Category: 1950s


Marilyn Monroe photographed by Ed Clark, 1950.


Jerry Lee Lewis kisses his new wife,

Myra Gale Brown, accompanied by his sister Jean as they arrive at Idlewild Airport in New York City on May 28, 1958. 

Earlier in London, Myra, who was 13 years old and Lewis’s third cousin, revealed their secret marriage. Lewis married Myra before his divorce from his second wife was final. Many of Lewis’s engagements in Great Britain were canceled as a result of the scandal.

Vintage Sepia Magazine Covers

  1. Vocalist Mabel Scott (August 1953)
  2. Actress Dorothy Dandridge (February 1957)
  3. Dancer Pat Clayton, wife of jazz trumpeter Buck Clayton (April 1958)

  4. Actress Dawn Finney (May 1959)
  5. Model Janie Burdette (August 1959)
  6. Model Dorthea Towels (November 1959)
  7. Jazz singer Sallie Blair (February 1960)
  8. Dancers Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade with their son (July 1960)
  9. Opera singers Leontyne Price and Cesare Siepi (July 1961)
  10. Pianist and composer Philippa Schuyler (June 1962)

Billie Holiday with her

dog Pepi at Sugar Hill nightclub in Newark, New Jersey, April 1957.

Photos by Jerry Dantzic

Vintage Our World Magazine Covers

  1. Lena Horne (April 1946)
  2. Joe Louis (June 1948)
  3. Model “Bunny” Evans (November 1949)
  4. Nat King Cole (April 1952)
  5. Eartha Kitt (May 1952)
  6. Dorothy Dandridge (June 1952)
  7. Dancer Lavinia Hamilton (October 1954)


Vintage Rock ‘N Roll and R&B Concert Posters

  1. American Legion Hall (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – July 4, 1951

  2. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – March 18, 1957

  3. Municipal Auditorium (Kansas City, Missouri) – November 10, 1957

  4. Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – February 4, 1958

  5. Evergreen Ballroom (Olympia, Washington) – May 5, 1963
  6. Sunset Lake Park (Portsmouth, Virginia) – July 4, 1963
  7. Waco Coliseum (Waco, Texas) – March 18, 1965
  8. Civic Auditorium (Knoxville, Tennessee) – February 3, 1967

  9. Victory Stadium (Roanoke, Virginia) – June 26, 1968
  10. Civic Auditorium (Knoxville, Tennessee) – June 28, 1968 


Joan Collins photographed by Earl Leaf at home in Los Angeles, circa 1955.

The marquee of the

Paramount Theatre in New York City advertises the bill for the evening which featured the movie Clash By Night with Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan and Marilyn Monroe, and in person is Les Paul, Mary Ford, Joey Bishop, Tommy Edwards, Peiro Brothers and Ralph Marterie And His Orchestra on June 19, 1952.

Photos by PoPsie Randolph

Albums Released In 1958


1950s Ebony Magazine Covers