Fabulous Vintage Photos of Actress Cara Williams From the 1940s to the 1960s

Born 1925 as Bernice Kamiat in Flatbush, Brooklyn, American actress Cara Williams had her first credited role was in the 1941 western Wide Open Town. She followed this with the dramas Girls Town (1942) and Happy Land (1943) with Don Ameche. Williams is best known for her role as “Billy’s Mother” in The Defiant OnesContinue reading “Fabulous Vintage Photos of Actress Cara Williams From the 1940s to the 1960s”

Portraits of a Beautiful Bangkok Girl, ca. 1950s

These fascinating portraits of an unknown Bangkok girl were taken by photographer Dmitri Kessel for LIFE magazine in the 1950s. Dmitri Kessel (1902–1995) was a photojournalist and staff photographer on LIFE magazine known for his courageous coverage of war on the front line, including reports on the liberation of Europe and conflict in the Congo.Continue reading “Portraits of a Beautiful Bangkok Girl, ca. 1950s”

The Story of Baba Anujka, the World’s Oldest Serial Killer

Known variously as the Banat Witch or the Witch of Vladimirovac, but best known as Baba Anujka, Ana di Pištonja was an accomplished amateur chemist and a convicted killer from the village of Vladimirovac, Yugoslavia (in Serbia). She poisoned at least 50 people and possibly as many as 150 in the late 19th and earlyContinue reading “The Story of Baba Anujka, the World’s Oldest Serial Killer”

30 Vintage Photos Defined the 1940s Hairstyles For Women

Despite the war, women in the 1940s were still able to create jaw-dropping looks simply by styling their hair. They were encouraged to use their hair to ‘fix’ any flaws in their face. If she had perfect, shiny hair with a good color, she should use it to frame her face. If she had aContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos Defined the 1940s Hairstyles For Women”

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”

32 Wonderful Vintage Photos Showing Women’s Dresses During the 1970s

Easy to see the 1970s fashion trend was so colorful. Especially for dresses such as evening gowns and skirts. Many women had different dresses for different occasions. They wore evening gowns at home, which were silky smooth, loose fitting and very comfortable. They were also known as ankle sweepers. The hemline was all over theContinue reading “32 Wonderful Vintage Photos Showing Women’s Dresses During the 1970s”

45 Gorgeous Photos of Marie-Hélène Arnaud, The “Face of Chanel”, in the 1950s

Born 1934 in Montmorency in the northern suburbs of Paris, French model and actress Marie-Hélène Arnaud started at Chanel as a house model and rapidly grew to be Coco’s favorite and eventually the directrice at her fashion house. At 24 Arnaud became the public “face of Chanel”. After she left Chanel, Arnaud set herself upContinue reading “45 Gorgeous Photos of Marie-Hélène Arnaud, The “Face of Chanel”, in the 1950s”

45 Vintage Photos Showing Street Fashion of Vietnamese Girls During the Early 1970s

Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a country in Southeast Asia. Located at the eastern edge of mainland Southeast Asia, it covers 311,699 square kilometres (120,348 sq mi). With a population of over 96 million, it is the world’s fifteenth-most populous country. Vietnam borders China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to theContinue reading “45 Vintage Photos Showing Street Fashion of Vietnamese Girls During the Early 1970s”

34 Photographs of Women in Punk From Between the Late 1970s and Early 1990s

These rarely seen, personal photographs, taken from Sam Knee’s forthcoming book, Untypical Girls: Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution, chart the rise of women in alternative music. From the advent of punk in late-70s Britain to grunge via no wave, indie, and hardcore, Untypical Girls traces the evolution of indie girl styles, and,Continue reading “34 Photographs of Women in Punk From Between the Late 1970s and Early 1990s”

18 Fantastic Photos of Maureen O’Hara’s Naked Horse Ride Scene From the Film “Lady Godiva of Coventry” (1955)

Lady Godiva of Coventry is a 1955 American Technicolor historical drama film, directed by Arthur Lubin. It starred Maureen O’Hara in the title role. The film is set in 11th century England. King Edward the Confessor wants the Saxon Lord Leofric, who rules Coventry, to marry a Norman woman, Yolanda. When he refuses, he isContinue reading “18 Fantastic Photos of Maureen O’Hara’s Naked Horse Ride Scene From the Film “Lady Godiva of Coventry” (1955)”