A nurse consoles herself with a box of chocolates as she reads a paper-back thriller. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1955

An American soldier taking a communist prisoner during the Korean war. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1952

Diana Clarence on a diving board, part of a demonstration of the drug Methylpentinol which is claimed to dispel fear. (Photo by Stanley Sherman/Express/Getty Images). 24th June 1954

A young couple ride on a ghost train at the Rockaway Playland, Belle Harbour, New York. (Photo by Orlando /Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1960

Italian film star Sophia Loren cowers in her car as a crowd of ardent fans press around her, smashing the windscreen in their eagerness to see her. Sophia is taking part in the annual Rome to San Remo Cinema Car Rally. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 9th April 1956

Jews from the Warsaw ghetto surrender to German soldiers after the uprising. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1943

A little girl is not too happy about the crab she is holding. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 11th April 1936

Joey, the chimpanzee on the right is tormenting Fifi by blowing up a balloon and then waiting for the bang, during the chimps' Christmas party at London Zoo. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). December 1955

Two dodgem car passengers are surprised to see Susie the circus bear bumping into them at the fun fair attached to Bertram Mills Circus in Olympia, London. (Photo by William Vanderson/Getty Images). 1954

British comedian and director Charles Chaplin (1889–1977) shares his prison cell with a tough-looking character in a scene from the comedy “Modern Times”, directed by Chaplin himself. (Photo by Max Munn Autrey/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1936

British actress Mabel Poulton (1901–1994) stars in “Murder in Motley” at the Winter Garden Theatre, London. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). April 1935

Actress Honor Blackman being lowered by a ship's windlass for a scene in the film “Green Grow The Rushes” (aka “Brandy Ashore”), directed by Derek N Twist and produced by British Lion. (Photo by Picture Post/Getty Images). 1951

American comedian Andy Devine (1905–1977) pulls the pin out of a grenade, to the horror of John Lester Johnson, in a scene from the film “Radio Patrol”, directed by Edward L Cahn for Universal. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1932

Stuart Erwin (1903–1967) receives the amorous advances of Susan Fleming in the Paramount film “He Learned About Women”. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1933

A German soldier takes aim as a British Army officer pleads for his life in the theatre production “The Conquering Hero”. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). 1924

Donald Reed, Alice White (1907–1983) the American leading lady who played “flappers”, Arthur Stonel and Lucien Prival, all First National players are looking rather nervous as they take a trip on the helter-skelter. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1930

Young Jackie Coogan (1914–1984) guards a door, gun in hand, in a scene from the silent era film “Little Robinson Crusoe”. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images). 1923

A group of terrified citizens run away while a tentacled sea monster attacks a clocktower in San Francisco, in a film still from from “It Came From Beneath the Sea”, directed by Robert Gordon, 1955. (Photo by Colombia Pictures/Courtesy of Getty Images)

American comedian Harold Lloyd (1893–1971) holds a barrel above his head in a scene from an unknown film. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1924

Mexican actress Maria Felix in a scene from the film “La Corona Negra” directed by Luis Saslavsky and produced by Suevia Films. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1951

Bernard Braden and Joan Miller look, with terrified amazement, at the telephone which has fallen on the floor, in a scene from an English production of the play “The Man”. (Photo by Haywood Magee/Getty Images). 1953

Alexis France as Baba Laurence and Antoinette Cellier as Irene in the play “Sixteen”, at the Criterion Theatre, London. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). 3rd April 1934

Two frightened young children crying. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1950

British comic actor Will Hay (1888–1949) picks on young Tommy Bupp in a scene from the gangster comedy “Hey! Hey! USA”, directed by Marcel Varnel for Gainsborough/Gaumont British. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1938

Director of “Emma” Clarence Brown (1890–1987) takes Marie Dressler on a fairground ride during the filming of “Emma” for MGM. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1932

A small child sits crying amongst the rubble in Orleanville, Algeria, following an earthquake which killed 1,100 people. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 11th September 1954

British comic actor Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977) directs and stars in the United Artists film “Circus”. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1928

Too late, the victim realises he has been trapped a malevolent pair of hairy hands, in a scene from Paul Leni's “The Cat And The Canary”. (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images). 1927

Actress Iris Hoey, under attack from a model tiger in the play “Collusion”, at the Ambassador's Theatre, London. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images). Circa 1924


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