Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is the first African-American film star to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, which was for her performance in Carmen Jones (1954). Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton ClubContinue reading “73 Stunning Photos of Actress Dorothy Dandridge during the 1950s”
David Bowie may have a song called Looking for a Friend, but the late musician was certainly not short on pals. From joking around with Paul McCartney at award shows to performing with Mick Jagger on stage to marrying supermodel Iman, Bowie surrounded himself with people to know.
After having been fashion photographer, John French’s, assistant, David Bailey begins the 1960s with a contract with Vogue and rapidly becomes a leading figure of the Swinging London scene, chronicling the unrestricted existences of models and musicians. Although he admits being fascinated by the Renaissance art and the painter, Caravaggio, the British photographer favors minimalist,Continue reading “35 Amazing Photos of 1960s and 1970s Celebrities”
Dufaycolor is an early British additive colour photographic film process, introduced for motion picture use in 1932 and for still photography in 1935. It was derived from Louis Dufay’s Dioptichrome plates, a glass-based product for colour still photography introduced in France in 1909. Both Dioptichrome and Dufaycolor worked on the same principles as the AutochromeContinue reading “27 Rare Dufaycolor Photos That Shows Life in Belgium During the Mid-1930s”
Whittier is located in Los Angeles County, about 12 miles southeast of the City of Los Angeles, California. The City of Whittier has a diverse and colorful history beginning with the Gabrielino Indians who first inhabited the area during the City’s pre-history. Later, Spanish California (1769-1821) would influence the region with the establishment of bothContinue reading “31 Amazing Vintage Photographs Showing Life in Whittier, California During the Early 20th Century”
The 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair held over 140 pavilions, 110 restaurants, for 80 nations (hosted by 37), 24 US states, and over 45 corporations to build exhibits or attractions at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NY with numerous pools or fountains, and an amusement park with rides near the lake. Ran for two six-monthContinue reading “55 Wonderful Vintage Photos of the 1964 New York World’s Fair”
Yoko Ono is a multimedia artist who became known worldwide in the 1960s when she married Beatles front man John Lennon. Ono first met John Lennon of the Beatles on November 9, 1966, when he visited a preview of her exhibition at the Indica Gallery in London, England. Lennon was taken with the positive, interactiveContinue reading “24 Rare Portraits of Yoko Ono in the Early 1960s, Before She Married John Lennon”