December 30, 2011

December 29, 2011

15 Stunning Black and White Portraits of Celebrities Taken by Norman Seeff in the 1970s and 1980s

The legendary Los Angeles-based photographer Norman Seeff has shot candid portraits of everyone from Steve Jobs to Patti Smith, but is perhaps best known for his images of musicians—The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, and Carly Simon, to name a few.

In the years 1970-1980, Seeff inaugurated his creative sessions with artists and celebrities. His photographs of musicians and actors were often regarded as the defining images of artists at the height of their career. Here's a selection of 15 amazing black and white photographs taken by Norman Seeff from between the 1970s and 1980s.

Mick Jagger

Patti Smith

John Travolta

Steve Jobs

John Belushi

December 28, 2011

Rare Photographs of a Young Marilyn Monroe Goes Hiking in the Woods, August 1950

In 1950, LIFE photographer Ed Clark got a call from a friend at 20th Century Fox about a “hot tomato” the studio had just signed: Marilyn Monroe. The young actress had previously signed with Fox in August 1946, but was dropped after the end of her second six-month contract.

Monroe spent the following years honing her craft, taking acting classes, modeling, and befriending executives.

In 1950, she appeared in six films, including small parts in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve.
She was still mostly unknown when she joined Clark for a rustic photoshoot in the woods of Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

December 27, 2011

Elvis Presley Playing Touch Football

Elvis Presley playing touch football at the Dave Wells Community Center December 27, 1956. Several hundred people watched the singer pass, kick and run a touchdown. Presley joined the rough game shortly after lunch and played until dark, taking turn in line and backfield.

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