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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is now a reality: a café has opened at Tiffany’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. […]

Irving Penn

Irving Penn

This year, 2017, is the centenary of the birth of master photographer Irving Penn. […]

Jim Henson: Sesame Street

Jim Henson: Sesame Street

The educational children’s television program Sesame Street debuted on this day, November 10, in 1969, and featured Jim Henson’s Muppets. […]

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

On this day, November 8, in 1960, John F. Kennedy became the youngest man ever to be elected president of the United States. […]

Albert Camus

Albert Camus

French philosopher, author and journalist Albert Camus was born on this day, November 7, in 1913. […]

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

On this day, November 5, in 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was re-elected President of the United States for an unprecedented third term. […]

André Malraux

André Malraux

French novelist and art theorist André Malraux was born on this day, November 3, in 1901. […]

Jascha Heifetz

Jascha Heifetz

The Estate received an inquiry from someone who owns a print of Jascha Heifetz. […]

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

A biography of Joan Crawford has just been released by Simon and Schuster. […]

H. G. Wells: War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells: War of the Worlds

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles supposedly caused a nationwide panic with a radio broadcast of his adaptation of H. G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds”. […]

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was born on this day, October 25, in 1881. Picasso was photographed by Karsh at Villa La Galloise, in July of 1954. […]

Vannevar Bush

Vannevar Bush

Vannevar Bush was photographed by Karsh in 1950, the year legislation to create the National Science Foundation passed through Congress and was signed into law by President Truman. […]

Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury was born on this day, October 16, in 1925, which makes her just 21 years old in this portrait. […]

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

On this day, October 15, in 1990, Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for his leading role in the peace process which today characterizes important parts of the international community.” […]

Elixir

Elixir

From the very beginning of his career, Karsh was photographing almost daily. His work included weddings, passport photos, children and pets, dignitaries, as well as the theatre and some advertising. During this period, he was also experimenting with optics and Surrealism. […]

Francois Mauriac

Francois Mauriac

Francois Mauriac, novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1952, was born on this day, October 11, in 1885. […]

Canadian Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving

On January 31, 1957, the Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey issued a proclamation stating: “A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on the second Monday in October.” […]

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings

If you aren’t familiar with the great British-born American tastemaker and furniture designer of the mid 1900s who established a style of decorating for the new post-war American home, I can tell you that his name is code for “fabulous, cool and very expensive.” […]

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

“The experience of photographing actors on the stage with stage lighting was exhilarating. The unlimited possibilities of artificial light overwhelmed me.” […]

Hugh Hefner, 1926-2017

Hugh Hefner, 1926-2017

Hugh Hefner, editor-in-chief and publisher of Playboy magazine, and founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, has died. […]

Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk

Relationships with the relatives and estates of Yousuf Karsh’s subjects can turn up interesting stories and personal photos, and lead to new uses of the images. […]

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson

After Lyndon B. Johnson was elected president in 1964, the stage was set for the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. […]

Dag Hammarskjold

Dag Hammarskjold

Dag Hammarskjold was the youngest person to ever have held the United Nations Secretary-General post, and is one of only four people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize. […]

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

On this day, August 30, in 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. […]

Jerry Lewis, 1926-2017

Jerry Lewis, 1926-2017

Jerry Lewis has died at home in Las Vegas at the age of 91. Yousuf Karsh photographed Lewis in 1974 for Lewis’s Muscular Dystrophy annual Labor Day telethon. […]

Ford of Canada: Gow Crapper

Ford of Canada: Gow Crapper

This image, known as Rear Window, features Ford of Canada factory worker Gow Crapper. Karsh spent two weeks at Ford of Canada’s Windsor plant in 1951, and produced some of his best industrial photographs. […]

Dr. Helen Taussig

Dr. Helen Taussig

Dr. Helen Taussig is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, in Cambridge, Mass. This portrait is now being used to illustrate her biography on the cemetery’s website. […]

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