Stunning Photos of Actress Piper Laurie in the 1950s

Piper Laurie (born Rosetta Jacobs on January 22, 1932) is an American actress. As of 2022, her acting career has spanned over 70 years. She is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Laurie is known for her roles in the films The Hustler (1961), Carrie (1976), and Children ofContinue reading “Stunning Photos of Actress Piper Laurie in the 1950s”

Wonderful Portrait Photos of Actor Peter Lorre From the 1930s & 1940s

Peter Lorre (born László Löwenstein; June 26, 1904 – March 23, 1964) was an Austrian-Hungarian and American actor. Lorre began his stage career in Vienna, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, before moving to Germany where he worked first on the stage, then in film in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Lorre caused anContinue reading “Wonderful Portrait Photos of Actor Peter Lorre From the 1930s & 1940s”

Handsome Photos of Actor Paul Muni During the 1930s

Paul Muni (born Frederich Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund; September 22, 1895[1]– August 25, 1967) was an Austro-Hungarian American stage and film actor who grew up in Chicago. Muni was a five-time Academy Award nominee, with one win. He started his acting career in the Yiddish theater. During the 1930s, he was considered one of the mostContinue reading “Handsome Photos of Actor Paul Muni During the 1930s”

The “Chinese Bardot”: 40 Beautiful Photos of Actress Nancy Kwan During the 1960s

Born 1939 in Hong Kong, Chinese-American actress, philanthropist, and former dancer Nancy Kwan began filming the movie The World of Suzie Wong in London with co-star William Holden in 1960. Owing to Kwan’s perceptible Eurasian appearance, the film’s make-up artists endeavored to make her look more Chinese. Gossip columnist Hedda Hopper wrote that the “scatteringContinue reading “The “Chinese Bardot”: 40 Beautiful Photos of Actress Nancy Kwan During the 1960s”

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”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1940s Volume 11

The 1940s (pronounced “nineteen-forties” and commonly abbreviated as “the 40s”) was a decade that began on January 1, 1940, and ended on December 31, 1949. Most of World War II took place in the first half of the decade, which had a profound effect on most countries and people in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. TheContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1940s Volume 11”

25 Snapshots of Pablo Picasso Posing With His Beloved Dogs

“Pablo loved to surround himself with birds and animals. In general they were exempt from the suspicion with which he regarded his other friends.” – Françoise Gilot Picasso’s life, like his art, was filled with animals. His father was a breeder of pigeons and taught his son how to paint them. His love for theseContinue reading “25 Snapshots of Pablo Picasso Posing With His Beloved Dogs”

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”

Actress Wanda Hendrix Visiting Mildred Alexander’s Motel for Cats in San Francisco, 1947

Mildred Alexander gave new meaning to the term “cathouse!” She operated a Sherman Oaks cat motel with 30 units that took up nearly an acre of ground. Each feline was housed in a little bungalow and provided with a customized menu that might include lobster or ice water in crystal goblets. Adult cats had barrelContinue reading “Actress Wanda Hendrix Visiting Mildred Alexander’s Motel for Cats in San Francisco, 1947”