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September 22, 2019

Beautiful Pics of Edie Sedgwick Photographed by Fred Eberstadt For Life Magazine in 1965

American actress and fashion model Edie Sedgwick is best known for being one of Andy Warhol's superstars. She became known as "The Girl of the Year" in 1965 after starring in several of Warhol's short films in the 1960s.

While her association with Warhol would bring her lasting fame, Sedgwick’s life was not without its tragedies and torments. Her fame peaked during the tumultuous 1960s, a decade rife with creative opportunities as well as tragedy on an international level.

These beautiful pics of Edie Sedgwick photographed by Fred Eberstadt for Life magazine in 1965.

1960’s Chevy Infant Storage Solution

“Oh no,” you say to yourself, “I have accommodated all that I needed to fit into my wonderful 1960 Chevrolet Corvair, but now there is no room for my beloved bundle of joy, ‘Joseph.’”

Don’t you worry, daddy; it’s a problem as old as time. That’s why the brilliant engineers at Chevrolet have ingeniously crafted a first-in-class baby cradle into the dashboard!

Incidentally, this is also a last-in-class.

From the comfort of his, shall we say, “exhilarating” perch, your baby will enjoy a second-to-none forward view of the road. And since the humble 80 HP engine is weaker than an asthmatic mule, you don’t have to worry about your precious, fragile little human tumbling onto the floor under hard acceleration; there is none!

Worried about your baby’s safety in the event that an abrupt stop is required? Don’t be, he will be safely retained by the standard, soft glass windshield!

But wait! There are other perks, too! Flip on the windshield defrost and set your HVAC to hot to quickly warm your baby – because a warm baby is a happy baby! Never leave your attention-hungry human cargo out of your sight, as his diminutive little body obscures your forward view of the road! And with the optional automatic transmission, gear shifts are hands free, perfect for one-handed coddling of cute little Joseph while your other hand rests safely on the wheel!

Thank goodness the times have changed.

(via CMP Chevrolet Buick GMC)

Amazing Then and Now Photos of 30 Iconic Supermodels

These days when someone says supermodel, you probably think of young beauties like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, or even Instagram stars like Alexis Ren. But before this new crop of models, there were the original supermodels — those who walked the high fashion runways and graced magazine cover, after magazine cover.

Not many models become household names, and even less have careers that span decades. But these women defied the odds. Take look at these gorgeous women as they were at the height of their celebrity from the 1960s to the 1990s, and what they look like today.

1. Lauren Hutton (1966, 2019)

2. Twiggy (1967, 2019)

3. Cheryl Tiegs (1971, 2019)

4. Beverly Johnson (1974, 2019)

5. Jerry Hall (1976, 2019)

English Classic Bombshell: 40 Glamorous Photos of June Wilkinson in the 1950s and '60s

Born 1940 in Eastbourne, English model and actress June Wilkinson started as a stage performer at the age of 12, she went on to become the youngest topless dancer, at the age of 15, at the Windmill Theatre in London from 1957 to 1958.

During a promotional tour in the United States, she was discovered by Hugh Hefner. Her first appearance in Playboy, in September 1958, was titled "The Bosom". She was a brunette in those days, but in later shoots she was a blonde.

Wilkinson appeared in Playboy again in August 1959 in a spread titled "The Bosom in Hollywood." In 1960, she was featured in Playboy five times.

Wilkinson appeared in the 1960 voodoo film, Macumba Love, which promoted her measurements as "44-20-36". In 1963, she stated that her measurements were actually "40-22-35".

In December 1962, Wilkinson made her last appearance in Playboy, though her photos continued to appear in the magazine in anniversary and retrospective features.

Though Wilkinson was never an official Playboy Playmate, she was featured in the magazine on seven separate occasions and was one of the magazine's most popular photo subjects. She appeared in more than fifty other men's magazines and newspapers from 1958 to 1970, making her one of the most-photographed models of the era.

Take a look at these glamorous photos to see the beauty of young June Wilkinson in the 1950s and 1960s.

September 21, 2019

Gorgeous Photos of Sharon Tate on the Set of “Eye of the Devil” in 1965

Eye of the Devil is a 1966 British mystery/horror film with occult and supernatural themes directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Deborah Kerr, David Niven and Sharon Tate.

The film is set in rural France and was filmed at the Ch√Ęteau de Hautefort and in England. Eye of the Devil is based on the novel Day of the Arrow by Robin Estridge and was initially titled Thirteen.

These gorgeous photos of American actress Sharon Tate, aged 22, were taken by photographer Philippe Le Tellier. She has just been signed for a co-starring role in the new MGM film, Eye of the Devil, pictured at her flat in Eaton Square, London, Friday 17th September 1965.

When Kids Played With Alligators in Los Angeles in the Early 20th Century

Originally located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Joseph ‘Alligator Joe’ Campbell’s Alligator Farm was relocated to tourist hotspot Lincoln Heights, California in 1907. The animals were loaded onto a train and a banner was hung from the side advertising the advent of the attraction.

After paying their 25 cents admission fee, visitors could enjoy the hundreds of alligators, of various sizes and ages, that lived in the back garden - and, as the postcards show, there were opportunities to ride the reptiles. In time, the farm began to supply alligators for the movie industry and feature in such films as King Solomon’s Mines, The Adventures of Kathleen, Walt Disney’s The Happiest Millionaire, and numerous Tarzan films.

Most famous was an alligator called Billy. Visitors to the farm would witness Billy sliding down chutes and wrestling underwater with famed alligator wrestler George Link, and, until the 1960s, most of the alligator jaws seen in films belonged to Billy, as he would automatically open his mouth when a piece of meat was dangled above him, just out of view of the camera. Billy was one of the alligators so domesticated that his owners could put a saddle on him and give their visitors a ride. Another highlight was 250lb Galapagos tortoise, Humpy. The owners’ children would put a saddle on Humpy and Billy each and race them around the garden. Humpy would regularly stray off the path but was invariably the winner.

In it’s hey day the farm was the most complete reptile collection in the world, as various other species of snake and lizard were introduced over time, and would entertain 130,000 visitors a year.

Victorian Mustache Spoon: The Special Spoon Which Used to Protect the Mustache When Eating Soup!

Mustaches flourished all throughout the Victorian years. Great gobs of wax were melted and then applied to the mustache to keep the curls intact.

And therein lay a problem that cropped up when steaming hot cups of coffee or tea were carried up to the mouth for sipping. The steam melted the wax and sent it right into the cup. Another problem soon became apparent. Sipping hot tea or coffee, moustaches often became stained.

Finally, Harvey Adams, an innovative Englishman, in 1860 made an unusual invention, “the mustache cup”. The mustache cup had a ledge, called a mustache guard, across the cup. The guard had one semicircular opening against the side of the cup. The pampered mustache rested safe and dry on the mustache guard sipping hot beverage through the opening.

A later addition was the mustache spoon, invented in the latter half of the 19th century to allow the man to consume liquids without spillage onto either the mustache or clothing.

The first patented mustache spoon was claimed in March 1868 by New York spoon designer, Solon Ferrer, and was a soup spoon with a guard to hold the mustache free and unsoiled of the liquid beneath it.

In the letter patent No. 135,141, dated January 21, 1873, a mustache spoon is described as:
“...the shield being such that, while it permits the user of the spoon to receive into the bowl by the usual dipping process a proper quantity of soup, the latter can be conveyed to the mouth without any portion of the liquid being brought into contact with the mustache... The shield extends longitudinally from the tip of the bowl to the point where the latter is united to the handle, so as to leave about one-half of the bowl exposed. The shield, however, is so cut away as to leave an opening of such dimensions that it can be easily overlapped and underlapped by the lips, and yet permit the contents of the bowl, when the latter is tilted, to flow freely into the mouth...”
Mustache spoons, known as “etiquette spoons”, were highly popular in the Victorian era and more than twenty patents were obtained in the US to improve and ameliorate their use. Mustache spoons were made for left and right-handed gentlemen and some have detachable guards.

The majority of mustache spoons date from the late 19th century through the early 20th century at which time the favor of mustaches began to decline.

Reed & Barton is one of the main American makers, with their late 19th century “Master Mustache Spoon”. Other known makers in the UK include George Adams and John Round and Son, Ltd. A later reproduction (20th century) of the original "Master Mustache spoon" was issued by Reed & Barton and offered in gift or collector’s box with a red flannel blanket.

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