26 Beautiful Vintage Photos of Ann Sheridan in the 1930s and 1940s

Clara Lou Sheridan was born February 21, 1915, in Denton, Texas, to an automobile mechanic and his homemaker wife. The youngest of five children, she grew up in a normal childhood environment. She was a self-described tomboy and was very athletic, and played on the girls basketball team for North Texas State Teacher’s College, whereContinue reading “26 Beautiful Vintage Photos of Ann Sheridan in the 1930s and 1940s”

Calamity Jane and Teddy Blue Abbott Drinking Beer at a Bar in Gilt Edge, Montana, ca. 1887

In late 1887, Calamity Jane Canary and cowboy Teddy Blue Abbott, wearing each other’s hats, shared drinks at a saloon in Gilt Edge, Montana, where she was living for the winter. Teddy Blue, who lived nearby on his Three Deuce Ranch, had come to town to repay her 50 cents, which he had borrowed inContinue reading “Calamity Jane and Teddy Blue Abbott Drinking Beer at a Bar in Gilt Edge, Montana, ca. 1887”

30 Vintage Portrait Photos of Actress Betty Garrett in the 1940s and 1950s

Born 1919 in Saint Joseph, Missouri, American actress, comedian, singer and dancer Betty Garrett originally performed on Broadway, and was then signed to a film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She appeared in several musical films, then returned to Broadway and made guest appearances on several television series. Garrett later became known for the roles she playedContinue reading “30 Vintage Portrait Photos of Actress Betty Garrett in the 1940s and 1950s”

40 Stunning Photos of Betty Davis and Her Bold, Funky Style in the Late 1960s and 1970s

Betty Gray Davis (née Mabry; July 26, 1944 – February 9, 2022) was an American singer, songwriter, and model. She was known for her controversial sexually-oriented lyrics and performance style, and for being the second wife of trumpeter Miles Davis. Her AllMusic profile describes her as “a wildly flamboyant funk diva with few equals …Continue reading “40 Stunning Photos of Betty Davis and Her Bold, Funky Style in the Late 1960s and 1970s”

Candid Photographs of Alberto Giacometti at Work in His Studio in Paris, 1958

Alberto Giacometti was born in Switzerland to an artistic family in 1901. His father was post-Impressionist painter Giovanni Giacometti; his father’s second cousin was Symbolist painter Augusto Giacometti; and his godfather Fauvist Cuno Amiet. In addition to his three younger siblings, two of Alberto’s cousins were raised in his family home after they became orphaned.Continue reading “Candid Photographs of Alberto Giacometti at Work in His Studio in Paris, 1958”

Beautiful Photos of German Actress Lilli Palmer in the 1930s and 1940s

Born 1914 in Posen, German Empire (now Poznań, Poland), German actress Lilli Palmer appeared in an operetta at the Moulin Rouge in France, and then to London, where she began her film career. After beginning her career in British films in the 1930s, Palmer would later transition to major Hollywood productions, earning a Golden GlobeContinue reading “Beautiful Photos of German Actress Lilli Palmer in the 1930s and 1940s”

Beautiful Photos of Anna Held in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Helene Anna Held (19 March 1872 – 12 August 1918) was a Polish-French stage performer on Broadway. While appearing in London, she was spotted by impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, who brought her to America as his common-law wife. From 1896 through 1910, she was one of Broadway’s most celebrated leading ladies, presented in a succession ofContinue reading “Beautiful Photos of Anna Held in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1950s Volume 12

The 1950s (pronounced nineteen-fifties; commonly abbreviated as the “Fifties” or the ” ’50s”) (among other variants) was a decade that began on January 1, 1950, and ended on December 31, 1959. Throughout the decade, the world continued its recovery from World War II, aided by the post-World War II economic expansion. The period also sawContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1950s Volume 12”

35 Vintage Portrait Photos of American Actor Fredric March in the 1930s

Fredric March (born Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel; August 31, 1897 – April 14, 1975) was an American actor, regarded as one of Hollywood’s most celebrated, versatile stars of the 1930s and 1940s. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) and The Best Years of Our Lives (1946),Continue reading “35 Vintage Portrait Photos of American Actor Fredric March in the 1930s”

Photos of Brigitte Bardot During the Filming of ‘Les Femmes’ (1969)

Les Femmes is a 1969 sex comedy film co-written and directed by Jean Aurel, starring Brigitte Bardot and Maurice Ronet. It recorded admissions of 505,292 in France. When Les Femmes was first released in Italy in 1970, the Committee for the Theatrical Review of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities rated it asContinue reading “Photos of Brigitte Bardot During the Filming of ‘Les Femmes’ (1969)”