Here are some photo souvenirs that we carry within our minds because they are memories of our times. In no particular order:
YES WE CAN!: Barack Obama, the inauguration of America’s first black President, Jan. 20, 2009.
A BLACK TURTLENECK & AN iPHONE: Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. He was a wizard of our age. (1955 – 2009)
KISS ME AGAIN: Marilyn Monroe standing in front of 10,000 GIs in 1954 in Korea. She made every soldier happy this day.
A TRUMPET AND A WHITE HANDKERCHIEF: Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong and his golden trumpet
A BANANA SKIRT & CHOCOLATE SKIN: Josephine Baker, 1928, the first strip-tease of the Century
A PORSCHE 550 SPYDER AND A LEATHER JACKET: James Dean, idol of the youth of the 50’s
COSTUMES WITH BORDERS, A PARFUM NUMBER 5: Coco Chanel, 1883 – 1997, classic fashion at its best
YELLOW SUBMARINE & 5 PILZHEADS: The Beatles – inventing a new wave of music
MOI C`EST LA FRANCE & A MILITARY HAT: Charles de Gaulle – France forever
A RED BOOK & THE BLUE COMMON SUIT FOR ALL PEOPLE: Mao Tse-Tung, 1893 – 1976, Revolution in China
BOWLER HAT, TOO BIG SHOES & A WALKING-STICK: Charley Chaplin, 1887 – 1977, the clown of the clowns
A ROCKING CHAIR: John F. Kennedy – President of the United States
AN AIRPLANE CALLED “SPIRIT OF SAINT LOUIS”: Charles Lindbergh, 1902-1974, first flight over the Atlantic
COHIBA CIGARS: Fidel Castro – the big old man of Cuba
E=mc2, A BIG MOUSTACHE & A LONG TONGUE: Albert Einstein, 1879 – 1955, the man with the theory of relativity
“TIN LIZZY”, RED WITH GOLDEN WHEELS: Henry Ford, 1863-1947, the prototype of the Model T 1908, 20 PS
Churchill‘s bowler and cigar; Disney‘s first Mickey Mouse; the camera of Robert Doisneau; the guitar of Elvis Presley; the book “Meaning of dreams” by Sigmund Freud; the motorcycle of Lawrence of Arabia; Lenin‘s warm winter fur hat; the judgment of the court concerning Al Capone; the ink pot of Marcel Proust; the tennis racket of Rene Lacost, called the crocodile, or Boris Becker`s “punch”; John Wayne‘s cowboy hat; the “suit of lights” of EL CORDOBES the great Spanish bull fighter; the helmet of Juan Manuel Fangio or Ayrton Senna; Maria Callas’ notes from “Norma”; the ballet shoes of Waslav Nijinski; the rose-white cubed dress of Brigitte Bardot; the pencil of Pablo Picasso; Gandhi‘s last shirt; Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves; Grace Kelly’s bag; Joe Cocker’s unshaved voice and songs; Federico Fellini’s tie; Greta Garbo’s white flowers; Jacky O’s sunglasses; the Windsors’ moppy-dogs; Mikhail Gorbachev’s knitted jacket; and the picture of the last horseback ride of Linda McCartney.
What snapshot souvenirs do you carry in your head?
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