Monday, September 1, 2014

Chrysler Magazine Ads from 1960s

Retro Unique Sunglasses from 1960s

Baby cages in an apartment building, ca. 1937

Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, ca. 1937.

How British Cinemas have Changed in the Past 100 Years through Pictures

Cinema a century ago was a new, exciting and highly democratic form of entertainment. Picture houses nationwide offered a sociable, lively environment in which to relax and escape from the daily grind. With feature films still rare, the programme was an entertaining, ever-changing roster of short items with live musical accompaniment. Here's a collection of 38 pictures that show how British cinemas have changed in the past 100 years.

The Cinema House, Sheffield, 1914

The Regent Cinema, Sheffield, 1927

The Regal Cinema, Marble Arch, London, c.1928

The Granada, Tooting, London, c.1931

Gaumont Palace, King's Road, London, 1934

Swimsuit and Beach Pyjamas, ca. 1930

The fashion from the continent arrives in Britain in 1930. Beach pyjamas were very popular with the fashionable ladies of the 30s. Worn with bare backs, the beach suit had the arms revealed and long flared legs- the start of elegant leisure wear. Designers found new freedom with the coming of synthetic materials that flowed around the body. (via)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Rare Photos of a Young Mick Jagger in the 1960s

Beautiful Fashion Shots of Model Sherry ”Cherry” Nelms in the 1950s

Norman Wisdom during a scene being shot at the Beaconsfield Film Studios, 1960

Actor Norman Wisdom during a scene being shot at the Beaconsfield Film Studios, 1960 (© Philip Jones Griffiths/Magnum Photos)

Gorgeous Black & White Portraits of Sharon Stone in 1983

These gorgeous black and white photographs of Sharon Stone at 25 years old, shot by photographer Peter Duke sometime in 1983.

The Kiss of Life, 1967

Taken in 1967 by Rocco Morabito, this is one of the most powerful photographs we’ve seen. Called "The Kiss of Life" photo, it shows a utility worker named J.D. Thompson giving mouth-to-mouth to co-worker Randall G. Champion after he went unconscious following contact with a high voltage line.