Category: 1950s

Eartha Kitt performing at El Rancho Vegas in 1955.

Photos by George Silk

for LIFE magazine

Tearful Marilyn Monroe in passenger seat of car beside her lawyer Jerry Giesler after announcing her divorce to baseball great Joe DiMaggio. October 1st, 1954 Ph. George Silk

Marilyn Monroe (Reclining on Rug), 1953, Ph. John Florea

Silver Gelatin Photograph


Ebony Magazine Covers from 1959

Jayne Mansfield photographed by Peter Stackpole for LIFE Magazine, 1956. 

Debbie Reynolds with her husband Eddie Fisher and their daughter Carrie Fisher in 1957.

Eartha Kitt photographed by Gordon Parks in New York, 1952.


Lena Horne photographed by Philippe Halsman, 1954.


Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller at Parkside House in Englefield Green, 

England on July 15, 1956.


Betty White

at home with her dogs Danny

and Stormy, 1954-57.

“Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do.” – Betty White