Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contestants Posing At The 24th World Science Fiction Convention In Cleveland, 1966

Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contestants Posing At The 24th World Science Fiction Convention In Cleveland, 1966

The 24th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Tricon, was held 1-5 September 1966 at the Sheraton-Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Officially, the convention was hosted by three cities in the region: Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Detroit, – hence the name “Tricon”. Continue reading »

Cool Retro Photos Capture People With Their Station Wagons From Between The 1950s And ’70s

Cool Retro Photos Capture People With Their Station Wagons From Between The 1950s And ’70s

A station wagon, also called an estate car, estate or wagon, is a car body style which has a two-box design, a large cargo area and a rear tailgate that is hinged to open for access to the cargo area. Continue reading »

1969 Buick Century Cruiser: The Concept Car That Believed You Only Live Twice

1969 Buick Century Cruiser: The Concept Car That Believed You Only Live Twice

Someday you will be able to drive a superhighway, turn the controls over to a guidance system, and travel across the country in high-speed safety — with nothing to do but twiddle your thumbs. Buick’s experimental Century Cruiser is a glimpse of that day. Continue reading »

Remembering The Original Woodstock In Wonderful Historical Photographs, 1969

A wide-angle view of the huge crowd facing the distant stage during the Woodstock Music & Art Fair in August 1969.
Remembering The Original Woodstock In Wonderful Historical Photographs, 1969
The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty

In 1969, more than 400,000 people descended on Bethel, New York, headed to a dairy farm owned by Max and Miriam Yasgur, where the Woodstock Music & Art Fair was being held. Continue reading »

Hong Kong At Night In The 1960s Through Amazing Color Photos

Hong Kong At Night In The 1960s Through Amazing Color Photos

1960s in Hong Kong continued with the development and expansion of manufacturing that began in the previous decade. The economic progress made in the period would categorise Hong Kong as one of Four Asian Tigers along with Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. Continue reading »

Firebird III: One Of The Most Intriguing And Influential Concept Cars Of General Motors

Firebird III: One Of The Most Intriguing And Influential Concept Cars Of General Motors

GM built the Firebird III in 1958 and debuted it at Motorama in 1959. It is another extravagant concept with a fiberglass body and no fewer than seven short wings and tail fins (which were tested extensively in a wind tunnel). Continue reading »

Bizarre Pictures Of The Beatles Cover Session For the Album “Yesterday And Today” In 1966

Bizarre Pictures Of The Beatles Cover Session For the Album “Yesterday And Today” In 1966

Yesterday and Today is a studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, their ninth album released on Capitol Records and twelfth American release overall. It was originally issued only in the United States and Canada, in June 1966. Continue reading »

Rusty 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Barn Find Sells For Staggering $800,000

Rusty 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Barn Find Sells For Staggering 0,000

There are crazy undertakings and then there’s this rusted-out 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster barn find that recently sold for an astonishing $800,000 by the folks at Beverly Hills Car Club. The buyer’s identity wasn’t disclosed, but it’s safe to say that whoever it is, they’re in for quite a restoration project. Continue reading »

Kissing On A Rainy Beach: Bruce Davidson’s Photographs Of 1960s Britain

Couple Kissing on Street, London, England, 1960
Kissing On A Rainy Beach: Bruce Davidson’s Photographs Of 1960s Britain

Britain in the 1960s wasn’t all swinging, shagging and hair. There was condensation on the inside of windows, bomb sites that still looked like bomb sites and hadn’t been repurposed as car parks, trips to the seaside (now: ‘staycations’) to enjoy the damp, live on fudge and collect shards of glass from the sand, softened and sandblasted by the driving wind and rain; it was when ‘foreign’ meant former colonies, and people were only beginning to emerge from lives thwarted by poverty and war to coalesce around the telly for a diet of wall-busting popular culture; and everything was closed on Sundays. American Bruce Davidson photographed what he saw as he explored. Continue reading »

The Best Photos Of The Spectacular One-Off 1965 Dodge Deora Pickup Truck

The Best Photos Of The Spectacular One-Off 1965 Dodge Deora Pickup Truck

The Deora is a 1965 Dodge A100 pickup truck that was heavily customized by Mike and Larry Alexander in Detroit for the 1967 Detroit Autorama, also known as “America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show.” Believe it or not, after winning many awards, including the Ridler in 1967, it became the prototype for a Hot Wheels car, and plastic model kit. Continue reading »

When Big Hair Roamed The Earth: The Hairstyle That Defined The 1960s

When Big Hair Roamed The Earth: The Hairstyle That Defined The 1960s

Not too much to say that big hair style roamed the earth during the 1960s. The bigger the hair, the more beautiful. It was a general trend for ’60s women. Check out these lovely snapshots to know the reason why it defined the 1960s fashion. Continue reading »

The Original Hells Angels: Amazing Photographs Capture Daily Life Of A Notorious Biker Gang In California In The 1960s

Hells Angels, California, 1965.
The Original Hells Angels: Amazing Photographs Capture Daily Life Of A Notorious Biker Gang In California In The 1960s

America loves its outlaws, but few of us actually dare to live the lifestyle. In 1965, the Hells Angels were little known outside the American West. LIFE photographer Bill Ray spent several weeks in Southern California, photographing and traveling with the San Bernardino chapter of a gang that would soon become notorious for its hedonistic, lawless swagger. Continue reading »

34 Found Photos Capture People Posing With Their Volkswagens In The 1950s And ’60s

34 Found Photos Capture People Posing With Their Volkswagens In The 1950s And '60s

Volkswagen, shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front a Nazi labour union, and headquartered in Wolfsburg. It is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group. Continue reading »

Last Pictures Of Sharon Tate Taken By Terry O’Neill In London, 1969

Last Pictures Of Sharon Tate Taken By Terry O'Neill In London, 1969

These pictures of heavily pregnant Sharon Tate were taken by photographer Terry O’Neill in London on August 6, 1969, three days before she was murdered. Continue reading »

1960s Space Age Toy Rocket Shoes Simulate Walking On The Moon

1960s Space Age Toy Rocket Shoes Simulate Walking On The Moon

In the 1960s, toy manufacturers made a lot of space type toys as part of the Cold War rocket craze. They were to simulate moon walking. These rocket shoes are constructed of metal and plastic, and made to strap on to a kids shoes. The bottom have springs attached. Continue reading »

Beautiful Retro & Romance Fashion Photography By Jerry Schatzberg

On a tricycle, photographer William ‘Bill’ Helburn peddles Italian actress and model Elsa Martinelli, who rides in an attached cart, across Park Ave South, New York, 1954.
Beautiful Retro & Romance Fashion Photography By Jerry Schatzberg

Jerry Schatzberg is notably known for his iconic and intimate portraits of famous figures, for example, the defining cover of Blonde and Blonde featuring a scowling Bob Dylan. However, before that sudden switch, Schatzberg was a fashion photographer, trained by the famous Alexey Brodovitch. Here are some of his shots taken for magazines such as Vogue, Esquire, Glamour and McCall’s during the ‘50s and ‘60s. Continue reading »

Candid Photographs Of Alain Delon Encountering Some Pigeons In Piazza San Marco, Venice, 1962

Candid Photographs Of Alain Delon Encountering Some Pigeons In Piazza San Marco, Venice, 1962

Alain Delon (born November 8, 1935) is a French film actor whose striking good looks helped make him one of the principal male stars of the French cinema in the 1960s and ’70s. Continue reading »

Vintage Christmas Ads For Avon Cosmetics From The 1960s

Vintage Christmas Ads For Avon Cosmetics From The 1960s

These Christmas adverts for Avon cosmetics date from 1963-69. As was common for the time in America, photo shoots were taken using white models and black models separately using the same sets and similar poses. Continue reading »

Concepts From Future Past: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo

Concepts From Future Past: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo

The Chevrolet Testudo is a concept car built by Bertone on a modified Chevrolet Corvair Monza platform. The name comes from the Latin word for “Turtle”. The car debuted at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show. Continue reading »

Sublime Street Photographs Of Hong Kong In The 1950s And 1960s

Sublime Street Photographs Of Hong Kong In The 1950s And 1960s

Hong Kong is all about the food. The smell of delicious stuff, some of it unidentifiable only to Bellamists and delving biology professors and coroners, hangs in air so soupy and thick it seems to be keeping the new skyscrapers upright. I’m wrong, of course. Hong Kong is all about human life, which is everywhere, packed tightly and possessed of an atavistic self-containment – the closest thing modern humanity has to Babel, Jericho or maybe Sodom. Continue reading »

Hilarious Snaps Show Halloween Costumes In The 1950s And ‘60s

Hilarious Snaps Show Halloween Costumes In The 1950s And ‘60s

Need to find an impressive Halloween outfit? Just check out these snaps to see. Here below is a hilarious photo collection that shows people in their Halloween costumes in the 1950s and 1960s. Continue reading »

Breathtaking Color Photographs Of The American South Taken By William Eggleston In The Late 1960s And Early 1970s

Breathtaking Color Photographs Of The American South Taken By William Eggleston In The Late 1960s And Early 1970s

Until the 1970s, color photography was considered inappropriate for the artwork. Only black and white photographs met the standards of art critics. But then came William Eggleston and showed that color images can have a place in modern art. The colors in Eggleston’s photos are saturated and intense, the characters pose in front of the camera, and traditional ideas about photographic composition are abandoned. Continue reading »

Intimate Photos Of Sharon Tate Gives Her Husband Roman Polanski A Haircut In 1968

Intimate Photos Of Sharon Tate Gives Her Husband Roman Polanski A Haircut In 1968

French-Italian photographer Jack Garofalo took these lovely photos of Sharon Tate giving her husband Roman Polanski a haircut in their hotel room in Cannes during the 21st Cannes Film Festival in May 1968. Continue reading »

“Birds Of Britain”: Photographer John d Green Captured The Beauties Of London In ‘Swinging Sixties’

"Birds Of Britain": Photographer John d Green Captured The Beauties Of London In 'Swinging Sixties'

Birds of Britain, an acclaimed book of photographs by John d Green, was published almost 50 years ago, in September 1967. The book featured John d Green’s strikingly individual, unconventional and witty portraits of 58 of the girls who made London swing – actresses, models, aristocrats, fashion designers, boutique owners and pop singers. Continue reading »

The Extending Mini-Skirts In Paris In The Mid-1960s

The Extending Mini-Skirts In Paris In The Mid-1960s
Paris Match

The miniskirt was introduced in 1965 at the fashion show of French designer André Courreges. He felt that the design of women’s clothes was not keeping up with the modern trends of the 1950s and 1960s and wanted to introduce a look that was modern, streamlined, and easy. His miniskirts were A-line skirts, narrow at the waist and wider at the hem, that ended four inches above the knee. Continue reading »