FLASHBACK to March 1962. We’ve trawled the archives to bring you a look at life in that month. All captions are the original AP and PA ones, written in the style of the time.
Dorothy Provine of TV’s Roaring Twenties and TV actor George Hamilton do the twist at Romanoff’s in Hollywood, March 22, 1962 where they were guests at a party given for Count Alberto Marone Cinzano of Turin, Italy. It started out as a sedate party but wound up with most of the guests doing the twist.
Princess Margaret and her husband, Lord Snowdon, applaud from their table at right, as pop singer Cliff Richard sings at a youth club in London’s Hackney district, March 22, 1962. The princess was the center of a stamping, whistling group of teenagers.
First lady Jacqueline Kennedy, right, goes for a camel ride, side saddle in a tight skirt in Karachi, Pakistan, March 25, 1962. Seated beside her is her sister Princess Lee Radziwill. Leading the camel is Bashir Ahmad, who visited the U.S. in 1961 as the guest of Vice President Johnson.
Ohio State’s forward John Havlicek leaps into the air to toss a one-hander in the first round of the NCAA finals against Wake Forest, at Louisville, Ky., March 23, 1962.
Long line of Europeans pass supplies by hand along an Algiers street, with the supplies eventually going to inhabitants of besieged Bab-el-Oued sector, March 25, 1962. The rightist stronghold has been encircled by French government troops on orders from President de Gaulle to smash the European secret army revolt.
Wearing top hats and tails as they build a wall in Manchester are Malcolm West, 31, of Levenshulme, Manchester (left) and Colin Whittaker, 26, of Edgeley, Stockport, who run their own building business.
Because they are ‘fed up’ with the working man always being associated with cloth caps and overalls, they go to work in morning dress (bought for five shillings) and toppers – and hope that other working men will follow suit.
Bobby Hull of Chicago Blackhawks holds puck which he drove into New York Rangers’ net to score his 50th goal of the season and to tie the National Hockey League record in the final game of this regular season. The 25-year-old scored less than five minutes into the game in New York’s Madison Garden on March 25, 1962. Rangers won 4-1.
Terry Spinks (l) shakes hands with opponent Billy ‘The Kid’ Davis ahead of their featherweight bout at The Empire Pool, London.
Diana Stones, 20, turns the key prior to selecting the desired channel on a TV set equipped with the new Marconi PayVision system in a London demonstration. The unit, a small box no larger than the average book, plugs into the aerial socket of any standard TV set and push-buttons select various PayVision channels. It costs only 5 to instal and average cost of programmes is 2/6d, with some public service and educational prgrammes free of charge. A central billing exchange automatically registers all programmes viewed. PayVision uses a closed circuit distribution system to bring three new TV channels into the home. The unit can be used with existing sets and does not affect present programme reception.
Drawing crowds at the British Railways (London Midland Region) railway exhibition taking place in Manchester is this 30ft long working model of the railway terminal at the British end of the proposed Channel Tunnel. The model includes the main terminal buildings containing a passenger station, car and lorry-loading platforms and a working railway layout with an Anglo-Continental freight marshalling yard.
British-born actress Jean Simmons, second from right, is greeted by the wife of an Indonesian film official and two leading Indonesian actresses as she arrives at Jakarta’s, Indonesia, airport March 28, 1962. From left to right: Mrs Usmar Ismail, wife of director general of Perfini, actress Rima Melati, Mrs. Simmons and actress Wati Wahab. Jean Simmons arrived with a team in Indonesia looking for locations for Joseph Conrad’s film”Lord Jim”.
The skill of 48 years at the job goes into the work as Harry Jones hand-cuts a crystal decanter at a Stourbridge, Worcestershire, firm.
This is a community in Blue Grass Hollow not far from Hazard, Ky. March 29, 1962. It was formerly the mine camp of Blue Grass Mine which was, at one time, a big operation a big commissary, school and church. Now just the tar-paper roofed homes remain. The tipple is gone. The residents work small truck mines in the county when they can find work.
Henry McIlhenny, curator of decorative arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, March 29, 1962, uncovers chest of drawers and slant-top desk made by members of the early-American religious sect known as the Shakers. The museum is preparing a month-long exhibit starting April 19 of what they believe will be the largest collection of Shaker crafts over assembled. The Shaker materials will be exhibited in six special galleries now under construction duplicating the plain residences of the sect.
World Middleweight champion, Terry Downes, of London, undergoes an electro encephalograms brain examination at Carney Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 30, 1962, in preparation for his fight with Paul Pender in Boston on April 7. The examinations were ordered by the Massachusetts Boxing Commission as a result of the Paret incident. Pender was taking similar tests. Testing Downes are Dr. Francis J. Wixted and nurse Dale Miller. Downes is recognized as champion in Europe, New York and Massachusetts.
In protective outfits, chemist Rudolf Kohout and his assistant apply radioactive isotopes to a tree at the Institute of Forestry and Gamekeeping at Strnady, Czechoslovakia, March 30, 1962. The spraying is part of a research program to determine the harmful effects of sulphur dioxide on trees.
Maxima Crespo, center, mother of injured Cuban boxer Benny “Kid” Paret, is greeted by another son, Antonio on arrival at New YorkÂs Roosevelt Hospital, March 30, 1962, where the fighter remains in critical condition. Mrs. Crespo arrived at Idlewild Airport from Miami, Fla., last leg of flight from Cuba to be with her son, who remains in a coma. Paret has been hospitalized since his bout with Emile Griffith on March 24.
Cigar smoke replaces perfume as Martin Profita of Levittown, N.Y., gets a scalp treatment under a heated hood at a beauty salon in the Long Island, New York on March 30, 1962. The salon is open on Wednesday night for male customers only. They get oil treatments, hair rinses, manicures, mud packs and facials by the salon’s beauticians. But no shaves or hair cuts
Miniature books, one so small it has to be picked up with tweezers, are the specialty of Lajos Ehmann of Mohacs, Hungary shown March 30, 1962. He uses especially sharpened pencils to write them. Top: One of his tiny books, lying open, looks big by comparison with the smallest one Ehmann has made, above it. The open book contains the play ÂThe Tragedy of Man.Â The smallest book contains the whole of a speech Nikita Khrushchev made in Budapest four years ago. Bottom: Ehmann holds the smallest book in tweezers, alongside some of his other books. On the table are especially sharpened pencils. The smallest book is 5 millimeters (about one half inch) wide. Location unknown.
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby enjoy a smoke from a water pipe on March 30, 1962 photo in a scene from the 1962 film “The Road to Hong Kong”
Billy Boyle and Audrey Carr dancing a vigorous Twist on the stage of the Garrick Theatre in London during a rehearsal of “The Scatterin'” an Irish play by James McKenna, opening at the Theatre Royal in Stratford.
Billy Boyle, an 18-year old variety star is billed in Ireland as “Dublin’s teenage idol”. Boyle played a minor role so well in the original production at the 1960 Dublin Theatre Festival, that he was chosen by director Alan Simpson for a leading part in the London production. The play’s story centres on four Dublin boys, is told in dialogue and in over 20 musical numbers ranging from traditional ballads though rock ‘n’ roll, to the Twist.
Film star Peter O’Toole enjoys a game of football during a break in filming for Lawrence of Arabia.
Jimmy Greaves (Spurs) nods the ball past Manchester United’s keeper Gaskell in the opening four minutes of the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough
Byron White as scholar and athlete Byron R. (Whizzer) White, shown as a football star in 1937 at University of Colorado, where he was all-America halfback, and a member of Colorado?s basketball team in 1938. (AP Photo)