A prominent fashion photographer in the 1940s and 1950s, Nina Leen was one of the first female photographers to work for LIFE magazine. She grew up in Europe (Russian born) and her first camera was a Rolleiflex which she used to primarily photograph animals. Nina Leen is mostly known for her animal photography, but inContinue reading “Florida-Towel Bathing Suit of the 1950s”
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when elaborate bathing costumes and parasols constituted standard beachwear, visitors and residents descended upon beachfront resorts and boardwalk amusement parks. Most of those attractions had vanished by the 1960s, but people didn’t stop going to the beach, and new activities like surfing and beach volleyball had emergedContinue reading “Amazing Retro Photos Showing How People Enjoyed the Beach During the 1960s”
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, toContinue reading “30 Wonderful Photos of Marilyn Monroe in a Black Swimsuit From the 1959 Movie “Some Like It Hot” Beach Scene”
Nassau is the capital and largest city of The Bahamas. With a population of 274,400 as of 2016, or just over 70% of the entire population of The Bahamas, Nassau is commonly defined as a primate city, dwarfing all other towns in the country. It is the centre of commerce, education, law, administration, and mediaContinue reading “Wonderful Photos of Nassau, Bahamas in 1960”
The Edwardian times were often referred to as the golden age. Life of the rich revolved around social parties, banquets. Those who attended these parties were elaborately dressed men and women with high society manners and a polished outlook towards like. Edwardian women started getting an equal say in the socio-economic scenario of the UnitedContinue reading “Vintage Photos Showing Beach Life During the Edwardian Era”
The 1930s (pronounced “nineteen-thirties” and commonly abbreviated as “the 30s”) was a decade that began on January 1, 1930, and ended on December 31, 1939. The decade was defined by a global economic and political crisis that culminated in the Second World War. It saw the collapse of the international financial system, beginning with theContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1930s Volume 10”
Growing up in La Jolla , California, Jeff Divine began taking pictures of his fellow surfers in his hometown during the 1960s and got to know the original alternative sport before the mainstream media blew it up into the the commercial kingdom it has now come to be. His work took him to a staffContinue reading “41 Amazing Photographs of Surfing During the 1970s”
For a brief period of time before the over-commercialized vendor spectacle its now become, Daytona Bike Week included a wide variety of spectator activities that revolved around racing – any way, anytime, anywhere. The sand drags were tolerated by the community of Daytona Shores, while at the Cabbage Patch racing for pinks was a catContinue reading “20 Interesting Photos Showing Daytona Bike Week in 1980”
The mid-late 1940s was a breakthrough period of women swimwear, with its peak was the birth of the bikini in 1946. And it really boomed in the 1950s. A postcard set of 69 women swimsuits from the 1940s and 1950s will bring to you a clearer view.
It’s summertime and there is no better way to spend your days than being active outside. We are taking a look back at Venice Beach, California in the 1970s to reminisce about what life was like before people were obsessed with gadgets and screens.