Photo Essays

Twiggy: Rare Photos of a Sixties Icon

London in the late-1960s was as central to the look and feel of that fabled era as any place on earth. The music that emerged from England (the Beatles, the...

America in Vietnam, 1963: Deeper Into War

By early 1963, the number of American military personnel in Vietnam had grown from several hundred to more than 10,000 in a few short years. The ramifications of...

LIFE on the Set of Classic TV Westerns

The writer and essayist Gerald Early once asserted that “two thousand years from now, there will only be three things that Americans will be known for: the...

World Television Day: LIFE Watches TV

Television gets a bad rap. As early as 1961, President Kennedy’s FCC chairman, Newton Minow, famously characterized most programming as a “vast wasteland.”...

A Brief History of Sex on TV

Racy teen drama Skins is far from the first show to cause a stir about what's appropriate for television. TIME takes a look at the boob tube's long, delicate...

LIFE Goes to a College Joust, 1952

It lasted roughly one thousand years (give or take a few centuries). It generated mind-boggling advances in science, technology and medicine. It saw magnificent...

LIFE Rides With the Hells Angels, 1965

From Jesse James and Butch Cassidy to Scarface and Tony Soprano, outlaws have always held a singularly ambiguous place in America’s popular imagination: we fear...

Swimsuit Issue: The LIFE Edition

Every February, in the very depths of winter, Sports Illustrated unveils its storied swimsuit issue. And when that issue comes out, the media — print, online,...

Love and Marriage in Prime Time

TIME looks back at some of TV's greatest real-life newlyweds. Because, as the ol' saying goes, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes an 8 p.m. time...