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”

20 Early 20th Century Portraits of a Young Evelyn Nesbit, America’s First Supermodel

Evelyn Nesbit (born Florence Evelyn Nesbit; December 25, 1884 or 1885 – January 17, 1967) was an American artists’ model, chorus girl, and actress. She is best known for her years as a young woman in New York City, particularly her involvement in a deadly love triangle between railroad scion Harry Kendall Thaw and architectContinue reading “20 Early 20th Century Portraits of a Young Evelyn Nesbit, America’s First Supermodel”

57 Beautiful Vintage Photos of Celebrities Wearing Swimwear During the 1930s

While the 1920s started the trend for leisure activities like swimming, it was economic changes in the 1930s that made swimming a past time for everyone, not just those lucky enough to live near a beach. Yarn covered in rubber invented in 1931 to make swimwear much more comfortable and lighter to wear. Previously allContinue reading “57 Beautiful Vintage Photos of Celebrities Wearing Swimwear During the 1930s”

54 Beautiful Photos of Grace Kelly in the Early 1950s

Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American actress who, after starring in several significant films in the early to mid-1950s, became Princess of Monaco by marrying Prince Rainier III in April 1956. After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1949, Kelly began appearing in New YorkContinue reading “54 Beautiful Photos of Grace Kelly in the Early 1950s”

Miss Correct Posture: Pictures From a Chiropractor’s Beauty Contest in Chicago in 1956

Beauty contests were a way for people, places and businesses to celebrate events, highlight pop culture and promote various products or ideas. In the 1950s and 1960s, chiropractors around the United States found themselves with a PR problem. So they decided to utilize beauty contests as a way to legitimize their profession. Through these pageantsContinue reading “Miss Correct Posture: Pictures From a Chiropractor’s Beauty Contest in Chicago in 1956”