Riveted audience members enjoy opening night of the first full-length American 3-D feature film: the Arch Oboler-directed drama, Bwana Devil. Originally published in the December 15, 1952, issue of LIFE. See more: http://ti.me/HpxX39 (J.R. Eyerman—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)


The Colorful Life

Elliott Erwitt, Robert & Mary Frank, Valencia, Spain, 1952

1952: Liverpool Street. | 31 Gorgeous Photos Of The London Underground In The '50s And '60s

Philadelphia's Homeless 1986 Pulitzer Prize, Feature Photography, Tom Gralish, The Philadelphia Enquirer

New York City by Leonard Freed, 1950s

Marcin Ryczek Photography



Africa.Padaung People (Kayan or Long Neck) are the heritage one of the greatest treasures of the World. The Padaung is an ethnic minority of Myanmar, a tribe of the Kayan people, some Padaung people are migrant to western Thailand, Meahongson.

On the screen of a drive-in theater in Utah, Charlton Heston, as Moses in the The Ten Commandments, throws his arms wide before what appears to be a congregation of cars at prayer. Originally published in the December 22, 1958, issue of LIFE. See more: http://ti.me/HpxX39 (J.R. Eyerman—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)


Actress Mia Farrow, a.k.a., Mrs. Frank Sinatra, ready for a night out in New York in 1967. See more: http://ti.me/ILF7lc (Bill Eppridge—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Last night, stars like Reese Witherspoon and Chiwetel Ejiofor ruled the Red Carpet. In 1955, it was Bogart and Bacall. See more: http://ti.me/1Dxp9YD (George Silk—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

art deco / the life styled

London bus, December 1952 Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Unpublished photographs of the film star by the legendary Margaret Bourke-White: http://ti.me/zkRU3I (Margaret Bourke-White—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

It's a wonderful life

Dmitri Kessel Piazza San Marco on a Rainy Day Venice, Italy, December 1952 [From the LIFE magazine Photo Archive]

December 1929. Photographer on Fleet Street, the distance can be seen St Paul's Cathedral. (Photo by Fox Photos / Getty Images)