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Best of the 50's
April 26, 2004
The light really was different back then, at least in the lens of Hy Peskin, whose black-and-white boxing photos walk the line between reportage and film noir. (If he'd shot your driver's license picture, it would probably be hanging in a museum.) Not that Peskin and his colleagues struck out when color film came along—their portraits of some ballyhooed boys of summer in their first bloom show the Kid and Hammerin' Hank in a new light.
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April 26, 2004

Best Of The 50's

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1958
UCLA VS. CAL

1956
JACQUES PLANTE
The Canadiens goalie stares down onrushing Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

1956
TED WILLIAMS

1959
FRANK GIFFORD

1959
EDDIE ARCARO
A bad end to the Belmont Stakes for Arcaro, who wasn't seriously injured in this fall.

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