Category: 50s icons

Sophia Loren, 1958 – Ph. Bud Fraker

Jayne Mansfield, 1955 – Ph. Bert Six

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James Dean, 1954

Elvis, 1957 – Ph. Lloyd Dinkins

Marlon Brando wearing a white T-shirt in an echo of his role in ‘The Wild One’, 1950 – Ph. John Engstead

Marilyn Monroe performs for American troops in Korea in February 1954. – Ph. Bettmann

James Dean gives a thumbs-up sign from his Porsche 550 Spyder, the Little Bastard, while parked on Vine Street in Hollywood.

Dean, who had taken up racing the year before, owned the car only nine days when he lost his life in a fatal highway accident while driving the Porsche to a Salinas race. 1955  – Ph. Bettmann

Marilyn Monroe, 1951 – Ph. Hulton