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nina leen

nina leen was one of the first female photographers for life magazine

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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 (think Grease). oh yes, it looks like a ton of fun.

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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: life mag

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mad men & women

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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

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michelle pfeiffer

michelle-pfeiffer

1985 – rocking. source: life

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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 on search. you are thus entering the wonderful world of LIFE magazine’s photo archives.  i have done this for hours, do yourself a favour and search sophia loren! and paul newman… ultra dreamboat.

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