LIFE Magazine April 27, 1959

LIFE Magazine April 27, 1959 Gold Rush in West


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Pg… 22 THE WEEK’S EVENTS: The Hues of Heaven: Stunning Photographs Reveal a Sensational New Sight to Man. For the First Time in Their True Colors, the Glories of Stars and Nebulae Pg… 30 THE WEEK’S EVENTS: Nightmare Prison Ordeal’s Violent Climax: Bazooka Fire Overcomes Montana Convicts’ Mutiny and Saves Lives of 16 Hostages Pg… 34 THE WEEK’S EVENTS: A Sad Statement, a New Secretary: Foster Dulles Resigns, Christian Herter Becomes Head of the State Department Pg… 41 THE WEEK’S EVENTS: A Look at the World’s Week Pg… 47 THE WEEK’S EVENTS: Jack Kennedy Takes Two Tough Tests: He Faces the Methodist Bishops (Grade: Fair) and Wisconsin Voters (Grade: A). by William K. Goolrick, LIFE Washington Correspondent Pg… 53 THE WEEK’S EVENTS: Finale at 89 for a Fiery Genius: Death Ends Frank Lloyd Wright’s Flamboyant Career Pg… 36 EDITORIALS: Nixon Champions the Rule of Law Pg… 36 EDITORIALS: Wall Street in Orbit Pg… 78 PICTORIAL ESSAY: How the West Was Won: Part IV?The Great Gold Rush Days: Rowdy ’49ers Entrenched the Nation in California. “My Adventures in the California Diggings”?Extracts from the Newly Discovered Diaries of a ’49er. Alf Doten Pg… 61 MUSIC: Pig–Tailed Piano Prodigy: a 5 ? –Year–Old Chinese Girl Entertains on Radio in Chicago Pg… 65 SPORTS: Peekaboo Boxing Style: Covered–Up Defense of Floyd Patterson and Other Boxers in Cus D’Amato’s Stable is Hard to Beat Pg… 73 MILITARY AFFAIRS: Underwater Way of Life: Frogmen Spend a Record 48 Hours at the Bottom of a Swimming Pool Pg… 109 ANIMALS: Big Koala Coup for the U.S.: Six Rare Bears are Imported from Australia to West Coast Zoos Pg… 116 MOVIES: Goya’s Girl Goes Aloft to Promote The Naked Maja Pg… 121 MODERN LIVING: A New Season in the Sod: U.S. Gardeners Dig in with Fresh Recruits and Energy Pg… 127 AVIATION: World’s Biggest Air–Space Show Brings Jets and Missiles to Las Vegas Pg… 137 THEATER: Negro Talent Makes A Raisin in the Sun a Prize Play: Sidney Poitier’s Successful Search of His Own Corner in Life. By Tom Prideaux Pg… 147 PARTY: Bolshei’s Big Beginning in the U.S. is Celebrated with a Lavish Opening Night Party Pg… 12 OTHER DEPARTMENTS: Speaking of Pictures: a One–Gal Galaxy. Sophia Loren, Re–Creates Postcard Girls of the Past Pg… 16 OTHER DEPARTMENTS: Letters to the Editors Pg… 152 OTHER DEPARTMENTS: Miscellany: a Real Monkey Shines

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