David “Stringbean” Akeman Wore His Pants Like That Before It Was Even a Thing!

To millions of younger country music fans, David Akeman (1915–1973), better known as Stringbean, was one of the comedy powerhouses of the Grand Ole Opry and television’s Hee Haw, of which he was one of the original cast members. Akeman was well-known for his “old-fashioned” banjo picking style, careful mix of comedy and music, andContinue reading “David “Stringbean” Akeman Wore His Pants Like That Before It Was Even a Thing!”

Candid Behind the Scenes Photos From a Lingerie Show in the 1940s

During the 1940s photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt was assigned to cover the Corset and Underwear Review for LIFE magazine. The photos from the show depicts the models both backstage and on the runway. The girls aren’t all tall, young and skinny, like in most of today’s fashion shows. The models range from young, slim and smallContinue reading “Candid Behind the Scenes Photos From a Lingerie Show in the 1940s”

Stunning Fashion Photos From Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue in the 1950s and 1960s

Tom Palumbo (1921–2008) was an American photographer and theatre director. He was a staff photographer of Vogue from 1959 until 1962 and at Harper’s Bazaar from 1953 until 1959, where he worked with the art directors Alex Liberman and Alexey Brodovitch. He was a vice-president of creative productions at Ted Bates, where he oversaw allContinue reading “Stunning Fashion Photos From Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue in the 1950s and 1960s”

A Rare Look Into the World of Christian Dior From the 1950s

Mark Shaw is often remembered for his intimate portraits of Jackie and John F. Kennedy and for his work chronicling the world for LIFE magazine through the 1950s and 1960s. But in a book out from Rizzoli, another of Shaw’s roles is examined: that of translator of French fashion. The lensman acted as a sortContinue reading “A Rare Look Into the World of Christian Dior From the 1950s”

These Cheesy 1970s Catalogue Ads Prove That the One-Piece Isn’t Just a Modern Fad

Despite the perception of many members of Generation Y, the ‘onesie’ has been a fashion mainstay since the 1970s. The ‘onesie’ – a snug adult romper suit consisting of a joined together tracksuit top and trousers – has become one of the biggest fashion phenomenons of the decade. From Harry Styles and Joey Essex toContinue reading “These Cheesy 1970s Catalogue Ads Prove That the One-Piece Isn’t Just a Modern Fad”

Wonderful Black and White Publicity Photos of Annette Funicello in Bikini for “Beach Party” (1963)

In 1963, Beach Party, the first official “beach party” movie, was released and became a box-office smash. It starred the most popular beach party couple: Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. (Oddly, Frankie always played a character named “Frankie,” but Annette was inevitable dubbed either “Didi” or “Dolores.”) Frankie was already well into his twenties whenContinue reading “Wonderful Black and White Publicity Photos of Annette Funicello in Bikini for “Beach Party” (1963)”

Jeannie’s Mini Dresses From “I Dream of Jeannie”

I Dream of Jeannie is an American fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom she falls in love and eventually marries. Produced by Screen Gems, the show originally aired from September 18, 1965 to May 26, 1970 with new episodes, andContinue reading “Jeannie’s Mini Dresses From “I Dream of Jeannie””

11 Vintage Pictures of Fashion Icons and Pivotal Moments That Defined 1950s Style Forever

Fashion has always been about change, and the transition from 1940s fashion to fifties’ style was a pretty radical one. Post-war, 1950s fashion moved style from the salons to the streets, as inventions in easy care fabrics and speedier manufacturing systems meant that new silhouettes could be made for the masses. Having the latest trendsContinue reading “11 Vintage Pictures of Fashion Icons and Pivotal Moments That Defined 1950s Style Forever”

46 Vintage Photos That Show Edwardian Ladies in Their Petticoats and Stockings

A petticoat or underskirt is an article of clothing, a type of undergarment worn under a skirt or a dress. Its precise meaning varies over centuries and between countries. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, in current British English, a petticoat is “a light loose undergarment … hanging from the shoulders or waist”. In modernContinue reading “46 Vintage Photos That Show Edwardian Ladies in Their Petticoats and Stockings”