45 Interesting Photos Showing San Francisco in the 1950s

San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is a cultural, commercial, and financial center in the U.S. state of California. Located in Northern California, San Francisco is the 17th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 873,965 residents as of 2020. It covers anContinue reading “45 Interesting Photos Showing San Francisco in the 1950s”

Rare Unseen Downtown San Francisco Photos Show City Life in the 1930s and 1940s

San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is a cultural, commercial, and financial center in the U.S. state of California. Located in Northern California, San Francisco is the 17th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 873,965 residents as of 2020.[15] It covers anContinue reading “Rare Unseen Downtown San Francisco Photos Show City Life in the 1930s and 1940s”

41 Vintage Photos of the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967

The Monterey International Pop Music Festival was a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967, at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey. The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large-scale public performance of Janis Joplin and theContinue reading “41 Vintage Photos of the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967”

26 Vintage Photographs of Hollywood Boulevard From 1928 When It Became Santa Claus Lane

Each November beginning in 1928, Hollywood merchants transformed a one-mile stretch of Hollywood Boulevard between Vine and La Brea into Santa Claus Lane to boost shopping. Part of the promotion was a daily parade featuring Santa Claus and a film star. The brainchild of businessman Harry Blaine and the Hollywood Boulevard Association, which promoted theContinue reading “26 Vintage Photographs of Hollywood Boulevard From 1928 When It Became Santa Claus Lane”

28 Fabulous Photographs of Hollywood, California During the 1950s and 1960s

Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. Its name has come to be a shorthand reference for the U.S. film industry and the people associated with it. Many of its studios such as Columbia Pictures, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., and Universal Pictures were founded there; Paramount still has itsContinue reading “28 Fabulous Photographs of Hollywood, California During the 1950s and 1960s”

25 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Watts a Year After the 1965 Riots

The Watts riots, sometimes referred to as the Watts Rebellion or Watts Uprising, took place in the Watts neighborhood and its surrounding areas of Los Angeles from August 11 to 16, 1965. On August 11, 1965, Marquette Frye, a 21-year-old African American man, was pulled over for drunken driving. After he failed a field sobrietyContinue reading “25 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Watts a Year After the 1965 Riots”

21 Amazing Photographs of 19-Year-Old Cher in a Record Studio in Los Angeles, California, 1966

At age 16, Cher dropped out of school, left her mother’s house, and moved with a friend into Los Angeles, where she took acting classes and worked to support herself. Cher met Sonny Bono in November 1962 when he was working for record producer Phil Spector. Cher accepted Sonny’s offer to be his housekeeper. SonnyContinue reading “21 Amazing Photographs of 19-Year-Old Cher in a Record Studio in Los Angeles, California, 1966”

25 Vintage Photos of 1950s Beach Fashion in California

The 1950s beachwear ideas come from native classics like T-shirts and everyday materials like toweling, as in the practical but startling salmon pink toga. They are influenced by foreign styles, as in the Riviera “pirate pants” and the big straw hats from the Virgin islands and Hawaii. The hat shapes add drama to plain blackContinue reading “25 Vintage Photos of 1950s Beach Fashion in California”