34 Vintage Photos of Joan Crawford’s Personal Life in the 1950s

Born Eve Cohen in 1912 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American photojournalist Eve Arnold joined Magnum Photos agency in 1951, and became a full member in 1957. Over six weeks in 1948, Arnold learned photographic skills from Harper’s Bazaar art director Alexey Brodovitch at the New School for Social Research in Manhattan, and photographed many of theContinue reading “34 Vintage Photos of Joan Crawford’s Personal Life in the 1950s”

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”

27 Amazing Photos Showing the Construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge During the 1930s

Construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge began with the groundbreaking ceremony on July 9, 1933. Discussion of connecting both sides of the Bay with a bridge began in the early part of the 20th century. In 1929, the California Legislature established the California Toll Bridge Authority with the responsibility of connecting the counties ofContinue reading “27 Amazing Photos Showing the Construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge During the 1930s”

40 Wonderful Photos Show What Los Angeles Looked Like in the 1970s

Los Angeles, often referred to by its initials L.A., is a major city in the U.S. state of California. With a 2020 population of 3,898,747, it is the largest city in the state, as well as the second-largest city in the United States following New York City. Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate,Continue reading “40 Wonderful Photos Show What Los Angeles Looked Like in the 1970s”

Amazing Candid Photos of Drivers in Cars in Los Angeles During the 1970s

Mike Mandel grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and as an kid in the 1950s could walk just about everywhere he needed to go: to school, or later down the street to the open field to collect rocks or catch lizards. All of his friends lived on his block, so he didn’t think tooContinue reading “Amazing Candid Photos of Drivers in Cars in Los Angeles During the 1970s”

38 Vintage Photos Showing San Francisco During the 1950s & 1960s

San Francisco (Spanish for “Saint Francis”), 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 proper in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 873,965 residents asContinue reading “38 Vintage Photos Showing San Francisco During the 1950s & 1960s”

34 Vintage Photos of Teenagers at Venice Beach, California During the 1970s

It’s summertime and there is no better way to spend your days than being active outside. We are taking a look back at Venice Beach, California in the 1970s to reminisce about what life was like before people were obsessed with gadgets and screens.

Amazing Photos Showing SoCal’s Skate, Beach and Punk Scenes From the Late 1960s to the Early 1980s

Spot is a man of many talents. Besides serving as the album producer and sound engineer for punk bands like the Misfits and Black Flag, the photographer, who goes only by Spot, also snapped a treasure trove of photos that perfectly captured SoCal beach and punk rock life during the late 1960s to the earlyContinue reading “Amazing Photos Showing SoCal’s Skate, Beach and Punk Scenes From the Late 1960s to the Early 1980s”

29 Vintage Photos Showing Beachgoers at Mission Beach, California, August 1970

Mission Beach is a community built on a sandbar between the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay. It is part of the city of San Diego, California. Mission Beach spans nearly two miles of ocean front. It is bounded by the San Diego River estuary on the south, Mission Bay Park on the east, and theContinue reading “29 Vintage Photos Showing Beachgoers at Mission Beach, California, August 1970”