Category: vintage cars

Eartha Kitt photographed by Gordon Parks in New York, 1952.

John Lennon at home with his son Julian Lennon, 1968.

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Joe Louis and Lena Horne photographed by Carl Van Vechten at Greenwood Lake on September 15, 1941.

Lena Horne was visiting boxer Joe Louis while he trained. The book Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne, details their romance. Both were married to other people, and Louis had even become a father in February 1943. But the world champion of heavyweight boxing kept visiting the Stormy Weather set to see Horne, whom he’d reportedly met at the

New York City nightclub

Café Society. 

Joe spoke openly of their on-again, off-again affair to his friend Alice Key; Horne flaunted a mink coat he’d given to her. On November 12, 1942, Billy Rowe had reported the widespread rumor that Louis, then an army sergeant would divorce his wife to marry Horne. Both he and Horne issued vague denials. “I think that Lena is a grand person, on and off the screen, but that doesn’t mean I want to marry her or vice versa,” said the boxer. Added Horne, Sergeant Louis and I have been friends for several years and to me, like fifty million others, he’s a symbol of greatness. I can certainly admire him and be in his company without hopping off to the alter.”

Janis Joplin photographed by Jim Marshall

with her

1965 Porsche 356c Cabriolet

outside the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, 1968.

Her car was painted by Dave Richards,

roadie

for Big Brother and the Holding Company. 

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The real Bonnie and Clyde of the notorious Barrow Gang photographed by W.D. Jones, 1933.

These pictures were from undeveloped film found at their Joplin, Missouri hideout. They left the hideout and many possessions behind after a shootout with the police, which resulted in the death of 2 police officers.

Bonnie and Clyde met in Texas in January, 1930. At the time, Bonnie was 19 and married to an imprisoned murderer; Clyde was 21 and unmarried. Soon after, he was arrested for a burglary and sent to jail. He escaped, using a gun Bonnie had smuggled to him, was recaptured and was sent back to prison. Clyde was paroled in February 1932, rejoined Bonnie, and resumed a life of crime.

In addition to the automobile theft charge, Bonnie and Clyde were suspects in other crimes in several states. At the time they were killed on May 23, 1934, they were believed to have committed 13 murders, kidnappings, several robberies and burglaries. 

Sonny and Cher with their his-and-her Mustang convertibles, 1966.

These Mustangs were sent over to George Barris, “King of The Kustomizers” to be modified for the couple. The project was commissioned by Ford Motor Company for promotional purposes. The cars were used in Sonny and Cher’s movie Good Times (1967).

Tina Turner Talks About Ike And ‘Tommy’: JET magazine (April 24, 1975)