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The evolution of the fashion show from 1950s to today

The evolution of the fashion show from 1950s to today | Retro Life | Scoop.it
In the Fifties, the shows were a much more modest affair than they are now, mainly a way for designers to showcase their new collections to buyers and editors.
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this taught me the fashion trends that the characters in my book would wear and was really interesting to see how fashion has changed over the years

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Internet Shopping, as Conceived in 1961: Plenty of Rocket Deliveries Thursday Morning | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Internet Shopping, as Conceived in 1961: Plenty of Rocket Deliveries Thursday Morning | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Retro Life | Scoop.it
I know, you’re disappointed that we don’t have the flying cars and moving sidewalks as promised in those old film reels from the 1950s and ...
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Big Curves to See Me Home (B17 Nose Art)

Big Curves to See Me Home (B17 Nose Art) | Retro Life | Scoop.it
By David Cohea Climbing above 10 thousand feet, you reach for an oxygen mask, knowing that the plane will climb a lot higher en route to its daily target. Outside, it’s 60 degrees below zero. You w...
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How to vacation like a Hollywood VIP: From Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn to Clark Gable and Grace Kelly, stunning photos show silver screen idols relaxing

How to vacation like a Hollywood VIP: From Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn to Clark Gable and Grace Kelly, stunning photos show silver screen idols relaxing | Retro Life | Scoop.it
Their movies provided an escape from daily life for their fans, but this collection of images shows how some of the biggest screen idols escaped their busy schedules.
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It's Brooklyn.... but something's missing: Vintage photos show how the New York City borough looked before hipsters took over

It's Brooklyn.... but something's missing: Vintage photos show how the New York City borough looked before hipsters took over | Retro Life | Scoop.it
For years it has been a mecca for hipsters, with their music, art and sustainable living ethos, but Brooklyn has long been attracting creative types willing to travel across the world in search of a better life.
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9 Charming Photos Of The British Seaside In The 60's

9 Charming Photos Of The British Seaside In The 60's | Retro Life | Scoop.it
Courtesy of the John Hinde Collection .
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Vintage Hamptons (PHOTOS)

Vintage Hamptons (PHOTOS) | Retro Life | Scoop.it
In the Hamptons, high society is always on display: summer weddings and pony rides run rampant as the best in what seems to be American royalty roll in for a beach day. These throwback, vintage Hamptons photos show a blast from the past.
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Here's A Groovy Look Inside London's Playboy Club In The '60s

Here's A Groovy Look Inside London's Playboy Club In The '60s | Retro Life | Scoop.it
Where Austin Powers and Don Draper collide.
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Where Soft and Hard Rock collided in the early '70s

Where Soft and Hard Rock collided in the early '70s | Retro Life | Scoop.it
In 1972, on Friday nights during my freshman year of high school, we would gather at one or another friend's parent's house, drink soda and eat chips, listen to soft rock and dance real slow, all n...
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Glam: The Thrill of It All

Glam: The Thrill of It All | Retro Life | Scoop.it
Even if the whole Blaxploitation thing missed you by a ‘70s suburban ‘mile, you could rest assured that your macho male demeanor would be threatened in the other way by a dude in gold lame pants, g...
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When New York Baked for 12 Sweltering Days

When New York Baked for 12 Sweltering Days | Retro Life | Scoop.it
In 1953, when air-conditioning was still something of a novelty, the city simmered through the longest heat wave in its history.
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Groovin' With That Seventies Thang

Groovin' With That Seventies Thang | Retro Life | Scoop.it
By David Cohea Decades define us—I mean, enough so that we dedicate is issue to one of them, the Seventies—or is it that we attempt to define the decades to better understand ourselves? I mean, why...
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Life's a beach! Sizzling sirens of Hollywood's Golden Age including Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardner captured frolicking in the L.A. surf in glamorous black and white photo album

Life's a beach! Sizzling sirens of Hollywood's Golden Age including Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardner captured frolicking in the L.A. surf in glamorous black and white photo album | Retro Life | Scoop.it
Putting many of today's stars to shame, screen goddesses from the 30s, 40's, 50's, 60s and 70s turn on the glamour as they model the latest bikinis and swimsuits of their day.
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Tales of love letters and scrapple: New exhibit to remember Grace Kelly as a hometown girl who never forgot her Philadelphia roots

Tales of love letters and scrapple: New exhibit to remember Grace Kelly as a hometown girl who never forgot her Philadelphia roots | Retro Life | Scoop.it
An exhibit on Kelly's upbringing, Hollywood career and storybook ascent to royalty will make its only U.S. stop in the area where she spent her early years.
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'Praise The Lord and Pass the Ammunition': Patriotic Songs of WWII

'Praise The Lord and Pass the Ammunition': Patriotic Songs of WWII | Retro Life | Scoop.it
By Lucie Winborne With the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese and the subsequent declaration of war on Japan, Germany and Italy, war fever gripped America. Along with newspapers, radio was a pr...
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10 Unusual Vintage Cameras You Forgot About

From the Polaroid i-Zone to Disney's Mick-A-Matic, check out the most unusual cameras of the 20th century.
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Teenagers: A 1944 Photo Essay on a New American Phenomenon | LIFE | TIME.com

Teenagers: A 1944 Photo Essay on a New American Phenomenon | LIFE | TIME.com | Retro Life | Scoop.it
In 1944, LIFE magazine introduced its readers to a strange new breed of American citizen: the "teenager."
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Return to a Cooler Childhood With 25 Vintage Lunch Boxes

Return to a Cooler Childhood With 25 Vintage Lunch Boxes | Retro Life | Scoop.it
Your lunchtime bragging rights in school came directly from your lunch box. Flash back with vintage lunch boxes on Etsy.
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Disco: One Long Night Of Boogie Fever

Disco: One Long Night Of Boogie Fever | Retro Life | Scoop.it
By Alison Datko From "Boogie Nights" to "Ladies Night,” one thing was certain about those sweaty, hustlin', gold lamé-adorned patrons of 1970s discotheques — they loved the nightlife. The booty-sha...
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Rod Stewart Compilation Collects Vintage Rarities - Ultimate Classic Rock

Rod Stewart Compilation Collects Vintage Rarities - Ultimate Classic Rock | Retro Life | Scoop.it
Rod Stewart Compilation Collects Vintage Rarities
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Rod Stewart Compilation Collects Vintage Rarities. by Jeff Giles July 26, 2013 1:23 PM. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter. Rod Stewart Roy Jones, Hulton Archive, Getty Images.
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Soft Rock: Adventures with the ‘Mellow Mafia’

Soft Rock: Adventures with the ‘Mellow Mafia’ | Retro Life | Scoop.it
By Lucie M. Winborne Easygoing…upbeat…romantic... With its emphasis on melody and harmonies, acoustic instruments and synthesizers, and relationship- focused lyrics, the formula for Seventies “soft...
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31 Beautiful Photos Of Life In San Francisco's Chinatown In The '50s

31 Beautiful Photos Of Life In San Francisco's Chinatown In The '50s | Retro Life | Scoop.it
You won't believe these were taken in America.
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How to undress for your husband: LIFE publishes step-by-step guide to stripping in the bedroom in 1930s after claims disrobing the wrong way was driving up America's divorce rate

How to undress for your husband: LIFE publishes step-by-step guide to stripping in the bedroom in 1930s after claims disrobing the wrong way was driving up America's divorce rate | Retro Life | Scoop.it
The images, published originally in LIFE Magazine in 1937 and again on LIFE.com this week, illustrate step-by-step how a wife should - and should not - undress for her husband.
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