Time Life has partnered with Google, allowing you to search their photo archive database. It’s a goldmine of iconic images, including this one:
Gloria Swanson At Roxy Theater
Actress Gloria Swanson, in Jean Louis sheath & $170,000 worth of jewels, standing amidst ruins, lamenting loss of Roxy motion picture theater. 50th St. and 7th Ave.
Location: New York, NY, US
Date taken: October 1960
Photographer: Eliot Elisofon
Apparently this photo inspired Sondheim and Hal Prince to create Follies. And therefore, it’s The Most Important Photo Ever.