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Throwback Thursday: Jackie Kennedy in a Photo Booth

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Throwback Thursday: Jackie Kennedy in a Photo Booth

Throwback Thursday: Jackie Kennedy in a Photo Booth

By Mark Shaw.

Jacqueline Kennedy in her first official White House photograph, featured on Vanity Fair’s May 2004 cover, 10 years after her death.

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, who passed away on May 19, 1994, at the age of 64. Camelot royalty and one of America’s most celebrated icons, the First Lady had been a perennial fixture of Vanity Fair, gracing five covers, including one special issue on the Kennedy family. Herewith, we recall her glamour and grace, captured in photographs originally featured in Vanity Fair 10 years ago this month.

If this photo booth capture were in color, it would be hard to tell it’s 50 years old.
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THE BEATS-PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED PHOTOS OF LARRY FINK

THE BEATS-PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED PHOTOS OF LARRY FINK

The Beats: Previously Unpublished Larry Fink Photos

In 1958, Larry Fink — the photographer best-known today for celebrity portraits in magazines like Vanity Fair and GQ — was an 18-year-old college dropout. He moved from his native Long Island to Greenwich Village, and decided to hitchhike across the country with the second generation of Beat artists. “It was my fate to be aligned with the Beats because of my propensity for drugs, anger, and poetry,” Fink writes in The Beats, a new book of previously unpublished photography from his 1958 and 1959 travels. “Since they were second generation, without the same sense of immortal obsession such as the like of Kerouac and Ginsberg, they had a distinct need to be documented.”

Despite confessing that his traveling companions “did not like me much,” (a fact he attributes to his Marxist upbringing), Fink traveled with artists like Amiri Baraka and Hugh Romney (Wavy Gravy) from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Houston and Mexico, and back to Chicago and Cincinnati. “They desperately needed a photographer to be with them, to give them gravity, record and encode their wary but benighted existence,” he reflects. Click through the slideshow for a look at the intimate, glamorous, and gritty photographs that resulted.

Larry Fink will speak at the Strand in New York on May 21 to celebrate the book’s release.

THE BEATS-PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED PHOTOS OF LARRY FINK

COOL PEOPLE -Happy Birthday, Audrey Hepburn: Our Favorite Shots of the Hollywood Legend plus lots more

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COOL PEOPLE -Happy Birthday, Audrey Hepburn: Our Favorite Shots of the Hollywood Legend plus lots more

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Happy Birthday, Audrey Hepburn: Our Favorite Shots of the Hollywood Legend

Some 21 years after her death, Audrey Hepburn—who would have been 85 years old on Sunday—continues to be the gold standard for class and glamour among Hollywood actresses. It’s practically a required rite of passage that every up-and-coming actress at one point or another finds herself compared to Hepburn (Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, and Rooney Mara were all deemed “The Next Hepburn” upon breaking through). Now, everyone from Kim Kardashian to Cara Delevingne is stacked up next to Hepburn. (Yes, we take some of the blame for the former.) On the occasion of what would have been Hepburn’s birthday, we look back at some of our favorite shots of the icon: a collection of captured moments of the star from the 1950s and 1960s.

by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images