Thursday, May 31, 2012

'60s Celebrity Photos Found In A Closet

Jack Robinson shot celebrity portraits for Vogue in the 1960s and later took up a career in stained-glass. After he passed in 1997, never-before-seen prints of a forgotten 17-year career in photography were found buried in his closet.

Warren Beatty

Michael Caine

Tina Turner

Jack Nicholson

Clint Eastwood

Photos of Beauty Salon & Barber Shop in the 1970's

Color Photos of New York from the 1960′s

Ernst Haas is an Austrian photographer who began shooting color film in it’s infancy. The photographs posted here were taken in New York state during the late 1950′s and 1960′s.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Life in Photographs by Dorothea Lange from the 1920s to the 1950s

Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist,best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography.

Dorothea Lange in 1936

17 Beautiful Photos of Brigitte Bardot on the Set of 'Shalako' in 1967

Shalako is a British 1968 Western film directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot, filmed in Almería, Spain. The cast also includes Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, and Honor Blackman, Connery's co-star in Goldfinger. It is based on a novel by Louis L'Amour.

Brigitte Bardot clearly has a lovely time speaking inflected English in an American Western, and Sean Connery is obviously relieved to be, and very strong outside James Bond.

The plot concerns a lot of European aristocrats who insist on shooting wild sheep on a safari in Indian territory. The American Westerners keep putting them down in every way, except in rock climbing (the Europeans have practiced in the Alps), and when the Apache come they are no more villainous (or saintly either) than they ought to be. The movie, directed by Edward Dmytryk, is unpretentiously not so much antiwar as propeace ("There has been enough bloodshed," an Apache chief says near the end, and there has.)

Vintage Adverts for Colour Televisions

The First Monterey Jazz Festival

The Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) is one of the longest consecutively running jazz festivals. It debuted on October 3, 1958 and was founded by San Francisco jazz radio broadcaster Jimmy Lyons.

The festival is held annually on the 20-acre (8.1 ha), oak-studded Monterey County Fairgrounds, located at 2000 Fairground Road in Monterey, California, USA on the third full weekend in September, beginning on Friday. More than 500 top jazz artists perform on nine stages spread throughout the grounds, with more than 50 concert performances.

Performers: Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars, Dizzy Gillespie, Ernestine Anderson w/Gerald Wiggins, Cal Tjader Sextet, John Lewis, Shelly Manne, Art Farmer, Milt Jackson, Gerry Mulligan, Harry James Orchestra, Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Buddy DeFranco, Shelly Manne & His Men, Max Roach, Modern Jazz Quartet, Lizzie Miles, Benny Carter, and more...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vintage Vaudeville Photos before 1940

Vintage News Photos from 1910-1012

These are photographs from 1910-1012 taken by Bain News Service.

Photos of Brooklyn in The Summer of 1974