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Color photos from 'The Background of Segregation,' 1956 (Margaret Bourke-White)
Children holding hands while crossing the street following the 1965 riots in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. (Bill Ray—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #tbt #throwbackthursday
In 1955, photographer Carl Mydans traveled north of the Arctic Circle to Jokkmokk, Sweden to document the Sami people and the annual winter market (which sold mainly reindeer-related goods). See the full gallery on (Carl Mydans—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #wildLIFEwednesday
In praise of unusual flying objects (Andreas Feininger)
Battle of the Bulge: rare photos from Hitler's last gamble on the 70th anniversary
"...We found a dry lake 15 miles out of town. I hired a Cadillac limousine and filled the back of it with a washtub full of booze and cold drinks and beer and tonic and ice cubes. The temperature was 119 degrees." - photographer Loomis Dean on his famous photo of Noël Coward standing in a dry lake b
75 years ago today, the great American civil war epic 'Gone with the Wind' premiered. Pictured: Vivien Leigh with her Oscar she won for her role as Scarlett O'Hara in the film. (Peter Stackpole—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #thisweekinLIFE #LIFElegends
75 years after Gone with the Wind premiered, LIFE looks back behind the scenes.
LIFE with 'Rosie the Riveter' - female factory workers in WWII (Margaret Bourke-White)
In 1949, LIFE photographer Nina Leen traveled to Florida to chronicle the lives lived behind the scenes at Ringling Brothers Circus. See the full essay and more outtakes at (Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
See photos when LIFE went to Santa Claus School in 1961 (Alfred Eisenstaedt)
"Patricia Guinan promises to leave out milk and crackers for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve." - LIFE Magazine, 1947. See more adorable pictures of kids on the phone with Santa at (Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
"Sturdy heels come in white patent which contrasts with the rest of shoe in black snakeskin (Pappagallo, $20). Chihuahua is about as big as a size nine." - LIFE Magazine, March 24, 1961 (Yale Joel—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #fashionfriday
LIFE With Sinatra: classic portraits of 'The Voice' in 1965 (pic: John Dominis) #LIFElegends
Figure skater Carol Lynne's movements charted by flashlights imbedded in each boot - 1945. (Gjon Mili—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #tbt #throwbackthursday
See W. Eugene Smith's classic photo essay 'Country Doctor' in its entirety with outtakes
Black cats and their owners waiting in line for audition and casting for the film "Tales of Terror" - 1961. (Ralph Crane—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #wildLIFEwednesday
Revisiting one of the most harrowing photographs made during the Vietnam war (Larry Burrows)
Happy 98th birthday, #KirkDouglas! See rare early photos of a true legend. (Pic: P. Stackpole)
Happy 98th birthday to the legendary actor Kirk Douglas. Pictured here relaxing between takes on the set of the 1949 film, Champion. (Peter Stackpole—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends
The Great Blizzard of 1947: Photos From an Epic Winter Storm (Al Fenn)
Photos of Jim Morrison and The Doors in 1968 (Yale Joel)
The great LIFE photographer Ralph Morse has died at 97. Such a loss -- but his work endures:
Sammy Davis Jr. was born today, Dec. 8, 1925 in Harlem, New York. LIFE is celebrating the great entertainer with this out-take from a story published in 1964. (Leonard McCombe—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #thisweekinLIFE #LIFElegends
See the best of LIFE - 37 years in pictures (Photo: Margaret Bourke-White, DC-4 Plane, 1939)