Consulting her mirror on the way back to Hollywood on train, Kim finds reassurance in lucky looking glass and its cracked but beautiful image
In the early 1950s, right around the time she stole scenes as a pretty young thing driving Jack Lemmon nuts in the oddly titled 1954 comedy, Phffft!, Kim Novak caught the eye of LIFE magazine’s photographers, who were charmed by her talent, her haunting beauty and her determination to be not merely a star, but a genuine film actress. Their fascination with the young Novak proved prescient: In the coming years, she would become one of the most accomplished and versatile movie stars of the decade, with credits including The Man With the Golden Arm, Pal Joey and, most notably, Hitchcock’s unsettling masterpiece, Vertigo (1958).
Drive-in theater, Los Angeles, 1949
Drive-In. Gilmore Island, Los Angeles, 1949
It’s been 80 years since a New Jersey auto-parts store manager named Richard Hollingshead Jr. hit upon the idea of a drive-in theater. The wonder of Hollingshead’s concept, of course — as with all of the world’s greatest, most inspired, most life-affirming inventions — is that, despite how obvious it seems in retrospect, no one had thought of it before. Or, if anyone did think of it before, they hadn’t bothered to get a patent on the idea, as Hollingshead did on May 16, 1933. And no one had the wherewithal to actually envision, build and then open to the public this modern marvel, as Hollingshead and three other investors did when they cut the ribbon on the world’s first drive-in movie theater in Camden, New Jersey, on June 6, 1933.
Woody Allen at home in Manhattan, 1967
Woody Allen and wife Louise Lasser at home in Manhattan, 1967
Woody Allen, New York City, 1967
He is bursting into pubic view today through every possible medium of expression. His successful Broadway farce, Don’t Drink the Water, is the most recent of his dramatic accomplishments. He is the author of two movies (in both of which he also appears): the noisy, big-money What’s New, Pussy Cat? and an odd, re-dubbed Japanese spy film What’s Up, Tiger Lily? He plays two parts (James Bond’s nephew Little Jimmy Bond and the villain, Noah), in Charles Feldman’s cinematic spoof of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale. He has been the most frequent of guests on television’s Tonight Show and last month he again filled in as its master of ceremonies when Johnny Carson was away. He writes humorous essays for the New Yorker and is considered a kind of LSD-Era-All-American-Boy by both Playboy and Esquire, which compete with each other in publishing his picture and are happy to give their readers any smallest fragment of his prose.
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Two women riding with the Hells Angels hang out at a bar in 1965. “This is one of my favorites from the whole shoot,” Bill Ray says. “There’s something kind of sad and at the same time defiant about the atmosphere.”