Teen-Age Terror, paperback cover by James Alfred Meese, 1958

Grace Kelly at the prince’s palace during the ceremony of receiving wedding gifts, 1956

Meyercord Pin-up decals c. 1950s


Paris 1959 

Photo: Pierre Boulat 

It is clear now but may have been less visible in 1955 that Plato is gay and has a crush on Jim; at the planetarium, he touches his shoulder caressingly…Jim gives Plato a lift home and Plato asks him, “Hey, you want to come home with me? I mean, there’s nobody home at my house, and heck, I’m not tired. Are you?” But Jim glances in the direction of Judy’s house, and then so does Plato, ruefully.
-Roger Ebert

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Nick de Morgoli, 1953

"Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today." 

James Dean

Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Bob Willoughby on the set of Raintree County, 1956

Illustration by William Medcalf c. 1950s

"She had a quality no other actress had: a curious combination of lady and pixie.  She was a joy to work with—enormous talent and no ego.

Sidney Sheldon (x)