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Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

A Brief History of the Balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The surprising history of Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons, from their helium-filled highs to their dangerous, windswept lows

How a Lost Photograph Revealed a Family's Immigration Story

Behind the Picture: Joseph Goebbels Glares at the Camera, Geneva, 1933

LIFE Rides With Hells Angels, 1965

LIFE With Vivien Leigh: Photos of a Film Legend Gone Too Soon


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See Photos of the Pristine Utah Desert in the 1940s

A look at the western landscape before the Interstate Highway System brought cars full of tourists

LIFE With Hedy Lamarr: Stardom, Scandal and One Amazing Invention

Photography's Power in the Civil Rights Movement Had a Tragic Side

The Real ‘Masters of Sex’: LIFE With Masters and Johnson

Gateway to a New World: Rare Photos From Ellis Island