“Then I turned around, and there he was, standing on the bottom of the pool. I mean, that’s very hard to do, and he’s in a perfect boxing pose. So I swam over real quick and I got about six pictures of him. He was holding his breath all this time and not making any movement. The only regret I have is, when Life ran the story, they didn’t select that picture. More people have requested that picture worldwide than any single picture I ever shot.”

Photographer Flip Schulke on his 1961 session with Muhammad Ali (then still known as Cassius Clay) at the Sir John Hotel, Miami. One of my favorite photos.


Charles Manson Dies at 83

The notorious leader of the “Manson Family cult” that murdered actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, died Sunday in a Bakersfield, Calif., hospital.
Manson returned to the hospital in mid-November after being hospitalized in January. He was transferred out of Corcoran State Prison, where he had been serving nine life sentences. He had been denied parole 12 times.
A career criminal from an impoverished and abusive background, Manson was first incarcerated in 1951 and by age 32 had spent half of his life behind bars.