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The Legacy of Lucille: The Surprising Story Behind B.B. King's Guitar

After it was rescued from a fire, the guitar became an icon

Eric Clapton had "Blackie" and "Brownie"; Willie Nelson has "Trigger"; Keith Richards, "Micawber." But before all of them, B.B. King had "Lucille."

For more than a half-century, the bluesman and Lucille have been virtually inseparable — few, …

Guitar

Lost Films: "Saved From The Titanic" (1912)

April 15 of this month marked the anniversary of one of history’s most infamous maritime disasters: the sinking of the Titanic. As anyone who is a) …

Film

Thugs, Thieves, Killers & Hookers- Vintage Mugshots from the 1920's

On weekends at the Justice & Police Museum in Sydney, Australia, visitors can see mugshots from a series of 2500 photographs taken by the New South …

A 1950s Kitchen, Locked Away Since It Was Built

Like walking back in time, furniture designer Nathan Chandler opened the door on a home he bought in 2010 and found the kitchen in nearly original

Atari 2600 Ad - $299.98 - Nerd

A co-worker of mine sent me this picture with the title of “Who could afford this?”

You know what, he’s right – I’m not sure what year this add was …

Atari

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Between Throwback Thursday and apps like Timehop, nostalgia definitely factors into how we use technology today.

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt …

10 Vintage Beauty Secrets From Old Hollywood's Most Glamorous Stars

With their glowing skin, simple elegance and striking makeup, there's a reason why people are still obsessed with the style and glamour of Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and other classic Hollywood beauties.

We decided to take a look back and see what simple tricks and tips were …

Vintage

1924 Hollywood Scandal Involved Denver "Clubman" Courtland Dines

Courtland Dines. International Newsreel File Photo

On New Year’s Day 1924, Denver “clubman” Courtland Dines was shot and seriously injured in a Los …

Tragic Star: Beautiful Olive Borden

2015 is the year of the Tragic Star at A Person in the Dark. January's Tragic Star is Olive Borden.

Beautiful Olive Borden had it all, but she ended …

Time-lapse video shows Pyongyang from a different perspective

More than anywhere else on earth, North Korea is hidden from the world community. But a videographer and a self-proclaimed "branding pioneer" have put together a unique look at the nation's capital city, Pyongyang. The two men, JT Singh and Rob Whitworth, traveled to the city with support from a …

Pyongyang

40 Must-See Photos From The Past

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies …

Historical Photography

Researcher reopens issue of FBI's effort to discredit Martin Luther King

Nearly 50 years ago, a series of events involving sex, official corruption and a most unlikely ending began unraveling in Washington. It was plot that makes anything seen on the fervid television series “Scandal” look tame.

The protagonists were two men who helped define the age’s unceasing …

FBI

Top 10 Hollywood Scandals: #1 Gone With The Wind

Tinseltown’s history books are filled with juicy gossip. Here is the first of our Top 10 Hollywood Scandals series, compiled by film and musical …

Gone with the Wind

A Short History of Abandoned Hollywood Filmsets sitting in the North African Desert

A skeletal fortress built for Lawrence of Arabia, an American gas station used for a forgettable horror film now inhabited by an old shepherd and his …

Hollywood

The letters Cary Grant wrote to woo Sophia Loren

• Letters reveal Grant's passionate pursuit of the Italian bombshell• 
They were filming together in Spain when he tried to propose to her
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Two years later

Hitler was a meth addict, records show

German dictator Adolf Hitler was a drug addict, and used crystal meth regularly, according to the 47-page World War II US Military Intelligence …

Adolf Hitler

Marie's Jewelry Line

During the late 1950s Marie had her own line of costume jewelry. Here is a necklace and earrings set she designed ...

Images from Etsy

Posted …

vintage everyday: Fascinating Animated GIFs Made from Vintage Photographs by Bill Domonkos

Bill Domonkos (Hungarian, not Greek) is a visual artist and experimental filmmaker. His work combines 2D and 3D computer animation, special effects, …

One of Hollywood's First Movie Stars, One of Hollywood's First Dope Casualties: Wonderful Wallace Reid

Originally posted at my blog, Sunset Gun.

"Wally Reid was a 180-pound diamond..."

-Cecil B. DeMille

Wallace Reid loved cars. When

not working in pictures, the silent screen star would speed through Hollywood

in a choice automobile, wildly tearing up roads in anything from a Marmon Coupe

to a Stutz …

Hollywood

Actress Pier Angeli's Accidental Overdose 1971

Pier Angeli (19 June 1932 – 10 September 1971)[1] was an Italian-born television and film actress. Her American cinematographic debut was in the

Film

Elizabeth Taylor: James Dean was molested by his minister

(CBS) - Elizabeth Taylor shared a shocking secret about fellow screen legend James Dean during an interview 14 years ago, but requested that it not …

Marilyn Monroe Animated GIF

Animation

Marilyn and Tony Curtis

'Some Like It Hot', 1959

Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis are indelibly linked in the public consciousness for two main reasons: firstly, they …

Jeanne Carmen

Jeanne Carmen claimed she was a very good friend of Marilyn’s.They met in 1948 when they both lived in the same apartment complex. At a bar, Carmen …

Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Ecstasy of Hedy Lamarr

The first time audiences saw Hedy Lamarr, she was running naked through a field. The second time they saw her, she was in the throes of a very …

Hedy Lamarr: Co-Inventor of the LTE Technology

Hollywood is a place where folks are often recognized more for their looks than their talent - and actress Hedy Lamarr was no exception. But it's …

Gwili Andre

Gwili Andre was born Gurli Andresen in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 4, 1908. She got her Hollywood break courtesy of David O. Selznick, who cast …

Film

C. David Heymann’s Lies About JFK and Jackie, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor

He had been dead for over two years, but he still had a magic touch with readers.When best-selling author C. David Heymann’s latest (and last) book, …