“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.
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.
Marilyn Monroe at Santa Monica Beach, June/July 1962. Photo by George Barris.
What I always like about these photos—I’ve posted one or two before—is that they show a relatively modern, natural Marilyn Monroe, with no overly coiffed hairdo, gala dress or movie makeup. This photo could have been taken last year—yesterday.
“You have to forget about what other people say, when you’re supposed to die, or when you’re supposed to be loving. You have to forget about all these things. You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.” – Jimi Hendrix
Girls collect autographs from a bunch of half dressed Beatles “backstage” at Stowe School, in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, on 4th April 1963. Stowe School was a boys only public school that the Beatle performed at on the same date.