Monthly Archives: October 2011

Beautiful B&W Portrait Pictures of Ann Dvorak

Ann Dvorak (August 2, 1911 – December 10, 1979) was an American film actress. Asked how to pronounce her adopted surname, she told The Literary Digest: “My name is properly pronounced vor'shack. The D remains silent. I have had quite … Continue reading

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Movie Fan Magazines

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Ziegfeld Girls from 1910-40s by Alfred Cheney Johnston

Alfred Cheney Johnston (known as “Cheney” to his friends and associates) (April 8, 1885 – April 17, 1971) was a New York City-based photographer known for his portraits of Ziegfeld Follies showgirls as well as of 1920s/1930s actors and actresses. … Continue reading

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Pictures of Col Muammar Gaddafi in 1970s

Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi seized power in a military coup in 1969. After rebels finally take his home town of Sirte, the former leader was reported dead by the Libya's National Transitional Council. Let's see how Lybia's dictator Muammar Gaddafi … Continue reading

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New Orleans Red Light District, 1912 [NSFW]

Before Storyville of New Orleans shut down in 1917, it was the only legalized red-light district in North America, and French photographer John Ernest Joseph Bellocq took portraits inside of these storied brothels. The sensual, almost haunting shots were incredibly … Continue reading

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Beatlemania is a term that originated during the 1960s to describe the intense fan frenzy directed toward The Beatles during the early years of their success. The word is a portmanteau of “Beatle” and “mania”, similar to the much earlier … Continue reading

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Jumpology by Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman, with an unsurpassed 101 LIFE magazine covers to his credit, had the bold and unconventional idea back in the 1950’s to ask the famous and prominent people he was commissioned to photograph for the likes of LIFE, LOOK … Continue reading

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Amusing LIFE Magazine Back Page Photos (more)

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New York City in 1978

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Incredible Old Pictures of Netherlands in the Past

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