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April 18th, 2019

Imagine that you can go back in time and meet with yourself at a young or young age. What advice would you give yourself? What words would say?

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Like the decades before it, fashion in the 1970s changed drastically from the beginning to the end. But the seventies certainly can't be compared to the sixties in that sense.

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April 17th, 2019

Mission Beach (the beach) is a long wide sandy beach in the Mission Beach area of San Diego. It is a laid-back neighborhood whose namesake sands attract surfers, sunbathers and volleyball players. A paved path curls around Mission Bay, a popular spot for water sports.“I went down and spent a week with my cousin li

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These vintage photographs offer a glimpse into the making of 1959 classic Disney film Sleeping Beauty.

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Portraits of Beautiful Young Girls Featured on the ‘Top of the Pops’ Album Covers of the First 40 Volumes

Beginning in 1968 and running for some 92 volumes through into the eighties, the Top of the Pops albums formed one of the longest series of record releases in the U.K. Issued every few weeks, each new Top of the Pops album brought together a dozen or so quickly recorded cover versions of the chart hits of the

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Born in Romania, Renée Perle, a Romanian-Jewish girl who moved to Paris, is famous as the first muse of the famous French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894-1986), who is considered one of the leading photographers of the 20th century.

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April 16th, 2019

Selena Quintanilla–Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995), known as simply Selena, was an American singer-songwriter, actress and fashion designer. She was named the “Queen of Tejano music” and was also known as the “Mexican Madonna”. Selena was born as the last child of a Mexican-American father. She released

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Born as Evelyn Eugene Turner in 1928, American pin-up model, motion picture actress, and film producer Eve Meyer was a high-profile pin-up model in the 1950s and was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in June 1955. Her unbilled film debut was in Artists and Models (1955).

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Philippe Petit, a 21-year-old professional tightrope walker, was living in Paris when he decided to execute his first major performance at Notre Dame on June 26, 1971. He crossed between the two towers of the cathedral, taking a break to casually lie down on the wire and juggle several clubs. He was arrested thereafter, but

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Perhaps Hollywood’s most famous sibling rivalry was the supposed one between the two sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine, which became the stuff for the media for decades. 15 months separated in age, the sisters pursued the same career choice, competed for the same Oscar category, even attained some of the same

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Just After WWII, 48 Amazing Photos Document Everyday Life of Berlin in 1946

When Hitler was defeated by the Allies in World War II, he left behind almost no post-war plans. It had been tantamount to treason under the Nazi regime to even mention the possibility of defeat, and by the end, practically every single resource available had been poured into the war effort. What remained after Germany'

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Here’s the earliest sound footage of Paris showing street traffic outside the Notre-Dame Cathedral on October 21, 1928. This was shot with Movietone sound cameras.Notre-Dame de Paris (meaning “Our Lady of Paris”), often referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on

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April 15th, 2019

When the architects of Cathedral of Notre-Dame set to work some 850 years ago, their goals were nothing if not ambitious. The church’s sanctuary, they decreed, must be taller than any built before. The nave would rise 108 feet, and the two 223-feet-tall towers would cast a far-reaching shadow over the roofs of Paris.

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Before internet, what did girls often do at home in the 1980s? Just check out these cool snaps to see.

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You may never have heard of Audrey Munson, but you’ve probably seen her face if you’ve spent any time in New York. Its similarity can be seen across the city, from Adolph Weinman’s golden figure on top of the Manhattan Municipal Building to the New York Public Library’s carved stone façade on Fifth Avenue.

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Born on February 26, 1826 in Vandenesse (Niève), Louis Coulon was a “cast iron moulder” at the Forey factory in Montluçon. Apparently, he was already shaving by age 12 but could not maintain the sharpness of his razor blade from its frequent use. In fact, his beard was growing so fast that by age 14, Coulon already h

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Franz Fiedler (1885–1956) was a German photographer was regarded as an eccentric during his apprenticeship in Pilsen, and worked in 1905 and again in 1912 with Rudof Dührkoop in Hamburg, and from 1908 to 1911 with Hugo Erfurth in Dresden.At the 1911 world exhibition in Turin, Fiedler won first prize and had anoth

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April 14th, 2019

Edie Sedgwick, American model, actress and muse to Andy Warhol, was a regular at The Factory and a 1960s fashion icon.Sedgwick became known as "The Girl of the Year" in 1965 after starring in several of Warhol's short films in the 1960s. She was dubbed an "It Girl", while Vogue magazine also

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Judy Lewis was born on November 6, 1935 in Venice, California. She was conceived while her birth parents, Loretta Young and Clark Gable, were working on the film The Call of the Wild. Gable was married at the time of Lewis’ conception, and Young concealed her pregnancy to avoid scandal. Weeks after her birth, Lewis

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When you think of Diana Ross, you think of big, bold and wild hair, but still stylish and sexy. Big hair never went away. It got bigger in the ’80s, angular in the ’90s, polished in 2000 and textured and stylized today.

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A vintage photo set that show funky album covers of Bollywood soundtrack LPs from the 1960s to 1980s.

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April 13th, 2019

Lillian and Dorothy Gish were film legends in their own time; actresses who changed the perception of what screen acting could be at a time when films were thought to be "low art" at best. Though the sisters achieved global stardom on the silver screen, they never forgot their Ohio roots.

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Farrah Fawcett in a skintight red bikini flashing her gorgeous smile. This sounds like a recipe for a great photograph, and in 1976, it proved to be true. The photographs were taken by Bruce McBroom at her house one summer day in 1976.

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There’s nothing less sexy than sexy-gone-mad, and these vintage vinyl covers are pure ‘sexy fail’ gold.Oh, how you will laugh…

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There's no denying that the '60s were one of the most impactful eras in fashion. Setting the tone for modern style, the decade revolutionised womenswear with bold colours, striking cuts and a rebelliously youthful attitude. So, it comes as no surprise that 50 years on, key trends from the time continue to influence

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April 12th, 2019

30 Gorgeous Photos of Sharon Stone Taken by Peter Duke in 1983

Southern California-born photographer Peter Duke shot these gorgeous portrait photos of Sharon Stone in several places in California in 1983.“Some pictures I shot while hanging out with the Stone. Sharon and I spent quite a bit of time together. She characterize

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Ralph C. Lincoln, the assistant manager at Vitamin World in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, looks strikingly similar to a very famous American – the 16th U.S. President – Abraham Lincoln. Many people have told him “you look just like Abe.” He smiles and replies, “Which one? There are several Abrahams in the family.”

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The Autoped was an early motor scooter or motorized scooter manufactured by the Autoped Company of Long Island City, New York from 1915 to 1921.The driver stood on a platform with 10-inch tires and operated the machine using only the handlebars and steering column, pushing them forward to engage the clutch, using a

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Born 1920 in the Amsterdam working-class district called 'de Jordaan', Dutch photographer Kees Scherer began working as a freelance photographer and reached the pinnacle of photojournalism with high-profile reports about the flood disaster in the province of Zeeland (1953) and the Hungarian uprising (1956), shortly

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April 11th, 2019

This set contains samples from the "SMU CUL Digital Collections" digital collection from Southern Methodist University's Central University Libraries (CUL).A country of great beauty and geographical diversity

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Ever wished you could travel back in time and meet your younger self?Dutch artist Ard Gelinck has been working on an ongoing Then & Now project in which he uses Photoshop to create portraits o

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The 1950s bridged the gap between the reserved and conservative styles of the late 1940s and the fun and quirky looks that would define 1960s fashion. Hemlines grew shorter, waistlines wandered up and down, before disappearing completely, and the West seemed obsessed with making up for wartime limitations with excessive gla

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Our Modern Maidens is a 1929 American silent drama film directed by Jack Conway. Starring Joan Crawford in her last silent film role, the film also stars Rod La Rocque, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Anita Page.Our Modern Maidens has no audible dialog, but features a synchronized soundtrack and sound effec

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April 10th, 2019

A cool photo collection shows what bedroom interior of American hotels looked like in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Tall Story is a 1960 American romantic comedy film made by Warner Bros., directed by Joshua Logan and starring Anthony Perkins with Jane Fonda, in her first screen role. It is based on the 1957 novel The Homecoming Game by Howard Nemerov, which was the basis of a successful 1959 Broadway play titled Tall St

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In 2017, Max Roser, a researcher for the University of Oxford, shared a snippet of a dating ad published in a newspaper in 1865. The ad, titled “CHANCE FOR A SPINSTER,” featured a young man touting his best traits in the hopes that he would find a wif

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Born 1944 as Dietlinde Zechner in Bad Polzin, Germany, German-Austrian model and actress Susan Denberg was a chorus dancer and 1966 Playboy playmate, who made a brief brush with an acting career in the late 1960s. In addition, she did stage and dancing in London and Las Vegas.Denberg's best known acting r

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April 9th, 2019

Here below is a wonderful photo collection from John F. Ciesla that shows his 1963 USA tour with his close friend named Bill.“Travels with Bill.USA trip, April through June 1963.Close friend, William J. Armstrong passed

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In 1938, Harmon “Oscar” Nelson Ended His Marriage With Bette Davis. The Reason? She Read Books Too Much!

In 1938, Harmon “Oscar” Nelson ended his marriage with American actress, Bette Davis.The reason?He claimed she read too much. The New York Times reported on December

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Mary Wickes was born Mary Isabella Wickenhauser in St. Louis, Missouri on June 13, 1910. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1930. She received the Distinguished Alumni Citation from Washington University in 1955. Later she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree from Wa

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These interesting snapshots that captured people napping on their couches in the 1950s and 1960s.

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April 8th, 2019

Born 1946 in Pittman Center, Tennessee, American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist Dolly Parton is known primarily for her work in country music.After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with

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Mary Pickford, nicknamed “America’s Sweetheart,” was one of the most successful women in the film industry in the early part of the 20th century. She was a successful businesswoman who demanded higher salaries and greater control in her films.Mary Pickford (born Gladys Louise Smith) was born April 8, 1892 in T

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Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy: A Hollywood Affair to Remember

Of all the legendary Hollywood’s love stories and affairs, perhaps the most complicated is Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn’s. Though carefully concealed from the public, on screen the iconic duo shared their time on total nine different films, starting with the 1942 classic “Woman of the Year” and coming to an e

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Born 1840 in Paris, French novelist, playwright, journalist Émile Zola was also the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism.Zola was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and in the exoneration of the f

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April 7th, 2019

Born 1933 in Los Angeles, California, American film, stage, and television actress Elizabeth Montgomery whose career spanned five decades. She is best remembered for her leading role as Samantha Stephens on the television series Bewitched.Montgomery began her career in the 1950s with a role on her father's telev

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They may be man’s best friend, but man has also changed them beyond all recognition, these incredible pictures of dog breeds reveal.A hundred years ago, dogs like the Bull Terrier, Boxer, English Bulldog, and Dachshund were well-proportioned, generally healthy, and physically active. Today’s versions of these br

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Do You Remember a 1980s Dating Agency? Are These the Worst Dating Videos Ever?

After years of being branded sleazy outposts for desperate losers, some dating services are becoming an acceptable cupid for people In Search Of companionship. The singles industry is swelling with matchmakers cashing in on lonely hearts.

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Old Pics Show What American Beauty Salons Looked Like in the 1950s and 1960s

Women love beauty. That has been certainly evident from the past. So the beauty salons have been increasingly appearing widely and constantly upgrading to serve the standards of ladies.Take a look at these old pics to see what American beauty salons looked like in the 1950s and 1960s.

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April 6th, 2019

These lovely pics were taken by Barry Cunningham that show a tuxedo cat named Heba from the Evans Street Resistance commune in Dorchester, MA in summer of 1968. One where he poses as part of a still life. Several more where he is being shamelessly

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