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Young man in his bedroom putting a record on the player, 1958
photo: Dennis Stock

Young man in his bedroom putting a record on the player, 1958

photo: Dennis Stock

Kit Carson Cafe

Chehalis, Washington

5starcinema:

The Love Song of I, Robert Mitchum

Let us go then, you and I,

When the Klieg lamps are spread out against the sky

and I’m as drunk as a patient etherised upon a table;

Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,

the muttering retreats

of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels

and sundry other clichés of film noir set design.

Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”

Let us go and avoid the producer’s visit.

In the room the crew comes and goes

talking of low angles, though.

The hazy cigarette smoke that rubs its back upon the window blinds,

the sickly sweet smoke that rubs its muzzle on the windowpanes

licked its tongue into the corners of the evening,

lingered upon the pools that stand in drains.

Now has everyone curled once about the house, asleep and/or stoned.

I grow old … I grow old …

I shall wear heavy trench coats, and walk upon the beach.

I have heard the femmes fatales singing, each to each.

I do not think that Jean Simmons or Jane Greer will sing to me.

I have seen Jane Russell riding seaward on the waves

combing the white hair of the waves blown back

when the wind blows the water white and black

because RKO can’t afford Technicolor.

We have lingered in the bottle and the trailer

by these hot girls and older dames, drunk again,

till a director’s voice wakes us, and we drown.

(apologies to T.S. Eliot and his fans, but I had to do this)

 High school seniors at Port Jefferson High School  discussing an upcoming date, 1956
 Long Island, New York
photo: Eve Arnold

 High school seniors at Port Jefferson High School  discussing an upcoming date, 1956

 Long Island, New York

photo: Eve Arnold

1950sunlimited:

Armour Franks, 1956

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Outdoor cooking ideas 

Better Homes and Gardens Meals in Minutes 1960s

1958 DeSoto Fireflite

cyranohs:

gang girl!

cyranohs:

gang girl!

rogerwilkerson:

Picnic at the Lake

oldfishingphotos:

Country Homes: Mountain View
Source: SportSuburban on Flickr

Marilyn 1955

Long Island, New York

photo: Eve Arnold

El Cortez Hotel at night, 1950s

Las Vegas, Nevada

Gulfport, Mississippi 1954
photo:Elliott Erwitt

Gulfport, Mississippi 1954

photo:Elliott Erwitt

do-not-open-til-christmas:

The way we were