Reba Wayne Williams, a Southland school teacher, urges others to join army of 40,000 volunteers needed to accept contributions to 1954 Heart Fund on St. Valentine’s Day, which has been designed Heart Sunday. Miss Williams was once given only hours to live but heart operation saved her life.
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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: […]
On an overcast day in March 1973, Associated Press photographer Slava “Sal” Veder captured an image of a POW being greeted by his family. The image, which became the quintessential homecoming photograph of the Vietnam Era, was aptly titled “Burst of Joy.” The photograph was sent around the country, running in countless newspapers. It also […]
Lou Henry, age 17, on a burro at Acton, California, on August 22, 1891. Growing up, she was described as a tomboy who loved going camping in the hills of California. In 1894, she enrolled as the only female geology major at Stanford University. It was there she met her future husband (and future U.S. President) […]
President Richard M. Nixon and Dr. James C. Fletcher, NASA Administrator, discussed the proposed Space Shuttle vehicle in San Clemente, California, on January 5, 1972. The President announced that day that the United States should proceed at once with the development of an entirely new type of space transportation system designed to help transform the […]