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Man, I Wish I Had A Time Machine – Vintage Pictures of Newsstands & Kids Reading Comics

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When would you set the clock in your DeLorean, June of 1938 to pick up a fresh copy of Action Comics # 1, the first appearance of Superman?

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Perhaps you’d set the timer to May 1939 and grab a stack of Detective 27’s, and rejoice with the rest of the world at the very first look at a certain caped crusader.

Maybe you’d travel back to a hot summer day in 1962, walk into the local newsstand and ask if they have any copies of Amazing Fantasy 15 and a Pepsi (it’s hot out…remember). The shopkeeper hands you a crisp copy with Spider-Man swooping through the city on a strand of web holding a green suited criminal in his other hand. You happily pay with 17 cents.

To better prepare you for your collector’s journey (yes, I have had this dream many times), here are some great vintage pictures of newsstands and kids reading classic comics.

Look carefully at the photos, you might spot some rarities that would go for astronomical prices today.

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Jessica Chastain As Merida From Pixar’s Brave. Photo By Annie Liebovitz

As part of Disney Dream portrait campaign, Annie Leibovitz took this photo of Jessica Chastain as Merida from the Pixar film “Brave.” Out of all the Disney characters, Merida is probably Chastain’s favorite, as she takes her destiny in her own hands.

Jessica Chastain as Princess Merida in Latest Disney Dream Portrait by Annie Leibovitz for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

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Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People By Matt Hoyle

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This star-studded tribute to the kings and queens of comedy draws together such legendary names as Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, and many more.

Granted extraordinary access, photographer Matt Hoyle has captured his subjects in portraits that are works of art in themselves—by turns zany and deadpan, laugh-out-loud and contemplative. Accompanying them are first-person reflections from each of the comedians on life and laughter that always cut straight to the heart of comedy: it’s funny because it’s true.

Page after sidesplitting page in Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People ($40) offers prose as engaging as each portrait is memorable. Here, in one handsome package, is the gift of laughter itself.

The 200 page book published by Chronicle Books will be released on October 15, 2013.

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New Annie Leibovitz Disney Dream Portrait Featuring Jennifer Hudson as Tiana

Below is a stunning new addition to Disney Parks‘ Disney Dream Portrait series. Created by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz and featuring Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson as Tiana, the latest portrait is entitled, “Where you always follow your heart.”

This gorgeous image can be seen in upcoming issues of Vanity Fair, O – The Oprah Magazine, and People.

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Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio Made of Body-Painted Models

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To promote the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio, a group of limber models were body-painted by artist Craig Tracy to look like the sporty new car.

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Wedding Photo of A Tyrannosaurus Rex Chasing Down The Bridal Party

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana photographer Quinn Miller recently created an amazing wedding photo that shows a ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex chasing down the bridal party. He used a stock photo of the dinosaur and his keen Photoshop skills to end up with this impressive result. The facial expressions of each member of the bridal party are priceless! Congratulations to the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. James Lowder!

Here are a few closer looks at the terrified individuals:

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Amazing Aerial View of NYC Central Park

This unique panoramic photo of the NYC Central Park was shot by Russian photographer Sergey Semenov.

Semenov won the best amateur award from the International Pano Awards for this image.

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Finding Vivian Maier Trailer

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Vivian Maier was a mystery even to those who knew her. A secretive nanny in the wealthy suburbs of Chicago, she died in 2009 and would have been forgotten.

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But John Maloof, an amateur historian, uncovered thousands of negatives at a storage locker auction and changed history. Now, Vivian Maier is hailed as one of the greatest 20th Century photographers along with Diane Arbus Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Weegee.

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And that is just where the story begins. Finding Vivian Maier follows the filmmakers as they unearth Vivian’s story, combing through thousands of negatives and a mountain of other material (including hundreds of hours of Super 8 film footage and audio recordings) left behind in Maier’s storage lockers. As the filmmakers track down an odd collection of parents who hired her, children she cared for, store owners, movie theater operators and curious neighbors who remember her, the story that emerges goes beyond cliches of the undiscovered artist and offers a portrait that is at times bewildering and troubling. Maier’s story pushes us to ask as many questions about ourselves as it does about her.

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Finding Vivian Maier was Directed & Produced by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel (Bowling for Columbine, Religulous) who are Chicago natives. John once worked the swap meets and storage lockers that led to the discovery of Vivian’s photographs and Charlie grew up in the North Shore neighborhoods where Vivian was a nanny.

Since the discovery of Vivian’s work, Maloof is now the chief curator of her photographs. In 2008 he established the Maloof Collection with the purpose of preserving and making publicly available the work of Vivian Maier. Jeff Garlin, an Executive Producer on the film, is a producer, writer, director and actor whose credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm.

The film will be ready later this year.

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New Annie Leibovitz Disney Dream Portrait Featuring Taylor Swift As Rapunzel

Created by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz and featuring six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift as Rapunzel, Disney Parks latest portrait is captioned “Where adventure awaits.”

This beautiful image can be seen in upcoming issues of Vanity Fair, InStyle and People.

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Hilariously Awkward Holiday Family Photos

We all have embarrassing moments in our lives but for some those moments are immortalized through photography. From regrettable hairdos and style choices to distorted facial expressions and embarrassing compositions, nothing describes these types of photos better than the word awkward.

Luckily, we can look back and laugh at the unusual images we’ve been part of and some people have even taken to submitting their hilarious personal photos to a website aptly called Awkward Family Photos for the rest of the world to enjoy.

Below are some hilariously awkward Holiday family photos for you to enjoy on this festive day. Merry Christmas from THE FIRE WIRE!

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