1. liquidnight:

Ansel Adams
Road, Nevada Desert, circa 1960
Silver gelatin print
[via the American Museum of Photography]

    liquidnight:

    Ansel Adams

    Road, Nevada Desert, circa 1960

    Silver gelatin print

    [via the American Museum of Photography]

     
  2. burnedshoes:

    © Jack Robinson, Found In A Closet: A Photo Trove Of ’60s Icons

    #1: Portrait of Tina Turner, ca. 1969
    #2: Self-Portrait, Jack Robinson, New Orleans, early 1950s

    You never know what people are hiding. When Dan Oppenheimer opened the door to Jack Robinson’s apartment, for example, he had no idea what he’d discover. He knew that Robinson had been a photographer in an earlier chapter of his life that he rarely spoke of.

    Oppenheimer, who had been Robinson’s boss at a stained-glass studio in Memphis, recalls that Robinson kept mostly to himself and had very few friends. Few people even knew he had died, which might explain why Oppenheimer found himself in this position to begin with: There was no one else to take care of the effects.

    What Oppenheimer did find when he opened the doors was an immaculately tidy apartment with exactly one of everything: One plate, one bowl, one mug. Robinson only wore white shirts and jeans, Oppenheimer says, and his spare white buttons were meticulously organized by size. A few cameras were in a display case. Then he opened the closet.

    “I opened this one box, and stacked down to the bottom was Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Jack Nicholson, The Who,” Oppenheimer says. “It became very obvious that this was no ordinary photographer.”  Jack Robinson, it turned out, had been a commercial photographer in New York City — namely for Vogue — long enough to build an archive of some 150,000 prints of the most recognizable faces of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.
    (read more)

     
  3. Skyline at Dusk - From 2 Sutton PlaceNew York City1960s
Photograph by Peter Fink 

    Skyline at Dusk - From 2 Sutton Place
    New York City
    1960s

    Photograph by Peter Fink 

     
  4. liquidnight:

Fan Ho
Triangular
Hong Kong, 1962
From The Living Theatre

    liquidnight:

    Fan Ho

    Triangular

    Hong Kong, 1962

    From The Living Theatre

     
  5. thediaryofadisappointingman:

Paris, 1969.Elliott Erwitt / MagnumIt would not be a huge leap for me to turn this into an Erwitt blog.

    thediaryofadisappointingman:

    Paris, 1969.
    Elliott Erwitt / Magnum

    It would not be a huge leap for me to turn this into an Erwitt blog.

     
  6. This here is a family who really likes Post Cereal.

    The ad was made by the D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B) advertising agency back in the 1960s. A bunch of old advertisements from DMB&B are up on the Duke University Library Digital Collections website.

    [adviews]

     
  7. oldhollywood:

    Stanley Kubrick, George C. Scott, Peter Sellers, Christiane Kubrick, & Weegee during the filming of the pie fight scene that was cut from Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) (via)

     
  8. liquidnight:

Phil Stern
Frank Sinatra, 1961
[via Everyday_I_Show]

    liquidnight:

    Phil Stern

    Frank Sinatra, 1961

    [via Everyday_I_Show]

     
  9. John LennonDuring the filming of “Not Only… But Also”November 20, 1964
Photographer unknown

    John Lennon
    During the filming of “Not Only… But Also”
    November 20, 1964

    Photographer unknown

     
  10. A while back I uploaded a video of David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” alongside some 16mm footage of slow-motion Apollo launches. At the time, I was using footage I thought was the only one available (and it wasn’t very good quality. 512kbps footage. Eech.) 

    I stumbled across the Archive.org page and realized that there was a 2gb version that was DVD quality. So I figured I would re-edit the movie again but with the better footage. Here it is! 720p shows the best.

    For comparison.

     
  11. Helicopter lifting off the roof of the Pan Am Building in New York.New York City1960s 
Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

    Helicopter lifting off the roof of the Pan Am Building in New York.
    New York City
    1960s 

    Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

    (Source: gettyimages.ca)

     
  12. Can’t wait till this show comes back on TV….
Photo: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

    Can’t wait till this show comes back on TV….

    Photo: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

     
  13. plays: 0


    The Vogues
    -
    Magic Town

    Lovely little number.

    Wish we heard music like this now..

     
  14. plays: 0

    David Axelrod - Songs of Innocence
    (Song originally off of the album of the same name.) 

    In the previous post, I mentioned I had bought this compilation album alongside the Stephen Hawking book. A year or two ago I downloaded 3-4 songs off it from iTunes when I had credit on my account.

    I’m buying the whole album because I want my own physical copy :)

    This is a sampling of why I am paying money for it.

    David Axelrod singlehandedly created my love for orchestrations and massive symphonic arrangements over funk music. The man is a genius.

    The orchestration! Brilliant! I hope you all like! [Hey, Pitchfork liked it! That must mean something… right?]

    (I also recommend you check out this and this. The first link is a song by David McCallum which Axelrod wrote and produced. McCallum conducted. The second link has a piercing introduction thanks to the violins. It’s also kind of eery, so caution to people who click on it :P)