In 1920, the Wildflower Preservation Society, Illinois Chapter, convened for a celebration of native blooms. Children got into costumes made up to look like flowers.
At the 2015 Oscars Hollywood Boulevard features a life-size statue of Hollywood’s totem on his hands and knees snorting fat lines of cocaine...
In a box marked “private”, portrait photographers Marie Høeg (1866-1949) and Bolette Berg (1872-1944) kept a stash of glassplates.
In 1962, six weeks before she died, Marilyn Monroe pulled on a black wig and did a passable imitation of Jackie Kennedy for Vogue magazine.
'Do not pretty women generally do just abut that ridiculous sort of thing' - and marry a stupid, plain but kindly man?
In the summer of 1928, Willy Michel (20 August 1905 - 1 March 1976) began to star in a series of photo booth portraits that would continue for years.
"I would like to tell you every thing that happened to me since the last time we saw each other, but most of them are sad and you mustn’t know sad things now..."
In 1949, Dayalets created mascots to promote vitamins made by Abbott Laboratories, of Chicago, Illinois. Made of food, Dayalet's characters warned against a bad diet.
T-shirts meant sex. Wear the right one and you're in luck. So get a load of this offer from Jethro Tull.
He frequented 'Dilly Boys in the local public urinals, almost killed another writer - one who would start a 'religion' - and tormented the owners of the city's first coffee shop until they finally gave in and closed the place