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Updated: 2018-01-16T11:06:37.094-06:00

 



18 Vintage Photos of a Young Jamie Lee Curtis From in the Late 1970s and 1980s

2018-01-16T11:06:37.578-06:00

Pictures of young Jamie Lee Curtis peek into the early days of the American actress and author who first made headway in her acting career in the 1978 horror film Halloween. In the years since, Curtis has become a household name, not to mention one of the best American actresses working today. But before all the fame and fortune, and yogurt commercials, Jamie Lee Curtis was quite the looker as evidenced in this slideshow of what Jamie Lee Curtis looked like when she was young.






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Ethnic Costumes of Russia in Gorgeous Color Photos

2018-01-16T08:06:12.701-06:00

These photos were taken in 1979 by Aleksandr Bozhko during ethnographic expedition around different regions of Russia. The costumes themselves date mostly from the 19th - early 20th centuries and are from the collections of different ethnographic museums of Russia."Kichka" headdress from Ryazan provinceEthnic dress from Ryazan province"Soroka" headdressA dress from Arkhangelsk provinceTraditional bridal dress from Arkhangelsk provinceSee more »[...]



35 Cool Snaps of Men Posing With Their Cars in the 1930s

2018-01-16T03:55:33.371-06:00

Here is a cool snap collection that shows men posing next to their cars from the 1930s, some of them were 1920s models.






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One of the Most Talented Beauties of Hollywood: Glamorous Pictures of Young Jeanette MacDonald in the 1930s

2018-01-15T19:11:31.059-06:00

Jeanette Anna MacDonald (1903-1965) was an American singer and actress best remembered for her musical films of the 1930s. During the 1930s and 1940s she starred in 29 feature films, four nominated for Best Picture Oscars (The Love Parade, One Hour with You, Naughty Marietta and San Francisco), and recorded extensively, earning three gold records.

MacDonald later appeared in opera, concerts, radio, and television. She was one of the most influential sopranos of the 20th century, introducing opera to movie-going audiences and inspiring a generation of singers.

Take a look at these glamorous pictures to see the beauty of this talented woman from the 1930s.






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The Ideal Female Body Shape of the 1920s

2018-01-15T13:26:59.835-06:00

In 1928, a group of Hollywood film studio artists drew “the ideal screen type.” An amalgamation of the famous disembodied parts of Hollywood stars, the ideal screen type was doe-eyed and fair, holding her willowy arms at a coy akimbo. Beside the artists’ illustration of the composite ideal appeared the remarkable photographic image of the composite ideal’s real-life double: silent film star Anita Page.


Hollywood constantly measured the perfection of it’s starlets beauty against ideal types. The examples include Norma Talmadge, Pola Negri, Clara Bow, Gloria Swanson, Gilda Gray, Aileen Pringle, Mary Pickford, and Greta Garbo.

Born Anita Pomares, in Flushing, Queens, Salvadoran-American silent film star Anita Page possessed a beauty that was uncannily familiar: the eyes of Mary Pickford, the smooth white arms of Clara Bow, and the wasp-waist of Bebe Daniels. Had the camera trained its lens more closely upon Anita’s exquisite nose, this shot would have recorded her beautifully-full Latina nose as well. But beyond her composite physicality, Anita was also described as simultaneously both “a blonde, blue-eyed Latin” and “The Most Beautiful Girl in Hollywood.” No other Latina actress in Hollywood of the 1920s and 30s, aside from Anita Page, achieved star status without either effacing or caricaturing the Latin aspects of her body.(image)



Travolta Dress: The Story Behind the Dress Princess Diana Wore to Dance With John Travolta at the White House in 1985

2018-01-15T11:14:57.662-06:00

When Princess Diana visited President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, at the White House in 1985, she stepped onto the ballroom dance floor — with a man known for his electrifying moves on the big screen.“I put my hand in the middle of her back, brought her hand down so that it wouldn’t be so high and gave her the confidence that we would do just fine.” – John TravoltaDiana took the hand of John Travolta, star of Grease and Saturday Night Fever, and the pair gracefully spun around the checkered floor for nearly 30 minutes. The dance would become one of the most iconic moments of her life — and the velvet dress she wore for the occasion instantly assumed its place in her hall-of-fame looks.Designed by London-born Victor Edelstein, the "Travolta dress" is an off-the-shoulder midnight blue velvet evening gown. It was inspired by Edwardian fashion, giving it a "slight sweep of costume drama". The journalist Jackie Modlinger described it as "dramatic in style" and "regal in fabric".The Princess of Wales wore the dress again in Germany in December 1987 and at the premiere of the film Wall Street in April 1988. She wore it for her last official portrait photograph, taken by her former husband's uncle, the Earl of Snowdon, in 1997.Shortly before her death in August 1997, Diana requested that the dress be sold in a charity auction. Florida-based businesswoman Maureen Dunkel bought it for £100,000 in New York in June 1997, along with nine other dresses formerly owned by the Princess. The Travolta dress was the most expensive one sold at the auction. When she went bankrupt in 2011, Dunkel was forced to put them up for auction, but the Travolta dress was one of six that were not sold. It was finally auctioned off by Kerry Taylor in London on 19, March 2013, fetching £240,000 ($362,424) and again being the most expensive auctioned dress. It was bought by "a British gentleman as a surprise to cheer up his wife".During the gala, Princess Diana also taking to the floor with Tom Selleck and Clint Eastwood on that glittering night at the White House in September 1985.Diana dances with then-President Ronald Reagan.Diana and Tom Selleck.Diana and Clint Eastwood.[...]



40 Stunning Portraits of 19th Century Russian Beauties in Traditional Costumes

2018-01-15T06:23:33.335-06:00

These photos were taken in the end of 19th century and now are kept in the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography. The women in the photos are wearing traditional costumes of different regions of Russia. And though you can see many regional differences in the outfits there are two similar basic elements - sarafan and kokoshnik.Sarafan is a sleeveless, high-waisted dress either cut on the bias or gored to give fullness at the hem. A chemise is needed to be worn underneath. Sometimes there is an opening down the front, with buttons. The sarafan could be very rich looking, trimmed with lace, ribbon or gold braid, or very homemade looking. Over the sarafan a short jacket could be worn, gored and gathered at the back, and also an embroidered apron. Sometimes the sarafan was worn with a belt.A kokoshnik is a headdress worn by married women, though maidens wore a headdress very similar to a kokoshnik, but open in the back, named a "povyazka". The word "kokoshnik" describes a great variety of headdresses worn throughout Russia, including the cylindrical hats , two pointed nimbus "kika", triangular shaped "kika", small pearl hats etc. The kokoshniks could be quite extravagant, even if they were worn by farmer's wives, and were composed of gold brocade, damask, or velvet, with gold embroidery usually of plant and flower motifs. Sometimes they were set with real pearls and precious stones.See more »[...]



34 Fantastic Photos That Capture Innerleithen Area, Scotland Around 1900

2018-01-15T05:41:12.620-06:00

Innerleithen is a civil parish and a small town in the committee area of Tweeddale, in the Scottish Borders. It was formerly in the historic county of Peeblesshire or Tweeddale.

These photos from Andrew Stewart that were taken by or belonged to his great grandfather William D. Pearce of Glasgow who had family links to the area.






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25 Amazing Then-and-Now Photos Show How Toronto Has Changed From 1959 to 2014

2018-01-14T19:06:08.678-06:00

Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario's northwestern shore. It's a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower.Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen's Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo.To be as this day, Toronto has experienced a long period of strong development and change. Mr T.O. took pictures of this city in 2014 and put them together with the 1959 ones to see how it has changed over the past 55 years.Take a look...194 Randall Street856 Eglinton east1749 Victoria Park Avenue being built & entrance to St. Jude's Church1759 Victoria Park Avenue looking south eastAfrica Inland Mission at 1641 Victoria ParkSee more »[...]



Rare and Stunning Illustrations for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Salvador Dalí, 1969

2018-01-14T13:45:16.120-06:00

Salvador Dalí’s incredible illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” (published in 1865) have caused it to become one of the rarest and most sought-after Dalí suites. With the original gouaches published by Maecenas Press-Random House, New York in 1969, the suite now contains 12 heliogravures - one for each chapter of the book - and comes with 1 original signed etching in 4 colors as the frontpiece.This collaboration brings together arguably two of the most creative minds in Western culture, as both are considered ultimate explorers of dreams and imagination.FrontispieceDown the Rabbit HoleThe Pool of TearsA Caucus Race and a Long TaleThe Rabbit Sends in a Little BillSee more »[...]



In 1963, Actress June Lockhart Taught Her Cat Named George to Like the Water, and He Apparently Enjoys the Swim!

2018-01-14T11:23:19.333-06:00

Thus proclaimed ad copy accompanying some photos taken for an Associated Press piece at the home of actress June Lockhart in April 1963 of her pet cat, George, who apparently enjoyed taking a dip in the Lockhart family pool. AP Photographer David F. Smith was on hand to snap images of June and George as they swam about the pool.“I’m sure George could go the whole length of this 45-foot pool if he paced himself,” Lockhart told United Press International in an interview. “George’s motivation is quite simple. He wants to get on the other side. That’s the same with all of us.”June Lockhart, who played the mother on CBS-TV’s “Lassie,” said the cat’s swimming victory marked its debut in competition.“I don’t know what we call his stroke,” she said. “It’s certainly not the dog paddle. I guess you could call it the cat paddle. This was his first freestyle open competition. Actually, though, George is nothing with his backstroke.”See more »[...]



The Valentine's Day Hairdo Every Woman Should NOT Have!

2018-01-14T08:32:38.554-06:00

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Found Photos That Capture People in the Early Days of Television

2018-01-14T04:02:07.726-06:00

One of the most popular products in the 1950s was the TV. At the start of the decade, there were about 3 million TV owners; by the end of it, there were 55 million, watching shows from 530 stations.

A set of found photos that shows people and their TVs from the 1950s.






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These Beautiful Hats From Edwardian Era That May Inspire Fashion Today

2018-01-13T19:03:46.148-06:00

Not only elegant dresses, women's fashion during Edwardian era also featured stunning hats, and lots of them may inspire fashion today.






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A Day in the Life With "The King of Cool" Steve McQueen in 1963

2018-01-13T13:21:11.213-06:00

In the spring of 1963, already popular from his big-screen breakout as one of The Magnificent Seven and just a couple months away from entering the Badass Hall of Fame with the release of The Great Escape, Steve McQueen was on the brink of superstardom.Intrigued by his dramatic backstory and his off-screen exploits — McQueen was a reformed delinquent who got his thrills racing cars and motorcycles — LIFE sent photographer John Dominis to California to hang out with the 33-year-old actor and, in effect, see what he could get.Three weeks and more than 40 rolls of film later, Dominis had captured some astonishing images — photos impossible to imagine in today's utterly restricted-access celebrity universe. Here, a series of pictures from what Dominis would look back on as one of his favorite assignments, along with insights about the time he spent with the man who would soon don the mantle, "the King of Cool."At his bungalow in Palm Springs, Steve McQueen practices his aim before heading out for a shooting session in the desert, 1963.Steve McQueen driving on Sunset Strip, 1963.Steve McQueen and Neile Adams, his first wife, target-practice with their pistols in the California desert, 1963.Steve McQueen and Neile Adams, his first wife, in the California desert, 1963.McQueen works out at the gym at Paramount Pictures while making the movie Love With the Proper Stranger opposite Natalie Wood, 1963.See more »[...]



“Women Are Teachable”: This 1940s Booklet to Assist Male Bosses in Supervising Their New Female Employees

2018-01-13T11:02:16.516-06:00

In a re-discovered 1940s guide for how male bosses should treat female employees, men were amusingly told that “women are teachable.” The guide shows just how much the work place has changed since World War II.By 1944, over half of American adult women were employed outside the home, making invaluable contributions to the war effort. As women went about their duties, supervisors often worried about effectively assimilating them into the workforce. This publication from the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) awkwardly attempted to assist supervisors with managing their new female employees.But many of America’s supervisors had never had to deal with women in the workplace and many felt women not only belonged in the home, but were simply unable to learn how to work in a man’s world. So, RCA thought this guide would be helpful in order to keep America on its war footing.The implications in the text are somewhat amusing in that it seems to have been assumed that men were tougher of spirit, could take criticism better, didn’t take things personally, and perhaps were easier to keep working in unclean and unsafe working conditions.After all, many of these lines of advice seem like a good way to treat any employee; as opposed to just women!Following the image of each page of the booklet with the text below (please click on the images to view them larger):WOMEN ARE TEACHABLEWHEN YOU SUPERVISE A WOMANMake clear her part in the process or product on which she works.Allow for her lack of familiarity with machine processes.See that her working set-up is comfortable, safe and convenient.Start her right by kindly and careful supervision.Avoid horseplay or “kidding”; she may resent it.Suggest rather than reprimand.When she does a good job, tell her so.Listen to and aid her in her work problems.WOMEN ARE PATIENTWHEN YOU PUT A WOMAN TO WORKHave a job breakdown for her job.Consider her education, work experience and temperament in assigning her to that job.Have the necessary equipment, tools and supplies ready for her.Try out her capacity for and familiarity with the work.Assign her to a shift in accordance with health, home obligations and transportation arrangements.Place her in a group of workers with similar backgrounds and interests.Inform her fully on health and safety rules, company policies, company objectives.Be sure she knows the location of rest-rooms, lunch facilities, dispensaries.Don’t change her shift too often and never without notice.WOMEN ARE CAREFULWHENEVER YOU EMPLOY A WOMANLimit her hours to 8 a day, and 48 a week, if possible.Arrange brief rest periods in the middle of each shift.Try to make nourishing foods available during lunch periods.Try to provide a clean place to eat lunch, away from her workplace.Make cool and pure drinking water accessible.See that the toilet and restrooms are clean and adequate.Watch work hazards – moving machinery; dust and fumes; improper lifting; careless housekeeping.Provide properly adjusted work seats; good ventilation and lighting.Recommend proper clothing for each job; safe, comfortable shoes; try to provide lockers and a place to change work clothes.Relieve a monotonous job with rest periods. If possible, use music during fatigue periods.WOMEN ARE COOPERATIVEFINALLY–CALL ON A TRAINED WOMAN COUNSELOR IN YOUR PERSONNEL DEPARTMENTTo find out what women workers think and want.To discover personal causes of poor work, absenteeism, turnover.To assist women workers in solving personal difficulties.To interpret women’s attitudes and actions.To assist in adjusting women to their jobs.(Citation: Records of the War Manpower Commission, via National Archives at Atlanta [...]



Iggy Pop Explains Why He Hates the Term "Punk Rock" in This 1977 CBC Interview

2018-01-13T07:43:48.424-06:00

In 1977, Iggy Pop and David Bowie were supposed to perform on Peter Gzowski’s 90 Minutes Live in Toronto. Unfortunately due to an issue with contracts and the union with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, that performance turned into an interview with Iggy. And an interview is what we got. An interview that became so notorious, it was sampled in a 1999 song by Mogwai.

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35 Cool Snaps of Young Couples That Defined Lifestyle of the Roaring Twenties

2018-01-13T04:17:10.407-06:00

That's what young couples looked like in the 1920s.






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40 Color Found Photos That Capture Seattle, Washington From the 1960s

2018-01-12T19:17:39.888-06:00

These found photos from Ralf K that he inherited from a friend named Miriam Cole of his mother.Freeway Seely Site, Roanoke & Harvard, November 1960Helicopter, June 1960Library, June 1960Seattle from helicopter, August 1960Union Bay & University, November 1960See more »[...]



35 Handsome Photos of a Young John Travolta That Had Women Swooning in the 1970s and 1980s

2018-01-12T12:13:17.802-06:00

John Travolta began his career in New York where he appeared on stage and in television commercials before obtaining a role in Broadway’s Grease – not yet as Danny Zuko. In 1976, he appeared in Carrie before becoming a star with Saturday Night Fever, in 1977: the disco pack praised the Bee Gees themed energetic drama. Followed further successes such as Grease, in 1978, Urban Cowboy, in 1980 and Blow Out, in 1981.Soon the actor's career declined before the box-office hit, the Look Who's Talking trilogy, in the beginning of the 1990s and the sensational career invigorating, Pulp Fiction, in 1994. John Travolta was back as one of Hollywood's leading men and he starred in such films as Get Shorty, in 1995, Primary Colors, in 1998 and Hairspray, in 2007 – riskily reviving the role of the iconic drag queen, Divine.Despite the polemics surrounding his personal life – the death of his autistic son, his close link to scientology, John Travolta proved one can be a has-been and an acclaimed star at the same time while he in definitely closely linked to pop culture trends: disco, musicals and most of Pulp Fiction's scenes and dialogues.See more »[...]



À Vendre: 20 Adorable and Hilarious "Babies For Sale" Postcards in France From the Early 20th Century

2018-01-12T08:22:14.076-06:00

These vintage humorous postcards from 1904-1905 show staged photographs of "children for sale" in France from 100 years ago.






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32 Amazing Vintage Photographs of Finland in World War II

2018-01-12T05:52:00.294-06:00

In 2013, the Finnish Defence Forces put an archive of 160,000 WWII-era photographs online. The images record the war years from 1939 to 1945, spanning three conflicts the Finns recognize as the Winter War (against an invading Soviet Union), the Continuation War (striking against the Soviets alongside the Germans) and the Lapland War (against the Germans for control of Lapland). Below are some of amazing images from the collection.A soldier with a pack Reindeer, on slippery ice, near the tiny village of Nautsi, in northern Lapland, Finland, on October 26, 1941.Flamethrower in action in the woods near the village of Niinisalo, on July 1, 1942.Pilots in flight above Jämijärvi, on July 17, 1942.Propeller-driven snowmobile near Haapasaari, Finland. The swastika was used as the official national marking of the Finnish Air Force and Tank Corps between 1918 and 1945.Looking out toward approaching aircraft with binoculars and listening with a huge acoustic locator.See more »[...]



38 Color Snapshots of Teenage Girls in Swimsuits From the 1960s

2018-01-12T04:14:24.693-06:00

Flashback to the 1960s where the modest swimsuit of the 1950s went out and in came the cute two piece bikini and flashy one piece bathing suit. '60s swimsuits with contrasting mod colorblocks were one fad.This collection of color snapshots of '60s teenage girls in swimsuits that will show you a clearer look.See more »[...]



23 Fascinating Portrait Photos of Che Guevara Taken by Elliott Erwitt in 1964

2018-01-11T19:04:20.670-06:00

These fascinating photographs are portrait of Che Guevara that were taken by Elliott Erwitt during an interview with Lisa Howard in Havana, Cuba, 1964.






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Meet the Real Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin in 1926

2018-01-11T13:45:21.239-06:00

It's probably been a while since you read a Winnie-the-Pooh story or watched an animated film featuring the humble bear, but here's a series of vintage photos centering on author A. A. Milne's famous character. The images of Milne's son Christopher Robin — the inspiration for Milne's character of the same name who was Pooh's best pal — were taken in 1926 and in 1928 (photos of Christopher Robin and his father.) Mini Milne and his stuffed bear — named Edward, a gift he received on his first birthday — sometimes come across semi-creepy, but in that charming, vintage-photo way.There is a dark side to the young Milne's life, however. Later in life, he grew to resent dear old dad for thrusting him into the public eye and essentially exploiting his childhood — or so he felt. He published a series of his own books describing the difficulties of growing up Pooh. He also became an atheist, which is kind of ironic considering the religious associations people often make with Pooh. Fans who cherished Milne's childhood book series were disappointed by his reactions, but new generations have found much to love about the classic character.See more »[...]