During the 1930s (through the Great Depression) the city was called “The Lettuce Capital of the World”.
January 1953: Evelyn Stillwell teaches a ballet class in Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Photographed by Charles Barron.
At the time of its release much of the world was at war, and Repp predicted a dire future for America seven years from then. The following month Japan finally succeeded in drawing the United States into the conflict.
At the singer’s request, rock and roll icon Elvis Presley met US President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office of the White House on the 21st of December, 1970.
Because of the tapes involved in Watergate, this photo is now sometimes captioned:
The two greatest recording artists of the 20th century.
Following a Los Angeles premiere in December, 1937, Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs received a nationwide theatrical release on the 4th of February, 1938.
This photograph of an auto maintenance business’ Christmas party in Virginia, USA is dated the 23rd of December, 1955.
On the 21st of December, 1937, Disney’s first feature-length film premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles.
Guests at the premiere included Charlie Chaplin, Shirley Temple, Marlene Dietrich, Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs went on to receive Oscar and Grammy nominations, and won an award at the Venice Film Festival.
The film’s general release came in February the following year.
US President Lyndon B. Johnson entertains guests at a Christmas party near the Blue Room Christmas Tree in the White House on the 16th of December, 1964.
The Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada opened on the 15th of December, 1952.
The Sands was one of the city’s famous hotels, regularly hosting stars like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
The complex was demolished in 1996 and is now home to The Venetian.
This advertisement for The Sands appeared on the 27th of December, 1952.