In a Beware Of The Blog post dated Nov. 23, Listener Kilph Nesteroff was the first one to clue me in to the fact that a super-colossal chunk of LIFE magazine's photographic archives have been posted online, hosted by Google. Ever since then I've been compulsively ogling this embarrassment of visual riches. Here are a couple of handfuls of my favorite discoveries. I had to force myself to quit hunting for more images.
For the most part, the photos are titled here the same way they are in the archive, but in some instances I added a few words to better indicate what the image is. Go here to do your own searching.
Plane Over Midtown Manhattan. Margaret Bourke-White, 1939 (Twice the size of the photo posted nearby).
Another 100 or so links follow the jump.
Auto Show. Model, in strapless dress, high heels & tiara carrying a fur stole, gingerly traversing stepping stones in shallow pool to get to brand new La Parisienne Pontiac hard top on display at New York Coliseum. Walter Sanders, 1956.
Billy Wilder, Pamela Tiffen and Horst Bucholz in One, Two, Three. Gjon Mili, 1960.
(They've misspelled Tiffin's last name....to see a bunch of photos of her, type in "Tiffen."