Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Aug. 5, 1942: Lt. Ronald Reagan shows up in uniform with wife Jane Wyman for the "Tales of Manhattan" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

Dec. 1949: Ronald Reagan and postmaster Michael Fanning sort Christmas packages.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Daily News/UCLA

Feb. 29, 1952: Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis get their leap-year marriage license in Santa Monica. This photo was published in The Times on March 1, 1952.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

Nov. 9, 1966: Ronald Reagan reads a congratulatory note that was left on the doorstep of his Pacific Palisades home the day after he was elected governor of California. The note, which said, "Governor Reagan -- We love you!" was placed by neighborhood youngsters. This photo was published in The Times on Nov. 10, 1966.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Q. Brown / Los Angeles Times

July 26, 1967: During a speaking engagement at the Los Angeles Breakfast Club, Gov. Reagan, blindfolded, sits on a wooden horse and goes through the club's initiation process. Reagan was required to place his left hand on a plate of ham and eggs and to touch a horse's tail with his other hand.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: R. L. Oliver / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Nov. 5, 1966: Ronald Reagan speaks to a crowd during a campaign stop at a Lakewood shopping center. A different, but similar frame, from this campaign stop ran in The Times the next day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ray Graham / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Jan. 1, 1969: Nancy Reagan, left, Pat Nixon, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan walk across the field at the 1969 Rose Bowl game. The game matched Ohio State, ranked No. 1 in the nation, against second-ranked USC. The Buckeyes defeated the Trojans, 27-16.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

July 2, 1972: Gov. and Nancy Reagan talk with reporters at Los Angeles International Airport before leaving for a three-week goodwill trip to Europe on behalf of President Nixon. This photo was published in The Times the next day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Varie / Los Angeles Times

July 17, 1980: Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan, running mate George H.W. Bush and their wives, Nancy and Barbara, are cheered by the delegates at the close of the Republican convention in Detroit. This photo was the Page 1 lead art in The Times the next day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times

June 24, 1980: Reagan preparing to saddle up at his ranch in north Santa Barbara County.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: file photo / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 23, 1988: President Ronald Reagan receives a "Win One for the Skipper" T-shirt from Sen. Pete Wilson after a fundraising lunch for the senator at the Irvine Hilton Hotel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Tormey / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 13, 1987: President Reagan waves to the crowd at Point Mugu Naval Air Station as he boards a helicopter for the short hop to his Santa Barbara ranch. When Reagan flew in and out of Point Mugu, a Times photographer usually was present. This photo became a Page 1 image when Reagan's helicopter, designated Marine One, had to avoid a small plane illegally flying over the Santa Barbara ranch.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Boris Yaro / Los Angeles Times

Feb. 4, 1985: President Reagan presents signed copies of his proposed budget to a bipartisan group of congressional leaders. Behind him are, from left, Vice President George H.W. Bush, Senate Majority Leader Robert J. Dole, Sens. Robert Byrd and Strom Thurmond, and Reps. Robert H. Michael and Jim Wright. This photo was published in that day's edition of the Late Final, The Times' afternoon street edition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERNIE BOSTON / Los Angeles Times

June 10, 1985: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar presents a No. 1 Lakers jersey to President Reagan at the White House as other team members watch. Said Abdul-Jabbar: "I'm not a Republican but I am one of his constituents, so we ought to suit him up the right way." The Lakers had won the 1985 NBA Championship the day before, beating the Boston Celtics in six games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernie Boston / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

May 25, 1982: President Reagan is all smiles during his visit to the Rockwell International aerospace facility in Downey, where portions of the space shuttles were built. This photo was published in The Times the next day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Larry Davis / Los Angeles Times

Jan. 20, 1989: President Ronald Reagan leaves the Oval Office for the last time.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernie Boston / Los Angeles Times

More galleries on Framework

return to gallery

Ronald Reagan

reFramed: In conversation with Mike Brodie

“reFramed” is a feature showcasing fine art photography and vision-forward photojournalism. It is curated by Los Angeles Times staff photographer Barbara Davidson.   View Post»

   

Ronald Reagan

The year in wire pictures | 2012

Near the end of the year, the wire services send out their top photos of the year. From those we've chosen our favorites. Some of these images are part of larger collections....   View Post»

   

Ronald Reagan

Pictures in the News | March 12, 2012

Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Alabama, where residents take cover from the rain as they listen to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speak at the Whistle...   View Post»

   

Ronald Reagan

Here comes Santa Claus [updated]

Before it was called Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving was Santa arrival day. Every year my parents dragged me down to see the big guy. One year I was the big guy -- cool...   View Post»

Ronald Reagan

Feb. 6  is the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth. To mark the occasion, here’s a selection of Ronald Reagan images from the Los Angeles Times archive.
Enjoy.

2 Comments

  1. February 4, 2011, 8:55 am

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Los Angeles Times, Linda Leavitt, Shane Johnson, Roshelle Balbastro, Stephen Sacher and others. Stephen Sacher said: RT @latimes: Ronald Reagan would be 100 on Sunday, archive #photos from his life http://lat.ms/dOWck1 @LATimesPhotos [...]

  2. February 4, 2011, 11:30 pm

    Ronald changed my life.

    By: giulio

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

Required

Required, will not be published