Alice Cooper and His Monster Family Hanging Out by the Pool at His Home in Los Angeles, 1975

American rock star Alice Cooper at his home with his girlfriend wearing a mask imitating The Creature from the Black Lagoon, the low-budget film which was re-released in 1975. The photographs were taken by Terry O’Neill in August 1975. The house burned down later that month, while he was away in New York. The womanContinue reading “Alice Cooper and His Monster Family Hanging Out by the Pool at His Home in Los Angeles, 1975”

30 Wonderful Photos of Marilyn Monroe in a 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, toContinue reading “30 Wonderful Photos of Marilyn Monroe in a Black Swimsuit From the 1959 Movie “Some Like It Hot” Beach Scene”

Actress Wanda Hendrix Visiting Mildred Alexander’s Motel for Cats in San Francisco, 1947

Mildred Alexander gave new meaning to the term “cathouse!” She operated a Sherman Oaks cat motel with 30 units that took up nearly an acre of ground. Each feline was housed in a little bungalow and provided with a customized menu that might include lobster or ice water in crystal goblets. Adult cats had barrelContinue reading “Actress Wanda Hendrix Visiting Mildred Alexander’s Motel for Cats in San Francisco, 1947”

Photos of Attendees at the Monterey Jazz Festival in California in 1969

The Monterey Jazz Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Monterey, California, United States. It was founded on October 3, 1958 by jazz disc jockey Jimmy Lyons. The festival is held annually on the 20-acre (8 ha), oak-studded Monterey County Fairgrounds, located at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, on the third fullContinue reading “Photos of Attendees at the Monterey Jazz Festival in California in 1969”

Inside the Bradbury Building, the Oldest Commercial Building in Downtown Los Angeles

The Bradbury Building is an architectural landmark in downtown Los Angeles, California. Built in 1893, the five-story office building is best known for its extraordinary skylit atrium of access walkways, stairs and elevators, and their ornate ironwork. The building was commissioned by Los Angeles gold-mining millionaire Lewis L. Bradbury (1823 – 1892) and constructed byContinue reading “Inside the Bradbury Building, the Oldest Commercial Building in Downtown Los Angeles”

34 Vintage Photos of Joan Crawford’s Personal Life in the 1950s

Born Eve Cohen in 1912 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American photojournalist Eve Arnold joined Magnum Photos agency in 1951, and became a full member in 1957. Over six weeks in 1948, Arnold learned photographic skills from Harper’s Bazaar art director Alexey Brodovitch at the New School for Social Research in Manhattan, and photographed many of theContinue reading “34 Vintage Photos of Joan Crawford’s Personal Life in the 1950s”

Chola Style and Culture: 40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Latina Gangs in Southern California During the 1970s and 1980s

Vatos get the glory, but we all know it’s the Cholas that hold everything down. These fascinating vintage photos from from between the 1970s and ’80s that show how influential Latina gangsters were on style and culture in Southern California. The look, the poses, the Germanic blackletter font still used widely, and the camaraderie areContinue reading “Chola Style and Culture: 40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Latina Gangs in Southern California During the 1970s and 1980s”

27 Amazing Photos Showing the Construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge During the 1930s

Construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge began with the groundbreaking ceremony on July 9, 1933. Discussion of connecting both sides of the Bay with a bridge began in the early part of the 20th century. In 1929, the California Legislature established the California Toll Bridge Authority with the responsibility of connecting the counties ofContinue reading “27 Amazing Photos Showing the Construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge During the 1930s”

40 Wonderful Photos Show What Los Angeles Looked Like in the 1970s

Los Angeles, often referred to by its initials L.A., is a major city in the U.S. state of California. With a 2020 population of 3,898,747, it is the largest city in the state, as well as the second-largest city in the United States following New York City. Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate,Continue reading “40 Wonderful Photos Show What Los Angeles Looked Like in the 1970s”

Amazing Candid Photos of Drivers in Cars in Los Angeles During the 1970s

Mike Mandel grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and as an kid in the 1950s could walk just about everywhere he needed to go: to school, or later down the street to the open field to collect rocks or catch lizards. All of his friends lived on his block, so he didn’t think tooContinue reading “Amazing Candid Photos of Drivers in Cars in Los Angeles During the 1970s”