51 Vintage Backstage Photos of Boston Showgirls during the 1940s

Showgirls date back to the late 1800s in Parisian music halls and cabarets such as the Moulin Rouge, Le Lido, and the Folies Bergère. The trafficking of showgirls for the purposes of prostitution was the subject of a salacious novel by the nineteenth-century French author Ludovic Halévy. The first casino on the Las Vegas StripContinue reading “51 Vintage Backstage Photos of Boston Showgirls during the 1940s”

45 Amazing Photos of Doris Day During the 1950s

Doris Day (born Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922 – May 13, 2019) was an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist. She began her career as a big band singer in 1939, achieving commercial success in 1945 with two No. 1 recordings, “Sentimental Journey” and “My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time”Continue reading “45 Amazing Photos of Doris Day During the 1950s”

40 Vintage Photos of Bridesmaid Dresses That Didn’t Stand the Test of Time

The most important dress at a wedding is the one on the bride, but the bridesmaids’ gowns tend to fall close behind. Picking bridesmaids dresses is one of the most stressful conundrums during the wedding planning. The bridesmaids should never outshine the bride. Some brides, however, seem to be taking this to the extreme whenContinue reading “40 Vintage Photos of Bridesmaid Dresses That Didn’t Stand the Test of Time”

20 Vintage Photos of Disco Queen Donna Summer during the 1970s

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known professionally as Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s and became known as the “Queen of Disco”, while her music gained a global following. Influenced by the counterculture of the 1960s, SummerContinue reading “20 Vintage Photos of Disco Queen Donna Summer during the 1970s”

30 Fascinating Vintage Photographs Showing Dancer & Actress Eleanor Powell in the 1930s and 1940s

Eleanor Powell (1912–1982) was an American dancer and actress. Best remembered for her solo tap numbers in musical films in the 1930s and 1940s, Powell began studying ballet aged six and began dancing at nightclubs in Atlantic City before she was a teenager. From the age of sixteen, she began studying tap and started appearingContinue reading “30 Fascinating Vintage Photographs Showing Dancer & Actress Eleanor Powell in the 1930s and 1940s”

28 Vintage Photos of Women’s Capri Pants from the 1950s

Capri pants (also known as three quarter legs, capris, crop pants, man-pris, clam-diggers, flood pants, jams, highwaters, or toreador pants) are pants that are longer than shorts, but are not as long as trousers. Capri pants can be a generic term for any cropped slim pants, and also used as a specific term to referContinue reading “28 Vintage Photos of Women’s Capri Pants from the 1950s”

45 Stunning Photos of Actress Esther Williams in the 1940s and 1950s

Born 1921 in Inglewood, California, American competitive swimmer and actress Esther Williams set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim team. Unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics because of the outbreak of World War II, she joined Billy Rose’s Aquacade, whereContinue reading “45 Stunning Photos of Actress Esther Williams in the 1940s and 1950s”

48 Vintage Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Elizabeth Taylor Filming ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ in 1958

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a 1958 American drama film directed by Richard Brooks. It is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams and adapted by Richard Brooks and James Poe. One of the top-ten box office hits of 1958 with the film stars Elizabeth Taylor, PaulContinue reading “48 Vintage Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Elizabeth Taylor Filming ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ in 1958”

58 Beautiful Photos of Actress Gina Lollobrigida during the 1950s and Early 1960s

Gina Lollobrigida was born on July 4, 1927 in Subiaco, Italy. Destined to be called “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World”, Gina possibly had St. Brigid as part of her surname. She was the daughter of a furniture manufacturer, and grew up in the pictorial mountain village. The young Gina did some modeling and,Continue reading “58 Beautiful Photos of Actress Gina Lollobrigida during the 1950s and Early 1960s”