For those of us old enough to remember when the great game of Bingo first hit our shores courtesy of Eric Morley, this is a nostalgic look at why of Britain’s cinemas became Bingo Halls. One such cinema to go was the Capitol Cinema in Scarborough which was turned into a Mecca Bingo. The decline(…)
Some of Marilyn Monroe’s covers of LIFE Magazine, a lot of which seem to have been after her death. I guess having Marilyn on the cover of your magazine sells copies as much as having Princess Diana on the cover still does now…
Lingerie feature from Vogue October 1962 featuring the lovely Anne St. Marie. Isn’t the lingerie pretty?
I couldn’t resist sharing this. I love Morecambe and Wise just as much now as I did as a little girl and I still haven’t found anything to top their Christmas Specials. So I thought I’d share my joy at watching this with you. I have no idea whether Morecambe and Wise ever made it over to(…)
Well, I’m not sure what else I could have titled this blog post! This photo is from Bert Stern’s famous 1962 photo shoot with Marilyn Monroe. I just stumbled across the photo on Flickr and had to share. Isn’t she fabulous? Happy Tuesday everyone!
Tilly Tizzani wearing a ‘bijou suit, wine and roses’ for October Vogue 1962. Isn’t the dress beautiful?
50 years ago today President John F. Kennedy was assassinated during a visit to Dallas, Texas. The news shocked the world. These photos look perfectly normal snaps until you find out more about them and then they become incredibly powerful. The photo above was taken earlier that day when the President and a smiling Jackie(…)
The youngest US president to be inaugurated and the youngest President to die in office, it is 50 years this week since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. In a week where talk of his assassination will be everywhere here are some happier photos of him.
Catherine Deneuve sitting in a rather uncomfortable-looking chair in front of the Eiffel Tower 1960s. I don’t know very much about this photo unfortunately, but it seems rather strange for a number of reasons. Why, for example, is she sitting in that chair, and why is it on a plinth? Surely she could have sat(…)
Michael Caine photographed at The Dorchester hotel in London on August 14, 1969. I’m not sure I’ve seen him with a beard before. Does anyone know whether this was for a movie?
This photo was taken at the opening of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in September 1967. The Triceratops, named Uncle Beazley was placed in the parking lot, where you can also see him in the snow in 1977 (below).
Halloween Visitors to the Oval Office. A laughing President Kennedy with his children Caroline and John F. Kennedy, Jr. in the Oval Office of the White House, 31st October 1963. Happy Halloween everyone!
I’ve had enough of the rain her over the last few days (or is it weeks? I’ve lost track!). Everything is damp and wet and the ground is saturated – and I have an outdoor Halloween party in a week dammit and I need some good weather! Especially when I can’t physically (0r at least comfortably)(…)
Marianne Faithfull wearing a very cute hat (and not a lot else) 1960s.
Irish Guards remain at attention after one guardsman faints in London, England, June 1966.
The beautiful Catherine Denueve in the most gorgeous gold lurex jumper, 1960s.
A school girl soars twice her height in a standing version of a seesaw in Tokyo, Japan, November 1964. Wow, health and safety would just have a fit if kids played on things like this today!
Photo of David McCallum from the television program The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. 1966. I went through a stage of cutting my son’s hair when he was about 4 and it looked a bit like this…