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August 22nd, 2019

In June of 1891, Oscar Wilde met Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas, a 21-year-old Oxford undergraduate and talented poet, who would come to be the author’s own Dorian Gray — his literary muse, his evil genius, his restless lover. It was during the course of their affair that Wilde wrote Salomé and the four

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Born 1936 in Nerchau, Germany, Alice and Ellen Kessler are twins known in Europe, especially Germany and Italy, from the 1950s and 1960s and until today for their singing, dancing, and acting. They are usually credited as the Kessler Twins (Die Kessler-Zwillinge in Germany and Le Gemelle Kessler in Italy), and remain popula

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August 21st, 2019

Spungen left home at 17 and moved to New York City, where she worked as a stripper and prostitute. She followed bands such as Aerosmith, Bad Company, The New York Dolls, and Ramones. In 1977, she moved to London, possibly to win over Jerry Nolan of the Dolls and The Heartbreakers, but met the Sex Pistols instead. When lead

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Last week marked the 50th anniversary of Woodstock music festival that in so many ways became synonymous with the 1960s “counterculture” in the United States. For a Southern California couple, though, it was an occasion to remember the first time they had met each other.

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Here’s What It Was Really Like (And It's Actually Crazy) to Fly in the 1950s

Air travel has come a long way since the 1950s, this we know. But in the ’50s, flying was something different. It was something magical and marvelous. Air travel exploded into its Golden Age, and airplane trips weren’t just a means of getting to your vacation –– they were a vacation in themselves. Passengers dressed

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Philippe Halsman (1906 - 1979) was born in Riga, Latvia. He studied engineering in Dresden before moving to Paris, where he set up his photographic studio in 1932.Halsman's bold, spontaneous style won him many admirers. His portraits of actors and authors appeared on book jackets and in magazines; he worked with

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August 20th, 2019

Born 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania, Keith Haring was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s.Haring's work grew to popularity from his spontaneous drawings in New York City subways—chalk outlines of figures, dogs, and other stylized imag

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Long before Donald Trump even ran for President, in 1989, he was the subject of a protest by AIDS activists. Lee Snider’s photos of ACT UPs 1989 protest outside Trump Tower in New York against city valuing developers over homeless people living with HIV/AIDS.On Oct. 31, 1989, roughly 100 protesters from the AI

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Bob Carlos Clarke (1950–2006) was one of the 20th century’s great erotic photographers. Although he was born in Cork, Ireland – a place he once described as “no place for a libidinous adolescent” – he was educated in Britain at the prestigious private boys school Wellington College.His series ‘The Agon

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Found Color Snaps Capture People Dancing at a Disco Party in 1975

This color photo set was found by foundin_a_attic that shows people drinking and dancing at a disco party in January 1975.

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August 19th, 2019

A set of cool pics from The Cardboard America Archives that shows what restaurants in New York looked like in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Every period of American history and culture has at least one quintessential movie that represents everything about that specific zeitgeist. For the end of the 1960s, it’s difficult to find a more significant picture than Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider, an unusual biker film about two freedom-loving guys and their tr

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Leo Fuchs is a well-known Hollywood veteran photographer who spent 20 years taking some of the most touching and indelible shots of ‘50s and ‘60s film icons, including Audrey Hepburn, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck, Shirley MacLaine, Marlon Brando and Rock Hudson.In 1958, during the filming of The Nun’s Story

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Born 1904 in Manor Park, East Ham, British-American actress Greer Garson was popular during the Second World War, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's top-ten box office draws from 1942 to 1946.

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August 18th, 2019

Mark Shaw (1921–1969) was an American fashion and celebrity photographer in the 1950s and 1960s. He worked for Life magazine from 1952 to 1968, during which time 27 issues of Life carried cover photos by Shaw.Shaw's work also appeared in Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle

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Actor and director Peter Fonda, best known for his role in Easy Rider, has died from respiratory failure due to lung cancer on August 16, 2019, his family said. He was 79.“It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Peter Fonda has passed away,” his family said in a statement.Fonda died pea

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Expo '74 was the first environmentally themed world's fair. It was held in the northwest United States in Spokane, Washington, and ran for six months, from May 4 to November 3, 1974. The heart of the fair park grounds was located on Canada Island, Havermale Island, and the adjacent south bank of the Spokane R

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August 17th, 2019

Born 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, American actress, singer, and dancer Dorothy Dandridge is perhaps one of the most famous black actresses to have a successful Hollywood career and the first to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones.Dandridge performed

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When you think about clothes worn in the 1980s, what is the most popular style that comes to mind? Madonna. The pop icon was discovered and elevated to her most popular days in the ’80s. Her style was the most copied and sought after look. After all, Madonna was omnipresent in ’80s culture, appearing on TV in many music

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Smallpox has been one of humanity’s deadliest diseases, though it is now eradicated in the wild.Europeans, including the colonists who arrived in Sydney in 1788, had developed some resistance through earlier exposure to the disease. However the local Aboriginal people had not.There is still debate

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Celebrities are just like us. They also need a leisure time period after work. These intimate photos captured classic celebrities taking a musical break from between the 1920s and 1950s.

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August 16th, 2019

Beautiful Life of the U.S in the 1960s Through Amazing Found Kodachrome Slides

An amazing Kodachrome slide collection was found by The Cardboard America Archives that shows how beautiful life of the U.S in the 1960s was.

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Bobbi Kelly and Nick Ercoline were girlfriend and boyfriend, 20 years old. Bobbi lived in Pine Bush, N.Y., and worked at a bank. Nick lived in Middletown, N.Y., and worked two jobs while going to college.

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It would appear from these photos that celebrities love cats and kittens just as much as the rest of us. Who among us has not snuggled up with a cute kitty or played with a cat and a ball of string. They are amazing animals that bring even the most famous people much pleasure.1. David Bowie

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Here is a cool photo set that shows television styles in the 1970s.

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August 15th, 2019

Known for her duets with Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell was born Thomasina Montgomery on April 29, 1945 in Philadelphia. Her younger sister says Tammi was raped by three boys when she only 11 years old.In 1960, she signed to a record label where she recorded a couple of singles. She left that label to sign on with James

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Steve Martin was born August 14, 1945, in Waco, Texas, the son of a real estate executive. When he was five, Martin and his family moved from Waco to Inglewood, California, and then to Garden Grove, California, when he was 10.

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Born on November 11, 1974, to legal secretary Irmelin and comic book producer George DiCaprio, Leo is of German and Italian descent, and takes his name from legendary Renaissance Man Leonardo da Vinci. His complete name, Leonardo DiCaprio, was seemingly destined for greatness, with a certain musicality and grandeur to it th

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Les Halles was Paris's central fresh food market. It was demolished in 1971 and replaced by the Forum des Halles, a modern shopping mall built largely underground and directly connected to the massive RER and métro transit hub of Châtelet-Les-Halles.A major reconstruction of the mall was undertaken in 2010, an

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August 14th, 2019

A cool photo collection from Vintage Cars & People shows beautiful ladies in shorts posing with their cars from the 1950s.

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In 1911 American historian and explorer Hiram Bingham traveled the region looking for the old Inca capital and was led to Machu Picchu by a villager, Melchor Arteaga. Bingham found the name Agustín Lizárraga and the date 1902 written in charcoal on one of the w

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The miniskirt was introduced in 1965 at the fashion show of French designer André Courreges. He felt that the design of women’s clothes was not keeping up with the modern trends of the 1950s and 1960s and wanted to introduce a look that was modern, streamlined, and easy. His miniskirts were A-line skirts, narrow at the w

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Here is an amazing photo set that shows what the curtain styles looked like in the 1950s and 1960s.

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August 13th, 2019

For years, men’s fashion changed very little. Hair styles changed more than clothes, and most differences you find are subtle.

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25 Rare Photographs of Jimi Hendrix’s Last Performance at the Open Air Love and Peace Festival on September 6, 1970

Jimi Hendrix’s last performance at the Open Air Love and Peace festival in Fehmarn, Germany on September 6, 1970. He died 12 days later at the age of 27.

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When Pat Stewart posed with her friend Wendy on the railings of the Blackpool promenade one blustery day in 1951, she had no idea that the subsequent photograph would become famous.

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August 12th, 2019

These amazing colorized photos from Australia and Beyond on Glass that captured everyday life of an Edwardian family in the 1910s. These are from the Lantern Slide Book And A Little Child Shall Lead Them by Charles. K. Harris. Slides by Scott and Van Alten, N

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Let's Make Love is a 1960 musical comedy film made by 20th Century Fox in DeLuxe Color and CinemaScope. It was directed by George Cukor and produced by Jerry Wald from a screenplay by Norman Krasna, Hal Kanter, and Arthur Miller. It starred Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, and Tony Randall.It would be Monroe

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This vintage photograph shows students protesting the high school dress code that banned slacks for girls in Brooklyn back in 1942. It illustrated a question in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle magazine on March 26 1942. As war raged around the globe, readers were invited to consider the burning question: “Should high

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In September of 1976 aspiring photographer, Martin Elliot convinced, his then-girlfriend, Fiona Butler to pose for a series of cheeky pictures in hopes of creating the next big pinup poster. He took a couple of shots and sold this image to publishing giant Athena. The picture – called Tennis Girl – went on to sell more

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born 1939 in Genoa, Liguria, Italian film actress Rosanna Schiaffino took part in beauty contests. When she was 14 she won the Miss Liguria beauty contest, moving into modeling jobs, with photographs in important magazines, including Life, and also appeared on the covers of Italian, German, French, British and Americ

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August 11th, 2019

Pam Grier met comedian Richard Pryor through her relationship with Prinze. They did not begin dating until they were both cast in Greased Lightning. She helped Pryor learn to read and wanted to help him with his drug addiction. After six months sober, he relapsed. In h

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For decades, the country’s black majority was controlled by racist laws enshrining white supremacy. From 1948 through the 1990s, a single word dominated life in South Africa. Apartheid—Afrikaans for “apartness”—kept the country’s majority black population under the thumb of a small white minority. It would take

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Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 biographical crime film directed by Arthur Penn, starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman and Estelle Parsons.Based on the true story of the notorious American criminal couple during the Great Depression, the film centered around the love and fall of Bo

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22 Cool Pics Show What the 1970s-80s Photo Shows and Picnics Looked Like

Back a long time ago, photo shows and photo picnics were popular. A cool photo set from FrogLuv shows what photo shows and picnics looked like from the 1970s and 1980s. They were all captured in Michigan.

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August 10th, 2019

Born 1919 as Phylis Lee Isley in Tulsa, Oklahoma, American actress Jennifer Jones worked as a model in her youth before transitioning to acting, appearing in two serial films in 1939. Her third role was a lead part as Bernadette Soubirous in The Song of Bernadette (1943), which earned her the Academy Award and Golden

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Tomorrowland’s lagoon always captures the attention of passing guests. The deep blue waters, squawking seagulls, and circling submarines stand out from the overwhelmingly large buildings nearby. When the lagoon opened in 1959, the park also debuted a brand new attraction: the Submarine Voyage. Though the vast majority of

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L’Enfant, better known as Man and Baby is a photographic poster depicting a shirtless male model (Adam Perry) holding a young baby. The image, photographed by Spencer Rowell in 1986, and was first published and distributed in the 1987 by British company Athena Posters. The image reportedly sold over 5 millio

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August 9th, 2019

Here below is a collection of cool pics that shows barefoot ladies from between the 1950s and the 1980s.

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Call of the Wild is a 1935 American adventure film based on Jack London's novel of The Call of the Wild, directed by William A. Wellman, and stars Clark Gable, Loretta Young, and Jack Oakie. The film omits all but one of the book's story lines.During filming Clark and Loretta had an affair resu

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