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April 19, 2019

30 Candid Photographs of Marilyn Monroe in Black Swimsuit From the 1959 Movie "Some Like It Hot" Beach Scene

On Saturday, September 6, 1958, Marilyn Monroe and the 175-person company of Some Like It Hot arrived at the Hotel del Coronado to begin location shots, after filming in Hollywood the previous four weeks.

The movie, cowritten and directed by Billy Wilder, is about two musicians, played by Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, who, to elude a gang of bootleggers, dress up in drag and join an all-girl band. Tony Curtis falls in love with the band’s lead singer, Sugar Kane Kowalczyk, played by Monroe. Wilder set the movie in 1929 Chicago, which was re-created at the Samuel Goldwyn Studios in Hollywood and at a resort hotel in Miami, Florida, for which the Hotel Del was the stand-in. The San Diego Union’s drama editor, Edwin Martin, noted in a puff piece that Monroe was “still beautiful and still shy.”

There were many problems with Marilyn Monroe, who lacked concentration and suffered from an addiction to pills. She could not memorize many of her lines and required 47 takes to get “It’s me, Sugar” correct, instead saying either “Sugar, it’s me” or “It’s Sugar, me”. Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon made bets during the filming on how many takes she would need to get it right. Three days were scheduled for shooting the scene with Shell Jr. and Sugar at the beach, as Monroe had many complicated lines, but the scene was finished in only 20 minutes. Monroe’s acting coach Paula Strasberg and Monroe’s husband Arthur Miller both tried to influence the production, which Wilder and other crew members found annoying.

Billy Wilder spoke in 1959 about filming another movie with Monroe: “I have discussed this with my doctor and my psychiatrist and they tell me I’m too old and too rich to go through this again.” But Wilder also admitted: “My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?” He also stated that Monroe played her part wonderfully.

Some Like It Hot opened to largely positive reviews and is today considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. The film received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.  In 2005, the British Film Institute included this film on its list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14.

36 Intimate Photos That Document Daily Life of the Danish Folk-Band Orføvs in the 1970s

These intimate photographs from Alf, a member of the Danish folk-band Orføvs that documented daily life of this band in its early days.
“Band started in late 1976 and was very active till the late 80's - after that Orføvs plays mostly at family gathering, but still has a faithful fan-base that enjoys the occational public gigs and listening to old tapes. The members are the same through all the years. Music spans traditional Danish and Swedish fiddle-tunes, Cajun, Swing and folk-rock.”
Orføvs on April 2, 1977

Me to the left with the 12-string, April 1977

Flemming and Kim, November 9, 1978

Frk. Rasmussen, December 1, 1978

Margit and Flemming, December 1, 1978

April 18, 2019

30 Out-of-Context Vintage Comic Panels That Prove All Superheroes Have Dirty Minds

Superhero comic books are inherently filled with over-the-top characters dressed in outlandish costumes performing strange and bizarre deeds. When you throw so many fantastical elements together, it can be almost awe-inspiring to a new reader.

Similarly, if you focus to just a single panel, it can often seem like complete nonsense, because out of the overall context, the panels lose some of their meaning.

Below is a collection of 30 hilarious out of context panels.

30 Amazing Then & Now Portraits of Famous Actors Posing With Themselves in the Pictures of Past

Imagine that you can go back in time and meet with yourself at a young or young age. What advice would you give yourself? What words would say?

Artist Ard Gelinck, though not invented a time machine, but made a series of brilliant works, looking at which a feeling that he is away from us still hiding something.

Ard has created images of iconic artists (mainly actors and musicians) in a ‘then and now’ series that is blowing our minds. Each image is a look at a well-known face hanging with their younger selves, either at the pinnacle of their careers, when they first started out in childhood or at an important point in time.

These images are so flawlessly done and will make you feel more than a little nostalgic, particularly about those we’ve lost. Enjoy!

30 Found Snaps That Defined the 70's Fashion Styles of Teenage Girls

Like the decades before it, fashion in the 1970s changed drastically from the beginning to the end. But the seventies certainly can't be compared to the sixties in that sense.

Fashion styles of teenage girls in the 1970s

The 1960s fashion style was still in effect with rebellious hippies and unconventional mods fighting it out in department stores. Seventies fashion was a mish-mash of a bit of everything.

In the end, comfort and casualness won the 70s fashion battle. All looks fought it out over the decade adapting the mod style into a less plastic, simple ease and the hippie look into a  tailored chic. Both turned to the use of color; brights for the mods and earth tones for the hippies. As well as bold patterns.

Take a look at these found snapshots from Steven Martin to see what fashion styles of teenage girls looked like in the 1970s.

Blonde girl standing by car, 1970

Girl having tea with her grandma, 1970

Girl in bikini in surf, 1970

Schoolgirl portrait, name Susan Beltz written on back, 1970

Teenage girls pose poolside, October 1971

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