Couples dancing in Van Nuys, California, 1959. Photo by Yale Joel for Life magazine.
In November 1990 LIFE magazine published a photograph of a young man named David Kirby — his body wasted by AIDS, his gaze locked on something beyond this world — surrounded by anguished family members as he took his last breaths. The haunting image of Kirby on his death bed, taken by a journalism student named Therese Frare, quickly became the one photograph most powerfully identified with the HIV/AIDS epidemic that, by then, had seen millions of people infected (many of them unknowingly) around the globe.
On World AIDS Day, we shed light on the story behind the photograph above that changed the face of AIDS. Read more here.
Amy Adams homage to Rita Hayworth in “Cover Girl and Gilda” by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Vanity Fair (November 2008)
Rita Hayworth pinup from the famous Bob Landry photoshoot for LIFE Magazine (1941). The image of Rita in the satin and lace nightgown made her one of the top two pin-up girls of World War II (the other being Betty Grable). Over five million copies were sent to soldiers, sailors and marines fighting in the war. In 2002, the nightgown sold for $26,888 (wikipedia)