Category: 1940s

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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Earl Theisen, 1947.

Lauren Bacall photographed by John Engstead,…

Lauren Bacall photographed by John Engstead, 1945.

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vec…

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten on January 19, 1940.

Boxing heavyweight champion Joe Louis…

Boxing

heavyweight champion

Joe Louis photographed by Carl Van Vechten at Greenwood Lake on September 15, 1941.

Joan Crawford at home in Los Angeles with he…

Joan Crawford at home in Los Angeles with her adopted children Christina, Christopher, and twins Cathy and Cindy circa 1949.

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vec…

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten on January 19, 1940.

Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman on their weddin…

Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman on their wedding day on January 26, 1940.  

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American comedy duo Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis photographed by Ralph Morse

in New York for LIFE Magazine, 1949. 

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Pianist Hazel Scott and her husband NY Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., talking with singer Ella Fitzgerald during opening night of Bop City in 1949.

(Photo by Martha Holmes/The LIFE Picture Collection)

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at their home i…

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at their home in Mexico City in the 1940s