I am a lover of 50s Kitsch, Old Hollywood Glamour, Vintage Sleaze, Vintage Cheesecake, Pin ups, Atomic Era style, fashion and design. About half of the images I post BELONG TO ME via the plethora of vintage magazines I own and a rickety old scanner on it's last legs, the other half DO NOT BELONG TO ME and are images I have found all over the net. I will make EVERY EFFORT to attribute an image that I post to it's proper owner. 95 percent of what I post are images from the 1950s and 60s, 4 percent are from earlier on and the remaining 1 percent can be anything that happens to float my boat at the moment. I Do post semi nude and nude images and what I consider to be "soft" fetish stuff mostly by Irving Klaw. I have had one or two requests asking me not to post those images. I have decided that I will continue to do so. I might add that I will NEVER post an image that I find to be HARD CORE, DISGUSTING, SHOCKING OR FRIGHTENING, there are more than enough of those images around already. Please enjoy your stay! Oh and, by the way...the search button on this blog actually WORKS!
Rocky Graziano, c.1950
photo: Stanley Kubrick
Thomas Rocco Barbella (1919 – 1990), better known as Rocky Graziano, was an American boxer. Graziano was considered one of the greatest knockout artists in boxing history, often displaying the capacity to take his opponent out with a single punch. He was ranked 23rd on The Ring magazine list of the greatest punchers of all time. Go HERE to check out a killer post regarding never before seen (posted Nov.1 2012) contact sheets from Stanley Kubrick’s first movie and his photos of Heavy Weight champion, Rocky Graziano: “From Photography to Film, Stanley Kubrick enters the ring.”
Teens; “Brooklyn Gang, Summer 1959” photo: Bruce Davidson
“They were 15, 16 years old, Polish and Irish kids. They were abandoned, there was nothing for them, they were very poor, they came from alcoholic families…they needed to be seen. No one was looking at them; no one was observing them. I could identify with that emotion in myself at that time. I could grab hold and be part of that isolation. And even within that isolation I found beauty, meaning and their vitality.” -Bruce Davidson
Brooklyn teens on the beach. photo: Bruce Davidson
“ In the summer of ‘59 I found myself involved with a group of unpredictable youths. In time they allowed me to witness their fear, depression, and anger. I soon realized that I, too, was feeling some of their pain. In staying close to them, I uncovered my own feelings of failure, frustration, and rage.” Bruce Davidson