Vikki Dougan in Black Backless Dress on the Streets of Hollywood in 1957, the Series Photo That Changed Fashion Forever

If you were to conjure an image of typical 1950s fashion, there’s no doubt the visual would be brimming with knee-length skirts and shoulder covering tops. It was an era, like most before it, of conservative clothing. The bikini had been invented only a handful of years before, and society was still grappling with theContinue reading “Vikki Dougan in Black Backless Dress on the Streets of Hollywood in 1957, the Series Photo That Changed Fashion Forever”

Double the Hitchcock, Double the Fun?

Some behind the scenes photos of Alfred Hitchcock holding a plaster dummy head of himself on the set of Frenzy (1972). Frenzy was the third and final film that Hitchcock made in Britain after he moved to Hollywood in 1939. The other two were Under Capricorn (1949) and Stage Fright (1950). The last film heContinue reading “Double the Hitchcock, Double the Fun?”

Lancia Autoalveare, 1932 Triple-Decker Luxury Bus Which Ran From Rome to Tivoli

Built in 1932, the first real triple-decker bus, Lancia Autoalveare, was made in Italy. While not much is known about the manufacturer, it ran between Rome and Tivoli and carried 88 passengers. The third level was essentially a smoking compartment and the bus had space for 440 pounds (200 kg) of luggage and space forContinue reading “Lancia Autoalveare, 1932 Triple-Decker Luxury Bus Which Ran From Rome to Tivoli”

Calamity Jane and Teddy Blue Abbott Drinking Beer at a Bar in Gilt Edge, Montana, ca. 1887

In late 1887, Calamity Jane Canary and cowboy Teddy Blue Abbott, wearing each other’s hats, shared drinks at a saloon in Gilt Edge, Montana, where she was living for the winter. Teddy Blue, who lived nearby on his Three Deuce Ranch, had come to town to repay her 50 cents, which he had borrowed inContinue reading “Calamity Jane and Teddy Blue Abbott Drinking Beer at a Bar in Gilt Edge, Montana, ca. 1887”

Behind the Scenes Photographs From a 1950s Casting Call for a Long-Haired Model

In 1959 Dallas photographer William Langley had a problem: he needed a long-haired model for a shoot—the woman’s hair needed to blow in the breeze. But no local agency had a model who could do the job. Their hair was all too short. But then the Dallas Morning-Herald ran a story on Langley’s situation—a storyContinue reading “Behind the Scenes Photographs From a 1950s Casting Call for a Long-Haired Model”

30 Amazing Vintage Album Covers That Feature Women With Their Very Big Hair

The bigger the hair, the closer to God. Since the late 1950s, the styles worn by the rock and roll singers and popular bands of the era were embraced by lovers of the music. From this, teenagers developed their own street fashion. This influence continued right through the 1960s, from the über-fashionable mods through toContinue reading “30 Amazing Vintage Album Covers That Feature Women With Their Very Big Hair”

30 Funny Vintage Tobacco Ads by Benson & Hedges From Between the Late 1960s and 1970s

Benson & Hedges was founded in London in 1873 by Richard Benson and William Hedges as Benson and Hedges Ltd. Alfred Paget Hedges succeeded his father in the business in 1885, the same year which Richard Benson left the business. The 1900s saw branches of Benson & Hedges Ltd. opening in the United States andContinue reading “30 Funny Vintage Tobacco Ads by Benson & Hedges From Between the Late 1960s and 1970s”

A Newspaper Article From 1963 Predicted a Phone That You’d One Day Be Able to Put in Your Pocket

The concept of a cellphone existed long before you held one in your hand. In 1963, a newspaper article from the Mansfield News-Journal accurately predicting people would be able to carry a phone in their pocket in the future. The article was published on April 18, 1963. It features a picture of a woman holdingContinue reading “A Newspaper Article From 1963 Predicted a Phone That You’d One Day Be Able to Put in Your Pocket”

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”