“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.

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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.