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Let’s Dance!

Let’s Dance!

The forecast heatwave seems to have arrived in full force today and it's far too hot to actually dance, so here are some vintage photos of people …

Lost Films: Salome (1918)

Lost Films: Salome (1918)

A shocking 90% of American films made before 1929 have been lost forever. Why? There seem to be two main reasons: A huge number of films were …

Divine Provenance

Divine Provenance

Have you heard the amazing story of this vintage 1950s wedding dress?  It was anonymously donated to the charity St. Gemma's Hospice (who are based …

What 1930 Looked Like in the Movies

What 1930 Looked Like in the Movies

1930 bridged the gap between the decadent 1920s and the introduction and enforcement of the Hayes Motion Picture Code which cracked down on …

Famous Ladies Who Have Joined the Corset Craze

Famous Ladies Who Have Joined the Corset Craze

If 2014 was primarily the “Year of the Selfie” (see: just about every showbiz article written that year), it was also the “Year of the …

Snapshot: Paris in 1926

Snapshot: Paris in 1926

I love the idea of collating images which give a real flavour of what a place was like at a point in time. All of the photos below were taken in …

Building Manhattan Bridge (Without a Safety Harness) 1908

Building Manhattan Bridge (Without a Safety Harness) 1908

Wow, you'd certainly need a head for heights to do this job!  Back in 1908-9 when the Manhattan bridge was under construction there was no such …

Retro Gifts For Summer Fun

Retro Gifts For Summer Fun

My thoughts have definitely turned to summer after the last week or glorious sunshine, so I thought I'd share some of my favourite retro ideas for …

Angela Lansbury before Murder She Wrote

Angela Lansbury before Murder She Wrote

We all know and love Angela Lansbury from Murder She Wrote, plus she was the voice of Mrs. Potts in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. However she didn't …

5 Classic Hollywood Celebrities Who Rocked Statement Brows The First Time Around

5 Classic Hollywood Celebrities Who Rocked Statement Brows The First Time Around

So you think Cara Delevingne invented the bold brow? Think again! As with most fashion trends, it's all been done before. And as with most things …

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Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake

I've never had Chocolate Orange cake before. In fact I don't think I've even seen one on offer anywhere and I have no idea why not! Chocolate and …

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