Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis will know that I’m a Sixties girl at heart, and most vintage I buy is from the 60s or 70s. So I relished the chance to try something a little different with this lovely vintage 1950s dress. I was lent it by Helene at Revival Vintage(…)
A cheerful cherry-print 1950s bikini modelled by Shirley Deas from Florida, 1955. I’m not sure what to make of that strange hat though? Have you ever seen a hat like that before?! Source and copyright: No known copyright restrictions
Did you know that Joan Collins was considered for the part of Cleopatra before Elizabeth Taylor finally won the role? Here is her screentest. You see her in full costume and makeup trying out some of the lines- what do you think? Personally, she’s not a patch on Taylor, I think they made the right(…)
A series of promotional photos of Elvis Presley from the movie Jailhouse Rock. You can see why he drove the girls so crazy can’t you (except for the photo where he looks drunk – I’m surprised that one made it through!) [3 photos]
As you can see it’s not *actually* a pancake, but the hat does look like a pancake so I’m going to call it a pancake hat (until someone more knowledgable corrects me). Anyway, this is a publicity photo of a young Joan Collins from the 1952 movie I Believe in You. I’m not sure how(…)
Sean Connery is one of those people who always looks like a movie star in every photo you see, so I really like this 1950s picture which just shows him as a normal guy (albeit with very bushy eyebrows!). The photo was taken in January 1954 in London at the Buxton Club (a hangout for(…)
I’ve fancied making a retro stained glass cake for a while now, ever since stumbling across different photos of it online. Apparently it was a recipe which was printed on the back of jello packets in the 1950s, it’s also sometimes called a broken glass cake but I think that sounds a lot less appealing(…)
Some gorgeous 1950s swimsuit models who don’t seem quite sure which camera they should be smiling at… Source and copyright: No known copyright restrictions
Marilyn Monroe‘s promotional photos from the 1957 movie The Prince and the Showgirl. You can see she was on-screen dynamite can’t you? [4 photos]
Roger Moore photographed doing something with a goat, although I can’t quite work out what. Are they sharing a carrot…? Answers on a postcard please!
Well that’s got your eyes open on this early Tuesday morning (or Monday night depending on where you are in the world)! These golden Parisienne dancers were photographed in 1955. I’m hoping that the gold body paint wasn’t lead-based! And in case you were wondering guys looked equally good in gold body paint too (see(…)
The incredibly beautiful and regal-looking Zsa Zsa Gabor photographed by her studio in 1955. Stunning eh? Having said that I’ve never seen a single movie with Zsa Zsa Gabor in it, have you?
A young girl wearing a knitted 1950s bikini top and shorts. The photos were taken in Leipzig in 1950. How on earth does a knitted bikini top not stretch out of shape when she comes out of the water..?? [2 photos]
Zsa Zsa Gabor looking fabulously glamorous in a studio publicity portrait circa 1955.
A publicity photo of Broadway actress Lilli Palmer from 1957 (check that lovely hand position!). If I were having an important photo taken I’m not sure I’d choose quite such a novelty one. Are they cockerels on the front of her cardigan or strange mutant spiders…?
What is a wiggle dress? You hear the term wiggle dress used a lot at the moment, especially since Mad Men became popular, and often it’s applied to something which is nothing like an actual wiggle dress! A proper wiggle dress is a fitted dress meant to exaggerate an hourglass figure and which is narrower(…)
1950s glamour girl and pin up Betty Brosmer who had the amazing hourglass figure of: 38-18-36 (inches). Her she has the most tiny waist, I know a lot more clothes were handmade in the fifties, but wow it would be hard to dress to figure like that off the peg! Source and copyright: BettyBrosmer.com Edited with BlogPad(…)
1950s swimwear Source and copyright: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Netherlands license.