Category: 1950s fashion

twixnmix: Eddie Fisher and Family (Original Ca…

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Eddie Fisher and Family

(Original Caption) Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and first picture with their baby daughter who was born on October 21, 1956; her name is

Carrie Frances.

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in the 1950s 

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in the 1950s 

twixnmix: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz with E…

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Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz with Eartha Kitt,

Dean Martin,

and William Frawley at a surprise party for Lucille and Desi’s 13th wedding anniversary on December 16, 1953. The party was held at Larry Finley’s restaurant on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. 

twixnmix: Lauren Bacall at home with h…

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Lauren Bacall

at home

with her children

Leslie Howard Bogart and Stephen Humphrey Bogart in Beverly Hills, 1958.

Photos by Bob Willoughby

Louis Armstrong photographed by Gene Trindl …

Louis Armstrong photographed by Gene Trindl circa 1956

twixnmix: Marilyn Monroe poses next to a 1950…

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Marilyn Monroe poses next to a 1950 Pontiac Chieftain on the backlot of 20th Century-Fox in 1951. 

(Photos by Earl Theisen)

Hue was a monthly celebrity and gossip magaz…

Hue was a monthly celebrity and gossip magazine published in the 1950s by Johnson Publishing, the publishers of Jet and Ebony. It was digest-sized like Jet, but unlike that magazine Hue featured full-color covers and had a back cover often used to highlight aspiring actresses and models. The covers tended to be a mix of celebrities and models, generally all women, with the exception of the occasional male star.

Hue was a monthly celebrity and gossip magaz…

Hue was a monthly celebrity and gossip magazine published in the 1950s by Johnson Publishing, the publishers of Jet and Ebony. It was digest-sized like Jet, but unlike that magazine Hue featured full-color covers and had a back cover often used to highlight aspiring actresses and models. The covers tended to be a mix of celebrities and models, generally all women, with the exception of the occasional male star.

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R&B guitar duo Mickey & Sylvia (1956-1958)

In 1955 Mickey Baker (1925-2012) formed Mickey & Sylvia

with his guitar student Sylvia Vanderpool (1936-2011). Their biggest hit was “Love is Strange” in 1956.

It topped Billboard’s R&B chart for two weeks and reached No. 11 on the Hot 100. They followed up with “There Oughta Be a Law,” which hit the R&B top 10 but would be the duo’s last big hit. They split up in 1959 but would record together off and on into the mid-60s. More than a decade later, Vanderpool under her married name, Sylvia Robinson would

be dubbed The Mother of Hip Hop. She helped introduce the world to rap music as founder Sugar Hill Records. The act she discovered, Sugarhill Gang, recorded rap’s first national hit single, “Rapper’s Delight,” in 1979. 

twixnmix: R&B guitar duo Mickey &…

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R&B guitar duo Mickey & Sylvia (1956-1958)

In 1955 Mickey Baker (1925-2012) formed Mickey & Sylvia

with his guitar student Sylvia Vanderpool (1936-2011). Their biggest hit was “Love is Strange” in 1956.

It topped Billboard’s R&B chart for two weeks and reached No. 11 on the Hot 100. They followed up with “There Oughta Be a Law,” which hit the R&B top 10 but would be the duo’s last big hit. They split up in 1959 but would record together off and on into the mid-60s. More than a decade later, Vanderpool under her married name, Sylvia Robinson would

be dubbed The Mother of Hip Hop. She helped introduce the world to rap music as founder Sugar Hill Records. The act she discovered, Sugarhill Gang, recorded rap’s first national hit single, “Rapper’s Delight,” in 1979.