1970s

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).
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…
New York City in the 70s

New York City in the 70s

Since the 1970s and 1980s, photographer Arlene Gottfried has captured the beastly city of New York in all its glory, from the muscle men of Brighton Beach to the sartorialists of Coney Island and the glam rockers of Madison Square Garden.