This is a step outside the comfort zone for this site, but some of these historical photos are so unique that sharing seemed to be the unquestioned right thing to do. Since there is a shot of brothers Walt and Roy opening the Disney Studios, I believe the commitment to movies remains intact. The link comes courtesy of Dallas based legal powerbroker Robert Elder and his charming and intelligent daughter, Lauren.
Just a couple of notes in regards to some specific photos:
* Einstein at the beach was NOT photoshopped
* There is no truth to the rumor that the Grateful Dead had a gig interrupted by the 1906 fire/earthquake in San Francisco
* The Astor Theatre in 1911 Time Square was razed in 1982 to make room for the Marriott Hotel and Marquis Theatre
* Willard Scott was even more frightening as Ronald McDonald than as a weatherman
* The 1957 Beatles picture was actually just John, Paul and George hanging out. John and Paul played together in The Quarrymen, but George didn’t join until 1958. After a couple of other name changes, The Beatles were officially formed in 1960.
* The 1912 World Series had the Boston Red Sox beating the New York Giants, 4 games to 3. They actually played 8 games in the series, as one game ended in a tie.
* In regards to the 1975 photo of Bill and Hillary Clinton, rumor has it that Bill nicknamed the volleyball Monica, and Hillary decided to look the other way.
* The group photo showing a 14 year old Osama bin Laden leaves you wondering what career paths were pursued by the others.
* Arnold Schwarzenegger’s citizenship photo looks like it was taken at an audition for Myra Breckenridge (another movie reference)
Enjoy this unique look back: