The launch of Sputnik, in October 1957, meant that people had to reimagine their ideas about the Soviet Union–and about space.
On his current tour the folk singer Martin Simpson is singing ‘Palaces of Gold’ to remember the Grenfell Fire victims, both dead and alive. The song was written by Leon Rosselson after the Aberfan disaster.
My Favorite Wife reunited Cary Grant and Irene Dunne for a quirky comedy. It doesn’t quite work, but it has some fine comic moments.
Mitchell Loeb’s 1947 travel poster was designed in support of a Jewish homeland. With hindsight, ironies abound.