Norman Parkinson, (1913 – 1990) was a celebrated English portrait and fashion photographer. Parkinson (birth name Ronald William Parkinson Smith) was born in London, and educated at Westminster School. He began his career in 1931 as an apprentice to the court photographers, Speaight and Sons Ltd. From 1945 to 1960 he was employed as a
When writing about horror films, no list is complete without John Carpenter’s 1978 independent horror film Halloween. The film has been credited as the first in a long line of slasher films (which were inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho) but unlike many of its imitators, Halloween contains little graphic violence and gore. The film was
All we know about these fascinating photos of London in 1972 is that they were more than likely taken by an American tourist. They are from the collection of Glen F who has a fabulous collection on Flickr and who says of the photos: I’ve found that Americans tend to take pics of ‘mundane’ things
A look back at summer at the beach during the 1970s, presented by Getty Images.
Agnetha Fältskog was born on 5 April 1950 in Jönköpping, Sweden. As a child, she began taking piano lessons, singing in a choir, and composing her first songs. At the age of ten, she formed the trio The Cambers with two of her friends and performed on local stages. After a stint in the group
So you think the airscrew is strictly for planes? Guess again. Look at these mighty prop-driven machines created by some of the most talented engineers and designers the world ’round. Sure, they can’t fly, but their twisted blades help them wade through water, ice, snow, mud, glide on rails, and rule the road.
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, also known as GLOW or G.L.O.W., was a women’s professional wrestling promotion begun in 1986 (the pilot was filmed in December 1985) and continued in various forms after it left television. Colorful characters, strong women, and over-the-top comedy sketches were integral to the series’ success. Most of the performers were actresses,
Check out some badass ladies of the Western world who used to walk around with tattoos on their bodies, long before it was cool.
Before the great clean-up began, New York had abandoned blocks dotted the landscape, creating vast areas absent of urban cohesion and life itself during the 1970s. These amazing photos from Andy Blair that show another side of New York in the 1970s. source
From Burt Glinn to Elliott Erwitt via Henri Cartier-Bresson, Marc Riboud and René Burri, Magnum’s great photographers covered the Cuban revolution and Fidel Castro’s rise to power. source
The Woodstock Festival was a music festival, billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”. It held at Max Yasgur‘s 600-acre farm in the Catskills near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Bethel, in Sullivan County, is 43 miles