Tag Archives: 1960s

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 […]

27 Reefer Madness Posters From 1930s Will Make You Cry Laughing!

Originally, Reefer Madness was the title of a 1930s American propaganda film that told the story of how an entire high school student body was introduced to smoking marijuana cigarettes (also known as, reefers).  However, while the film was intentioned as a cautionary tale to parents about the grave and immoral consequences of allowing their […]

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 […]

Put Boobs On It! Sex Sells 1970 Album Covers

In the 1960s-1980s, if you wanted to sell your record, the most reliable method may have been to simply put a pair of boobs on the cover.  It was a variation on the “sex sells” approach – you might call it “chests sells”.  Whether it was subtle cleavage or loud-and-proud bosoms, we know the strategy […]

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 […]

Wild Photos 1960s Japanese beatles cover band

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This japanese beatles cover band also know as the “Tokyo Beatles” came about because the real group had no plans to tour Japan where they were wildly popular.  Hard to believe, given that Ono Yoko is herself Japanese. These old photos of the group from the mid-1960’s shows that even a group of fake Beatles could […]

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 […]