In the spring of 1965, within weeks of 3,500 American Marines arriving in Vietnam, a 39-year-old Briton named Larry Burrows began work on a feature for LIFE magazine, chronicling the day-to-day experience of U.S. troops on the ground—and in the air—in the midst of the rapidly widening war. In the heat of battle, in theContinue reading “70 Amazing Photographs of American Soldiers During the Vietnam War”
In August 1966 in the Pendennis Diary column in the British newspaper the Observer there was a small item about Twiggy, the Neasden-born model who had just rocketed to fame: There’s a power behind every throne. Justin de Villeneuve is the power behind Twiggy. Twiggy is the heir-apparent to Jean Shrimpton. And David Bailey isContinue reading “54 Stunning Photos of Twiggy During the 1960s & 1970s”
John Gutmann (1905-1998) was one of America’s most distinctive photographers. Born in Germany where he trained as an artist and art teacher, he fled the Nazis in 1933 and settled in San Francisco, reinventing himself as a photo-journalist. In the America of the 1930’s, Mr. Gutmann found an exuberant car culture, a dizzying array ofContinue reading “35 Amazing Black and White Photographs Showing Street Scenes in America During the 1930s”
Geometric shapes, floral patterns, and vibrant colors, including copious amounts of orange, were all design features of the decade, and although many view the 1970s as the decade style forgot, there is much from the period that is worth reviving.
During World War II, a select group of young women pilots became pioneers, heroes, and role models… They were the Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP, the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft. In 1942, the United States was faced with a severe shortage of pilots, and leaders gambled on an experimentalContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Female WWII Pilots in the U.S. Army Air Force”
Stella Stevens (born Estelle Eggleston; October 1, 1938) is an American film, television, and stage actress. She began her acting career in 1959 and starred in such popular films as Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962), The Nutty Professor (1963), The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (1963), The Silencers (1966), Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968), The BalladContinue reading “50 Stunning Photos of a Actress Stella Stevens in the 1960s”
The death of silent-screen idol Rudolph Valentino at the age of 31 sends his fans into a hysterical state of mass mourning. In his brief film career, the Italian-born actor established a reputation as the archetypal screen lover. After his death from a ruptured ulcer was announced, dozens of suicide attempts were reported, and theContinue reading “60 Vintage Photos of Actor Rudolph Valentino during the 1910s & 1920s”
LIFE photographer Allan Grant took these awesome pictures in 1948, three years after the end of World War II. Route 30 connects Omaha, Nebraska, to Salt Lake City, Utah. Grant traveled west through Nebraska and Wyoming which is now known as the Lincoln Highway. For reasons lost to time, none of Grant’s marvelous photos fromContinue reading “63 Vintage Photos of U.S. Route 30 in 1948”