Amazing Photos of 1970s and 1980s New York City

Bruce Gilden is an American street photographer. Known for his graphic and often confrontational close-ups made using flash, his images have a degree of intimacy and directness that have become a signature in his work. Gilden was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946. He studied sociology at Penn State University but didn’t complete theContinue reading “Amazing Photos of 1970s and 1980s New York City”

How Many?? 20 Vintage Album Covers Prove That Gospel Groups Unable to Count Their Members

There must be something we don’t know about the way these gospel groups count their members. The term Gospel quartet refers to several different traditions of harmony singing. Its origins are varied, including 4-part hymn singing, shape note singing, barbershop quartets, jubilee songs, spirituals, and other Gospel songs. Gospel quartets sing in four-part harmony, withContinue reading “How Many?? 20 Vintage Album Covers Prove That Gospel Groups Unable to Count Their Members”

Beautiful Vintage Postcards of the Glamorous Butlin’s Ocean Hotel in Saltdean, England

Opened in 1938 the Ocean Hotel occupied a site of around 4 acres with 344 bedrooms and a dining hall that could seat 300 people. It consisted of a main building shaped like a crescent which contained the whole of the public rooms and some of the bedrooms, and there were six other buildings whichContinue reading “Beautiful Vintage Postcards of the Glamorous Butlin’s Ocean Hotel in Saltdean, England”

35 Wonderful Photos Showing Billy Idol During the 1970s and 1980s

Born 1955 as William Michael Albert Broad, English musician, singer, songwriter and actor Billy Idol first achieved fame in the 1970s emerging from the London punk rock scene as the lead singer of the group Generation X. Subsequently, he embarked on a solo career which led to international recognition and made Idol a lead artistContinue reading “35 Wonderful Photos Showing Billy Idol During the 1970s and 1980s”

30 Amazing Retro Album Covers With Dogs on Them

Album covers were an important part of music retail sales back before downloads changed the dynamic, and this was especially true of oversized vinyl LP’s. Plenty of artists have, and featured dogs on the covers of their albums. Here are 30 awesome vintage albums that feature dogs on their covers.

Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy: A Hollywood Affair to Remember

Of all the legendary Hollywood’s love stories and affairs, perhaps the most complicated is Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn’s. Though carefully concealed from the public, on screen the iconic duo shared their time on total nine different films, starting with the 1942 classic “Woman of the Year” and coming to an end with the everContinue reading “Katharine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy: A Hollywood Affair to Remember”

35 Handsome Photos of John Travolta During the 1970s and 1980s

John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor and singer. He came to public attention during the 1970s, appearing on the television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979) and starring in the box office successes Carrie (1976), Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease (1978), and Urban Cowboy (1980). His acting career declined throughout theContinue reading “35 Handsome Photos of John Travolta During the 1970s and 1980s”

34 Photographs of Women in Punk From Between the Late 1970s and Early 1990s

These rarely seen, personal photographs, taken from Sam Knee’s forthcoming book, Untypical Girls: Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution, chart the rise of women in alternative music. From the advent of punk in late-70s Britain to grunge via no wave, indie, and hardcore, Untypical Girls traces the evolution of indie girl styles, and,Continue reading “34 Photographs of Women in Punk From Between the Late 1970s and Early 1990s”

40 Stunning Photos of Model & Actress Lauren Hutton in the 1970s and 1980s

Lauren Hutton’s modeling career began in the mid-1960s. Initially she tried to hide her iconic gap teeth with a cap, and even mortician’s wax. Signing one of the biggest modeling contracts of all time with Revlon in 1973 helped solidify Hutton’s supermodel status. Her partnership with the cosmetics company lasted 10 years. Born Mary LaurenceContinue reading “40 Stunning Photos of Model & Actress Lauren Hutton in the 1970s and 1980s”

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”