I wanted to share something a little different with you today. This lovely animation has been created by animator Gavin
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After the hardships of the wartime years, the 1950s exploded in a riot of colour. Women embraced the hourglass figure of Christian Dior’s ‘New Look’ and wore big petticoats to make their skirts larger, and for the first time teenagers developed their own fun sense of style.
One heady day in 1927 some bright spark decided it would be a good publicity stunt to send the MGM
I love movie posters – especially from classic movies. I have a poster of ‘To Catch a Thief’ in my
An early publicity photo of James Dean taken in 1953 when he was around 22. I say it was an
A saucy 1950s pin up from the cover of Flirt Magazine, April 1953. The painting was by Peter Driben.
This is something which I’m sure we’ll all find useful in everyday life! This amazing 1950s video shows a young
A beautiful flower-print 1950s dress with a big circle skirt on the cover of the 1958 Spiegel Catalog Cover. I
In 1953 the BBC created a time-lapse video of the train journey between London and Brighton. 30 years later
1950s singer Buddy Holly in a photo booth with Waylon Jennings in Central Station, New York City in 1959.
A cheerful cherry-print 1950s bikini modelled by Shirley Deas from Florida, 1955. I’m not sure what to make of that
It’s wedding season, so it got me thinking about how lovely vintage bridal styles are. When I got married nearly
A series of promotional photos of Elvis Presley from the movie Jailhouse Rock. You can see why he drove the
As you can see it’s not *actually* a pancake, but the hat does look like a pancake so I’m going
Isn’t this a beautiful vintage 1950s wedding photo? Miss Muriel Prince and Mr L Worsley married on August 6, 1952
Sean Connery is one of those people who always looks like a movie star in every photo you see, so
As I’m sitting here waiting for the Wimbledon final to start, I thought I’d browse around and look for some
Discovering that the big Hollywood stars of the 30s and 40s all had cocktails named after them has opened up
A gorgeous collection of 1950s swimsuits, photographed in Florida in 1959. Which is your favourite – I love the red