Virtuoso starlet: in 1948 LIFE profiled Marcia van Dyke, an actress who was also an accomplished violinist, describing her as “the prettiest first violinist in the symphonic big time.”  (Photo: John Florea—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Virtuoso starlet: in 1948 LIFE profiled Marcia van Dyke, an actress who was also an accomplished violinist, describing her as “the prettiest first violinist in the symphonic big time.”

(Photo: John Florea—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

A portrait of art collector Peggy Guggenheim with the reflection of Venice in her sunglasses, 1965. (Photo: Carlo Bavagnoti—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

A portrait of art collector Peggy Guggenheim with the reflection of Venice in her sunglasses, 1965.

(Photo: Carlo Bavagnoti—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Should photojournalists ever manipulate an image? This enduring picture of medical missionary Albert Schweitzer, taken by the great W. Eugene Smith, is actually a combination of two separate negatives.  (Photo: W. Eugene Smith—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Should photojournalists ever manipulate an image? This enduring picture of medical missionary Albert Schweitzer, taken by the great W. Eugene Smith, is actually a combination of two separate negatives.

(Photo: W. Eugene Smith—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

LIFE celebrates the 98th birthday of legendary photographer David Douglas Duncan through the lens of one indelible picture from the Korean War.  (Photo: David Douglas Duncan—LIFE Magazine)

LIFE celebrates the 98th birthday of legendary photographer David Douglas Duncan through the lens of one indelible picture from the Korean War.

(Photo: David Douglas Duncan—LIFE Magazine)

A Giant Sable antelope in silhouette, with the sun setting over Africa framed in his antlers.  
(Photo: Carlo Bavagnoli—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

A Giant Sable antelope in silhouette, with the sun setting over Africa framed in his antlers.  

(Photo: Carlo Bavagnoli—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Then as now: Syria played a pivotal role in the Middle East during World War II. In 1940 LIFE wrote, “For Syria, long a crossroads of world trade, has been watered by man’s blood for far longer than Flanders…”  (Photo: Margaret Bourke-White—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Then as now: Syria played a pivotal role in the Middle East during World War II. In 1940 LIFE wrote, “For Syria, long a crossroads of world trade, has been watered by man’s blood for far longer than Flanders…”

(Photo: Margaret Bourke-White—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Remembering the intensely personal war that afflicted so many who returned from Vietnam, as well as the struggles and demons that plague veterans - of all wars - today.  (Photo: Arthur Schatz—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Remembering the intensely personal war that afflicted so many who returned from Vietnam, as well as the struggles and demons that plague veterans - of all wars - today.

(Photo: Arthur Schatz—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Power to the people: on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, LIFE looks back at the March on Washington in 1963. (Photo: Francis Miller—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Power to the people: on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, LIFE looks back at the March on Washington in 1963. 

(Photo: Francis Miller—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

On Muhammad Ali’s 72nd birthday, LIFE presents photos of Ali, Frazier and the ‘fight of the century.’  (Photo: John Shearer—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

On Muhammad Ali’s 72nd birthday, LIFE presents photos of Ali, Frazier and the ‘fight of the century.’

(Photo: John Shearer—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

LIFE goes to the Oscars: classic photos from Hollywood’s biggest night. Here Audrey Hepburn cradles the Academy Award she won for her role in Roman Holiday.  (Photo: Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

LIFE goes to the Oscars: classic photos from Hollywood’s biggest night. Here Audrey Hepburn cradles the Academy Award she won for her role in Roman Holiday.

(Photo: Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton’s candidacy-without-a-campaign is the cover story of TIME this week. See LIFE’s photos of young Hillary from her Wellesley days in 1969.  (Photo: Lee Balterman—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton’s candidacy-without-a-campaign is the cover story of TIME this week. See LIFE’s photos of young Hillary from her Wellesley days in 1969.

(Photo: Lee Balterman—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Celebrate the American visionary Bucky Fuller, an inventor and architect who wasn’t afraid to dream big. Here he shows off his three-wheeled Dymaxion car in 1945.  (Photo: Frank Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Celebrate the American visionary Bucky Fuller, an inventor and architect who wasn’t afraid to dream big. Here he shows off his three-wheeled Dymaxion car in 1945.

(Photo: Frank Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Martin Luther King Jr. encourages freedom riders as they board a bus for Jackson, Miss. in 1961. The civil rights activist would have been 85 today.  (Photo: Paul Schutzer—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Martin Luther King Jr. encourages freedom riders as they board a bus for Jackson, Miss. in 1961. The civil rights activist would have been 85 today.

(Photo: Paul Schutzer—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Merrily he rolls along: Meet Jimmy, a horse from Ohio who could shake hands, kneel in prayer, and even roller skate, as LIFE reported in 1952.  (Photo: Joe Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Merrily he rolls along: Meet Jimmy, a horse from Ohio who could shake hands, kneel in prayer, and even roller skate, as LIFE reported in 1952.

(Photo: Joe Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)


Sixty years ago today, Marilyn Monroe wed Joe DiMaggio. Fast-forward nine months, and a distraught Monroe announced their divorce. LIFE noted, “Even for Hollywood…the ending seemed abrupt.”  (Photo: George Silk—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Sixty years ago today, Marilyn Monroe wed Joe DiMaggio. Fast-forward nine months, and a distraught Monroe announced their divorce. LIFE noted, “Even for Hollywood…the ending seemed abrupt.”

(Photo: George Silk—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)