Tag Archives: 1950s

16 Sexist and Racist Vintage Advertisements That Are Shocking Today

These vintage advertisements are from Beyond Belief, a book by art collector and former advertising executive Charles Saatchi, which brings together the most shocking advertising campaigns of the last century. From racism and sexism to dodgy health claims, nothing was out of bounds for the real-life Mad Men. “In the middle of the last century, marketing […]

30 Crazy Old Cigarette Ads Claimed That “More Doctors Smoke Camels Than Any Other Cigarette”

One common technique used by the tobacco industry to reassure a worried public was to incorporate images of physicians in their ads. The none-too-subtle message was that if the doctor, with all of his expertise, chose to smoke a particular brand, then it must be safe. Unlike with celebrity and athlete endorsers, the doctors depicted […]

The Secret History of Hunky Male Beefcakes

In the same way that porn magazines are often hidden under pillows or locked away on the top shelves of closets, the history of “beefcake” photography has been highly secretive. The photographers and models who created the hunky, hypermasculine work beginning in the 1940s right up to the pre-disco age did it on the sly, […]

Vintage Photos Show Amazing Vancouver Neon Signs and Streets Scenes in 1950s

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These colorful photos show what Vancouver’s Upper East Side and downtown looked like in its’ glory days of the 1950’s.  The photographer captures a city basking in the glow of neon signs. The Vancouver photographs of Fred Herzog are awash with vibrant color. They are complex, mysterious, exuberant, and full of life, much like the […]

Slim Aarons: fashion and celebrities of the ’50s and’ 60s

The lifestyle of the ’50s and’ 60s is seen with a certain nostalgia especially in these times of crisis and difficulty, and is remembered for the celebrities and fashion fashion that characterized it. While in Italy there was the Dolce Vita Romana, in New York Slim Aarons photographed the celebrities and the most famous jet set […]

The Bullet Bra: indispensable lingerie for the 40s and 50s women!

The bullet bra certainly made a statement! Given this was the 1940’s and 1950’s it must of caused quite a stir! The projectile bra was an intimate item of clothing that became famous in the post-war period, in the late 1950s, and remained in use until the 1960s. The characteristic of the bra was obviously to […]

Rusty 1957 Porsche 356a With Broken Motor Only $7 Million

Old porsche models don’t come cheap! For example, would you pay almost $7,000,00 U.S. for a rusty 60 year old car you can’t even drive? That’s the price an auction house in Florida is hoping some classic car love will shell out for a rare 1957 Porsche 356A coupe. This old Porsche was discovered in a […]

Old Motel Signs Relive 1950s and 1960s Travel

These old motel signs harken back to an era when the car reigned supreme and holidayers required a cheap and comfy place to say.  This selection of neon motel signs shows that  the log cabin and Native icons were popular design themes. A motel is a hotel designed for motorists and usually has a parking […]

23 Must See Rare Sexy Natalie Wood Photos

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These Sexy Natalie Wood photos show just how beautiful this actress was. She was born on July 20, 1938. Originally named Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko she adopted the stage name of Natalia Wood to make it more palatable for movie audiences. This American actress was best know for acting roles in the classic Miracle on 34th […]

1950s Old Comic Book Ads For Muscle Building

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This collection of old comic book ads for building muscles will bring you back to your young days.  Who can forget the classic ad of a muscle bound dude kicking sand in the face of a skinny kid.  Many of these ads were made famous by bodybuilder Charles Atlas. Charles Atlas  (born Angelo Siciliano; October […]