teen fashions

images from life magazine, taken in the mid to late 1940’s by nina leen. not much has changed. “teenage girl wearing blue jeans and large checkered shirt which is usual after-school costume. 1944” “closeup of teenage girl’s wrist covered with six different identification bracelets which are as popular as the…

the fight to save the midi

love this, such clever execution. makes me think of the old adage of hemlines going up or down according to the mood of the country / state of the economy. i personally wish girls would wear longer skirts, just because i love them. this looks like a pretty interesting issue actually, “the uneasy making of a movie” … “getting high with a lot of hot air”

yale joel

yale joel was an american photographer who started taking pictures at the age of 19. he was a combat photographer during WWII and eventually became a staff photographer at LIFE magazine. he died in 2006 at the age of 87

teenage shindig

these photos are from Life magazine’s archives: Teenage Music – The Beachboys, The Righteous Brothers,  ABC’s “Shindig” … i’m assuming it’s one of those american tv specials from the late fifties / early sixties where a bunch of kids would gather in a studio & dance wildly to a hip band…

the life of a poet

i found these old pics of poet rod mckuen over at life magazine. somehow, this is how i imagine poets to spend their days. you know – maxing out with the cat, chillin’ in the tub, reading some fan mail… life.

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woodstock 1969

40 years ago this weekend: love, peace, music, mud & tons of drugs. the photos, stories, videos etc make me nostalgic for something i could never have experienced myself (make sense?). i would have enjoyed seeing creedence clearwater revival, the who & other greats.  anyway, love me some hippies.  photos:…

mad men & women

i’ve posted about life magazine’s archive before, an endless source of awesomeness. check out the mad men vibe they’ve got going here, she is a dead ringer for betty draper! via sally jane vintage

jack + anjelica

whoa! how cool are jack nicholson & anjelica houston? mega. i wish they were still together, forever. so, everyone loves vintage photos, and everyone loves cool people. so if you don’t already know this, go to google image search , type in [insert cool person’s name here] source: life and click…