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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:

hollyhocksandtulips:

Rough Riders saddle shoes, 1950s

I’d like to own a pair someday.

hollyhocksandtulips:

Rough Riders saddle shoes, 1950s

I’d like to own a pair someday.

natgeofound:

Two young women stand near a turning aircraft propeller, 1940.Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

Two young women stand near a turning aircraft propeller, 1940.
Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic Creative

forties-fifties-sixties-love:

"An airman shares a joke with his girlfriend as they dance at a dance hall," April 22, 1944

forties-fifties-sixties-love:

"An airman shares a joke with his girlfriend as they dance at a dance hall," April 22, 1944

(via sailorsgal)

lostsplendor:

Play of Sunlight: Los Angeles c. 1912 by Louis Fleckenstein via the Museum of Photographic Arts on Flickr Commons

lostsplendor:

Play of Sunlight: Los Angeles c. 1912 by Louis Fleckenstein via the Museum of Photographic Arts on Flickr Commons

wehadfacesthen:

Coney Island, July 1939
via vintagenewyork

Shoot. Now I want ice cream….

wehadfacesthen:

Coney Island, July 1939

via vintagenewyork

Shoot. Now I want ice cream….

You give it to him, Barbara!

(Source: mariedeflor, via misstanwyck)

americanapparel:

Nifty Fiftys Soda Fountain - Pink and green heaven in Port Townsend, WA

I want to visit and have a hamburger (with fried onions), fries, and a chocolate shake. Right now. 

(Source: fuckyeahvintage-retro, via )

viviling:


Gene Tierney in On the Riviera (1951)

Goddess.

viviling:

Gene Tierney in On the Riviera (1951)

Goddess.

(Source: jacquesdemys, via ladylikelady)

grayflannelsuit:

Sure, I can believe that Gene Kelly cues up Rocky III on VideoDisc when he wants to kick back on a Friday night. (RCA, 1983)

I’m no Rocky fan, but I’d accept an invitation to watch what I’m sure is a very fine movie with this fellow. 

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grayflannelsuit:

Sure, I can believe that Gene Kelly cues up Rocky III on VideoDisc when he wants to kick back on a Friday night. (RCA, 1983)

I’m no Rocky fan, but I’d accept an invitation to watch what I’m sure is a very fine movie with this fellow.

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)

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