44 Remarkable Photographs of James Dean in 1955

When Dennis Stock attended a screening of James Dean’s first film, East of Eden, he knew he wanted to photograph him. He sensed that this charismatic young actor would soon join Marlon Brando and Paul Newman as one of the major film stars of his generation. Stock, who had met Dean at a Hollywood partyContinue reading “44 Remarkable Photographs of James Dean in 1955”

50 Amazing Vintage Photographs of Los Angeles Chorus Girls From the 1920s to the 1940s

According to literature, it is hard to exactly define the starting point of the common “chorus girl” dancer. It may have been traced back to the Ballet Russes, or perhaps it goes back further to the late 1800s days of the cancan dancers. Many famous actresses started their professional careers as dancers in a chorusContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photographs of Los Angeles Chorus Girls From the 1920s to the 1940s”

33 Vintage Photos Showing the Lindy Hop: The Dance That Defined the Swing Era

The Lindy Hop is an American dance which was born in the African-American communities in Harlem, New York City, in 1928 and has evolved since then. It was very popular during the swing era of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Lindy was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular duringContinue reading “33 Vintage Photos Showing the Lindy Hop: The Dance That Defined the Swing Era”

25 Amazing Vintage Photographs Capture a Ladies’ Smoker Night in 1941

On the evening of May 20, members of the Young Women’s Republican Club of Milford, Connecticut, explored the pleasures of tobacco, poker, the strip tease and such other masculine enjoyments as had frequently cost them the evening companionship of husbands, sons and brothers. Men were strictly forbidden from entering the Ladies’ Smoker Night, although theyContinue reading “25 Amazing Vintage Photographs Capture a Ladies’ Smoker Night in 1941”

43 Amazing Photos Showing Los Angeles During the Prohibition Era of the 1920s & Early 1930s

Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933. Prohibitionists first attempted to end the trade in alcoholic drinks during the 19th century. Led by pietistic Protestants, they aimed to heal what they saw as an ill society beset byContinue reading “43 Amazing Photos Showing Los Angeles During the Prohibition Era of the 1920s & Early 1930s”