American Icons

A new exhibit celebrates Lawrence Schiller’s most unforgettable photographs—from Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest to O.J.’s acquittal, RFK’s cat nap to Marilyn’s skinny dip. View a gallery.

Lawrence Schiller © 2007, Polaris Communications, Inc.

Lawrence Schiller © 2007, Polaris Communications, Inc.

Marilyn Monroe and her acting coach Paula Strasberg in California, 1962.

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Marilyn Monroe on the set of her final film, the unfinished “Something's Got to Give," May 1962.

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Joe DiMaggio and Joe DiMaggio Jr. at Marilyn Monroe’s funeral, August 8, 1962.

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Bobby Kennedy, campaigning in 1968.

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Bobby Kennedy, 1968.

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Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, 1967.

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Robert Redford and Paul Newman on the set of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," Mexico, 1968.

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Barbra Streisand, London, 1968.

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Barbra Streisand from the film “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever."

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Muhammad Ali defeats Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas, November 1965.

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Richard Nixon campaigns for governor in California, 1962. He lost.

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United States Marines, Coronado, California, 1963.

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Lee Harvey Oswald, following his arrest, at a Dallas police station, November 22, 1963.

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Oswald’s gun at a Dallas police station, November 23, 1963.

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The Jackson Five, Los Angeles, 1969.

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Paula Prentiss and Elliott Gould for Playboy, 1970.

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Tuesday Weld for LIFE magazine, Los Angeles, 1963.

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OJ Simpson runs past UCLA, 1967.

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OJ Simpson, shortly after his acquittal, watching the Los Angeles DA claim that OJ was a murderer, 1995.

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Photographer Lawrence Schiller with model Joan Staley, for Playboy, July 1958.