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Reminiscing for the Nostalgic

"The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past." - Robertson Davies, A Voice from the Attic

I'm Kelly; lover of the 1940s, Gene Kelly, and Jesus. This blog is devoted to early 20th Century history, period dramas, Doctor Who, and my sexy French lover, Jean Dujardin.

Posts tagged 1940s:

imperialgoogie:

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

The very first McDonald’s, 1948 (via)

I still can’t get over fifteen cents for a hamburger.

Now that’s a McDonalds I’d be very happy to visit!

onceuponatown:

New York. Rosemary Williams drinking coffee, 1949. Photos by Stanley Kubrick.

(via vintagestyledheart)

foreverfranksinatra:

Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly in Take Me Out to the Ball Game, 1949.

And this when I admire Gene’s forearms.

foreverfranksinatra:

Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly in Take Me Out to the Ball Game, 1949.

And this when I admire Gene’s forearms.

vintagestyledheart:

You handsome bugger, how dare you.

vintagestyledheart:

You handsome bugger, how dare you.

(Source: valentinovamp)

wehadfacesthen:

Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea in The Palm Beach Story  (Preston Sturges, 1942)

Dedicated to a certain Culturevulturette

wehadfacesthen:

Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea in The Palm Beach Story  (Preston Sturges, 1942)

Dedicated to a certain Culturevulturette

(Source: blackcherrysherry)

always-fair-weather:

On the Town (1949)

(via vintagestyledheart)

imperialgoogie:

vintascope:

Arrmstrong - 19441200 American Home on Flickr.

Laundry in the bathroom? People do that?

I’m really loving the red accent color.

imperialgoogie:

vintascope:

Arrmstrong - 19441200 American Home on Flickr.

Laundry in the bathroom? People do that?

I’m really loving the red accent color.

imperialgoogie:

xmashop:

1943-(via File Photo) on Flickr.

I don’t know a single woman who wouldn’t hit me with something if I gave them Pyrex for Christmas.

Seriously, Santa. You should know me better than this. Let’s start over: If we’re going practical, getting rid of that mountain of student loan debt the size of Mt. Everest would be a FANTASTIC start.

imperialgoogie:

xmashop:

1943-(via File Photo) on Flickr.

I don’t know a single woman who wouldn’t hit me with something if I gave them Pyrex for Christmas.

Seriously, Santa. You should know me better than this. Let’s start over: If we’re going practical, getting rid of that mountain of student loan debt the size of Mt. Everest would be a FANTASTIC start.

vintagestyledheart:

fiveoclockangel:

to me, he is most lovely

**aggressively quivers**

vintagestyledheart:

fiveoclockangel:

to me, he is most lovely

**aggressively quivers**

(Source: girls-of-lavaca)

vintagestyledheart:

Gene Kelly in The Pirate (1948)

I can never decide whether this is hot or not. Well, I guess at least you could say he has a talented mou…

Oh.

Although I’m sure I’d throw up in disgust if anyone else tried it, I’d gladly let Gene try it on me.

(Source: matineemoustache)

imperialgoogie:

tabodesign:

Fashionable dresses from the 1940s

Post 1951: When you see the way women dress these days, it’s no wonder there’s a 1940s revival going on.

A revival of 1940s fashion is ok by me!

imperialgoogie:

tabodesign:

Fashionable dresses from the 1940s

Post 1951: When you see the way women dress these days, it’s no wonder there’s a 1940s revival going on.

A revival of 1940s fashion is ok by me!

i-dream-of-gene:

Gene Kelly in the 1940s

Necessary reblog.

(via vintagestyledheart)

lostsplendor:


Grand Central Station, New York City c. 1941 (via Imgur)


I never tire of this image.

lostsplendor:

Grand Central Station, New York City c. 1941 (via Imgur)

I never tire of this image.

29/50 favorite films: anchors aweigh

I haven’t seen a gifset of Anchors Aweigh in awhile.

(via vintagestyledheart)

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