Every recorded moment, whether it’s in the form of a photograph or a video, creates a feeling of nostalgia. These photographs show that people back then had a great appreciation for style, taste and class, and the colorfulness of their lives transcends beyond all boundaries making these photos come to life. This liveliness is something that seems to be rare to find these days.
Harrison Ford had just shot to fame with the first Indiana Jones’ movie – The Lost Ark. This is a photograph from that time and the black and white effect helps to exaggerate his handsome features.
Paul Newman sailing in a boat in Venice. He was a legend in his own right. Here he is seen giving a high-risk shot in a motorboat.
Man In Sunglasses With Skateboard In Central Park, New York
A man in a suit on a skateboard is the center of attraction in Central Park, New York. He has captured the attention of everybody who is nearby.
Louis Armstrong And His Wife Near Pyramids Of Giza
Musician Louis Armstrong plays a tune for his wife near the pyramids of Giza. He lovingly plays the trumpet for his wife as she looks on. The sphinx also looks cute in the background.
Sunday Morning In Chicago
A group of children prepared for their Sunday mass. Although this is the most gun-happy city in America, everybody still knew how to dress up like a gentleman when they went to church.
Clint Eastwood Walking On The Road
Here Clint Eastwood is seen walking on the road amidst all the traffic in Rome. After the Dirty Harry movies, he became a global superstar.
Audrey Hepburn after the success of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She had become a roaring success in Hollywood and across the world.
Plunging Necklines Of The 1950s
The 1950s was the time of rebellious fashion trends. Here the women are seeing wearing off-shoulder dresses, which was a first in those times.
Ice skating was in fashion back in those days too. But unlike today, people used to skate in suits. Nowadays, we have a whole lot of different gear for ice skating.
A Young Interracial Couple Dancing
Segregation was still prevalent in those times, but New Orleans was a free state where people of color could freely interact with white people. Here a young interracial couple is seen sharing the dance floor.
Muhammad Ali had captured everybody’s imagination in the 1960s. Here he is seen posing in a suit, just like a white gentleman. But the heavyweight champion of the world was looking for equality after he had won the Olympic Gold in boxing.
John F Kennedy And Daughter, Caroline
This was a photograph taken when John. F. Kennedy had just been elected as the President of the United States of America. Here his daughter Caroline is seen leading the informal entourage.
Cary Grant In London
Cary Grant, a leading actor in Hollywood, was visiting his mother who had suddenly taken ill. Here he is in Oxfordshire, London just on the way to his mother’s house in Devon.
The Scottish actor is known for his penchant for cigars. After the success of the James Bond movies, the Scottish Bodybuilder became one of the most successful actors in Hollywood.
Sigourney Weaver Dressed As A Man
The Queen of Sci-fi was quite a rage in the 1970s and the 1980s where such movies were on the rise. Here she is seen dressed as a man for a photoshoot.
Actress Brigitte Bardot With Pablo Picasso
Brigitte Bardot was another leading actress in Hollywood. Here she is seen with the famous painter, Pablo Picasso, who is drawing a portrait for her.
A Young Couple In The Rain
This was from the earlier years of color photography, where Kodak was bringing out quite vividly colored Polaroid photos. Here you see a stylish young couple who are walking in the rain.
Clint Eastwood, Olive Stargess, Dani Crayne
Back then, Clint Eastwood was quite the rage in Hollywood. Here he is seen with actresses Olive Stargress and Dani Crayne while out on the Miami Beach.
Life Guard, Brighton Beach, New York
Here you see a precursor of Baywatch in progress. Although the trunks of the lifeguard are not as hot as David Hasselhoff’s, the lifeguard is quite a hunk himself. Look, the women are also not in their bikinis either.
Teen Dating In The 1950s
Ah, those years of teenage love. The vintage look makes it more of a lover’s yearn in the form of nostalgia. Here you see how chivalrous the boy is towards his girl, offering her his milkshake.
She was the first Englishwoman to go around the world on a motorcycle. The gutsy adventurer went around the globe multiple times, showing her love for adrenaline. She also worked as a part-time architect.
The multiple award winning actress, who has been decorated with every entertainment award that’s out there, poses for the shutterbug giving a great pose.
Ernest Hemingway Passport Photograph
The Nobel Prize winning literary genius who could spin magic with his words, looked equally magical and majestic in his youth. His passport photo proves that he had the looks.
The Greasers was one of the popular trends in the USA in the 1950’s. When the trend emerged for the first time in American cultural history, it had a huge impact on the youth of the nation.
Carmen Dell’orefice, New York
The Italian actress and supermodel was the face of the American fashion industry. She was known for her class and elegance.
Michael Caine With Mother And Brother At Home
Michael Caine in his London home with his mother and brother. This is a picture that was taken for the newspaper, The Sun after he won his first BAFTA.
Queen Elizabeth II And The Duke Of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke Of Edinburgh watching competitors at the Badminton Horse trials. Don’t they look magnificent!
The face of American cinema, Frank Sinatra, stepping out of a helicopter. He was known to travel a lot and was one of the busiest people in the entertainment industry in the USA.
Albert Einstein was one of the few known geniuses that the world has ever seen. He made a lot of profound discoveries in the field of Physics and Quantum Physics. Here, in this photograph, he is seen doing some college work after shifting his base to the USA from Nazi Germany.
British Actress Diana Rigg
This is British actress Diana Rigg, whom we also know as Olenna Tyrell from the hit HBO series, Game Of Thrones. She is seen in a photoshoot from her younger days. Who knew she could be so sexy?
The Beatles In Hamburg
The Beatles became famous after the release of their first album Please Please Me. After that they did a show in Hamburg where the tickets were sold out in record time. This is a photograph just before the Hamburg event.
Einstein And An Unknown Friend
Albert Einstein used to love to go to the beach. Here he is seen with a friend at Nassau Point, Long Island in New York.
Marilyn Monroe posing for the cover of Vogue Magazine. She is deep in thought while posing for the camera. Maybe, it was at this point that her mental health started to become affected.
Brigitte Bardot On The Set Of The Ballad Of The Frenchie King
This is Brigitte Bardot smoking on the set of The Ballard of the Frenchie King. Though we do not promote smoking, the fuming cig in between Brigitte’s lips makes it look a bit sexy.
Couple On Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Chicago was one of the most hustling bustling towns full of crime and fashion. Here you can see a trendy couple from the 1970s, donning the look.
A Group Of Teens And Their Car
Here in this picture you can see a group of teenagers sitting on the side of a car hanging out. Irrespective of the generation, kids have always been a fan of automobiles. What do you say?
Alice Dunham, the legendary actress, is seen with a typewriter. It is a very rare typewriter known as the Royal HH typewriter, which would sell for half a million dollars in today’s time.
Dean Martin And Angie Dickinson In Rio Bravo
Dean Martin and Angie Dickinson shooting a scene for the movie, Rio Bravo. The legends of the American movie industry acted in multiple movies together and were a great pair in Hollywood.
Paul McCartney And Mick Jagger On Euston Station
Two great legends seated opposite each other on a train. Paul belonged to the group, The Beatles while Mick belonged to the Rolling Stones. Here they are seated in a first-class rail carriage at Euston Station.
Children’s Ballroom Dancing Class
Kids look adorable both in black and white photos and in color. Here you see kids practicing ballroom dancing with their partners. So much cuteness loaded into one single photograph!
Ellen O Neal Skating In The 1970s
Ellen O Neal, the popular female skateboarder from New York. She is one who had no equal in her sport but you may not have heard of her name. So, go ahead, and find out about her on the internet, because she means a lot to this sport.
Teen Fashion In The 1950s
Although this is a classroom picture from the 1950s and you can clearly see the girl at the front desk passing the note to the girl who is seated behind her, we will not focus on them. Just look at the fashion back then. So feminine!
Girl Riding A Scooter
Here in this picture, you see a girl riding a scooter in the streets of Rome. Can you tell who she his? Just search and research about this photograph. I assure you this task will have a fruitful end.
David Bowie And Elizabeth Taylor In Beverly Hills
David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor shared a good relationship. Here you can see both of them dancing and sharing a smoke.
Teen Couple Dancing
Since we are talking about dance, let’s look at these teenagers. Here you can see a kid dancing with a girl. It’s a kid’s elementary school prom and the kid can be seen dancing to an Elvis number.
First U.S. Debutante Ball Held At Versailles Palace
It is the French-US congregation where the two allies got together to celebrate the victory over rivals during the world war. Here you can see the participants giving a final rehearsal in the palace’s gardens.
The Arrest Of David Bowie
David Bowie, the musician, gets arrested for a drunken brawl and driving under the influence of alcohol. This is his famous prison mugshot.
Couple Kissing In Times Square On VJ Day
When the US avenged the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan by nuking the country, the whole of the nation joined together for a celebration. Here you see a couple kissing amongst all the enjoyment.
People In Chicago Trains In The 1950s
All suited and booted people going to their respective offices for their regular day of work. The photograph was taken at 6.30 am in the morning.
Elvis Enrolling In The Army
Elvis had joined the Army in the 1960s at the rank of a sergeant. Here he is showing off his stripes to the photographer. It makes an awesome shot, doesn’t it?
Audrey Hepburn And George Peppard, New York
The hit pair of Breakfast at Tiffany’s seen together enjoying a cup of coffee. The pair was known all over the world. Here they are seen in midst of the movie shoot.
American Actor-Director Orson Welles
George Orson Welles, the actor-director-writer wore many feathers in his hats. Here he is seen preparing the dialogues for his famous movie F is for Fake.
Frank Sinatra And His Entourage In Miami Beach, Florida
Frank Sinatra seen here with his manager and bodyguards on the Miami Beach. Who wears a suit in the hot Florida sun? Not me!
Teenage Couple, Hudson Street, New York
As we have mentioned earlier, teenage love is wonderful. You can see two teenagers here hanging out on a date in chilly New York.
Elton John In His Private Jet Bar Playing A Piano
Elton John being Elton John, is playing his piano at his bar in his personal aircraft. The legendary English musician definitely knows how to enjoy life.
Jimi Hendrix At Monterey Pop Festival
American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, Jimi Hendrix is seen at the Monterey Pop Festival, California. He is seen striking a pose for a fan’s camera.
Couple Posing With Their Cadillac
A couple in New York pose with their new Cadillac. This automobile was produced by the American car manufacturer, General Motors who had introduced this automobile in the market, which went on to become the bestseller. Can you tell which model it is?
Paul Newman And Robert Redford Playing Ping Pong
Two hot Hollywood hunks playing Ping Pong in California on a hot day. In their beach attire, handsome and chiseled Robert Redford and Paul Newman play the game with an unknown fellow in the background.
Family Photo Of Unknown People
Unknown people gather for a photograph. This is a father and sons trio who got some time off to pose for a picture in Chicago.
American Actress Faye Dunaway
This iconic photograph was taken by the renowned photographer Terry O’Neill. He had taken actress Faye Dunaway’s picture by the poolside in the Beverly Hills Hotel. The actress is seen wearing a silk gown and heels.
High School Students Kim Robertson, Pat Auvenshine And Pam Pepin Don “Hippie” Fashions
High school attire had changed in the 1960s and 1970s. Students wore colorful clothes. The colors and the designs changed dramatically as the single color outfits were abandoned in favor of the multi-colored ones.
Salesman Mike Dreschler On His Motorised Roller Skates Near Hartford
Salesman Mike Drechsler getting his motorized skates refueled at a petrol pump in Hartford, Connecticut. This salesman sold an epic number of Nu-vacs, thanks to his motorized skates. But his career is not the focus of attention. He has a single horsepower air-cooled engine strapped to his back and holds a clutch, accelerator and engine cut-off.
American Astrophysicist And Cosmologist Neil Degrasse Tyson After Wrestling
Neil DeGrasse Tyson is one of the most famous spaceshow hosts on TV. The PhD from Harvard University was an alumnus of the University of Texas where he was an amateur wrestler who used to take part in freestyle college wrestling in the NCAA. Here he is seen removing his headgear after a match.
Erstwhile Canadian PM, Pierre Trudeau, Arrives In Ottawa
Ex Prime Minister of Canada and the present Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau’s, father, Pierre Trudeau walking in for the swearing in ceremony at the Government House in Ottawa.
Men Playing Poker In USA
Here you see a private bar and clubhouse where men have joined at a table to play poker. It looks a bit gentlemanly in the 1950-ish settings. All these players in suits and hats look quite classy.
The Everly Brothers
The American country influence rock and rollers duo which consisted of brothers, Don and Phil Everly. They were quite a trend back in the 1950s. They sung famous tracks like Cathy’s Clown and Wake Up Little Susie under the Warner Bros. label.
Brigitte Bardot Playing With Her Dog
Actress Brigitte Bardot in one of her casual pictures taken at her home. Here she is seen sitting on the boot of her car and playing with her dog.
This is a picture from a family album in the 1930s. He is supposed to be somebody’s father but we don’t know whom. But just have a look at the ambiance around him. The wallpaper and the law-books make him look like a lawyer, but in fact, he was a crook.
A Chilean Wedding
Here you see a whole Chilean family present for a courthouse wedding outside the registrar’s office in Santiago. Don’t they look modern enough to be in the present time? But in fact the attire and ambiance shows that it is the 1950s when bell bottoms were quite the rage.
Young Couple In Florence
Here you see an Italian young couple seated atop a scooter and getting a photograph taken as a souvenir of their youth. The photograph has been taken in the town of Florence.
The actor-dancer, Fred Astaire, posing for a classic photograph in the 1950s-60s time period. He looks pristine and handsome as always.
Mother And Daughter
A mother and daughter photograph from the 1950s. This American duo is not famous at all, so don’t go searching on Google for who they are. But just look at this classic pose. It shows the serenity and the love.
A Girl’s Graduation Photo
We do not know who Gloria Muriel Hurd is, but she looks quite beautiful and aristocratic in this dress of hers which she had to sport on her graduation day. Doesn’t she look happy?
Walter Deane, The Wizard Mechanic, Who Designed The Millennium Falcon
This is Walter Deane, the genius motor mechanic who made the fictional Star Wars starship, the Millennium Falcon. He could make anything out of motorcar junk. He was also a friend of the director of the franchise, George Lucas.
Two Women Standing Out In Front Of An Asylum
Two women getting their photograph taken in front of an asylum. Although the setting is not perfect, just look at the way they have dressed. Classic fashion at its very best!
Young Woman Smoking A Cigar
We must have seen a lot of women smoking cigarettes, but a cigar? Quite a strong choice for a woman. Look at this lady for instance; she looks quite hot smoking a cigar.
Naval Soldiers During The First World War
Two naval soldiers after the end of World War I. An interesting fact about this picture is that these two American sailors are brothers – Paul and Oliver MacPherson, who killed around 300 soldiers from the opposing armies. Both the brothers were decorated with medals of Honor.
Ray Charles or Brother Ray as he was called by the people who were near and dear to him. The musical legend was known for his infectious smile, and you can see it in this picture.
John Travolta Enjoying A Sip Of Beer
John Travolta taking a swig of beer and enjoying it. This was a photoshoot taken right after the release of Grease. The star of the future was simply chilling out.
Steve Martin has always been a bundle of energy. He is even making the photograph speak volumes about his infinite amount of energy. Here he is seen doing an impromptu dance.
Cher, Young And Fabulous
Cher has always looked fabulous and this photo shows that even in her youth, she was an icon of elegance.
Jodie Foster giving the opening shots of a movie. Here you can see her posing for a shot and she looks great running her hand through her hair.
Michael Jackson And Diana Ross
Two great singers make a great photograph as well. Michael Jackson and Diana Ross in one frame is just unimaginable. The two were said to be involved romantically as well. The chemistry is evident in this photograph.
Whitney Houston is all smiles in this photograph and you can see how natural looking it is. This photograph of hers was taken when she was preparing to go on stage and a final touch-up on her makeup was being gven.
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling stones giving a crashing photograph. No explanation required to describe the photograph. No, it was not the result of a push on purpose, but something which was suggested by the photographer.
Gorgeous Tina Turner looking in the mirror and adjusting her makeup before she performs at the Grammy Awards in 1979. She feels she needs a bit of a touch up.
Genius entrepreneur Steve Jobs having a laugh at a joke by photographer John Ramos. Here Steve is seen with the Mac II and his prototype for LISA. Apple was ruling the market at that time.
The comedian who brought laughter into our lives in a tense moment. Frank Belushi was one of the original members of Saturday Night Live.
Frank Zappa, the genius composer whose line of work is still revered in the world of music, is looking quite serene and quirky with his hair flying around.
Sylvester Stallone after the success of his first Rambo movie. Here he is seen posing for the cover of Variety magazine. The superstar was captured in his prime and looks like he is in ship-shape.
Mick Jagger being shot for an interview in the Vogue Magazine. He was coming to terms himself with the musical legend that he is. And this classic pose is something that projects his confidence.
Van Halen strike a pose together before their European Tour. It was the year 1978 when the rock group made the maximum record sales of that year. Here they are being shot for the TIME magazine cover.
Bob Marley in a trance-like state where he is mulling over the music of his new album. The musical genius would slip into these states to bring out the most wonderful music from the world of Reggae and Jazz.
Elvis Presley And Ann Margaret
Elvis Presley and Ann Margaret matching steps to the beat of the song Viva Las Vegas. There were many people who shared the dance floor with the King of Rock and Roll.
Fred Astaire And Cyd Charisse
Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse dancing to the beat of Girl Hunt Ballet. They can be seen matching their steps and they moved like water, because they were both great dancers and had also already shared the screen in three movies together.
Audrey Hepburn And Marilyn Monroe
Do you know what’s great about this picture? It is photoshopped. Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe never met in real life. This is one of those photos that has been modified to go along with the theme, What if?
Lauren Bacall And Marilyn Monroe
Lauren Bacall and Marilyn Monroe during the premiere of the movie, How to marry a millionaire. Both the actresses are giving million dollar smiles to the cameras on the red carpet.
Audrey Hepburn Meets 14-Year Old Fan Stephen Reid
After Breakfast at Tiffany’s became a hit, Audrey Hepburn enjoyed worldwide fame. Here she is seen in London with 14-year-old fan, Stephen Reid.
Clint Eastwood And His First Wife, Maggie
Clint Eastwood has been through many rocky marriages. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t enjoy marital bliss. Here he is seen in happier times with his first wife, Maggie Johnson.
This was a photoshoot for the John Kobal Foundation and this legendary photograph was taken by Anthony Ugrin. It was during the filming of How to Marry a Millionaire, Marilyn Monroe posed for it.