Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A family of four in their Mercury Monterey automobile on the driveway of their home, 1959.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

Tom Kelley was an American photographer whose files full of classic portraits and early advertising shots of Hollywood’s biggest stars during the 1940s and 1950s, including Gary Cooper, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, James Cagney, Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda and Gene Kelly.

He was best known for his iconic nude photographs of Marilyn Monroe in 1949. Following his long career helping to publicize film personalities, Kelley later shifted to commercial and advertising photography field. Kelley was said to have the gift of establishing instant rapport with his subjects, drawing out the interesting sides of them and making them feel comfortable behind the camera.

Below are 30 commercial photographs taken by Kelley from the late 1950s to the early 1980s.

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A family riding in a Ford Monterey automobile watches a helicopter fly above them in an open field in California, 1959.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A family having fun in their living room, 1950s or 1960s.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

Two children pose in a neat, orderly bedroom, late 1950s or early 1960s.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A father and son enjoy some leisure time constructing model cars together, 1960.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A group of friends enjoy a day outdoors with their automobiles, a Lark Daytona, a Wagonaire, and a Skytopare, are parked in the foreground in Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA, 1962.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A family enjoys a day out on the lake and unpacks their gear in this advertisement for the 1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona Wagonaire, Santa Barbara, CA, 1962.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A couple leans against a stone wall while taking a break from their hunt, 1963. Their hunting dog sits between them.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A couple smile while tailgating in hunting clothes and gear with Ballantine beer, 1963.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A group of guys and gals and their surfboards gather round a Ford Mustang on the beach, 1964.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A group of friends sing along at a piano as they enjoy mugs of beer in a staged setting of wood-panelled den, October 1964.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A man shaving with an electric razor, 1965.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

Two male surfers stand facing the ocean, holding their surfboards vertically beside them, while watching other surfers on the water, California, 1965.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

Aerial view of three men lying shirtless on the beach, with hats covering their faces, California, ca. 1965.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

Fishing on motorboat, 1960s.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A young woman in a yellow bikini top holds up a tall glass of beer as she leans back in a small sailboat, watched intently by a man in a captain’s cap and a t-shirt, 1960s.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

Man in yellow jacket talking on phone in telephone booth, mid-1960s.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

Three men of differing heights, all dressed in tuxedos and all drinking margaritas underneath a large painting of a margarita mounted against a blue velvet curtain, 1960s.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A group of young people cluster around their sand buggy to drink juice straight from a watermelon, 1966.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A woman and two children, a boy and a girl, smile ecstatically as they sit at a picnic table and eat from cans of Hunt’s brand snack peaches, November 1966.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A small boy, wearing a baseball mitt, smiles while hugging his pet dog, 1967.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A couple rests under the shade of a tree, while picnicking by a lake, 1968. Sandwiches and other foods are laid out on a red checked blanket, and a cooler is visible.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

With his golf clubs propped against the wall of a glass phone booth, a model in a sweater and golf cap smiles as he listens on the telephone, June 1968.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A young woman in a pink and orange dress lies on the floor and watches an episode of ‘The Honeymooners’ on a console television set, late 1960s or early 1970s.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

Businessman hails a cab at an airport taxi stand while a porter minds luggage in the background, early 1970s.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

Woman stands at a department store perfume counter, early 1970s.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A group of friends in a bar gather around a table for conversation and drinks, 1978.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

Medical workers and nurses in a computer room with early IBM computer, 1980.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A couple with a Honda CVCC and a moped in their driveway, 1980.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

A couple smile at each other, they are sitting on a Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic motorcycle, 1980s. The car behind is a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible.
Beautiful Vintage Commercial Photos By Tom Kelley

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