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Marlon Brando in his most iconic photo

Marlon Brando in his most iconic photo

Marlon Brando’s iconic publicity photo from the 1953 movie The Wild One. Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1963 and although there may or may not have been a copyright notice, the copyright was not renewed.

Ballet dancers 1940s

Ballet dancers 1940s

Ballet dancers from the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo rehearsing the Nutcracker in 1940. Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.   Edited with BlogPad Pro

Win a piece of silk Burlesque-style lingerie

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. WE HAVE ANNOUCED THE WINNER HERE. YOU CAN SEE OUR LATEST COMPETITION HERE. This week’s competition prize has been donated by the delicious Miss Jones Lingerie. Miss Jones is exquisite bespoke lingerie, handmade to order from pure silk, with French Chantilly lace, and adorned with Swarovski crystals. For romantic Brides,(…)

1940s beach fashions

1940s beach fashions

1940s beach fashions: Members of the Women’s Army Corps stationed in North Africa enjoy a run on the beach in some lovely 1940s swimwear. Source and copyright: This file is in the public domain, because “All Photographs are Copyright Free and in the Public Domain” per FDR Library website http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/photos.html

Cleopatra: Taylor, Burton & the $44 Million Scandale

Cleopatra: Taylor, Burton & the $44 Million Scandale

When Elizabeth Taylor came to the end of her studio contract in 1961 she was free to finally choose her roles and command her own price. And that’s exactly what she did when she demanded the huge sum of $1 million to play the title role in Cleopatra. Cleopatra started as a small budget-movie which(…)

Competition winner

The winner of our competition to win a beautiful vintage necklace is: [drumroll please]

1930s fashion

1930s fashion

1930s movie star Paulette Goddard in a beautiful dress on the cover of Cinegraf Magazine. Source and copyright: This image is in the public domain because the copyright of this photograph, registered in Argentina, has expired.

The best mens vintage fashions from Goodwood Revival

The best mens vintage fashions from Goodwood Revival

Following on from my post about my top 20 best dressed women at this year’s Goodwood Revival, here’s my list of the top 20 men. I haven’t put them in any particular order. For some reason I found it even harder to choose which was my favourite this time! Which outfit do you like best?(…)

Vintage French weddings 1920s-1970s

Vintage French weddings 1920s-1970s

I’m delighted to have a guest post today from the lovely French blogger Anne who blogs at chicandgeek.com. She has agreed to share some of her wonderful family wedding photos from the 20s through to the 70s. Enjoy, and merci Anne! The pictures I’m happy to share with you today came in my mailbox (the(…)

Goodwood Revival 2012: my top 20 best dressed

Goodwood Revival 2012: my top 20 best dressed

You might remember I went to Goodwood Revival a few weeks ago (you can see my post about the day here if you missed it). It was a wonderful weekend filled with vintage fashions and cars and I was delighted today to come across these wonderful photos of the best dressed people at the Revival(…)

Richard Burton 1960s

Richard Burton 1960s

Photo of Richard Burton as Arthur from the original Broadway production of Camelot. Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.

Paul Newman in the navy, WW2

Paul Newman in the navy, WW2

The US Navy portrait of a very young Paul Newman taken during Word War 2, probably in 1944 or 1945. Source and copyright: This file is a work of a sailor or employee of the U.S. Navy, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government,(…)

Win a set of vintage-style greetings cards

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. WE HAVE ANNOUNCED THE WINNER HERE. This week’s competition prize are these fabulously funny greetings cards courtesy of NobleWorks Cards. About the prize: Set of vintage style adult greetings cards To enter: For your chance to win these vintage cards tell us your favourite item from NobleWorks Cards and let us know(…)

Rita Hayworth dancing with Fred Astaire

Rita Hayworth dancing with Fred Astaire

Rita Hayworth dancing with Fred Astaire from the movie ”You Were Never Lovelier’ Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice

1940s lingerie, the Spencer corset

1940s lingerie, the Spencer corset

A before and after shot of a woman wearing a Spencer Corset from 1941. Source and copyright: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Girl in front of a 1960s window display

Woman with window display photographed by American photographer James Jowers in 1968. How fed up does she look? It looks like she’s been waiting for someone for some time… Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions  

Goodwood Revival 2012: the photos

Goodwood Revival 2012: the photos

I went to the Goodwood Revival on Friday – and what a fantastic day out! If you haven’t heard of it before, the Goodwood Revival is a 3-day long festival of fashion, cars and planes from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. You’re encouraged to dress up, and this gives the event a really special and(…)