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June 16th, 2019

Shoppers in Hotpants, circa 1980s

Throughout the 1980s, as America’s downtown districts declined in importance and the “big-box” stores began their slow march across the country, malls became increasing central to American popular culture, dominating the social life of a large swath of the population.At the time, shopping malls had become

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Barbra Streisand is an icon in every sense of the world. The Brooklyn-born triple threat went from a NYC cabaret singer to Broadway star overnight and went on to conquer the silver screen, pop charts, and every stage she set foot on. She also established herself as a fashion icon thanks to her fearless sense of style.

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The 1930s, although most often remembered for the economic hardship of the Great Depression, its fashion was characterized by its romance and elegance. Garments from this period shed the boyish frivolity of the 1920s and predate the War-imposed practicality of the 1940s.With the growing number of films being made, H

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June 15th, 2019

At 26, Collins met Hollywood newbie Warren Beatty at an L.A. restaurant in 1959.“Warren was 22 and insanely ambitious,” Collins writes. “He was good-looking but — as he used to tell me — there were better-looking and younger guys out there, which is why he sometimes told people he was 20.”“Alth

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The Best Photos of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in Her Iconic "Slave Leia" Bikini in ‘Return of the Jedi’, 1983

There are few film costumes more iconic - or controversial - than the “slave bikini” which Carrie Fisher donned in the 1983 Star Wars film Return of the Jedi.

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Computers in the 1980s were rather different from computers of today. They could do the fundamental things a computer of today can do, but by modern standards, they were much bigger and less powerful.In the early 1980s computers invaded our homes for the first time, a wave of cheap and futuristic devices that allowe

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Born in 1857, in Libourne near Bordeaux and raised by his uncle, Eugène Atget's youth was molded by his time as a sailor. Upon his return from the sea, Atget turned to the stage and pursued an acting career in provincial cities and later in Paris suburbs.After minor success as an actor, Atget abandoned the stag

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June 14th, 2019

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a 1953 American musical comedy film based on the 1949 stage musical of the same name. It was directed by Howard Hawks and stars Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe, with Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Taylor Holmes and Norma Varden in supporting roles.

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Remember glamour shots? It was all the rage from the late 1980s to the 1990s. People would sign up for these heavily stylized photoshoots so that they could have glamorous photos of themselves to show off to friends and family.

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Jan Švankmajer's Food Trilogy (1992)

It comes as no news to those familiar with his work that Švankmajer has something of an obsession with food. From his very earliest works traces of both food itself and the mechanisms needed to use it (mastication, digestion etc.) have played frequent and large roles in many of his films.

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Born 1917 in Vancouver, Canadian-American actress in film, radio, and television Ann Rutherford began her Hollywood film career in the starring role of Joan O'Brien in the dramatic film Waterfront Lady in 1935. In 1938, Rutherford appeared as Carreen O'Hara, a sister of Scarlett O'Hara, in the film Gon

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June 13th, 2019

Blanche met Marvin “Buck” Barrow, brother of the infamous Clyde Barrow in 1929 in Dallas County while hiding from her husband; a result of an arranged marriage at 17.Days after meeting Blanche, Buck was shot and captured following a burglary. He was tried, convicted, and sentenced to 5 years in prison. On March

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In the early 1960s the recorded album was an arrived form of media and found its way to millions of living-rooms all over the world.

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A charming leading man during the 1950s and 1960s, a celebrated heartthrob of the Hollywood Golden Age, Rock Hudson had a career spanned more than four decades, with nearly 70 films and several television productions in total. After making his acting debut in 1948 and later becoming a leading man in B adventure films, Hudso

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34 Cool Pics That Show People in Their Houses From the 1940s

What was inside the '40s houses? Check out these old pics to see.

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June 12th, 2019

Courson and Morrison met at a lesser-known nightclub called the London Fog on the Sunset Strip in 1965, while she was an art student at Los Angeles City College.Courson's relationship with Morrison was tumultuous with loud arguments and repeated infidelities by both partners. For a time, Courson operated Themis

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Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols and actresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through the following decades and into the 21st century.

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In the latter half of the 1960s, Yamaha, Suzuki and other motorcycle companies started targeting the young Baby Boomers, a massive generation with unprecedented levels of leisure money ready to be spent.These mod young suburbanites were primarily being sold on the smaller, less than 150cc brand of motorbikes – the

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Born 1932 as Anna Maria Pierangeli in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italian television and film actress Pier Angeli made her film debut in Domani è troppo tardi (1950) after being spotted by director Léonide Moguy and De Sica. Her American cinematographic debut was in the starring role of the 1951 film Teresa, for which she won a G

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June 11th, 2019

Greenwich Village often referred to by locals as simply "the Village", is a neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan, New York City, within Lower Manhattan. Broadly, Greenwich Village is bounded by 14th Street to the north, Broadway to the east, Houston Street to the south, and the Hudson River to the west.

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Gene Wilder was an American actor best known for his role in the fantasy film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory as well as hit movies Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. He was also an Oscar-winning writer and director.Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 1

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Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992) was an American actor and singer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his second film, Friendly Persuasion, but is best known for playing Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) and its three sequels.

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Born 1926 in Heinebach, German photographer Franz Christian Gundlach attended the Private Lehranstalt für Moderne Lichtbildkunst (Private School for Modern Photography) under Rolf W. Nehrdich in Kassel from 1946 to 1949. Subsequently, he began publishing theatre and film reports in magazines such as Deutsche Illu

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June 10th, 2019

Born 1952 as Liliana Mendiola Mayanes in Acapulco, Mexican vedette, Exotic dancer and actress Lyn May began to work in the cabaret "El Zorro", as a dancer. Eventually she worked at the Tropicana cabaret in Acapulco, where she alternated with the popular Mexican comedian Germán Valdés "Tin Tan".

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Morgan 4/4 is an automobile which has been produced by the Morgan Motor Company since 1936. It was Morgan’s first car with four wheels, the name indicating that the model has four wheels and four cylinders (earlier Morgans had been three-wheelers, typically with V-twin engines). Early publicity and advertising material va

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A very neat ’90s ad for one of the most ridiculous products ever made.Have you heard? GLH Formula 9 spray on hair is the best solution for baldness! You can look like a teenager again and chicks totally dig it! The growth comes from the patented Chia Pet hair technology.A can

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A set of beautiful color photos from Raúl Alejandro Rodríguez that shows what Spain looked like in the 1960s and 1970s.

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June 9th, 2019

Hollywood's Golden Couple: Beautiful Pics of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward at Home in the 1960s

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward first met in 1953, both ducking into the air-conditioned office of their agent to escape the heat. They were two young, attractive stars trying to make it in Hollywood.However, Paul was married, so that was that. They met again on the set of a Broadway production of Picnic and discove

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The DMC DeLorean (simply as a “DeLorean”) is a sports car originally manufactured by John DeLorean’s DeLorean Motor Company, or DMC, for the American market from model years 1981 through 1983.The car, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, stood out for its gull-wing doors and brushed stainless-steel outer body panel

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Most people since – young singers and big stars alike – have helped themselves to the Grace/Jean-Paul pool of ideas. They take stuff willy-nilly – the hairstyle, the look, the gestures, the mise-en-scene, the choreography.“People thought she looked outrageous, alien even. I wanted them to be intimida

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Back when life was just simple. An intimate photo collection that shows people playing and bathing in the river from the 1900s to 1930s.

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June 8th, 2019

Born 1938 in Albert Lea, Minnesota, American musician Eddie Cochran was involved with music from an early age, playing in the school band and teaching himself to play blues guitar.In 1954, he formed a duet with the guitarist Hank Cochran (no relation), and when they split the following year, Eddie began a songwritin

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It’s one of the most famous behind the scenes photos from the entire Star Wars canon, if not all of cinema: Carrie Fisher, wearing her iconic “Slave Leia” bikini, sunbathes alongside her identically dressed body double Tracy Eddon on the set of Return of the Jedi.

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Morgan Motor Company celebrates the 110th anniversary this year. That’s more than a century!It all started in 1909 when Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan installed a Peugeot engine in a tricycle he designed. This brilliant but simple design by H.F.S. Morgan became one of the most successful lightweight cars of th

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Vespa is an Italian brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The name means wasp in Italian. The Vespa has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. S.p.A. of Pontedera, Italy to a full line of scooters and one of seven companies today owned by Piaggio.

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June 7th, 2019

“We wanted, it seemed, what we already had, a lover and a friend to create with, side by side. To be loyal, yet be free.”- Patti SmithIn her memoir Just Kids, Patti Smith details her intense relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe in which they struggle to become artists in New York City. They lived togethe

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During her college years and very early days at Calvin Klein (1988 until 1992 ) Carolyn did some part time modeling, she even featued in the 1988 “Girls of Boston University” calander, landing the front cover of the calander no less! You can see that even back then she had the WOW factor.

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While a variety of props – fake airplanes, hot air balloons, automobiles, trains — had been used in studio photography since the late 19th century, their popularity gained traction at the outbreak of World War I in Europe.

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Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia.Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city  has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters.  Prague has been a political, cultu

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June 6th, 2019

Born 1894 as Oliva R. Duffy in in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, American silent-film actress and model Olive Thomas began her career as an illustrator's model in 1914, and moved on to the Ziegfeld Follies the following year. During her time as a Ziegfeld girl, she also appeared in the more risqué show The Midnight

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In 2015, French artist Thomas Sauvin acquired an album produced in the early 1980s by an unknown Shanghai University photography student. The album comprises original negatives, silver prints, manuscript comments from an anonymous professor, and shows the student’s diligence in mastering the rules applying to the conventi

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Big hair, fluorescent colours, Rubik's cubes and Walkmans..., in some ways, the '80s feel like another country.Take a look at these cool snaps to see how the lifestyle of young women has changed since the 1980s.

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June 5th, 2019

Twenty days after her divorce from Keough, Lisa Marie Presley married singer Michael Jackson in May 1994.They had first met in 1975 when a seven-year-old Presley attended several of his concerts in Las Vegas. According to a friend of Presley's, "their adult friendship began in November 1992 in L.A." Th

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Most of Jeff Begg’s friends and family didn’t know about his “dirty little secret”—a mega-stash of classic cars, vintage racers, speed parts, and motorcycles in Springfield, Michigan. Unfortunately for those who knew him, it wasn’t until his recent death that Begg’s treasure trove came to light. The whole vint

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Before Instagram, These 1990s Photos of Celebrities Are Just Ridiculous!

Before Instagram and its flattering filters, there was the ’90s red carpet. It wasn’t as instant and inside-y as the photo-sharing app, but it was just as glamorous. And, it was arguably more intriguing. Without captions and hashtags to spell it all out for us, we were left to draw our own conclusions. What were those t

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Trieste is a city and a seaport in northeastern Italy. It is situated towards the end of a narrow strip of Italian territory lying between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia. Croatia is some 30 km (19 mi) to the south.Trieste is located at the head of the Gulf of Trieste and throughout history it has been influenced by i

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June 4th, 2019

A drive-in is a facility (such as a restaurant or movie theater) where one can drive in with an automobile for service. At a drive-in restaurant, for example, customers park their vehicles and are usually served by staff who walk or rollerskate out to take orders and return with food, encouraging diners to remain parked whi

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Whoever said “less is more” didn’t come of age in the 1980s. Girl, you know it’s true! ’80s fashion was all about color, size, and experimentation. We wore blue mascara and yellow eye shadow, we had hair to the skies and shoulder pads not far behind it, and the lines between men’s and women’s fashion blurred

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Sweet Photos of Cary Grant and Randolph Scott Together

In the 1930s, rumours spread fast that two very handsome Hollywood heartthrobs at the time, Cary Grant and Randolph Scott, were in a romantic relationship. But was it true, when Hollywood of that period was run by the strict studio system? With their public and personal life always got arranged by the studio, these leading

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British Classic Bombshell: 45 Glamorous Photos of Alexandra Bastedo in the 1960s and '70s

Born 1946 in Hove, England, British actress Alexandra Bastedo made her film debut as one of the title characters in 13 Frightened Girls (1963). She received notice on the European continent, earning her the nickname, "La Bastedo".

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