Friday, January 30, 2015

40 Cool Vintage Photos of Celebrity Weddings

Natalie Talmage and Buster Keaton, 1921 Natalie Talmage and Buster Keaton, 1921. Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, 1937 Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales, 1937. Keystone / Getty Images

Nat King Cole and Maria Hawkins Ellington, 1948 Nat King Cole and Maria Hawkins Ellington, 1948. Hulton Archives / Getty Images

Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad Hilton, 1950 Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad Hilton, 1950. Keystone / Getty Images

Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra, 1951 Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra, 1951. Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Wonderful Color Photographs of The Beatles' Rooftop Concert in 1969

30th January 1969, The Beatles surprised a central London business district with an impromptu concert from the roof of Apple offices at Savile Row, London. They played tracks including "Don't Let Me Down", "I've Got a Feeling", "Dig A Pony" and "Get Back". The police arrived to halt the proceedings, but the band continued to play. Despite their protest, no arrests were made, and the performance continued for 42 minutes.

Ringo said "It was a memorable day for me - we were doin' what we did best - making music. But I am still disappointed the policemen didn't drag me off me drums!".

This was their final public performance.






Passengers aboard a Braniff International flight, 1967

Passengers aboard a Braniff International flight, enjoy their personal space while drinking coffee and reading magazines, 1967.

Rare and Interesting Color Photos of The Continuation War from the Early 1940s

The Continuation War refers to the hostilities between Finland and the Soviet Union during World War II, from 1941 to 1944. At the time of the war, the Finns adopted this name to clarify how they viewed it in relation to the preceding Winter War. The Soviet Union saw the war as part of its struggle against Nazi Germany and its allies, on the Eastern Front of World War II. The war was known in the Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War. Germany regarded its operations in the region as part of its overall war efforts on the Eastern Front, and it provided Finland with critical material support and military cooperation.






Munitions factory floor in Chilwell, Britain, July 1917


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Actors Adam West and Burt Ward on the set of the movie "Batman" (1966)

Most of these photos were taken by Richard Hewett in Los Angeles in 1966 for Look magazine.






Color Photographs of Coney Island in the Early 1960s

When Aaron Rose began photographing Coney Island in 1961, he bypassed the bluster of the theme parks and sideshows for the more intimate interactions of beach dwellers. Wielding his camera surreptitiously, observing as if from a neighboring blanket, Rose documented a “sun-baked melting pot” of beachgoers of all ages, ethnicities, and walks of life, each one utterly unselfconscious, absorbed in a world of his or her own.