IN A TRANCE

History Revealed - - TIME CAPSULE NOVEMBER -

This photo of the au­di­ence at the Bwana Devil pre­miere be­came iconic, and was used on the cover of Life mag­a­zine. French Marx­ist philoso­pher Guy De­bord dubbed it a sym­bol of alien­ation un­der cap­i­tal­ism, de­scrib­ing the au­di­ence as be­ing in “a vir­tu­ally trance-like state of ab­sorp­tion, their faces grim, their lips pursed”.

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