Oh what I crush I had on Rex Harrison… Here he is photographed with his wife, German actress Lilli Palmer in 1950. I like the way this photo has been composed, the way she’s lost in her own little world and he’s gazing adoringly at her from the background. Having said that he was married(…)
Elizabeth Taylor photographed in the early 1950s for a publicity photo. Isn’t she beautiful?
Photos taken by the astronauts on moon during the Apollo missions in the late 60s and early 70s. The photo above shows a commemorative plaque left on the moon in during Apollo 15 in 1971 to remember the 14 deceased NASA astronauts and USSR cosmonauts. The tiny silver man represents the figure of a fallen astronaut.(…)
Wallis Simpson, later the Duchess of Windsor, photographed in the 1930s. She obviously liked wearing striking jewellery even then…
This photo of Betty Grable from 1943 was the most popular pin up photo for American GIs during WWII. You can see the other WWII pin ups here 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(…)
Young girls in bikinis posing for a photo in Naples, 1948. Which is your favourite swimsuit? I think mine is the striped bikini. Source and copyright: his photograph is in the public domain in Italy because it was first published in Italy and its term of copyright has expired. Edited with BlogPad Pro
For a few years in the early 20th Century, Evelyn Nesbit was considered the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. If you would like to find out more about her and her tragic life I would recommend this article by Caviglia’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Isn’t this a delightful photo? I know that opinions have changed enormously about having exotic animals as pets and you just wouldn’t see this anymore, but my 6 year old is obsessed with bit cats and would like a pet tiger more than anything else so I can only imagine how delighted this little girl(…)
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Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell both in white halterneck dresses. I think this photo was from 1953 when they put their signatures, hand and footprints in cement outside Graumans Chinese Theatre (below) Source, source and copyright: This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and(…)
I have to admit, there’s not a lot of vintage in this outfit – just my (faux) fur gilet – oh and my shoes which were a second-hand eBay buy (they’ve got leopard print soles – how cute is that?!). I also wanted to share the first real frost we’ve had so far this year.(…)
1930s actress and dancer Marilyn Miller photographed as a ballerina in 1932. Source and copyright: This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.
Raquel Welch laughing in a publicity photo from Saturday Night Live rehearsal, April 24, 1976. 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.
Gregory Peck embracing Ann Todd in publicity still for Alfred Hitchcock’s film “The Paradine Case”, 1947. You can see why he made the ladies swoon can’t you? 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.
1970s photo of two people in flared trousers and platform shoes walking through Grainger Market. This photograph was taken by Robert Hope, who lived in Newcastle upon Tyne. In the early 1970s he took out a bank loan to buy a Rolleiflex camera. Over the next few years he photographed various Newcastle scenes, including the Grainger(…)
Looking for a cute 1940s-inspired hairstyle? Take your pick! Which do you like best? 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 Source and(…)
This is my celebration outfit for winning the competition to design a 1920s flapper dress – I won thanks you all your votes so thank you SO much!!! I don’t think I’ve won a competition since I won a creative writing competition when I was 9 so I’m delighted! [5 photos]
Photo of 1960s model Moyra Swan by Bert Stern, 1969. Thanks very much to Moyra Swan who kindly sent me this photo!