LOS ANGELES 1961: Here's a beauty from Chinatown in 1961. From the caption (courtesy the FB group VINTAGE LOS ANGELES): "Looking at Chinatown in March, 1961. At this time it was often referred to as “New Chinatown”. The original L.A. Chinatown area was razed for Union Station and New Chinatown was developed in its nearby current location."
MAKE MINE TRANSISTOR!: In 1961, electronics companies were really pushing transistor radios on the American public. The Sony Corporation, in particular, frequently extolled the virtues of transistor radio listening. This nifty ad appeared in the pages of EBONY magazine in 1961. Transistor radio technology was still relatively new, and people loved the notion of not having to carry around a big, bulky tabletop radio. Believe it or not, they were the iPods of their day!
Another splendid shot from the making of Martin Ritt's PARIS BLUES this one of Sidney Poitier and Diahann Carroll out for a walk. They, too, made a lovely couple, and the Paris backdrop only heightens the sense of romance.