A frightened maid, played by Phoebe Hodgson, knocks a bust off a tall pedestal while dusting, in a scene from the play “Queen High” at the Queen's Theatre. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). 1926

American actor Miriam Hopkins (1902–1972) reacts with fright as she is grabbed by the shoulders by actor Fredric March (1897–1975), portraying the monster Mr. Hyde, in a still from the film, “Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde,” directed by Rouben Mamoulian, 1931. (Photo by MGM Studios/Courtesy of Getty Images)

English actor and director Charlie Chaplin (Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, 1889–1977) finds himself on the losing end of an informal boxing match in a scene from the film “City Lights”. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1931

Young Steffi introduces Pandy the toy panda to Unity the real giant panda, (formerly Lien Ho) at Regents Park Zoo, London. (Photo by George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images). June 1946

Actress Clara Bow, the “It” girl, poses on Malibu beach, in boxing gloves. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1927

American child actress Karolyn Grimes, star of such films as “Sister Kenny” and “It's a Wonderful Life” hides behind an armchair in the dead of night. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images). June 1946

Stan Laurel (1890–1965) and Oliver Hardy (1892–1957) star in the Hal Roach comedy “Laughing Gravy”, in which the disastrous duo become involved with a small mongrel. Studio: Cabin Fever Director: James W Horne (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1931

Stanley Lupino (1893–1942) cowers on the floor in a scene from the musical comedy “Hold My Hand”, written by himself, at the Gaiety Theatre, London. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). December 1931

Civilians run away during a Japanese bombing raid on Canton. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1938

A horse becomes very agitated and jumps out of the water when taken to a pool for a drink with another horse. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 14th July 1933

Actress Fay Wray in RKO's film production of “King Kong”, directed by Merian C Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack. (Photo by RKO Pictures/Courtesy of Getty Images). Circa 1933

A German soldier raises his hands in the air in a gesture of surrender as a Russian soldier covers him with a gun on the Russian front in WW II. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). April 1942

British actor Moore Marriott (1885–1949) is halfway up a ladder, about to drop a large case of dynamite onto his colleagues, Graham Moffatt (1919–1965) and Will Hay (1888–1949), in a scene from the comedy “Old Bones of the River”, directed by Marcel Varnel for Gainsborough. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1938

An Inca mummy, one of many found in the Temple Of The Sun. Mummies were brought out on feast days for the reigning Inca to view, this one now resides in an archaeological museum. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950

A child is lifted off the ground by the power of a large box kite. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 13th January 1934

Cast members of the London stage show “After Dark” looking apprehensive. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). 11th July 1933
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