March 1951 In 25 Classic Photos: Spies, Mobsters And Jumping Beans Horses
By Anorak on 15 March 2014 | comments 0
These jumping horses, invented by a retired accountant of Moline, Ill., have a center section composed of a Mexican jumping bean encased in a hand-carved horse frame. It’s fun trying to pick a winner as the nerve center activated by the bean causes the horses to move down the track, shown at the Gadget of the Month club in Los Angeles, March 31, 1951.
Lt. General Matthew B. Ridgway, U.S. 8th army commander, kisses the cross held by Chaplain Theofanis Tratolos, Greek Orthodox priest attached to the Greek battalion fighting in Korea, during the latterÂs celebration of independence Day on the central front in Korea on March 31, 1951. Ridgway later reviewed the unit which has won an outstanding combat reputation while fighting with U.N. forces against the Reds.
Soccer – Football League Division One – Fulham v Newcastle United
(L-R) Fulham’s Len Quested tackles Newcastle United’s George Robledo
Thirteen year old schoolboy skier Henrik Lindeman soars down to a landing on the artificial ski-jump, made with sixty tons of snow from the Norwegian mountains, at Hampstead Heath, London. Thirty Norwegian skiers and teams from Oxford and Cambridge Universities were competing in the second annual ski-jumping competition on the Heath.
Getting down to work on the Boy Scouts Bob a Job week is Bruce Morris, seen here giving Sheila Glibbery a shoe shine.
A 25th Division tank uses a flame thrower on an enemy pillbox deeply emplaced in a hillside near Korea?s Han River front on March 30, 1951. The scene is reminiscent of Pacific island warfare during World War II.
U.S. Fifth Air Force B-26 planes score a twin killing with direct hits on two enemy supply trains at Munchon, north of Wonsan on Korea?s east coast, March 30, 1951. Napalm bombs raise fiery balls of flame as the communist rail junction goes off schedule for some time to come.
Jose Ferrer is kissed by Judy Holliday, left, and Celeste Holm at a party at a New York night club following presentation of the 1950 annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1951. Ferrer won for best performance by an actor
Oscar nominees Jose Ferrer and Gloria Swanson cross their fingers as they wait for news from Hollywood, where the Academy Awards are held, backstage at the Fulton Theater in New York City on March 29, 1951. Swanson is nominated for best actress
Ethel Rosenberg, 35, and her husband, Julius, 34, are separated by a wire screen as they ride to separate jails in New York City March 29, 1951 following their conviction as traitors in the nation’s first atom spy trial. Convicted with them was Morton Sobell, a 33-year-old radar expert. They were accused of trying to deliver war secrets, including vital A-bomb data, to the Soviet Union.
A modern kitchen unit which can be used as a table.
Part of the huge crowd outside the St Martin-in-the-Fields church for the memorial service for Ivor Novello.
A television on a specially made trolley.
During an act of the new clown-owned circus, Hans Grocker shows his high-riding bear during the opening run in Hamburg, Germany on March 27, 1951. The bear is programmed as the only one in the world which can ride a bicycle as high as this one. He gets on and off with a ladder.
An emerald and jeweled drinking cup, the ‘Kniphausen Hawk’, designed for George William von Kniphausen, Count of the Holy Roman Empire in 1697. It is on display for the centenary of the Great Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Two styles of bomb shelters are for sale at Bomb Shelter Mart, Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif., shown March 23, 1951. It is typical of such markets which have sprung up in and around Los Angeles. Crowds stop by every day to inspect the shelter, a small circular one (foreground) and a larger one which can be furnished with a stove, radio and other equipment. Both can be used as storage areas. With Federal Housing Authority financing for home owners, they are expected to sell for $795 each. The shelters were built by the U.S. Bomb Shelter Company of Los Angeles.
Jacob “Greasy Thumb” Guzik, reputed money handler for the late Al Capone, takes the witness stand before the Kefauver Senate Crime Investigating Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 22, 1951. He immediately refused to answer any questions.
The Festival of Britain – London – 1951
Actors from the BBC’s radio show “Down Lambeth Way” sing and dance on the site of the Festival.
Virginia Hill Hauser, one-time girl friend of the late Bugsy Siegel, departs by cab from Federal Courthouse in New York City, March 15, 1951 after her appearance before interstate crime hearings of the Kefauver Senate Crime Investigating Committee. Wearing a picture hat and silver blue mink cape, she told the probers that Ã¬the only money I ever made I reported on my taxes.Ã® She said the incomes stated in her tax return represented earnings from wagers on sporting events.
This five-room house and its furnishings were built by Andrew Zenorini of West Englewood, New Jersey shown March 14, 1951. He spent four years building the miniature house and every piece of its furniture and other equipment. It is in style typical of the 1900 period except for the modern kitchen and bath. Although Zenorini and his wife have collected miniature articles for years, he will put only pieces he makes himself into his miniature houses and rooms. The Zenorinis’ daughter is also a collector.
Sgt. R.M. McDaniel (left), of Chillicothe, Ohio, and S/Sgt. C.A. Christensen of Minot, N.D., get set to load ?The Thing? aboard a B-29 for special delivery along with bombs to the enemy? somewhere in Korea, March 13, 1951. The air force men belong to the U.S. Far East Air Forces? 19th bomb group.
Group Captain Peter Townsend, right, watches Princess Margaret hold Prince Charles hand, at Berkhall, Deeside, Scotland on March 12, 1951. Princess Ann is in her pram, with the queen standing by. Senior members of the pipe band of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, look on after playing for the royal party.
Henry Ford’s 45-room Georgian mansion on his 1,369-acre estate ÂFairlaneÂ at Dearborn, Michigan on March 19, 1951. Sand pit, inside view.
Monte Proser, producer of the current Broadway show, “Billion Dollar Baby” and other Broadway night club attractions, says you need star names like Josephine Baker, comedian Jackie Gleason and songstress Carol Bruce for a hit show such as he has in his newest production. The most important element, however, for any show is a group of shapely girls such as are surrounding him in this backstage scene on March 16, 1951, where he is trying to select a million dollar baby.
Gambler Frank Costello, who stormed out of the Senate Crime Investigating Committee hearing on March 15, sits back in a taxicab as he leaves his home to return to Federal Court in New York City, March 16, 1951, for further questioning. Costello had been told he would be arrested and brought before the committee forcibly if he did not apear at 2pm March 16.