Gordon Parks was a serious man. His claim to fame as a photographer rests on the searing photo-essays that he produced for Life magazine on issues such as poverty and racial justice. But he had a lighter side, and he revealed it, from time to time, to Life's readers.
Today on Life's website, I write about "Wow, Quel Babes!", one of the most trivial stories that you can possibly imagine. It's also one of the most fun. Really. You can read what I have to say about it (and see many more of Parks' photos), here. Enjoy!
Life, 7 January 1952, pp. 70-71. [Click on the image to see a larger version.]