It’s father-crooner / daughter day here as Frank n’ Nancy share a casual cardigan vs vest moment in the back of some stage.
Frank shares a moment with daughter Nancy before performing onstage together at her high school in 1955. He assures his nervous daughter that singing in front of her classmates will be “easy as pie”.
James Dean did ballet, 1955. Diggit. That’s him, leotarded.
At the age of five Jimmy was taking tap and ballet lessons and appeared in a recital with the Marion College of Dance and Theater Arts. Years later he continued his dance lessons with instructor Katherine Dunham in New York. Photographs by Dennis Stock, 1955.
Not published in LIFE. Early birds sleep at the track so they can be first in line at the grandstand admission windows when gates open on Derby morning.
In 1955, photographer John Dominis covered the Kentucky Derby for LIFE. See the photos here.
camping out before the Ketucky Derby in 1955