1960s

Julie Newmar

Julie Newmar

Photo of Bob Cummings and Julie Newmar from the television program My Living Doll. 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.

My vintage style: making like Twiggy

My vintage style: making like Twiggy

I was so pleased with my new ‘Make Like Twiggy‘ dress which arrived this morning that I thought I’d share my sixties-inspired outfit. It feels strange and a little scary taking photos of myself and posting them on here though- I know lots of people do it, but its an odd feeling doing it for(…)

1960s fashion

1960s fashion

A gorgeous fur trimmed jacket and skirt photographed in 1966. Source and copyright:This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany license.

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(…)

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?(…)

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.

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(…)

1960s eye makeup and geometric prints

1960s eye makeup and geometric prints

Fabulously styled mod girl in New York 1968. Photograph by Jame Jowers. Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions  

Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s

A new photography exhibition opens tomorrow at the Barbican Art Gallery in London: Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s. It features international photography from renowned photographers throughout these two decades. It includes work from photographers including Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, David Goldblatt, Graciela Iturbide, Boris Mikhailov and Shomei Tomatsu, as well as(…)

Vintage advert: 1960s anti-smoking campaign

One of a set of ten government anti-smoking posters from the 1960s. This example focuses on what smokers could afford to buy if they gave up cigarettes. Isn’t this a great campaign? I wish I could find the other posters from this campaign! Source and copyright: The National Archives UK:  No known copyright restrictions

1960s mod girl on a scooter

1960s mod girl on a scooter

Photo by American photographer James Jowers of a 1960s mod girl in New York riding a scooter. Photo title: W. 3 st. Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions  

1960s photo: Man in striped shirt showing tattoo

‘Man in striped shirt showing tattoo’ by American photographer James Jowers in 1965. There something about this photo which reminds me of Keith Richards (or is it Ronnie Woods?) from the Rolling Stones. Is it just me? Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions  

1960s street fashion: N.Y. Library 5 ave

1960s street fashion: N.Y. Library 5 ave

This photo was taken in New York by American photographer James Jowers in 1967. The girl in the foreground looks so fed up – despite having fabulous hair. It looks like she’s waiting for someone. I wonder how long she stood there for…? Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions

1960s fashion photo: Ave B

1960s fashion photo: Ave B

Photo taken by American photographer James Jowers called Ave B in 1969. I love this girl’s hair! My mum had hair like this in the sixties! Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions  

Waverly Place, 1968

Photo of Waverly Place in 1968 by American photographer James Jowers from the George Eastman House Collection. Do you think that’s an enormous box of heart-shaped chocolates? I can’t really think what else it could be! What do you think? Source and copyright: George Eastman House collection: No known copyright restrictions