In case you were still on the fence about whether rich and famous people live different lives from the rest of us, I submit this picture of a young Melanie Griffith, tucked into bed with her pet lion. Griffith’s mom, “The Birds” actress Tippi Hedren, was actually the owner of the lion, and let it live all over the family’s Hollywood mansion. A 1970s Life magazine spread chronicles the family’s life with the large cat, and shows Tippi, you know, hanging out on the carpet with him, as well as the kids roughhousing in the pool with the furry beast. I can’t tell if this would be a beautiful dream or a terrifying nightmare, but I think it does explain quite a lot about Melanie Griffith, no? A couple more pics after the jump.
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Check out the straight spines and perfect smiles of these ladies competing in the 1956 Chiropractor’s Beauty Contest. After spending nine hours a day hunched in front of our computers, our vertebrae probably aren’t so pretty anymore–we’d be lucky to get Miss Congeniality. [The Nifty Fifties]
Do you ever pause before putting in your mouth guard and slipping into your oversize Sugar Ray concert T-shirt and think, “Maybe I need to add some old-fashioned sultriness to my bedtime routine?” Don’t worry–Life magazine has got you covered. In a 1937 issue, they published a photo spread to teach wives how to undress in front of their husbands, featuring ex-burlesque dancer June St. Clair. Click through to learn the lost art of de-robing for yourself! [Retronaut]
The year was 1961. Vincent Price needed a black cat for his new movie, “Tales of Terror.” An open audition was held. The results, captured by Life magazine photographer Ralph Crane, are a little ridiculous, a little spooky, and totally awesome. See more photos from the series over at Bored Panda.
We came across these photos of teen girls from the 1960s and fell in love. We thought you might also appreciate a glimpse into what hippie teens wore around high school campuses back in the day. I’m really wishing I had a pair of corduroy bells right about now…