... LSD was also seen as having great potential for psycho-therapy and Vincent Price can be seen shooting-up a big hypo of the stuff in the horror movie 'The Tingler'. LSD was made illegal in 1968.
... effective, cheap and reliable; a big balloon can lift your 'test device' to a height well above an expensive 'shot-tower'. Just make sure that it's well tethered and doesn't go floating off!
... my guess is that this a 20 kiloton 'Hiroshima size' weapon detonated from a tethered balloon. Those little specks are various unoccupied tanks and other armored vehicles being sacrificed.
1962 ... Oct. 22, 7:00PM, President Kennedy- Live Television address to the Nation... please stand by
"It shall be the policy of this nation - to regard any nuclear missile launched from Cuba - against any nation in the Western Hemisphere - as an attack by the Soviet Union on the United States... requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union."
... full 18 min live address to the nation via television on October 22nd, 1962. John F. Kennedy President of the United States. This is the view from the 'newsreel' camera and the not the straight on image that the television camera was seeing.
... stage play, ABC TV broadcast, 1974 production of the events of 'The Cuban Missile Crisis'
... as a child, I remember looking up at these looming towers as we drove by them along the highway. I knew they has something to do with 'Defense' and that they relayed radio messages.
( Giants, in the twilight. Whispering to each other about the end of the world.)
... here's a cool link to a pamphlet from the Bell System
all images- Right click- open in New Window= super colossal size!
... the National Lampoon can always be counted on hilarious satire. This is a send-up inspired by the 1962 US Army educational film 'Red Nightmare' hosted by Jack Webb.
Okay kids- make sure to check under your bed for Commies before you go to sleep!
... see the next blog entry for video link to Jack Webb's version