Monday, January 16, 2017

Eros Fun – 43 Hilarious Candid Snapshots Captured Naughty People Having Fun from the Mid-20th Century

Life in the mid 20th century was quite different in so many ways. No home computers, mobile phones or digital cameras around the house, and the TV had a smaller number of channels broadcasting a few hours a day. Explore how life was fun in the mid-20th century through this gallery of 43 candid vintage snapshots, and see how was it different to life today?

1966 'Batman' Movie Promo Photo

Photo of Adam West as Batman from the television program.

In this awesome early image Adam West is playing the most iconic superhero of that time. This image is a promotional photo from the movie studio when they released their spinoff movie to the show "Batman." The movie was released a few months after the show was. This image is dated August 12th 1966 and is credited by "20th Century Fox."

29 Black and White Photos Show Behind the Scenes of 'Midnight Cowboy' (1969)

'Midnight Cowboy' is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. The film was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Jon Voight in the title role alongside Dustin Hoffman. Notable smaller roles are filled by Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Salt and Barnard Hughes.

The film won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. It was the only X-rated film ever to win Best Picture, though its rating has since been changed to R. It has since been placed 36th on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest American films of all time, and 43rd on its 2007 updated version.

Here are some black and white photos that captured behind the scenes of the film 'Midnight Cowboy' in 1969.

Renée Perle, Jacques-Henri Lartigue's fabulous muse in Paris, 1931

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Road Trip - Summer of '54: Amazing Trip Diary Through Vintage Photos of A Freelance Photographer

On July 31, 1954, freelance photographer Rosemary Gilliat and her girlfriends, Anna Brown, Audrey James and Helen Salkeld, packed up Helen's Plymouth station wagon and began their 12,391-kilometre road trip across Canada.

During the next 38 days, they crossed five provinces and four states, travelling through Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Washington, Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota, and returning to Ottawa on September 6.

Here is their amazing trip diary through 98 vintage photos.

Helen Salkeld, Audrey James, Anna Brown and Rosemary Gilliat (left to right) getting ready to leave Ottawa, Ontario for their Trans-Canada Highway trip, July 31, 1954

Anna Brown, Helen Salkeld and Audrey James stopping at Deep River (Ottawa River), Ontario. July 31, 1954

Audrey James in a tent [possibly near Temagami, Ontario, July 31, 1954]

Audrey James standing at a large road sign on the Trans-Canada Highway near Kirkland Lake, Ontario, August 1, 1954

Audrey James, Anna Brown and Helen Salkeld erecting tents, Moonbeam, Ontario, August 1, 1954

Girl having her tire changed in Southeast Washington, 1942

White of Face and Clad in Black: These 60 Amazing Candid Snapshots That Capture Goth Scene of the 1980s

The goth subculture is a contemporary subculture found in many countries. It began in England during the early 1980s in the gothic rock scene, an offshoot of the post-punk genre. Notable post-punk groups that presaged that genre are Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division and Bauhaus. The goth subculture has survived much longer than others of the same era, and has continued to diversify. Its imagery and cultural proclivities indicate influences from the 19th century Gothic literature along with horror films.

The goth subculture has associated tastes in music, aesthetics, and fashion. The music of the goth subculture encompasses a number of different styles, including gothic rock, industrial, deathrock, post-punk, darkwave, ethereal wave and neoclassical. Styles of dress within the subculture range from deathrock, punk and Victorian styles, or combinations of the above, most often with dark attire (often black), pale face makeup and black hair. The scene continues to draw interest from a large audience decades after its emergence. In Western Europe, there are large annual festivals, mainly in Germany.