A scene from Cannes during the International Film Festival, 1962. See more photos here.
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Today we present 40 portraits that help us see the human beings behind some of the 20th century’s most vital works of art.
Pictured: Roy Lichtenstein, 1963
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Before and after: “In Miami, where he appeared with [comedian and singer] Joe E. Lewis for two weeks this year, Sinatra … tells his bodyguard, Ed Pucci, that he will clear the table by yanking the cloth off without disturbing the china.”
See more photos of Sinatra here.
On the 15th anniversary of Sinatra’s death, LIFE considers a 1965 photograph that, all these years later, is notable precisely because the Chairman of the Board is so supremely oblivious to our gaze.
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On the 65th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, we look back at the immediate aftermath of a new, embattled nation’s independence.
See the photos on LIFE.com here.
Pictured: Two men peer out of a hole in a bombed building, shortly after the establishment of the state of Israel, May 1948.
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Happy Mother’s Day!
Shirley MacLaine and her daughter, Sachi Parker, in 1959. See more photos here.
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Happy birthday, Salvador Dali.
Pictured: Salvador Dali with his wife Gala, 1945. See more photos by Martha Holmes here.
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Walker Evans was a master at finding the ideal way to present the unique physicality of a given object: a dilapidated house, a famous bridge, a roadside garage or, as in this gallery, an old freight car.
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On view at Howard Greenberg Gallery: 1963
1963 was a year when everything changed. It was a roller-coaster time in American political and social history, when our nation experienced civil rights protests, the start of Beatlemania, and growing involvement in Vietnam.Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C., brought enormous hope. And then, in the final months of the year, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy plunged the country into darkness, abruptly halting an age of innocence.
Bringing together more than 40 photographs depicting events from this watershed year, Howard Greenberg Gallery will present 1963 from May 9 through July 6, 2013. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.
More information here.
Pictured: New York Commuters read of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, November 1963. This Carl Mydans photo did not appear in LIFE when the magazine published as a weekly, but has been printed in later books.
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