Hollywood Starlets

Before there was sound in film there was Bessie Love. She (above photo) was a star in the 20s and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in the 1929 film ‘The Broadway Melody.’

The side-eye seen ’round the world. This 1957 photo of Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield caused controversy. Loren (black dress) was a newcomer who just skyrocketed to stardom in Europe when she became the most photographed artist at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival. Two years later there was a Beverly Hills party which was meant to officially welcome Loren to Hollywood…but the Italian bombshell had her spotlight unexpectedly stolen by Mansfield. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Loren confirmed she was thinking exactly what it looks like she was thinking.

Women That Fought For Equality

This iconic civil rights photograph of two fifteen-year-old girls, perfectly encapsulates the South at the time. This photo, taken by journalist Will Counts, shows Elizabeth Eckford, one of the nine African-American students who were denied entrance to Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957, while Hazel Bryan Massery, shouted racial epithets at her.

Meet Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon (illegally) 50 years ago. This historic photo shows her getting attacked by an official who tried to remove her from the 1967 Boston Marathon.