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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 vintage:

jenbebe:

Paperback illustration by Rudy Nappi, 1951. 

I feel like this is the story of this blog. 
P.S. What is it like, exactly, to be the “Daughter of Sin”?

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jenbebe:

Paperback illustration by Rudy Nappi, 1951. 

I feel like this is the story of this blog.

P.S. What is it like, exactly, to be the “Daughter of Sin”?

natgeofound:

Girls standing in water holding bunches of American Lotus, Amana, Iowa, November 1938.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Girls standing in water holding bunches of American Lotus, Amana, Iowa, November 1938.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

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.

I don’t know why this photo was tagged with Gene’s name, but I like it nonetheless.

I don’t know why this photo was tagged with Gene’s name, but I like it nonetheless.

(Source: cosmosonic)

ladylikelady:

Rita Hayworth

ladylikelady:

Rita Hayworth

(Source: susanapplegate)

librar-y:

April 21, 1927. 

librar-y:

April 21, 1927. 

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)

vintascope:

Mutual Life - 19441218 Life on Flickr.

Yes, where can I find one?

vintascope:

Mutual Life - 19441218 Life on Flickr.

Yes, where can I find one?


Joan Bennett, 1938

Joan Bennett, 1938

(Source: deforest, via ladylikelady)

librar-y:

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1895. Main entrance, Boston Public Library.

librar-y:

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1895. Main entrance, Boston Public Library.

(Source: hedda-hopper)

librar-y:

St. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1905. Wabasha Street.

librar-y:

St. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1905. Wabasha Street.

theswinginsixties:

1967 Ultra Sheen advertisement.

"turned-on hair"
Did they not take a moment to reconsider that phrase?

theswinginsixties:

1967 Ultra Sheen advertisement.

"turned-on hair"

Did they not take a moment to reconsider that phrase?

(Source: pinterest.com)

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