Category: 50s style

Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in “Sunset B…

Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard” (1950) 

Costume by Edith Head

Warren Beatty and Joan Collins attend a part…

Warren Beatty and Joan Collins attend a party in Los Angeles, circa 1959. 

In 1959, Collins began a relationship with Hollywood newbie Warren Beatty:

“Although I wasn’t madly in love with Warren, he and I were actually very compatible, even if he needed to have sex several times a day, which often wore me out. I once shocked my friend Joanne Woodward — who was married to Paul Newman — by saying I needed a break because the endless bonking was exhausting me. ‘Don’t!’ she warned. ‘If you have a relationship with a libidinous 22-year-old, you’d better let him. Otherwise he’ll look for other avenues, as it were.’”

The couple continued seeing one another and eventually became engaged, but

Beatty’s womanizing led to their split.

(Source)

Marilyn Monroe hosts a press party held at …

Marilyn Monroe hosts a press party held at her home on March 3, 1956 in Los Angeles, California.

Photos by Earl Leaf

Joan Collins photographed by Earl Leaf at ho…

Joan Collins photographed by Earl Leaf at home in Los Angeles, circa 1955.

Dolores Del Rio photographed by Slim Aarons in Acapulco,…

Dolores Del Rio photographed by Slim Aarons

in Acapulco, 1952. 

Betty White photographed at home, 1954.

Betty White

photographed at home, 1954.

Elvis Presley and his date Bobbi Owens (later known as Barbara…

Elvis Presley and his date Bobbi Owens (later known as Barbara Gray), photographed by Alfred Wertheimer in Richmond, Virginia on June 30, 1956. 

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz with Eartha Kitt, Dean Martin,…

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz with Eartha Kitt,

Dean Martin,

and William Frawley at a surprise party for Arnaz and Ball’s 13th wedding anniversary on December 16, 1953. 

The party is held at Larry Finley’s restaurant on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.