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Celebs

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… READ MORE »


Style

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] … READ MORE »


galleries

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… READ MORE »


Entertainment

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. … READ MORE »


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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… … READ MORE »


News

Dita Von Teese launched her lingerie line for Wonderbra today in London. That’s her swinging on a giant bra. [The Press Association]
This “Spit or Swallow” viral video is misleading. [Daily Bedpost]
Kanye West has teamed with Comedy Central for a show described as “hip-hop meets the Muppets.” [The Hollywood Reporter]
Chris Noth played my… READ MORE »