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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

April 17, 2019

A Day at Mission Beach, California, August 1970

Mission Beach (the beach) is a long wide sandy beach in the Mission Beach area of San Diego. It is a laid-back neighborhood whose namesake sands attract surfers, sunbathers and volleyball players. A paved path curls around Mission Bay, a popular spot for water sports.

“I went down and spent a week with my cousin living in the Mission Bay beach community. After surfing with my beach air mat for a couple of days I took a break and just took pictures.”

These fascinating black and white photos Lance Nix took people at the Mission Bay beach on a day of August 1970.

Rare and Amazing Behind the Scenes Photos of Live-Action Models For Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (1959)

These vintage photographs offer a glimpse into the making of 1959 classic Disney film Sleeping Beauty.

Sleeping Beauty was a spectacular piece of animation that has held up very well after all these years. The detail that went into it is incredible and it was the studio’s most costly production until The Rescuers over 18 years later. Due to so few theaters being able to run it at 70mm, a higher resolution widescreen format, the movie did so poorly that there were mass layoffs throughout the animation department. It has since been re-released multiple times and on rare occasions there are screenings of the 70mm version that audiences have gushed about.

Sleeping Beauty was the last movie to use traditionally inked cels, which were replaced by Xerox technology in 101 Dalmations and on. It was also printed in 70mm, which had fallen out of favor by the time the movie was released after 8 years in the making.

Most viewers only saw the film in 35mm and Walt Disney was furiously disappointed to learn their efforts went mainly unnoticed. The movie under-performed at the box office and Walt Disney decided to stay away from fairy tales. It wasn’t until after he passed away that the studio decided to try another fairy tale with The Little Mermaid.

Helene Stanley, a dancer and model, as the live-action model used for Princess Aurora’s movement reference.

Young Prince Phillip and Queen Leah

King Hubert and King Stefan

Ed Kemmer was the live-action reference model for Prince Phillip.

Portraits of Beautiful Young Girls Featured on the ‘Top of the Pops’ Album Covers of the First 40 Volumes

Beginning in 1968 and running for some 92 volumes through into the eighties, the Top of the Pops albums formed one of the longest series of record releases in the U.K. Issued every few weeks, each new Top of the Pops album brought together a dozen or so quickly recorded cover versions of the chart hits of the day. Priced to sell, the albums quickly became massive sellers, bought by people who wanted to have the hit records but weren’t so worried about who they were by – understandable in an era when several groups would often rush out versions of the same song.

The albums were transient and would probably have been all but forgotten today except for the sleeves. The Top of the Pops girls were memorable and set a trend for cover albums which was soon followed by many other budget labels. Sadly the name of the Hallmark designer who knocked together the first LP in the series remains unknown, but the pattern was followed for every subsequent edition. Other labels may have pushed the boundaries of acceptability further, but the Top of the Pops girls were rarely over-exposed, relying more on a cheeky hitch of a short skirt for their appeal.
This is a swinging, catchy, groovy disc that will set your fingers snapping and your feet tapping. It’s bouncy and breezy and bright. So grab this album, take it to a rave-up – and have a ball!
The paragraph above appeared on Vol 2. The writer of these words, one H. Jung, had every reason to sound pleased with him or herself as Vol 1 had sold enough to prove to Hallmark that the formula would work.

The cover girls on the first ten discs were a mixed bunch, though mercifully whoever was responsible for the cutting out of the poor woman on Vol 1 didn’t last long.

If there was a theme it was contemporary head-gear – hats, headbands and scarfs adorn the first six models. With Vol 7 the pulses quickened with a glimpse of a leather mini-skirt and on Vol 8 the first bikini – albeit a vaguely Christmassy affair made from white fur!

And it was true; Top of the Pops albums were starting to make the industry take notice, as people could buy a dozen potential hits for around 13s 11d. Several of the discs here went to Number 1 in the album charts. The cover girls also began to get a little more provocative as Hallmark gained confidence. So in 1970 the skirts got shorter and the poses were certainly less inhibited than before.

As 1971 came round, they risked all and went with the first glimpse of nudity initially with an open shirt (Vol 15) and then a see-through top (Vol 16) which, with the colors reflected in the cover titles, was one of the best sleeves to date. The bullet belt on Vol 20 was a must have fashion accessory at the time too – Lemmy still wears one.

There seemed to be no stopping the series now. 
The cover images became a little more professional too, but alongside the models the basic layout of a simple border design with titles inside, plus the Top of the Pops logo which had adorned Vol 1, remained the same. It was this generic feel which contributed to the series’ success (and which seems to have made them the most collectable of the cover albums today). Fashion historians can also deduce from Vol 23 that 1972 was the year Hot Pants really came into style (and yes women really did walk around in these!).

Volume 25 saw the proud boast of four million sales worldwide for the albums to date, with the discs now licensed abroad to Europe and beyond, adding to the U.K total.
 This did mean that the cover images had to take into account attitudes to pin-up sleeves in countries more conservative than the U.K and this batch of sleeves sees the models modestly clad, though the model on Vol 27 seems to be trying to push things a little further. We still don’t know if Hallmark were having the covers shot specially by this time, or whether they were relying on photo agencies for the images. The rival Hot Hits cover albums credited the photographers but this never happened with Top of the Pops, although some of the photographers have been identified and will be listed in the book.

Another batch of releases taking us through to the tail end of 1974, with the albums starting to appear on 8 track tape and cassette as well. By Vol 40, total sales had reached an amazing six and a half million albums, half of those being sold in the last two years. Fashion wise a varied selection; some obviously dated shots (the cover of Vol 35 for example) coupled with up to the minute heart motif covered tops and denim shirts decorated with Boy Scout badges. And dig the Pickwick Top of the Pops promotional t-shirt being displayed on Vol 37 to great effect!

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