Thursday, January 05, 2012

More About Eve

Above: the cover of an Eve Arnold book featuring photos from the 1950s. Here, in "I LIKE IKE," the usually staid Eisenhower looks oddly Satanic; Dick Nixon was his VP at the time and lost to JFK in 1960, only to win the US presidency in 1968.  Meanwhile, Fidel Castro still lives on in 2012. As Chuck Berry puts it in a 1964 song he wrote in the hoosegow, "C'est la vie, say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell." Along similar lines, let's not forget the 1956 song, "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)."

Today's Rune: Defense.  

2 comments: said...

It's been said before, but it seemed to me in the Fifties, that we were living in a penal colony.
Talk about conformity!

Charles Gramlich said...

I do remember that song. I kind of like it. Not sure why.