To help stage the 1964 World’s Fair, the NYCTA added special trains from midtown Manhattan to the site at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Promotion included this commercial, which is unnervingly chipper.
In 1960, the newsreel makers at British Pathé enlisted the tailors at Moss Brothers (along with their “chief theatrical designer”) to sketch out some menswear looks one might expect to see in the year 2000. They’re so far off it’s delightful.
Dig out your blue eyeshadow, your body glitter and your Aqua Net, because it’s time for PROM WEEK on Pictorial.
You’re looking at a trio of French models sporting the latest in haute sunglass fashions, circa June 1961.
Just a quick peek at what folks were wearing on Tokyo’s Ginza Street in 1967.
In 1953, an Associated Press photographer attended one of the famous mambo competitions at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. The images that resulted can only be described as fire.
Here’s a publicity shot of the Supremes in 1965, when it was still Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, and Diana Ross. The trio is arriving at Heathrow in London, in March, and they look incredible. Many of us mere mortals can’t step off so much as a one-hour commuter flight looking half as great. But it’s important to…
Why, hello. And a happy New Year to you.
Look, black is very tasteful and easy to accessorize and also hides stains. But I challenge you to look at these fashions from spring 1960 then restrain yourself from ordering an aggressively burnt orange blouse.
Here’s something I never expected to write: Old Tupperware commercials are mesmerizing, brilliant, and strangely convincing. Dips keep dippier! Hams keep hammier! My God!
In July 1961, an Associated Press photographer stopped by a showcase of autumn and winter fashions in Florence, Italy. Hats were apparently of particular interest. It is not an exaggeration to describe the results as magical.
Apologies for the sudden, intense wave of longing for summer sunshine that just washed over you.
Baby boomers get a lot of flack for glorifying the golden days of the 1960s through television, from programs like Mad Men to CNN’s The Sixties. But as recent pilot pick-ups suggest, their children have been indoctrinated into this obsession as well: A wealth of shows have come up in recent years fixated not on just…
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.
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.
Hey there, sexy singles. It's Saint Patrick's Day after a long, harsh winter, and so I know you've got the urge to travel. Well, consider this 1965 brochure issued by one Gramercy Tours for a 21-day jaunt to Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Special twist: It's a Bachelor Party, just for single people.
When I moved from New York City to San Francisco, one of my initial reactions was "Damn, everyone here dresses a fright." I eventually acclimated, but it took a minute to get used to everybody doing everything in yoga pants. And then, suddenly, I was wearing yoga pants too.
While the William Shatner era of Star Trek isn't exactly the first thing that springs to mind as a predecessor of the "It Gets Better" anti-bullying movement, Buzzfeed's got an excerpt from the advice pages of a 1968 teen magazine called Fave displays Leonard Nimoy's sensitivity to the plight of one particular young…
This week in badvertising through the ages, we head to the late 1960s to experience the poor decisions that were these ads for Broomsticks pants. In a move that was clearly approved by Pete Campbell, ladies want to play sexy games with men wearing boring slacks. It's fairly of the time and mundane, except for the…
Women comprise nearly half of the NFL's viewing audience nowadays, but this wasn't always the case. Back in the 60's, America's wives were positively flummoxed by the confusing and male-dominated arena of football enjoying. It was enough to make a gal feel left out and abandoned! Tensions ran high! We were on the…