It was easy to be intimidated by Marilyn, and I was. She was so goddamned beautiful. Luscious. Sweet. But the intimidation disappeared fast because she was so committed and so ready to get better. She listened like no one else, and she worked to the point of a migraine, and I would tell her to lighten up, go easy on yourself, but she couldn’t: She wanted to be taken seriously; she wanted to get it right. I bitch about my upbringing, and my sad mother and sad aunts and no men around and nothing but dead ends all around, but I had love and food and the space and the silence to dream. Marilyn didn’t have that. She told me once that she just wanted her own bedroom, her own bed, and a door she could close. And grass. Grass to run in. Trees to hug and flowers to pick. This was a girl who had nothing but the great gem that she was, and everyone got to hold and fondle that gem, and then put it back when they were done with it. She was happiest—for a time—when she married Arthur [Miller], and there was a country house and trees and fruit and flowers—and silence and doors.

-Maureen Stapleton in an interview with James Grissom, 1991 [x]

(Source: mostlymarilynmonroe, via youngfirstlady)

politicalgal2005:

viktormayrin:

vigilantespanties:

Fred Rogers Acceptance Speech - 1997

Always reblog Mr Roggers

when i was a little kid i watched mister rogers all the time

mrs-kennedy-and-me:

Jackie Kennedy in Greece, c. 1969

mrs-kennedy-and-me:

Jackie Kennedy in Greece, c. 1969

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theniftyfifties:

Illustration by Ward Brackett for a short story titled Rendezvous by Daphne Du Maurier, Cosmopolitan, June 1959.

theniftyfifties:

Illustration by Ward Brackett for a short story titled Rendezvous by Daphne Du Maurier, Cosmopolitan, June 1959.

(Source: magazines.vintagegaze.com, via the-wild-allycat)

luckybambina:

babesofvintage:

Unknown summer babes

Let me be her

luckybambina:

babesofvintage:

Unknown summer babes

Let me be her

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Audrey Hepburn photographed by Mark Shaw on the set of Sabrina, 1953

(Source: missingaudrey, via songsvoicesnevershared)

the-purpose-of-peace:

this movie»> 

(Source: phoebebuffay)

barefootawareness:

my-new-strange-world:

1969 Woodstock
Neil Young and Jimi Hendrix stole a truck to get to Woodstock in time to perform.

This is the stuff we need to learn in history class

barefootawareness:

my-new-strange-world:

1969 Woodstock

Neil Young and Jimi Hendrix stole a truck to get to Woodstock in time to perform.

This is the stuff we need to learn in history class

(via stayclassyflorida)

retrogasm:

Striporama

retrogasm:

Striporama


The Chicago Playboy Club, 1965

The Chicago Playboy Club, 1965

(Source: vintagegal, via terrysmalloy)

retrogasm:

Vintage Las Vegas showgirl

retrogasm:

Vintage Las Vegas showgirl

donovansane:

La Bamba | Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens, was a rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement. Valens’ recording career lasted only eight months. During this time, he had several hits, most notably “La Bamba”, which was originally a Mexican folk song. Valens transformed the song into one with a rock rhythm and beat, and it became a hit in 1958, making Valens a pioneer of the Spanish-speaking rock and roll movement.

On February 3, 1959, on what has become known as "The Day the Music Died", Valens died in a small-plane crash in Iowa, a tragedy that also claimed the lives of fellow musicians Buddy Holly and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.

R.I.P. to the pioneers of Rock ‘n’ Roll

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retrogasm:

Second string Rockettes…

retrogasm:

Second string Rockettes…