“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 »

Pictures Of Arnold Schwarzenegger Walking Through Munich In Swimming Trunks In Order To Promote His Own Gym, 1967

Pictures Of Arnold Schwarzenegger Walking Through Munich In Swimming Trunks In Order To Promote His Own Gym, 1967

It is not too much to say that Arnold Schwarzenegger has undoubtedly become one of the historical titans of our time. He has changed the “Iron sport”, the movie industry and even the political background in the United States and worldwide once and for all. Although Arnold’s life achievements are generally associated with the United States, he spent twenty-one years of his life in Europe, in Austria and Germany. Continue reading »

Concepts From Future Past: 1969 Fiat Abarth 2000 Scorpione

Concepts From Future Past: 1969 Fiat Abarth 2000 Scorpione

Designed by the inimitable Pininfarina, this gorgeous concept car embraced the best of Italian sportscar design, while sporting the almost always daft underpinnings of Fiat’s Abarth division. Continue reading »

Concepts From Future Past: Alfa Romeo Carabo, 1968

Concepts From Future Past: Alfa Romeo Carabo, 1968

Auto designers certainly fell in love with wedge-shaped cars in the late 1960s. With many of the best known examples of the wedge design coming out of Europe, it’s no surprise that at least one bears the Alfa Romeo nameplate. First shown in Paris in 1968, the Alfa Romeo Carabo was designed by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos Of John Lennon With His First Wife Cynthia At Their Home In 1965

Beautiful Photos Of John Lennon With His First Wife Cynthia At Their Home In 1965

After a college party to celebrate the end of term, John Lennon asked Cynthia Powell if she would like to “go out” with him. She quickly replied that she was engaged to a young man in Hoylake; he replied, “I didn’t ask you to marry me, did I?” He later approached her and asked if she would go to the Ye Cracke pub. She was confused when he ignored her all evening, but eventually invited her into the group with a joke. Continue reading »

At Home With The Rolling Stones: Surprising, Charismatic, Scandalous, Intense And Reckless, Here Are The Early Stones As Never Seen Before

At Home With The Rolling Stones: Surprising, Charismatic, Scandalous, Intense And Reckless, Here Are The Early Stones As Never Seen Before

In 1960, childhood friends Keith Richards and Mick Jagger reconnected by chance on a train. More than 45 years later, the Rolling Stones remain superstars in the fickle world of rock ‘n’ roll. This collection of photographs provides a unique record of the band before they became the icons of rock. Most of these images have never been published before, making this book a must-have for the Stones’ legion of fans. Continue reading »

Amazing Vintage Color Photos Of Trailer Parks In The United States From Between The 1950s And 1960s

Amazing Vintage Color Photos Of Trailer Parks In The United States From Between The 1950s And 1960s

The first examples of mobile homes can be traced back to the roaming bands of gypsies who traveled with their horse-drawn mobile homes as far back as the 1500s. Continue reading »

1964 General Motors Bison Concept: The Future Looked So Awesome!

1964 General Motors Bison Concept: The Future Looked So Awesome!

The General Motors Bison Concept debuted at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, but to little fanfare. That same show was dominated by the debut of the Ford Mustang. This turbine-powered concept was quickly forgotten and that’s a shame because the General Motors Bison Concept was an outstanding looking truck. Continue reading »

Vintage Men’s Magazine: Cool Pics Of Cavalier’s Beauties During The 1960s

Vintage Men's Magazine: Cool Pics Of Cavalier's Beauties During The 1960s

Cavalier is an American magazine that was launched by Fawcett Publications in 1952 and has continued for decades, eventually evolving into a Playboy-style men’s magazine. It has no connection with the Frank Munsey pulp, The Cavalier, published in the early years of the 20th century. Continue reading »

1969 Chevrolet Astro III Concept

1969 Chevrolet Astro III Concept

Car designer Bill Mitchell’s breathtaking 1967 Astro I styling study enabled his designers to explore the boundaries between beauty and low-drag forms. At less than three feet high, it was the lowest concept model ever created by GM design, so low that passengers had to use elevator seats to get in and out. A touch of a flush release pad caused the canopy to rise electrically. Once inside, occupants were lowered to a reclining position with another button. Continue reading »

This Futuristic 1966 Ford Ranger II Concept Truck

This Futuristic 1966 Ford Ranger II Concept Truck

1966 Ford Ranger II concept truck with a futuristic look created with a streamlined windshield, high-intensity head lights of rectangular design and Clearwater Aqua finish. Continue reading »

Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s

Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s

Back around 1966, Sixties counter-culture iconography was being injected into the everyday, infusing society with a collision of postmodern DayGlo colors, earth tones and psychedelically styled designs. And flowers–lots and lots of flowers. Most of these floral designs may have been a bit too loud on a Formica counter or trusty old Thermos, yet one particular print looked right at home on the top of a car. Counterculture became mainstream. Continue reading »

Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

Viareggio in 1959.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

The “Paolo Di Paolo: Lost World” exhibition presents more than 250 largely unseen images from the photographer’s archive. Di Paolo chronicled life in his country as an economic boom followed the destruction of the second world war. Although those were the years of la dolce vita he was an anti-paparazzo – he shunned the salacious and respected his subjects. The exhibition is at MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome until 30 June. Continue reading »

Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul McCartney and his wife Linda (1941 – 1998) with their daughters Heather, Stella and Mary in Rye, East Sussex, 4th April 1976. Linda married Paul McCartney in 1969, and the two had three children: Mary Anna, Stella, and James. Linda was a member of Paul’s band, Wings, and she also wrote/recorded music independently (Seaside woman – Suzy and The Red Stripes). Continue reading »

Stunning Color Photos Of Swinging London In The 60s

Stunning Color Photos Of Swinging London In The 60s

The 1960s were when London emerged as the epicentre of fashion, art and music. It was, as Philip Larkin pointed out, when sex was invented. Continue reading »

“Moon Level Luxury At Down To Earth Rates”: Al Stovall’s 1960s Space Age Lodge In Anaheim, California

"Moon Level Luxury At Down To Earth Rates": Al Stovall's 1960s Space Age Lodge In Anaheim, California

The Space Age Lodge in Anaheim, California, housed its first cadets in 1965. One of five cosmic-themed motels created by industrialist Al Stovall, the Space Age Lodge was partnered with the Inn of Tomorrow, the Cosmic Inn, The Galaxy, another Space Age Lodge (all in Anaheim) and the Space Age in Gila Bend, Arizona. This was “MOON LEVEL LUXURY” at “DOWN TO EARTH RATES.”

Let’s travel back in time to when 60s kitsch was out of this world. Continue reading »

The Art Of Mass Surveillance: All 135 Vintage NSA Security Posters From The 1950s And 1960s

The Art Of Mass Surveillance: All 135 Vintage NSA Security Posters From The 1950s And 1960s

In the 1950s and 1960s the National Security Agency (NSA) cranked out beautiful and captivating posters to remind Americans that keeping secrets was important. Continue reading »

People Of Bell Labs In The 1960s

People Of Bell Labs In The 1960s

In 1967, Lawrence ‘Larry’ Luckham was an operations manager at Bell Labs in Oakland, California. He brought a camera into work to capture a day in the life at a company churning out some of the biggest technological advances of the decade. Continue reading »

Stunning Black And White Photos Of The Skateboarding In The 1960s

Stunning Black And White Photos Of The Skateboarding In The 1960s

Skateboarding in New York City as pictured by photographer Bill Eppridge in 1965. Pictures originally featured in Life Magazine on May 14, 1965. Continue reading »

“The East End In Colour”: Rare And Gorgeous Kodachrome Photographs Of London In The 1960s And 1970s

“The East End In Colour”: Rare And Gorgeous Kodachrome Photographs Of London In The 1960s And 1970s
Brushfield Street, 1970 © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

These previously unpublished photographs by David Granick capture the streets and waterways of London’s East End in the warm hues of Kodachrome film. Journey back in time to a place now long vanished. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos Of Fabulous London Streetstyle In The 1960s

Beautiful Photos Of Fabulous London Streetstyle In The 1960s

It’s London, it’s the mid 1960s and the city is the epicentre of the fashion/pop-culture universe; here are some fabulous mod looks direct from the street as they happened. Continue reading »

“It Commands Respect Wherever It Travels!” – Cadillac Ads In The 1960s

"It Commands Respect Wherever It Travels!" – Cadillac Ads In The 1960s

In 1961, Frank Kelly Freas, best-known for his science-fiction artwork, created this parody advertisement for Cadillac Jewelry, which was supposed to “let the whole world know you own that fabulous status-symbol.” Continue reading »

American Women Mugshots In The 1960s

American Women Mugshots In The 1960s

The police mugshot photograph was developed as early as the mid-nineteenth century, and it has since developed as an iconic photographic type in its own right. Formulaic and recognized the world over, it was developed at a when the Victorian fascination of labelling and categorizing of people was at its height. Remarkably, the mugshot photograph has changed little in 150 years. Continue reading »

A 1960s Bedford Panorama Bus Lovingly Converted Into A Traveling Home

A 1960s Bedford Panorama Bus Lovingly Converted Into A Traveling Home

A lovingly converted Bedford Panorama available to hire.

The bus has a beautiful wooden floor, painted pine boarding and a well thought-out dining/kitchen area with hand-built units, oak worktops, a gas cooker and a fridge. At the back is a cosy double bed and a wood-burning stove placed on an old flagstone. An L-shaped sofa seat folds into a further double bed. Solar panels on the roof power the lights and a socket to charge phones, laptops etc. Continue reading »