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October 17th, 2019

Need to find an impressive Halloween outfit? Just check out these snaps to see. Here below is a hilarious photo collection that shows people in their Halloween costumes in the 1950s and 1960s.

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October 16th, 2019

Born in Los Angeles to second-generation Toisonese (Taishanese)-Chinese-American parents, American actress Anna May Wong became infatuated with the movies and began acting in films at an early age.

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A memento mori photo for a lost soldier husband and father. The boy wearing his father’s uniform cap and the wife/mother linking her arm with his coat sleeve is so touching.

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Have you ever wondered what is happening outside the frames of famous music album covers? This young Russian artist revealed its secrets, in his own creative way...Igor Lipchanskiy is a Russian Photoshop wizard who, with his amazing technical skills and with

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Vienna is the national capital, largest city, and one of nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primate city, and its cultural, economic, and political centre. It is the 7th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union.Until the beginning of the 20th century, it was the largest German

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October 15th, 2019

Born 1919 in Munich, German photographer Karen Radkai married to fellow photographer Paul Radkai. She worked as staff photographer for Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Bride magazines, primarily in the 1950s and '60s.

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Mike the Headless Chicken (April 20, 1945 – March 17, 1947), also known as Miracle Mike, was a Wyandotte chicken that lived for 18 months after his head had been cut off. Although the story was thought by many to be a hoax, the bird’s owner took him to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City to establish the facts.

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Susan George (born 26 July 1950) is an English actress, producer and horse breeder. Best recognized as a sex icon of the 1970s, she is known for her roles in the films Straw Dogs (1971), Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974) and Mandingo (1975).

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Someone took a series of glass negatives of rooms and furniture in a French house. Not the usual ones, where the family sits around the table or the woman of the house arranges flowers in a vase.

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October 14th, 2019

Letty Lynton is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film starring Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery and Nils Asther. The film was directed by Clarence Brown and based on the 1931 novel of the same name by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes (this novel itself based on a historical alleged murder committed by Madeleine Smith). Cr

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During the 19th century, a lot of men and women with albinism went to join the circus. These fascinating vintage photos show Albino men, women and children posing for the camera at a time when many of them would have been kept segregated from the rest of society.

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The Middle East is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey (both Asian and European), and Egypt (which is mostly in North Africa). Saudi Arabia is geographically the largest Middle Eastern nation while Bahrain is the smallest.Arabs, Turks, Persians, Kurds, and Azeris (excluding Azerbaijan) constit

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In August 1959 Graham and Marion Knott made a weekend trip to London. They took some great color snapshots that enable us to see London in the late 1950s in a way most professional photographers couldn’t hope to catch.

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October 13th, 2019

28 Stunning Photos of Pam Grier in the 1970s

Born 1949 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, American actress Pam Grier became known in the early 1970s for starring in a string of 1970s women in prison and blaxploitation films such as The Big Bird Cage, Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Sheba, Baby.

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Grace Slick, was a very successful singer-songwriter, musician, artist, and model in the 1960s. Slick is, and was, well known for her role in the growing, “psychedelic” rock and roll music and spreading the love with her sex-capades. She found herself, not only giving freely, expecting sex with multiple partners, even t

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A railway charwoman disappeared and a man who did not officially exist came in her place.Denmark has produced another sex-change. This time a woman has changed into a man. And the change has occurred in a Danish person. The operation is the only known successful one of its kind.Anne Petersen w

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A set of found photos that shows what house interior looked like from the late 19th to early 20th centuries.

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October 12th, 2019

Beyond the Rocks is a 1922 American silent romantic drama film directed by Sam Wood, starring Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson. It is based on the 1906 novel of the same name by Elinor Glyn.

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The lovely Susannah York, a gamin, blue-eyed, cropped blonde British actress, displayed a certain crossover star quality when she dared upon the Hollywood scene in the early 1960s. A purposefully intriguing, enigmatic and noticeably uninhibited talent, she was born Susannah Yolande Fletcher on January 9, 1939 in Chelsea, Lo

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Murder on the Orient Express is a 1974 mystery film based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. Directed by acclaimed director Sidney Lumet, it featured an all-star cast, including Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Albert Finney, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael York, Jacqueline Bis

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The LeSabre was the brainchild of GM Design Chief Harley Earl. The design reflected his attempt to merge the modern jet aircraft into the style of the automobile. Jets symbolized the very latest design and engineering and Earl's ideas transcended into the LeSabre concept.The LeSabre was built to be roadworthy so

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October 11th, 2019

These gorgeous photos of Carly Simon were taken by Ed Caraeff on March 15, 1971 in London. They were used for the promotion of No Secrets, Carly Simon’s third studio album, released in 1972.The album was her commercial breakthrough. It spent five weeks at #1 on the Billboard Pop albums chart and quic

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With daily bathing becoming more accepted by the 1880s, many attempted to develop innovative ways to heat bath water and to incorporate the portable bathtub within a room setting.The Mosely Folding Bath Company advertised a folding bath in the 1895 Montgomery Ward Catalog. This tub, disguised as a mirrored wardr

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These are the Zingers!, the “hairiest, scariest fistfuls of muscle yet,” according to the ads for the line of MPC plastic models introduced in 1971.In the days when wild show cars reigned, legendary promoter Bob Larivee Sr. drew crowds by commissioning full-scale versions of top-selling toys. Perhaps the most we

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Born 1898 in Houston, Texas, Sophie Gimbel was an American fashion designer for Salon Moderne of Saks Fifth Avenue. She was a leading designer for nearly 40 years and an innovator of the "New Look" that gained popularity after World War II.

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October 10th, 2019

Born 1907 as Sarah Leiffer, American stage and film actress Sidney Fox had her film debut in Universal Pictures' 1931 production Bad Sister, which is notable for also being the first film of legendary actress Bette Davis.

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Nash “Bed-In-A-Car”: Back Seat of Car Makes a Comfortable Bed, 1936

In 1936, Nash Motors introduced the “Bed-In-A-Car” feature, which allowed the car’s interior to be converted into a sleeping compartment. The rear seat back hinged up, allowing the rear seat cushion to be propped up into a level position. This also created an opening between the passenger compartment and the trunk. Tw

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“I never tip my top hat to the ladies,” Unzie said. “If I should, they’d think a bombshell had exploded.” His snowy white afro measured 6’ feet around!

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Guangzhou is the capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong in southern China.On the Pearl River about 120 km (75 mi) north-northwest of Hong Kong and 145 km (90 mi) north of Macau, Guangzhou has a history of over 2,200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road, and continues to serve

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October 9th, 2019

“Animals don’t lie. Animals don’t criticize. If animals have moody days, they handle them better than humans do.” - Betty WhiteThese lovely pics captured moments of Betty White at home with her dogs Danny and Stormy from 1954 to 1957.

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This needlework booklet from Spinnerin contains some wonderful slices of seventies fashion gold – featuring groovy chicks and superstuds wrapped in crochet splendor.The booklet was scanned by Retro Hound and has many wonderful patterns for

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30 Stunning Photos of Anjelica Huston as a Model in the 1970s and 1980s

“I always knew I was talented. I always knew I had more than, initially, if I can be so blunt, I was appreciated for. That I had this thing that I had to get out—something that I had to push along.” – Anjelica Huston

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Malta is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 316 km2 (122 sq mi). It is also the world's tenth smallest and fifth most densely populated country. The capital of Malta is Valletta, which is the smallest national capital in the European Union by area at

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October 8th, 2019

These beautiful color pics were found by Christine in a box of View-Master reels. The View-Master Personal Reel line was introduced in 1952 but was discontinued 10 years later. As far as a date on these, one frame shows a 1953 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe with a Michi

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Science fiction and fantasy cosplay has changed a lot in the last 40 years. Back in the late 1970s, there weren’t very many rules, if any. And there certainly was nothing like a separate costuming fandom. There were also an awful lot of naked people, making authentic Edgar Rice Burroughs characters fairly popular subjects

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In 1970, Alex Razbash traveled to London. His fascinating photographs have given an insight into London life as it was nearly 50 years ago.The nostalgic images show the capital’s landmarks in the 1970s, the era is known for being a time of cultural and political change – especially due to high inflation levels,

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45 Glamorous Photos of Barbara Britton in the 1950s and '60s

Born 1919 in Long Beach, California, American actress Barbara Britton was soon signed to a Paramount Pictures contract when a photo of her while appearing in a Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade was used on the front page of a local newspaper in 1941. Britton's first major film appearance was in a small role in Reap

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October 7th, 2019

Women dressed smartly in the Fifties. The full look of the 1950s was mature, glamorous and very put-together. Dresses, skirts, and undergarments were constricting, but a wide range of new ‘leisure clothes’ allowed people to dress casually at home.Women were expected to be impeccably dressed and groomed in public

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Move over Gucci and Versace, Texaco has the latest in gas station must-have fashions.

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Trousers or pants first appear in recorded history among nomadic steppe-people in Western Europe. Archaeological evidence suggests that men and women alike wore pants in that cultural context. However, for much of modern history, the use of trousers has been restricted to men. In many regions, this norm was enforced not onl

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Egypt is a country in the northeast corner of Africa, whose territory in the Sinai Peninsula extends beyond the continental boundary with Asia. It is bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, Libya to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the

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October 6th, 2019

Peter Allen was the first husband of Liza Minnelli, with the couple divorcing after seven years of marriage; he later came out as gay.Allen died from AIDS in 1992. After his death, the musical The Boy from Oz was written about his life. It ran on Broadway and earned Hugh Jackman a Tony Award for Best Actor in

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A true fitness trailblazer, Debbie Drake was the first woman to star in her own daily exercise show. The Debbie Drake Show debuted in 1960 and aired during the morning on dozens of stations across the country.Between that show and its follow-up, Debbie Drake’s Dancercize, she stayed on the air co

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Born 1912 in Barahona, Dominican motion picture actress was spotted by a talent scout while visiting New York. Her first film was The Invisible Woman (1940). It was made for Universal Pictures, who signed her to a long term contract starting at $150 a week.

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Kyoto is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan. Located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu, it forms a part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kobe.The city was spared from large-scale destruction during World War II and as a result, its prewar cultural heritage has mostly bee

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October 5th, 2019

Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actor and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant lead role in a TV series as Julia, has died on October 4, 2019. She was 84. She had been suffering from cancer and died at home in Los Angeles on Friday, her publicist said.

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These vintage photographs are from July 6 1946 issue of Australian magazine PIX. Taken by Ray Olson they are illustrating an article about teenagers entitled “Where Is Youth Heading?” A year after the end of World War Two the magazine was in a reflective mood about the future of Australia:“We ar

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“I think that Bette Davis would probably be burned as a witch if she had lived two or three hundred years ago,” wrote English critic E. Arnot Robertson in 1935. “She gives the curious feeling of being charged with power which can find no ordinary outlet.”

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Born 1939 as Vivien Mollie Rudderham in Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk, English actress Molly Peters started out as a model and was discovered by film director Terence Young. She appeared in several films during the 1960s.

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October 4th, 2019

These amazing pics from Southern Methodist University were taken by an unknown traveler that show California in 1902.

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