28 Interesting Photos of Lambretta Ads From the 1950s and 1960s

Lambretta (Italian pronunciation: [lam’bretta]) is the brand name of mainly motor scooters, initially manufactured in Milan, Italy, by Innocenti. The name is derived from the word Lambrate, the suburb of Milan named after the river Lambro which flows through the area, and where the factory was located. Lambretta was the name of a mythical water-spriteContinue reading “28 Interesting Photos of Lambretta Ads From the 1950s and 1960s”

14 of the Worst Metal Band Promo Photos of All Time

Rock stars are supposed to be charismatic. The gig requires being able to get up in front of people and perform convincingly, create compelling songs that evoke emotions, have a sense of style your fans would want to emulate, and, of course, be sexy. That’s a lot of requirements, and some bands understandably fall aContinue reading “14 of the Worst Metal Band Promo Photos of All Time”

30 Early Vintage Photos Showing the Rolling Stones in the 1960s

Celebrity photographer Philip Townsend got up close to the excitement of the era, and took many iconic images of the Sixties. He captured the very first picture of the Rolling Stones ever taken, shortly after they formed in 1962, when they were broke, hungry and seeking a record deal. He bought them barbecued chicken, apparently.Continue reading “30 Early Vintage Photos Showing the Rolling Stones in the 1960s”

37 Amazing Color Photos of Downtown Los Angeles During the 1940s

Los Angeles, often referred to by its initials L.A., is the largest city in California. With a 2020 population of 3,898,747 it is the second-largest city in the United States, following New York City. Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic and cultural diversity, Hollywood film industry and sprawling metropolitan area. The CityContinue reading “37 Amazing Color Photos of Downtown Los Angeles During the 1940s”

73 Amazing Black and White Photographs of London in the Swinging Sixties Era

The Swinging Sixties was a youth-driven cultural revolution that took place in the United Kingdom during the mid-to-late 1960s, emphasising modernity and fun-loving hedonism, with Swinging London as its centre. It saw a flourishing in art, music and fashion, and was symbolised by the city’s “pop and fashion exports”. Among its key elements were theContinue reading “73 Amazing Black and White Photographs of London in the Swinging Sixties Era”

16 Gorgeous Color Photographs of Frida Kahlo During the 1930s & Early 1940s

In May 1931, Nickolas Muray traveled to Mexico where he met Frida Kahlo, a woman he would never forget. The two were at the height of their on-again, off-again, ten-year relationship when these pictures were taken. Their affair had started in 1931, after Muray was divorced from his second wife, and shortly after Kahlo’s marriageContinue reading “16 Gorgeous Color Photographs of Frida Kahlo During the 1930s & Early 1940s”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1920s Volume 8

The 1920s (pronounced “nineteen-twenties”) was a decade that began on January 1, 1920, and ended on December 31, 1929. In America, it is frequently referred to as the “Roaring Twenties” or the “Jazz Age”, while in Europe the period is sometimes referred to as the “Golden Twenties”[1] because of the economic boom following World WarContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1920s Volume 8”

59 Vintage Photos From the Missing Clara Bow Film, “Rough House Rosie”, 1927

Clara Gordon Bow, destined to become “The It Girl”, was born on July 29, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in poverty and violence. Her often absentee and brutish father could not or did not provide and her schizophrenic mother tried to slit Clara’s throat when the girl spoke of becoming an actress.Continue reading “59 Vintage Photos From the Missing Clara Bow Film, “Rough House Rosie”, 1927″

16 Stunning Photos of French Cellist Maurice Baquet With His Cello in the 1950s

Maurice Baquet is a multi-talented man: gifted cellist (1st prize at the Conservatoire de Paris), skier (member of the 1936 French Olympic Team), mountain climber (this talent used in several movies, including Premier de Cordée). He attracted poet Jacques Prevert’s attention when riding on his bicycle, holding his cello, and soon joined Prevert’s famed theaterContinue reading “16 Stunning Photos of French Cellist Maurice Baquet With His Cello in the 1950s”