1970s

Vintage: People of Lithuania by Antanas Sutkus (1960s and 1970s)

Vintage: People of Lithuania by Antanas Sutkus (1960s and 1970s)

Antanas Sutkus (b. 1939) bought his first camera as a child, having not earned enough to buy a bicycle when digging peat with his mother. He later became a photojournalist and, since 1968, has worked as an independent photographer. He has also helped Lithuanian photographers gain international recognition as co-founder and President of the Photography Art Society of Lithuania, which…
Vintage: B&W Fashion Photography by Paul Huf (1960s and 1970s)

Vintage: B&W Fashion Photography by Paul Huf (1960s and 1970s)

Paul Huf (1924-2002), son of actor Paul Huf and Eve Bernardine de Beneditty, has been very important for the Dutch photography. He started in 1946 as a photographer at the ‘Comedia theater company’. He made studio pictures, glamor portraits, advertising campaigns and glossy fashion photos. In the fifties Huf was known by his portraits of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard.…
Vintage: Everyday Life Around The World in the 1970s by Bill Dane

Vintage: Everyday Life Around The World in the 1970s by Bill Dane

Bill Dane was recognized by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation with Guggenheim Fellowships in 1973 and 1982. He received Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1976 and 1977. He used his grants to photograph inside and outside North America. The results of Dane’s explorations have been viewed on his photo-postcards, in exhibitions, catalogs, books, magazines, and…
Vintage: Music Legends by George Rose (1970s)

Vintage: Music Legends by George Rose (1970s)

George Rose (born 1952) is an American photographer and writer whose career has included work for the National Football League, Rolling Stone, Time, Life, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, USA Today and the Los Angeles Times. He spent 20 years in the California wine industry, holding prominent public relations positions while amassing a significant body of award-winning food and wine photography. His…
Vintage: Britain during the 1970s by Homer Sykes

Vintage: Britain during the 1970s by Homer Sykes

Homer Sykes (born 1949) is a Canadian-born British photographer. He was a keen photographer as a teenager, with a darkroom both at home and at boarding school. In 1968 he started a three-year course at the London College of Printing. While wondering about a new photographic project, Sykes serendipitously came across a story on the Britannia Coconut Dancers in an…
Vintage: Life of California (1970s) by Mimi Plumb

Vintage: Life of California (1970s) by Mimi Plumb

Over the years, Mimi Plumb has explored a wide range of subjects, from her suburban roots to the United Farmworkers as they organized for union elections in the fields, to a recurring theme of photographing women and girls. Her current project, The Girls, is a contemporary nod to the girl she was, and the girls she knew, growing up in…
The Teds (Teddy Boy culture) in 1970s England by Chris Steele-Perkins

The Teds (Teddy Boy culture) in 1970s England by Chris Steele-Perkins

Teddy Boy culture developed in the London of the 1950’s. This new alchemy of teen culture fused Edwardian fashion, rock ‘n’ roll, drinking, dancing and, at times, collective violence into an original youth subculture. And like everything in Britain, social stratification and class played their customary roles. The Teds, for their part, were decidedly working class.
Vintage: North Korea Industries (1972)

Vintage: North Korea Industries (1972)

In June 1972, The Toronto Star’s veteran Asia correspondent Mark Gayn was one of four reporters allowed into North Korea. The trip yielded four lengthy feature stories, published in The Star in July 1972, where Gayn detailed the country’s political landscape, then dominated by Kim Il Sung, and its people. These photos are among the many Gayn took of his…
New wave music at CBGB in New York in 1976-78

New wave music at CBGB in New York in 1976-78

CBGB was a music club opened in 1973 by Hilly Kristal at 315 Bowery, intersecting Bleecker Street, in the East Village. The letters CBGB were for country, bluegrass, and blues, Kristal’s original vision. Yet CBGB soon became a famed venue of punk rock and new wave bands like the Ramones, Television, Patti Smith Group, Blondie, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts,…
The Godfather (1972) Behind the Scenes

The Godfather (1972) Behind the Scenes

The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy from a screenplay by Mario Puzo and Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a fictional New York crime family, the story spans the years 1945-55, concentrating on the transformation of Michael Corleone from reluctant family outsider…
Vintage photos of Rolling Stones Fans by Joseph Szabo (1978)

Vintage photos of Rolling Stones Fans by Joseph Szabo (1978)

In 1978 two of Joseph Szabo’s high school students invited him to join them at a Rolling Stones concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. Sensing a promising photo opportunity, Szabo agreed, packing three 35mm cameras and plenty of black-and-white film. Some 90,000 Rolling Stones fans converged on the stadium for the concert, where Szabo captured them drinking, kissing, smoking, dancing…
Vintage: Portraits of Dolly Parton (1970s)

Vintage: Portraits of Dolly Parton (1970s)

Dolly Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. Her career began as a child performer on the Cas Walker[4] radio show, then recording a few singles from the age of 13. From 1974 to 1980, she consistently charted in the country Top 10, with eight…
Behind The Scenes: Roman Polanski

Behind The Scenes: Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer, and actor. Having made films in Poland, the United Kingdom, France and the United States, he is considered one of the few “truly international filmmakers.” His most famous films are: Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Chinatown (1974), Pirates (1986), The Pianist (2002).
Palms-Culver City gasoline pipeline explosion (1976)

Palms-Culver City gasoline pipeline explosion (1976)

A wall of fire, touched off when an underground gasoline line was ruptured by workmen, roared through a block of Venice Blvd. in the Palms-Culver City area Wednesday, destroying businesses and apartments and leaving at least two dead and 26 injured. Stores and a half dozen automobiles were engulfed by the flames spewing from the high-pressure gasoline line. The entire…
Behind the Scenes: Jaws (1975)

Behind the Scenes: Jaws (1975)

Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley’s novel of the same name. The prototypical summer blockbuster, its release is regarded as a watershed moment in motion picture history. In the story, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional summer resort town, prompting the local police…
Sansinena disaster in San Pedro (1976)

Sansinena disaster in San Pedro (1976)

A helicopter searchlight illuminates wreckage in Los Angeles Harbor after an explosion aboard the oil tanker Sansinena. The nighttime blast split the 810-foot vessel in two and rocked the coastline, shattering windows in Costa Mesa 21 miles away. Six crewmen died and more than 50 people were injured. Two crewmen and a dock security guard remain missing. via LA Times