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Muscle car enthusiasts are revved up about the return of the Trans Am — except that it’s actually a Camaro.
The best part? “You can take it to a Chevy dealer if you have problems,” says Lingenfelter marketing director, Nathan Sheets.
Before war photographers, there were actual war artists armed with pencils, pens, ink and paper. And we can’t stop staring at their incredible drawings.
These images, drawn from the May edition of National Geographic magazine, on newsstands April 24, and W.W. Norton’s “Civil War Sketch Book,” on sale May 14, represent some of the finest made by a corps of young Civil War artists known as “Specials” — so called because their work was rushed to newspapers and magazines special delivery — who recorded the bulk of the firsthand images of our nation’s bloodiest conflict.
Style is hitting the road! Mobile boutiques are a new movement in fashion — even veteran designer Cynthia Rowley created one — and they might be rolling into your town soon.
In her Fashion Truck, Emily Benson, 29, carries clothes and accessories for women — all under $100. “I buy what I like and would wear myself,” said Benson, who has been operating in Boston since June 2011. Favorite items include a Famous wrap sweatshirt and wild feather headbands.
“It seems like people are running the idea through their heads to try and figure out how it works,” she laughed. “Do I have to pack it all up when I drive off? (No!) Can I just park it anywhere I want? (No!) Do I really drive it? (Yes!)”
But inspiring countless questions has its advantages: “Here I’ve presented them with something they have never seen, or heard of, and they are enthralled,” said Benson.
These high-def Kodachrome photos bring us back to 1940s wartime in America. A woman working tirelessly at a naval base, an aviator manning his guns, a racially diverse trio of Boy Scouts standing proudly outside the U.S. Capitol — they’re rendered in such vivid color and clarity that they seem almost enhanced or anachronistic to the modern eye.
Photos from Library of Congress and Shorpy.com
Even though we think of them as a silly novelty today, photo booths once made photography accessible and, perhaps more importantly, fun for normal people. And they’ve created some pretty iconic images, like this shot of newlyweds John and Jackie Kennedy.
In 1926, Anatol Josepho opened the first photo booth, which he dubbed the Photomaton, at 1659 Broadway in New York City. It was an instant success. As many as 7,500 people a day popped in their 25 cents — the equivalent of about $3 today — to receive, by the mysterious inner workings of the machine, eight photographs of themselves.
For the complete history of photo booths, click.
Marilyn pats her curls. Naturally a brunette, Monroe reportedly dyed her hair blonde during her modeling days, after hearing that was the look agencies wanted.
Here, a series of stunning unpublished shots of the one and only Marilyn, as well as some possible explanations why they never made it into print.