17 Groovy Photos of High School Fashions in 1969

In 1969, photographer Arthur Schatz went to a California high school to do a photo-essay for LIFE magazine on an emerging trend in fashion. The results seemed to find the youth of the time developing an identity for their generation. In contrast to the popular fashions and styles of certain decades — the Gibson GirlContinue reading “17 Groovy Photos of High School Fashions in 1969”

19 Wonderful Vintage Photographs That Show What Spring Break Looked Like in Southern California in the 1940s

Back in 1947, when LIFE accompanied 10,000 young men and women to Balboa Beach in Southern California for spring break, the shenanigans wouldn’t have scored any higher than a PG rating. Daylight brought beachside dancing, boat races, beauty pageants and sunbathing. The evening hours found students aglow in the warmth of bonfires as portable radiosContinue reading “19 Wonderful Vintage Photographs That Show What Spring Break Looked Like in Southern California in the 1940s”

20 Vintage Photos of Venice Beach, California during the 1930s

Venice is a residential, commercial and recreational beachfront neighborhood on the Westside of the city of Los Angeles. It was founded in 1905 as a seaside resort town and was an independent city until 1926, when it merged with Los Angeles. Today, Venice is known for its canals, beaches, and the circus-like Ocean Front Walk,Continue reading “20 Vintage Photos of Venice Beach, California during the 1930s”

30 Behind the Scenes Photographs From the Morrison Hotel’s Album Cover Photo Shoot in Los Angeles, 1969

Morrison Hotel is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Doors, released February 9, 1970 by Elektra Records. The Doors entered Elektra Sound Recorders in Los Angeles in November 1969 to record the album which is divided into two separately titled sides; “Hard Rock Cafe” and “Morrison Hotel”. The group included session bassistsContinue reading “30 Behind the Scenes Photographs From the Morrison Hotel’s Album Cover Photo Shoot in Los Angeles, 1969”

19 Interesting Vintage Photographs That Show What Spring Break Looked Like in Southern California in the 1940s

Back in 1947, when LIFE accompanied 10,000 young men and women to Balboa Beach in Southern California for spring break, the shenanigans wouldn’t have scored any higher than a PG rating. Daylight brought beachside dancing, boat races, beauty pageants and sunbathing. The evening hours found students aglow in the warmth of bonfires as portable radiosContinue reading “19 Interesting Vintage Photographs That Show What Spring Break Looked Like in Southern California in the 1940s”

20 Vintage Photos Showing Huntington Beach, California During the 1960s

Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. It is the most populous beach city in Orange County and the seventh most populous city in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim MSA. With the long 9.5-mile stretch of sandy beach, mild climate, excellent surfing, and beach culture, it is one of the mostContinue reading “20 Vintage Photos Showing Huntington Beach, California During the 1960s”

31 Amazing Vintage Photographs Showing Life in Whittier, California During the Early 20th Century

Whittier is located in Los Angeles County, about 12 miles southeast of the City of Los Angeles, California. The City of Whittier has a diverse and colorful history beginning with the Gabrielino Indians who first inhabited the area during the City’s pre-history. Later, Spanish California (1769-1821) would influence the region with the establishment of bothContinue reading “31 Amazing Vintage Photographs Showing Life in Whittier, California During the Early 20th Century”