Category: 1950s

TODAY IN HISTORY: The sci-fi classic Them! cra…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The sci-fi classic Them! crawled into theaters on June 16, 1954.

ON THIS DAY: Creature feature The Monster That…

ON THIS DAY: Creature feature The Monster That Challenged the World arrived in theaters on June 14, 1957.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Creature feature The Beast f…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Creature feature The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms stomped into theaters on June 13, 1953. The legendary Ray Harryhausen provided the stop-motion animation.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Behold the 61-kiloton Climax…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Behold the 61-kiloton Climax nuclear test, fired June 4, 1953 at the Nevada Test Site, part of Operation Upshot-Knothole. (via)

Science-Fantasy, summer 1950, featuring a stor…

Science-Fantasy, summer 1950, featuring a story by Arthur C. Clarke, cover art by Powell.

Alex Schomburg cover art of Fantastic Universe…

Alex Schomburg cover art of Fantastic Universe, July 1954.

Soviet space art by Nikolai Kolchitsky, 1954.

Soviet space art by Nikolai Kolchitsky, 1954.

April 22, 1952 – The “Charlie” nuclear t…

April 22, 1952 – The “Charlie” nuclear test at the Nevada Proving Ground. 

(Department of Energy)

ON THIS DAY: Welcome to the future: Inside an …

ON THIS DAY: Welcome to the future: Inside an analog computer lab at General Dynamics, April 21, 1959.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum)

Wally Wood cover art for Weird Science-Fantasy…

Wally Wood cover art for Weird Science-Fantasy, issue #23, 1954.