Category: Pop Culture

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in the 1950s 

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in the 1950s 

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Bananarama photographed by Michael Putland in London, 1984.

Bo Derek photographed by Bruce McBroom for &ld…

Bo Derek photographed by Bruce McBroom for “Ten” (1979)

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Ike and Tina Turner photographed by Norman Seeff, 1975.

Norman Seeff’s shoot with husband-and-wife R&B duo Ike and Tina Turner was among the most memorable of his career. As his first filmed session, the footage was riveting. “They performed an amazing version of ‘Nutbush City Limits’ right there in my studio. There was incredible energy and vitality between them.” He recalls that the couple’s contrasting personalities made their interactions all the more compelling. “Tina was a whirlwind of freedom and spontaneity,” he says. “She was teasing Ike, trying to get him to loosen up, but there was an edge about it. It was as if she was challenging him just a bit. It felt almost dangerous but at the same time ecstatically creative.” Ike on the other hand was reserved and controlled. “He was very charismatic. He had a regal, majestic quality about him, and a tremendous sense of who he was.”

twixnmix: John Lennon and Yoko Ono during a…

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono during an interview at their home at Tittenhurst Park, near Ascot, Berkshire, July 1971.

Photos by Michael Putland

twixnmix: Keith Haring body-painting Grace …

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Keith Haring body-painting Grace Jones in New York City, 1985.

(Photos by Tseng Kwong Chi)

Jaclyn Smith, Farrah Fawcett and Kate Jackson …

Jaclyn Smith, Farrah Fawcett and Kate Jackson publicity photos for Charlie’s Angels (1976)

Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino publicity…

Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino publicity photos for Beyond the Rocks (1922)

The Beatles during the filming of Help! (196…

The Beatles during the filming of Help! (1965)

Louis Armstrong photographed by Gene Trindl …

Louis Armstrong photographed by Gene Trindl circa 1956