1960s

50 Fabulous Vintage Coats

50 Fabulous Vintage Coats

Oh my, it’s definitely getting colder out there. The nights have drawn in and Christmas lights are starting to spring up all over the place (my next door neighbours back garden looks like a plastic Santa’s grotto – they’ve been out there all morning hanging it all up!).  It’s definitely time to wrap up warm(…)

Remembering JFK

Remembering JFK

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.

A 1960s Triceratops

A 1960s Triceratops

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 with the Kennedy’s

Halloween with the Kennedy’s

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!

David McCallum with terrible hair, 1960s

David McCallum with terrible hair, 1960s

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…

Goldie Hawn trick or treating

Goldie Hawn trick or treating

I know, I know! It’s WAY to early to be posting Halloween-themed photos but I couldn’t resist. It’s a month until Halloween and I’m very excited (especially because of my Harry Potter party) so I thought I’d share this great photo of Goldie Hawn and Ruth Buzzi from Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in, 1968. What are(…)

Now they look a handful! 1960s girl with 3 lion cubs

Now they look a handful! 1960s girl with 3 lion cubs

This girl looks like she’s having a lovely cuddle with these lion cubs. I don’t know whether she was a model posing for this photo or whether she was just a girl photographed having some lion-time, what do you think? Those cubs look like they’re starting to wriggle to me and are going to become(…)

Windswept 1960s beauty contestants

Windswept 1960s beauty contestants

Beauty contestants at Tri-City Suncoast Festival: St. Petersburg, Florida 1962. Left to right: Tri-City Queen, Rita Mathies; former Tri-City Queen, Pinky Clough; Miss St. Pete, Marja Paulsen; Tri-City Princess, Sally Fuller; Tri-City Princess, Judy D’Angelo; Miss Clearwater, Marie Stragar and Tri-City Princess, Paula Reeves.

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

Lead singer of The Doors, Jim Morrison photographed at the Smother’s Brothers Show, 1968.

The Doors

The Doors

A publicity photo of The Doors from some time in the late 60s. From left: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison.

Vintage dancer in Egyptian costume, 1915

Vintage dancer in Egyptian costume, 1915

A dancer in a fabulous Egyptian costume photographed in 1915. I love this costume, it reminds me of that scene from Cleopatra (the 1963 movie) when Elizabeth Taylor is brought into Rome at the end of that amazing procession. Some of the dancers in that are wearing Egyptian style wings similar these (although with much skimpier(…)

Celebrity mug shots: Jim Morrison

Celebrity mug shots: Jim Morrison

Two different mug shots of Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors,  from 1963 and 1970. In 1963 he was arrested in Tallahassee after pulling a prank while drunk at a Florida State University football game. In 1970 he was arrested indecent exposure and profanity after he exposed himself during a March 1969 concert(…)

Guest post: 1960s shopping and the catalog culture

Guest post: 1960s shopping and the catalog culture

Before online shopping, high streets and malls, there were mail-order department store catalogs. In 20th century America, department stores like Montgomery Wards, Sears and Macys were every family’s one-stop shopping destination. From clothing for the fashionable lady to tools for the handyman and toys for the kids – plus furniture for the home, appliances for(…)

A gorgeous 1960s bikini

A gorgeous 1960s bikini

Isn’t this a pretty bikini? I’m reveling in the weekend of sunshine we seem to be having (has the  British summer finally arrived I wonder…?) so I thought photos of girls in sunshine and bikinis would be appropriate! Have a lovely weekend everyone!

1960s stewardesses (or are they air hostesses?)

1960s stewardesses (or are they air hostesses?)

I’m not quite sure of the right terminology to use, is it PC to call these ladies stewardesses? Flight attendants? Air hostesses? I’m sure you’re not allowed to use some of those phrases today but I really have no idea. Anyhoo, these ladies worked for PSA in the 1960s – don’t you just love those(…)

Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo in tweed

Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo in tweed

Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. I don’t know when this photo was taken but I would guess mid-1960s. I always thought Robert Vaughn was super cool….

An enigmatic 1960s portrait with baggy fishnets

I have a real fascination for portraits of unknown people. Like the forgotten beauties from a few days ago the only thing known about this woman is when and where she was photographed. The photo was taken by American photographer James Jowers in Washington Sq Park in 1968, but nothing is known about the subject(…)