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
Here’s another shot from Shorpy, a rear view of the picture we previously saw here.
Another great Shorpy. Love this shot because, in my living room, I have a picture of Times Square from this angle and just about at this same time.
Interesting picture from Shorpy of Pampa, Texas circa 1943. It looks an awful lot like Gaithersburg, Maryland, circa 1975.
“Newsdealer says she uses viler language than the newsboys do.”
Shorpy has a picture of what appears to be a very very early (1927) fax machine.
This picture from Shorpy of a 1950s lounge in an IBM plant is bizarre: it looks almost identical to my 1970s elementary school style, down to the chairs, the orange couches, the magazine racks, and the acoustic tile.
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 […]