March Columbia recording studio, New York - Pianist Glenn Gould listening intensely while a section of his performance of Bach’s Golderg Variations is played back. Photograph by Gordon Parks for LIFE Magazine.
Eartha Kitt was born 90 years ago today on Jan. She is pictured here in swinging from a maple tree in Central Park, New York City. This image opened a feature story about her life and rise to fame. (Gordon Parks—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)