As an artist, Pierre Matisse developed a style based on a blend of influences, including his grandfather’s work and his experiences during World War II.

To say that he’s related to someone famous is an understatement; and the second you learn his name, you know why. 

In 1955, 60-year-old Jack LaLanne swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf for the second time, handcuffed, shackled, and towing a 1,000-pound boat.

At the age of 41, Jack LaLanne swam through the frigid shark-infested water from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf...while handcuffed.

Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball celebrate at the Brown Derby in 1952.

A drive around Los Angeles will almost surely take you past any number of iconic locations. The Hollywood sign, Paramount Pictures, Mann’s Chinese Theater. All of those landmarks are easy to spot.

This 1930s table phone is made of Bakelite plastic.

Many of us take it for granted today. We normally don’t give it a second thought, but you can find it in nearly all aspects of daily life.

Unfired ammunition from the USS Arizona.

The USS Arizona is more than a sunken wreck. It is a time capsule and a grave, left as she was when she went to the bottom of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, along with the bodies of some 1,000 sailors and marines. 

Movie posters for Psycho and Citizen Kane.

You may not know his name, and you probably haven’t seen his face. But if you’ve ever watched a movie or television show, or listened to an early radio program, you’ve almost certainly heard his music.

(L-R) Mary Matalin, who worked for both Bush presidents; James Carville, lead strategist for Bill Clinton’s campaigns; and Alex Castellanos, once a prominent Republican strategist.

On November 8, the nation will release a collective sigh of relief. Regardless of who wins or who loses, the long, ruthless slog of the 2016 campaign will be over. The robocalls, the daily emails, the postcards and the constant bickering on TV will suddenly stop.

Elaine LaLanne keeps her husband Jack's fitness legacy alive and well.

Before Tony Horton, Richard Simmons and Jane Fonda, there was Jack LaLanne. Known as the “Godfather of Fitness,” he started a revolution that has grown into a $22.4 billion a year industry. LaLanne’s accomplishments could fill volumes, but he is best known for his television fitness program—the longest running program of its kind (1953–1985).

A reconstruction of Robert Fulton's first submarine, the Nautilus.

Those familiar with the name Robert Fulton probably best know him as the man who created the first commercially viable steamboat to navigate America’s vast river system. Although this was arguably his crowning achievement, it represents only a fraction of the inventor who accomplished this and so much more.