1960s

Vinatge: Northern England by John Bulmer (1960s)

Vinatge: Northern England by John Bulmer (1960s)

John Bulmer’s superb photographs were taken at a time when the North was undergoing a vast transformation. The collapse of traditional industries that had been the wealth creators of the Industrial Revolution was deeply affecting communities throughout the region; from the Black Country and Potteries, through Greater Manchester up to the coalfields and shipyards of the North East and Glasgow.
Fink on Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s

Fink on Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s

Until 30 April, fifteen black and white photographs illustrating the dialogue between the social and political fervour of New York of the ’60s and the artistic and nihilistic figure of Andy Warhol and exponents of the Factory will be on display. The photographs showing Andy Warhol and some of the top names from the Factory, including Lou Reed and the…
Vintage: Coney Island, New York by Stephen Salmieri (1960s)

Vintage: Coney Island, New York by Stephen Salmieri (1960s)

American photographer Stephen Salmieri was born in 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. Working in the tradition of many mid-twentieth-century independent photographers (such as Robert Frank and Lisette Model) who found Coney Island an inspiring subject, Salmieri spent the following six years documenting a decaying area, still full of life. Last summer there was still a limited stretch of concession stands…
Vintage: Ronald Reagan – Life Before the Presidency (1940s-1960s)

Vintage: Ronald Reagan – Life Before the Presidency (1940s-1960s)

Ronald Reagan began as a Hollywood Democrat; Franklin D. Roosevelt was his great hero. He moved to the right in the 1950s, became a Republican in 1962, and emerged as a leading conservative spokesman in the Goldwater campaign of 1964. In his early political career, he joined numerous political committees with a left-wing orientation, such as the American Veterans Committee.…
Vintage: Behind the Scenes at James Bond Auditions (1967)

Vintage: Behind the Scenes at James Bond Auditions (1967)

In 1967 LIFE sent photographer Loomis Dean to casting sessions for the James Bond movie, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The photographer took some of interesting photos from the 1967 James Bond auditions, featuring the five top candidates – including George Lazenby, who would eventually win the coveted role.
Vintage: Futuristic Fashion by André Courrèges (1960s)

Vintage: Futuristic Fashion by André Courrèges (1960s)

André Courrèges (9 March 1923 – 7 January 2016) was a French fashion designer. He was particularly known for his streamlined 1960s designs influenced by modernism and futurism, exploiting modern technology and new fabrics. His career began in 1950 at Balenciaga, where he worked under the house’s founder for 11 years. It was at Balenciaga where he also met Coqueline…
Vintage: Pre-oil era in Dubai (1960s)

Vintage: Pre-oil era in Dubai (1960s)

After years of exploration following large finds in neighbouring Abu Dhabi, oil was eventually discovered in territorial waters off Dubai in 1966, albeit in far smaller quantities. The first field was named ‘Fateh’ or ‘good fortune’. This led the emirate to grant concessions to international oil companies, thus leading to a massive influx of foreign workers, mainly Asians and Middle…
Vintage: Barcelona in 1960s by Colita

Vintage: Barcelona in 1960s by Colita

Colita (born Isabel Steva in Barcelona in 1940) is one of the most important Catalan and Spanish photographers of the last quarter of the twentieth century. From 1963 to 1975 she focused on creating a series of portraits of Flamenco dancers and singers. Since she is linked with the Catalan cultural movements of the era, she is considered the official…
Vintage: PCC Streetcars in Toronto (1960s)

Vintage: PCC Streetcars in Toronto (1960s)

The Presidents’ Conference Committee Car was a streetcar used by the Toronto Transportation Commission and the Toronto Transit Commission. The PCC streetcar was designed by the Presidents’ Conference Committee, a group of transit operators in the United States and Canada. The TTC version was built in Montreal, Quebec by Canadian Car & Foundry under license from the St. Louis Car…
Vintage: Led Zeppelin from Their Early Days (1960s/1970s)

Vintage: Led Zeppelin from Their Early Days (1960s/1970s)

In 1966, London-based session guitarist Jimmy Page joined the blues-influenced rock band the Yardbirds to replace bassist Paul Samwell-Smith. Page soon switched from bass to lead guitar, creating a dual lead guitar line-up with Jeff Beck. Following Beck’s departure in October 1966, the Yardbirds, tired from constant touring and recording, began to wind down. Page wanted to form a supergroup…
Vintage: Constructing the Berlin Wall (1961)

Vintage: Constructing the Berlin Wall (1961)

The 140-kilometer Berlin Wall was in fact two barriers. The first was constructed rapidly in August 1961. The second, parallel barrier, 100 meters into the Eastern zone, was erected in June 1962. The area in between the two barriers was known as the Death Strip. The wall was initially constructed as a wire fence. By its demise in 1989, it…
Vintage: New York City Fashion (1960s)

Vintage: New York City Fashion (1960s)

Between 1942 and the 1990s the “Press Week” runway shows were held all over town, in lofts and studios. Shows were difficult for editors to get to, and in some cases, venues were downright dangerous. Take a look back in time with these fashion trends from the 1960s… via NY Daily News
Behind the Scenes: Zulu (1964)

Behind the Scenes: Zulu (1964)

Zulu is a 1964 epic war film depicting the Battle of Rorke’s Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War. It depicts 150 British soldiers, many of whom were sick and wounded patients in a field hospital, who successfully held off a force of 4,000 Zulu warriors.  
Vintage photos of fashion icon Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1962)

Vintage photos of fashion icon Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1962)

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1883-1971) is a fashion icon unlike any other. She invented modern clothing for women: At the height of the Belle Époque, she stripped women of their corsets and feathers, bobbed their hair, put them in bathing suits, and sent them out to get tanned in the sun. She introduced slacks, costume jewelry, and the exquisitely comfortable suit.…
Funny Faces of Celebrities by Willy Rizzo (1960s)

Funny Faces of Celebrities by Willy Rizzo (1960s)

Willy Rizzo started his career in Paris where he photographed stars and starlets for ‘Ciné Mondial’, ‘Point de vue’ and ‘Image du monde’. He would even covered the Trial of Nuremberg and established himself with big news reports, notably in Tunisia on the ‘line Mareth’. This set of portraits was taken in his Studio Willy Rizzo in Paris in 1966.
Everyday Life in Italy by Gianni Berengo Gardin (1960s)

Everyday Life in Italy by Gianni Berengo Gardin (1960s)

Italian photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin turned professional in 1962 and two years later moved to Milan. From 1966 to 1983 worked with Touring Club Italiano, providing much or all of the photography for books about regions of Italy and other European countries or their cities. Here is a collection of his work from Italy.