Category: Pop Culture

Albums Released In 1958


Freddie Mercury photographed by George Wilkes, August 1973.

Janet Jackson photographed by Michael Grecco, 1989.

Ike Turner backstage at The Top of the Pops in 1966.


Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love photographed by Dora Handel, 1992. 


Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg photographed by Bert Stern for Vogue, 1970.

Albums Released In 1964

Johnny Cash cover session for the album

The Sound of Johnny Cash

(1962) in Los Angeles, April 1962.

Photos by Leigh Wiener


Nat King Cole Quartet photographed by Herman Leonard in New York, 1949.   


Rudolph Valentino aboard the S.S. Leviathan, November 1924.

Valentino caused a frenzy when he returned from Europe with a beard. The following announcement was issued by the Associated Master Barbers: “Our members are pledged not to attend a showing of Rudolph Valentino’s photoplays as long as he remains bewhiskered.” There was fear that the ‘male population of America is very likely to be guided by Valentino to the extent of making whiskers fashionable again,” and that “such a fashion would not only work harmful injury to barbers, but would so utterly deface America, as to make Americans difficult to distinguish from Russians.” Because of the public outcry and pressure, Valentino shaved off his beard.