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Something’s Got to Give – Marilyn Monroe’s Never-Before-Seen Nearly Nude Photos

While the film never made it to theaters, stills and photographs from the shoot have been exhibited the world over, though only the best images have survived — Monroe reportedly destroyed negatives of pictures she didn’t like. The star celebrated … Continue reading

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Streets of New York, 1950s, by Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American amateur street photographer who was born in New York but grew up in France, and after returning to the U.S., worked for about forty years as a nanny … Continue reading

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Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building, or Fuller Building, as it was originally called, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902 it was one … Continue reading

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Boardwalk Empire panorama, 1910

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Tiller Girls

The Tiller Girls were among the most popular dance troupes of the 1900s, first formed by John Tiller in Manchester, England, in 1890. Whilst on visits to the theatre, Tiller had noticed the overall effect of a chorus of dancers … Continue reading

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Ziegfeld Sheet Music

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Streetlife Photographs of Late 60s in London

Some of these photos show the street in it's glory days in the late Sixties, including the polka dotted Mens boutique Lord John. Other places snapped around London include Portobello Road, Piccadilly Circus and some early hippies hanging out in Trafalgar … Continue reading

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