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Let Us Now Praise a 'Pioneer of the Made-Up Picture'

The myth: All photographers, especially in times of crisis or conflict, strive to capture events as they happen—in the moment—in order to convey an accurate, unvarnished picture of those events to their contemporaries and to future generations. 358 more words

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Map: Detroit Streets 1944

This map doesn’t cover the entire city, which is interesting, but I thought the caption was really great.

“Detroit; the chief city of Michigan and the fourth largest city in the United States.

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Remembering Lauren Bacall

It was 1944. It was wartime.

The patriotism was so thick you could cut it with a knife. A rotund-and darn proud of it- Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in all our throats while a skinny kid from Jersey named Frank Sinatra was causing mass hysteria with millions from the bobby sox set including a teenager from Brooklyn named Betty, my future mother. 1,279 more words

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Aboard a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter in World War II: Rare Photos

A few months ago, LIFE.com published a series of photos from World War II, taken by a Michigan native named Dale Rooks. The pictures were striking not only because the quality of the work was so uniformly high, but because they had come our way, unbidden but definitely welcomed, via Rooks’s son, Jan. 229 more words

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To Have and Have Not (1944)

“You do know how to whistle, don’t you Steve? Just put your lips together and blow.” – Marie “Slim” Browning (Lauren Bacall)

Ernest Hemingway was a tough writer to adapt into film, but  442 more words

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Doodlebug Summer

Yesterday’s post reminded me of another aspect of World War 2 that is worth mentioning. There’s a general impression that the defeat of Nazi Germany was more-or-less inevitable after the Normandy invasion of June 1944. 870 more words

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