20 Amazing Vintage Photographs of Children Playing in the Streets of New York City from the 1930s and 1940s

Helen Levitt (1913 – 2009) was an American photographer. She was particularly noted for "street photography" around New York City, and has been called "the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time."

In 1936, Helen Levitt found a medium for her "unconscious obsession:" she began photographing children's play in the streets of her native New York City. Wandering through working-class neighborhoods—looking for the right kind of "material: and "a proper shot," as she puts it, by scouting street life in Brooklyn, the Lower East Side, Harlem, and the Bronx—Levitt uncovered hidden worlds playing out on stoops and sidewalks. The photographs she made early in her career (roughly 1936 to 1950) are preoccupied with children who fabricate, from the barest threads of the imagination, their own "strange weave of time and space," to borrow a phrase from Walter Benjamin.






Happy Birthday, Ringo! A Collection of 18 Great Portraits of Ringo Starr from the 1960s

Born Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940, in Liverpool, England, Ringo Starr, known for his easy-going personality, rose to fame in the early 1960s as a member of the legendary rock group the Beatles. Known for his role as drummer, Starr also sang and wrote songs for the group, singing "With a Little Help from My Friends" and writing "Octopus's Garden." To celebrate his 75th birthday, here's a collection of 18 interesting portraits of Ringo Starr from the 1960s.

During the making of 'Help!'

A jam session at The Cavern

During a recording session for the album 'The Beatles' (White Album)

Jamming on the bongos during 'A Hard Day's Night' recording session

On the train to Washington where The Beatles were due to perform

Heinz Meixner defects from East Germany by driving through Checkpoint Charlie, 1963

Heinz Meixner defects from East Germany by driving through Checkpoint Charlie after removing his windshield and letting air out of his tires. 5 May, 1963.

Nicolas Cage dressed as Superman! Test footage of Nic Cage suiting up for Tim Burton's never-made 'Superman Lives'

The never-before-seen footage is from the documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" created by director Jon Schnepp in hopes of finding out what derailed this legendary unmade film.



Back in 1997, the actor suited up in the iconic superhero costume to shoot some test footage for the doomed Tim Burton-directed movie. Nicolas can be seen doing stretches in his latex-like uniform that noticeably varied from the signature blue and red design made famous by original Superman Christopher Reeve. The skintight material is of dark gunmetal hue and showcases the long-haired actor's surprisingly muscular physique.

'So Nic, movement and stuff seems pretty good, huh?' Tim asked as Cage replied: 'Yeah I mean, you were saying it'll feel a little loser the more I wear it? It's really tight.'

A behind-the-scenes photo showing Nicolas Cage's Superman test costume for "Superman Lives" (DC Movies)

Look up on the screen. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Nicolas Cage dressed as Superman! A photo of the Academy-Award winning actor in his test costume from an aborted attempt to reboot Superman in the mid-'90s emerged on the Internet.

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg during a water gun fight in Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1983


Wonderful Color Photos from the 1960s Batman TV Series

Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City.

It aired on the ABC network for three seasons from January 12, 1966, to March 14, 1968. Here's a collection of wonderful vintage color photos from the 1960s Batman TV series






Brides and Wedding Fashion in Cleveland from the 1930s and 1940s

In the Depression years, wealthy Cleveland brides-to-be attended bridal fashion shows and dressed like Hollywood stars on their wedding day. But many young couples wore their Sunday best to a simple ceremony at the County Courthouse in Cleveland.