Miss America requires its contestants to be legally single. But what about the married beauty queen wannabes—who no longer qualify for the big leagues, but still want to wear the sash and crown?
Might not feel like it, but today—December 22—is the first day of winter, which means that blessed, precious sunlight will soon return. As for the cold weather, that can be remedied with one of these cunning midcentury coats.
One of my most vivid early-childhood memories is browsing the Tinkerbell Cosmetics section at some department store.
From 1923–1949, the American Medical Association published Hygeia, an educational health magazine for the American public.
As Americans prep for Thanksgiving, Pictorial has decided to honor our communal gorging by taking a look at promotional recipe pamphlets of days gone by.
Ah, midcentury America, when even authors responsible for envisioning wild and wacky futures in SPACE could hardly fathom women doing science.
Apparently today is “National Lipstick Day.” “National Lipstick Day” is not a real holiday, but it’s a great excuse to look at some vintage cosmetics. Let’s get inspired.
Today is the 60th anniversary of the opening of Disneyland.
It’d be hard to argue with the claim that besides all the great characters, and the beautifully written dialogue, the biggest reason Mad Men (coming to a close this Sunday) was a hit was because it was about one our recent favorite decades in American history. Baby boomers, man.
Running a little behind on the seasonal decor? Me too! Don't you worry, though—I've got here in my hot little hands the magazine that's gonna save our bacon, by telling us everything we need to know to throw the perfect all-American Baby Boom-era Christmas celebration: A December 1949 issue of Woman's Home Companion,…
The dentist chair*, the DMV, Whole Foods at 2pm on Fourth of July. That's a list of places I'd rather be than at that funhouse hell hole known as Disneyland.
It seems that the days of groupies getting traded between rock bands for $50 and a case of beer weren't left to James Cameron's nostalgic film lens. Professor William T. Bielby has examined the sociological roots of rock groupiedom and its continued pervasiveness in a piece entitled Rock in a Hard Place: Grassroots…
Guys, are you sick of your J.Crew paisley iPhone cover? Drape it in a rodent, yo. (Apologies to the anti-fur readers, who may not appreciate this quite as much. Remember it was a different time)
We were so glad to see someone addressing this enduring mystery.
With names like Scamp, Rogue, and Vagabond, a new crop of men's magazines in the late 50s and early 60s tried to get a piece of the Playboy and Esquire action. (We get the girlie, but not the chest-hair backdrop.)
As a few articles from the weekend prove, women who fancy themselves "Modern Pin-Ups" often ignore the realities of the 1950s. (But, yes, the hair was great!)