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28 Incredible Vintage Photos of Marilyn Monroe in Korea in 1954
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In January 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio married in San Francisco and jetted off to Japan for their honeymoon.

While DiMaggio attended to his baseball clinics, Monroe took a solo detour to the Korean peninsula, which had been recently divided by the armistice which ended the Korean War the previous year.

Over the course of four days, Monroe took a whirlwind tour of American military bases, putting on 10 shows for an estimated 100,000 very excited servicemen.

The tour was a welcome respite from Monroe’s tense relationship with her new husband, whose jealousy and controlling behavior would contribute to their divorce just eight months later.

It was also a chance for the film star to overcome, believe it or not, a degree of stage fright.

"[The trip] was the best thing that ever happened to me. I never felt like a star before in my heart. It was so wonderful to look down and see a fellow smiling at me."
MARILYN MONROE


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70 Amazing Photographs of American Soldiers During the Vietnam War
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70 Amazing Photographs of American Soldiers During the Vietnam War
 

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50 Amazing Vintage Photos from the 1960s Volume 5
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50 Amazing Vintage Photos from the 1960s Volume 5
 

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20 Stunning Photographs of Clint Eastwood Posing With Motorcycles From the 1960s and 1970s

October 28, 2018 1960s, 1970s, bicycle & motorcycle, celebrity & famous people, male, portraits



Clint Eastwood was well known for his love of cars and motorcycles in the 1960s and ’70s, he especially loved the British marques Jaguar, Austin Healey and motorcycle marques Norton, Triumph.


Arguably more of a Norton man, having fallen for a Norton Ranger he bought for sightseeing in London while filming Where Eagles Dare in 1968 not to mention a Commando S (the scrambler version) he used during the filming of Kelly’s Heroes in Yugoslavia in 1969. He also later kept an S at his Carmel, California home in 1978.

In the movies, however, he was mostly seen on Triumphs, most notably a 650 TR6 during a famous bike chase scene through Central Park, New York, for Coogan’s Bluff.






















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18 Black and White Photos That Capture Everyday Life of Notting Hill, London in 1971

October 28, 2018 1970s, England, life & culture, London, people, street



Notting Hill is a district in West London, located north of Kensington within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (with eastern sections of Westbourne Grove merging into the City of Westminster). It is a vibrant, trendy area. Casual cafes line bohemian Portobello Road, famed for its busy market selling antiques and vintage fashion. Filmgoers relax in posh armchairs at the Electric Cinema. High-end restaurants, brunch spots and upscale boutiques cluster around Westbourne Grove.

Notting Hill is also known for being a cosmopolitan neighbourhood, hosting the annual Notting Hill Carnival and Portobello Road Market where huge crowds whose parades and calypso music reflect the area's Caribbean roots.

These amazing photographs were taken by serious but unabashed that documented everyday life of Notting Hill, London in 1971.




















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Old San Francisco MUNI: Looking Back on Cable Car System of the City in the 1970s

October 27, 2018 1970s, California, life & culture, San Francisco, street, traffic & transport, vehicles



The San Francisco Municipal Railway (SF Muni or Muni) is the public transit system for the city and county of San Francisco, California. It is the seventh largest transit system in the United States and the second largest in California behind Metro in Los Angeles.

With a fleet average speed of 8.1 mph (13.0 km/h), it is the slowest major urban transit system in America and one of the most expensive to operate. However, it has more boardings per mile and more vehicles in operation than similar transit agencies.


Muni is an integral part of public transit in the city of San Francisco, operating 365 days a year and connecting with regional transportation services, such as Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Caltrain, SamTrans, Golden Gate Transit, and AC Transit.

The Muni's network consists of 54 bus lines, 17 trolley bus lines, 7 light rail lines that operate above ground and in the city's lone subway tube (called Muni Metro), 3 cable car lines, and 2 heritage streetcar lines, the E Embarcadero and F Market.

Take a look at these fascinating photos from David Pirmann to see what the San Francisco MUNI looked like in the 1970s.



























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François–Auguste Biard Seasickness on an English Corvette
 

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Théodore Rousseau The Oak in the Rocks
 

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Carl Blechen Gotische Kirchenruine (Gothic Church Ruins)
 

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It's Not a Tricycle or a Bicycle, It's a Dicycle!

October 29, 2018 1800s, bicycle & motorcycle, event & history, inventions



Otto Dicycle is a vehicle with two wheels parallel to each other unlike the usual bicycle which have a wheel followed by another.




According to research by Andrew Pattle and Wayne Mann, in their excellent booklet “Mr Otto’s Bicycle”, Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) built 953 Ottos between 1880 and 1883. It was subsequently called a ‘Dicycle’ as it was not a tricycle but, despite only having two wheels, was not exactly a bicycle.

Edward Otto invented and patented the Dicycle as a safer alternative to the towering terrors of the ordinary bicycle (later known as the penny-farthing). His bike had two huge 56-in. (142-cm) wheels that were mounted side by side and connected by a sturdy axle.



For balance, the rider used a slender trailing arm with a rubber roller on the end to stop himself (or, more unusually for the period, herself) from toppling over backward.

The rider sat between the wheels, above the axle, and pedaled using a treadle-style system fixed to the axle by long rods. The treadles turned pulleys at each end, which drove the road wheels via rubber belts.

Within reach of the rider were two levers with which either of the pulleys could be disengaged. This basic form of steering was achieved by stopping the drive to one of the wheels while the other continued to turn. There was a simple hand brake lever for each hand too, each connected to a different wheel.

Edward Otto’s creation was indubitably safer than the ordinary bike—although that was by no means an extravagant claim. When the Birmingham Small Arms Company branched out from its main line in producing weaponry for the British army to build Dicycles commercially, they became the most popular bikes to date in history.













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Inside Hitler's Private World: Rarely Seen Color Photos Reveal Lavish Rooms Where the Fuhrer Spent His Quiet Time

October 30, 2018 1930s, 1940s, architecture & construction, celebrity & famous people, Germany, house & building



Incredibly rare and undoubtedly risky photos to take of the Fuhrer’s personal office within the Reich Chancellery. Very few have been allowed into the Fuhrer’s official seat of power, and very few photographs were taken within, let alone anybody given permission to bring a camera with them inside.

This is where dictator Adolf Hitler relaxed away from masterminding his war efforts. These rarely seen photos reveal the Fuhrer’s lavish taste for fine furnishings, paintings and sculptures.

The photographs were taken by Hugo Jaeger who served as one of Hitler’s personal photographers between 1936 and 1945. Granted unprecedented access to Hitler’s private moments his through the key hole snaps provide a rare insight into how the dictator lived.


















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Carl Vilhelm Holsøe The Artist’s Wife sitting at a Window in a Sunlit Room
 

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Fritz Zuber-Bühler The Love Letter
 

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Maria van Oosterwijck Roses, a parrot tulip, carnations, ears of wheat, hyacinths and other flowers with butterflies in a Chinese vase, with an orange on a marble ledge
 

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