Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell add their signatures, hand and footprints in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, 1953

If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.

Mara Lane in a Jantzen swimsuit at the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, 1954 (via)

Crime Mysteries #3 (1952)

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Ed Feingersh in New York, 1955

"I have the emotions of a child in the body of a woman. I was rushed into womanhood for the movies. It caused me long moments of unhappiness and doubt." - Elizabeth Taylor

Katy Keene # 32 (1957)

Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Willy Ronis- Venice, 1959 (via)

Marilyn Monroe gets her hair done by Columbia’s stylist Helen Hunt c. 1948

 Elvis Presley on the set of Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Erwin Blumenfeld  ”Rage for Colors” published in Look, October 15, 1958 (via)

1956- Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life magazine’s photo-essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” (via)

Model pose and finished painting by Gil Elvgren’s “The Winner” aka ” A Fair Catch”, 1957 (via)