'The picture has only that tiny instant that it stops forever, and with that instant it has to make someone see. It has to hold him there long enough for his imagination to wander through the moment and feel the sensation of a movement, a sound, a memory or an anticipation' - Legendary Society of Illustrator Editor Bernie Fuchs, 1964.Who created the "Jaws" shark? What inspired the Elvis Presley postal stamp? Why is the O.J. Simpson mug shot from "Time Magazine" forever seared in our minds? The illustrations in this compilation, carefully selected from the archives of the Society of Illustrators, capture the ups and downs, the stars, the fads, the obsessions - and the spirit of America over the last half-century. Readers are taken on a visual tour of American history - each image a reminder of major social, political, or cultural icons. Also featured are previously unpublished insights from the artists themselves.What inspired Norman Rockwell's "Saturday Evening Post" covers? Where did Andy Warhol get his ideas from?Illustrations will include: "Apocalypse Now" movie poster, "Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell" record jacket, "Saturday Night Fever" New York magazine image, Columbia pictures logo, James Bond movie posters, James Dean postal stamp, "Star Wars" posters, Harry Potter "Time Magazine" cover, "Anything Goes" Lincoln Center Poster, Coca Cola Santa Claus, "Camelot" movie poster.