From Shorpy: 1953. A glittery Marilyn Monroe along with Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall and other assorted lovelies in a publicity still for the Technicolor extravaganza “How to Marry a Millionaire.” Photo by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. Link
This Wrigley’s gum sign in Times Square (alas, it wasn’t there for long) is my mom’s favorite spectacular.
My favorite detail in a 1906 (or thereabouts) photograph of Atlantic City full of many great details: the Deforest Wireless station barely visible on the pier. Lee DeForest was a celebrated radio pioneer or arch-villian invention stealer, depending upon your perspective. He’s the Grand Uncle of Calvert DeForest, whom you may know better as Larry […]
I got into San Diego this afternoon and checked into the Se hotel, in the Gaslamp quarter. I regularly check Shorpy, a website dedicated to displaying old photos, mostly from the turn-of-the-century. For the first time, they had one of San Diego, taken from the U.S. Grant building, two blocks away from the Se. The […]