“Denise (Pur-r-rty Pair)” by Gil Elvgren, 1960

"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)

Cover illustration featuring Diana Dors for  House Party by Dominique Napier, 1961

 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)

Diana Dors c. 1950s