life is what you stumble into, when you've been expecting much more.

just a gal who collects vintage stuff - marilyn - classic
framed art photos books postcards collectable posters records music and the/my past
useful or not... yet
all things which alight my eye
and help to take away the dreary.

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23rd August 2014

Photoset reblogged from with 53,809 notes

1956- Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life magazine’s photo-essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” (via)

23rd August 2014

Photoset reblogged from lala with 672 notes

foreveroldhollywood:

Marilyn Fashion ~

White lace dress and fur shawl worn to “How to marry a millionaire” premier

Source: foreveroldhollywood

23rd August 2014

Photo reblogged from Raiders of the Lost Tumblr with 127 notes

collectingmarilyn:

1952: Marilyn is elected “Miss Cheesecake of the year 1952” by Stars and Stripes magazine

collectingmarilyn:

1952: Marilyn is elected “Miss Cheesecake of the year 1952” by Stars and Stripes magazine

Source: mustbemarilyn

22nd August 2014

Photo reblogged from 1950s Unlimited with 191 notes

1950sunlimited:

Record Love!

1950sunlimited:

Record Love!

22nd August 2014

Photo reblogged from Two Strip Technicolor with 137 notes

twostriptechnicolor:

scotrace:

retrogasm:

Friendly cop…

Now they have military grade gear.

And they’ll use it without provocation too.

twostriptechnicolor:

scotrace:

retrogasm:

Friendly cop…

Now they have military grade gear.

And they’ll use it without provocation too.

Source: retrogasm

22nd August 2014

Photo reblogged from The Beauty Of Marilyn Monroe with 115 notes


Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Source: ourmarilynmonroe

21st August 2014

Photo reblogged from The Beauty Of Marilyn Monroe with 453 notes

perfectlymarilynmonroe:

Marilyn photographed in 1956.

perfectlymarilynmonroe:

Marilyn photographed in 1956.

Source: perfectlymarilynmonroe

21st August 2014

Photo reblogged from THEY ROARED VINTAGE with 15 notes

theyroaredvintage:

Photo by Joseph Szabo, 1970s/1980s.

theyroaredvintage:

Photo by Joseph Szabo, 1970s/1980s.

21st August 2014

Photoset reblogged from too much is not enough with 11,123 notes

The Supremes c. 1960s (via)

Source: vintagegal

20th August 2014

Photo reblogged from "Respect is one of life's greatest treasures." with 124 notes

vintagebreeze:

Marilyn Monroe.

vintagebreeze:

Marilyn Monroe.

Source: vintagebreeze

20th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Raiders of the Lost Tumblr with 122 notes

questcequecestqueca:

Elisabeth Montgomery

Source: questcequecestqueca

20th August 2014

Photo reblogged from with 3,592 notes


Marilyn Monroe gets her hair done by Columbia’s stylist Helen Hunt c. 1948

Marilyn Monroe gets her hair done by Columbia’s stylist Helen Hunt c. 1948

Source: missmonroes

19th August 2014

Photo reblogged from The Frogman with 4,991 notes

gemmacorrell:

(via Four Eyes Comic Strip, July 30, 2014 on GoComics.com)
By Gemma Correll [website | tumblr | blogspot]

gemmacorrell:

(via Four Eyes Comic Strip, July 30, 2014 on GoComics.com)

By Gemma Correll [website | tumblr | blogspot]

Source: gocomics.com

19th August 2014

Photo reblogged from I just want to be wonderful with 2,531 notes


Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of Call Me Madam, 1953.

Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of Call Me Madam, 1953.

19th August 2014

Photo reblogged from The Swinging Sixties with 257 notes

theswinginsixties:

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Bert Stern, 1962.

theswinginsixties:

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Bert Stern, 1962.