The “Baker” explosion, part of Operation Crossroads, was a nuclear weapon test by the United States military at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia, on July 25, 1946. Photo above was taken from a tower on Bikini Island, 3.5 miles away. The wider, exterior cloud is actually just a condensation cloud caused by the Wilson chamber effect, and was […]
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Attorney Stephen Brent, right, files the 10,000th divorce action at the county clerk’s office in San Fernando Superior Court on June 12, 1958. Since the court opened in 1947, only 8,137 marriage licenses have been issued. Noting record are, from left, court deputies Gladys Singletary, Marjorie Romesa, Howard Cunningham and Opal L. Colon.
Two boy, Lance, 9 (left), and Gary, 8½, of the Los Angeles Orphanage serenade two girls, Linda, 6 (left), and Connie, 6, with horns as the girls plug their ears with their fingers on December 21, 1951. The boys got the horns the day before at the annual Orphans’ party of Los Angeles Junior Chamber […]
Selected ‘Miss Christmas Tree of 1951’ by 40 members of the UCLA chapter, Sigma Chi fraternity, is 24-year-old Diane Dearborn. Miss Dearborn arrived in the United States seven weeks prior from Paris, France and was a singer. The collegians saw her picture in a newspaper and reportedly stated that ‘she seemed prettier that the rest of them’. […]
Walt Disney and former actress Shirley Temple untie ribbon across entrance to Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland at official opening of castle on April 29, 1957. Shirley’s daughter, Susan, 9, follows her. Shirley Temple told the story of Sleeping Beauty during the official opening of the interior of the Castle at Disneyland. Left to right: […]