Baby Got Back ¬†(Dr. Charles E. Wood standing between two contestants in the National Chiropractic Association’s perfect back contest in Los Angeles, Calif., 1927)

Gary Owens onstage with contestants in ape masks during Most Beautiful Ape contest in Century City, Calif., 1972.

SHADES OF PROTEST—At UCLA commencement, Cathy Wolfe wears peace symbol on cap, Sheila Matzold appears without traditional cap and gown, and Sharon Griffith wears a “Peace Now” armband. (1970)

NASTY SURPRISE—A pedestrian gets wet from an unexpected source—a car splashing past at Sunset Blvd. and Reservoir St. (1978)

BACK FROM SCHOOL-Sheila Warren, sent home from a Torrance junior high school for wearing culottes-a split skirt-is greeted by dog, Cheri. (1964)

Taft High School’s boy’s and girl’s swim team members with first girl’s trophy in Los Angeles, Calif., 1961.

Tau Kappa Epsilon (1959)

University of Southern California freshman Thayer Holbrook cools feet in ice water after playing table tennis for 50 hours.

Dingman’s Pontiac (Ocala, Florida, 1956)

 Redondo Beach surfers hitch-hiking home  (Redondo Beach, 1966)

State-of-the-Art Gym at a West Los Angeles apartment complex (1967)