desk with cigarette in hand. 1956.
Artist Georgia O’Keeffe sits at her home near Santa Fe, New Mexico. 1967.
Portrait of former U. S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Circa 1940.
Winston Churchill is seated and smoking a cigar at his Chartwell estate in England. 1951.
Chinese communist leader, Mao Tse Tung poses at the peace talks held in Chungking, China. 1950.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears at the United Nations. 1960.
Author Ernest Hemingway poses for a portrait. 1952.
Singer Ella Fitzgerald performs at the Democratic rally held for John F. Kennedy in honor of his birthday. 1962.
Eccentric millionaire Howard Hughes sits at the controls of his 200 ton flying boat named the “Spruce Goose”. 1947.
Bare-chested artist Pablo Picasso smoking a cigarette in Vallauris, France. 1949.
Singer Elvis Presley returns home to the United States in a snow storm after Army service in Germany. 1960.
Photographer Ansel Adams sits down inside the Metropolitan Museum, New York City. 1974.
Jacqueline Kennedy opens her mail while at home in Washington, D.C. 1960.
Chess champion Bobby Fischer is deep in thought during a match. 1962.
Boxer Rocky Marciano punches while training at Grossinger’s, Liberty, New York. 1952.
Willie Mays poses in his New York Giants uniform at Wrigley Field, Chicago. 1954.
Golfer Bobby Jones, Jr. talks with his son, Bobby Jones, III. 1941.
Close-up of jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong massaging his lips with balm to keep them strong.1965.
Dancer / actress Lucille Ball goes through one of her routines for the movie “The Big Street”. 1942.
Actress Judy Garland poses behind a wooden fence. 1944.
Salvadore Dali and his wife attending a New Year’s Eve party at Gilbert Miller’s residence. 1954.
Actor Clark Gable poses at his home. 1946.
Marlon Brando kneels before Kim Hunter in a touching scene from the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire”. 1947.
Blind musician Ray Charles using a special board to play chess. 1966.
Portrait of playwright Arthur Miller seated in his study. Circa 1980.
Author Ayn Rand chats with admirers at the National Book Awards ceremony. Circa 1958.
Portrait of boxer Muhammad Ali taken while training for his fight against Joe Frazier. 1971.
Joe DiMaggio throwing. 1939.
Chubby Checker performs his hit song “The Twist” while dancing with a woman from the audience at the Crescendo nightclub in LosAngeles, California. 1961.
Packer’s head coach, Vince Lombardi sits behind his desk in his office. 1969.
Dr. King stands behind a podium on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.