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16 Classic Photos From March 1953

by | 5th, March 2014

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A space-suit for interplanetary travel being displayed at the Factory Equipment Exhibition, Protective Clothing section, at the New Agricultural Hall, London.


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Girls from the Hutchinson Girls Grammar School in Glasgow admire the view of Paris from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

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Jocelyn Brando visits her brother, Marlon Brando, on the set at Columbia Studio, where both are making movies, in Hollywood, Ca. on March 25, 1953.

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Children at the kid’’s playground at Maizuru, Japan on March 25, 1953. The first group of repatriates to be returned from Communist China where they had been stranded since the end of World War II completed the formalities through the processing center at Maizuru and were released to go home. The first batch of 2,000 men, women and children came from North China on the Koan Maru

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This is a nighttime view of Wilbur Clark’s Desert Inn hotel and its outdoor swimming pool in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 26, 1953.

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Jane Casey (left) and Jane Challis show progress in home entertainment at the Chicago Modern Living Exposition, March 27, 1953. The huge horn fitted onto the 1900 Edison Home Phonograph using a cylinder record. The item at left is a 1953 model Sentinel television chassis.

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In 1950 Timothy Evans was wrongfully hanged for the murder of his wife and baby. Three years later his downstairs neighbour John Christie, who had been a central prosecution witness at his trial, confessed to killing eight female victims at 10 Rillington Place, Notting Hill, west London. The victims included Beryl Evans and her 14-month-old baby, whose bodies were found buried in a washroom. Christie, too, was hanged.
* 22/12/02: John Christie who come third in a Top 10 list of arrests by British police. Police made a series of grim discoveries when they searched his home at 10 Rillington Place, Notting Hill, west London – the bodies of three women were hidden in a bricked-up pantry, his wife Ethel s corpse was hidden beneath the floorboards, and there were human bones in the garden. Seemingly driven by sexual desire, Christie s conviction for 13 murders was secured after forensic evidence provided a link to a tooth crown belonging to one of his victims. The Top 10 list, released to coincide with the 110th birthday of Police Review, was compiled by Jan Berry, chairman of the Police Federation, Rick Naylor, vice president of the Superintendents Association, and Police Review staff. 17/11/2004 Timothy Evans, who was wrongly hanged for one of the notorious Rillington Place murders, can at last “rest in peace” after two High Court judges, Wednesday November 17, 2004, made an unprecedented declaration of his innocence. In an extraordinary twist in one of the most infamous of all miscarriage of justice cases, his family lost their legal battle to get the case referred back to the Court of Appeal.

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This combination hot air-steam bath which can be folded up, is shown at the “Water Sports and Weekend Exhibition” in West Berlin, Germany, March 28, 1953. The gadget has an electric heater inside and a water reservoir which produces heat and steam as required. The gadget sells for about $62.

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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh leave Westminster Hall in London on March 29, 1953 at the end of the service conducted by the archbishop of Canterbury (foreground) which preceded the lying-in-state there of Queen Mary.

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A policeman in the garden of 10 Rillington Place in Notting Hill, London, where police found human bones buried a few inches under the soil.
They had been burned in an attempt to destroy them. The bodies of four strangled women have already been discovered at the address. Police are searching nationwide for suspect John Reginald Christie.

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Lovely singing star Jane Powell, who used to play demure young roles shows she has more talent in ?Three Sailors and a Girl,? now being filmed in Hollywood, Los Angeles, March 29, 1953. The lovely Jane Powell is shown here readjusting an earring before doing a dazzling dance routine. Dance director LeRoy Prinz watches the chorus line (not shown) as they run through a number.

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American singer Bing Cosby, who is vacationing in the Trianon Palace Hotel in Versailles, March 30, 1953, teaches his younger son Lindsay how to play golf in the gardens of the hotel.

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When moviemakers in Hollywood want to make a picture depicting a far off land they don’t necessarily have to go there to make the film. With a bit of ingenuity, the know-how and a lot of dollars to spend they just build the locale in their back lot. This street scene, with real snow depicts an Alaskan town and was laid out on the Paramount lot in Hollywood, March 31, 1953. In the background, the RKO Studio The scene, snow, buildings, mountain, dogs and people used in the cast, ran up to a cost of about $180,000.

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Royal Horticultural show 1953
Daffodil petals are smoothed out at the show

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At backstage theater party at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II (second from right) and Original members of the cast of “Oklahoma” cut its 10th anniversary cake. From left are: Alfred Drake, who played the original male lead; Bambi Lynn, who played “Aggie” when the show opened in New York in 1943; Hammerstein, and Owen Martin, who is still playing “Andrew Carnes.”

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Mr. Mistin, Jr., xylophone player billed as the “Boy Wonder of the World,” tries a bit of safe aerial work by balancing on a rail at Madison Square Garden, New York, during preparations for the circus opening for the 1953 season, March 31, 1953. The youngster, a five-year-old Belgian, plays both classical and popular music.

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