WE’VE trawled the archives for pictures from March 1959. Captions were written at the time by the AP and PA.
The new 49-star American flag is rolling off the assembly lines in ever increasing numbers and the Dettra plant, one of the largest, with a force of 240, is at work filling orders at Oaks, Penn., March 2, 1959. Judy Buse, left, and Mamie Myers check a completed flag for loose threads and other possible defects before shipment.
Two stars of two entertainment eras, Sophie Tucker, left, and Jayne Mansfield, meet at the annual awards dinner of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in Hollywood, March 6, 1959. They were among dozens of stars who turned out to watch presentation of awards for outstanding film performances.
Like any other doting mother, actress Gina Lollobrigida takes pictures of her 19-month-old son, Milko Jr., at Rome’s Ciampino Airport, March 13, 1959 as they awaited arrival of Gina’s husband, Dr. Milko Skofic. Airport police were interested spectators.
The Greek Cypriot Eoka Organization began handing in arms all over Cyprus, by the evening 613 rifles, guns and sub-machine guns, 17,000 rounds of ammunition, 2,000 bombs and a ton of explosive had been surrendered here, a Greek Cypriot poses with his Gun Outside Kykko monastery, near Nicosia, Cyprus, on March 13, 1959 as he arrived to hand it over to the Cyprus police yesterday.
Norwich City supporters parade round White Hart Lane, Tottenham, before the FA Cup semi-final match against Luton Town.
Rugby Union – Hospitals Rugby Cup Final – St Marys v Berkshire
A student is de-bagged during the Hospitals match
In her study, Clare Boothe Luce works while she listens to tape recordings in Portuguese. The brilliant writer and diplomat is relaxing at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, on March 19, 1959, while awaiting Senate confirmation of her appointment as ambassador to Brazil.
23-year-old King Hussein of Jordan tries a native Hawaiian dish at a feast given by Gov. William F. Quinn, as the governor’s wife, Nancy, looks on. Hawaii, March. 19, 1959.
Carlos Marcello, alleged baron of the New Orleans underworld, shown as he appeared before the Senate Rackets Committee, March 23, 1959, Washington, D.C. Marcello invoked the Fifth Amendment 35 times in 15 minutes in refusing to answer questions about his occupation, sources of income and associations.
Young ladies with a giant Easter egg before it left for the ‘Easter Spectacular’ in Llandudno, north Wales.
Tiddlywinks – World Championship Tiddlywinks Match – Cambridge University v The Empress Club – Empress Club, London
The Earl of Kimberley, left, squidges for the pot, watched by Terry Thomas (centre) and Kevin McClory.
The latest thing in Easter bonnets is shown by Lulu, star attraction at the Bloomington Zoo, Illinois, who had this expression when she posed for photographer, March 28, 1959.
Ross Bagdasarian, an actor, songwrither and creator of Alvin and The Chipmunks, also known as his “chipmunk” alter ego David Seville, listens to the playback from a tape recorder at Liberty Records in this March 30, 1959 file photo taken in Los Angeles. Almost 50 years later, the Chipmunks, Alvin and his brothers Simon and Theodore, are still singing, voiced now by Bagdasarian’s son and his son’s wife, Janice Karman.
Silun Lukhwangwa, former Tibetan Premier (left) and Kushak Bakula, India?s leading Lama, leave Buddhist temple in New Delhi, India on March 31, 1959 after conducting prayers for Tibetans fighting Chinese communists in Tibet. Prime Minister Nehru of India spoke to refugees, led by Lukhwangwa in New Delhi and prophesied ?ultimate victory for Tibetans but urged them to be patient.
26 coeds from Memphis State University, members of the Sigma Kappa Sorority proclaimed themselves world champions, April 1,1959 to day in the art of stuffing a telephone booth at Memphis. A spokesman for the girls said since they had neither seen nor heard of prior female stuffed telephone booths they were proclaminig the championship.
Resting her books on a New York waste basket industrial design student Christl Wilhelm says the building behind her has no warmth and no spirit, March 31, 1959. She’ll get a lot of argument from devotees of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, whose works always seem to stir arguments. Wright designed the vat-shaped structure on upper Fifth Avenue. It is the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
View of the new Solomon R. Guggenheim museum in New York, March 31, 1959, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The building has caused a great deal of comment. Wrights calls the building an Archeseum, which he says means ‘a building in which to see the highest’
City employes protesting threats of reductions in the size of promised pay increases demonstrate at New YorkÂs City Hall Park March 31, 1959. They numbered about 2,000 police estimated. Some wore Bermuda shorts and carried fishing poles in reference to Bermuda vacation which Mayor Robert Wagner concluded the night before. Mayor blamed state government for short-changing the city and said municipal employes who left jobs to demonstrate would do so at their own expense.