Double the Hitchcock, Double the Fun?

Some behind the scenes photos of Alfred Hitchcock holding a plaster dummy head of himself on the set of Frenzy (1972). Frenzy was the third and final film that Hitchcock made in Britain after he moved to Hollywood in 1939. The other two were Under Capricorn (1949) and Stage Fright (1950). The last film heContinue reading “Double the Hitchcock, Double the Fun?”

Lancia Autoalveare, 1932 Triple-Decker Luxury Bus Which Ran From Rome to Tivoli

Built in 1932, the first real triple-decker bus, Lancia Autoalveare, was made in Italy. While not much is known about the manufacturer, it ran between Rome and Tivoli and carried 88 passengers. The third level was essentially a smoking compartment and the bus had space for 440 pounds (200 kg) of luggage and space forContinue reading “Lancia Autoalveare, 1932 Triple-Decker Luxury Bus Which Ran From Rome to Tivoli”

Behind the Scenes Photographs From a 1950s Casting Call for a Long-Haired Model

In 1959 Dallas photographer William Langley had a problem: he needed a long-haired model for a shoot—the woman’s hair needed to blow in the breeze. But no local agency had a model who could do the job. Their hair was all too short. But then the Dallas Morning-Herald ran a story on Langley’s situation—a storyContinue reading “Behind the Scenes Photographs From a 1950s Casting Call for a Long-Haired Model”

30 Amazing Vintage Album Covers That Feature Women With Their Very Big Hair

The bigger the hair, the closer to God. Since the late 1950s, the styles worn by the rock and roll singers and popular bands of the era were embraced by lovers of the music. From this, teenagers developed their own street fashion. This influence continued right through the 1960s, from the über-fashionable mods through toContinue reading “30 Amazing Vintage Album Covers That Feature Women With Their Very Big Hair”

30 Funny Vintage Tobacco Ads by Benson & Hedges From Between the Late 1960s and 1970s

Benson & Hedges was founded in London in 1873 by Richard Benson and William Hedges as Benson and Hedges Ltd. Alfred Paget Hedges succeeded his father in the business in 1885, the same year which Richard Benson left the business. The 1900s saw branches of Benson & Hedges Ltd. opening in the United States andContinue reading “30 Funny Vintage Tobacco Ads by Benson & Hedges From Between the Late 1960s and 1970s”

The Man Who Would Be King: Some Vintage Album Covers of Orion, Elvis Presley’s Masked Doppelganger

“If Elvis is alive, he wears a mask and goes by the name Orion.”Ever heard of Orion? An unknown singer plucked from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis back from the grave. Jimmy Ellis was born James Hughes Bell in Pascagoula, Mississippi onContinue reading “The Man Who Would Be King: Some Vintage Album Covers of Orion, Elvis Presley’s Masked Doppelganger”

The Story of Painless Parker, an Early 20th Century Street Dentist Who Pulled 357 Teeth in One Day

Before local anesthesia could manage the pain, one early 20th century dentist distracted his patients with showgirls and brass bands. Painless Parker found that a bit of the old razzle dazzle not only added enough commotion to keep a person from focusing too much on a tooth pulling, it drew an audience of prospective patients.Continue reading “The Story of Painless Parker, an Early 20th Century Street Dentist Who Pulled 357 Teeth in One Day”

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”

30 Awful Album Covers Volume 7

Art is a strange creature. Ever mutating, evolving, and forever changing. Often the most obvious is overlooked. Often the over-looked is the most obvious in how we view the world around us. Often that which is overlooked is over shadowed by a more imposing medium. We identify so much with what we listen to andContinue reading “30 Awful Album Covers Volume 7”