The Second World War was a groundbreaking time in history for women. As men were being drafted into the military, thousands of essential jobs across all sectors were being vacated. Workplaces had to adapt fast to the changes with industrial factories, in particular, needing more personnel to cope with the rising demand of the military. At Popular Everything, we've collected the most sensational photos of the critical era. A time usually only seen in black-and-white, these color images capture the real "Rosie the Riveters" who stepped in to do a man's job.
The iconic purple and teal scribble known as "Jazz" has long become a staple for 90s fashion and culture. And although its cult following has grown through the years and kids from the decade have become increasingly nostalgic of the design, nobody really knows who was responsible for it. That is, until one Reddit user decided to get to the bottom of it. See how the online community got together in order to find the designer responsible.
Once New York City's Studio 54 opened its doors back in 1977 it quickly became one of the most talked-about and exclusive night clubs around. Throughout the 70s and early 80s, it was the hottest spot for people to let loose, and be themselves. Many celebrities became regulars of the scene and could be spotted amongst the sea of dancers and party-goers. The moments captured in these photos take us all the way back to the dance floor and show us just how Studio 54 earned its legendary status.
Though Ancient Greece still hold a lot of mystery and many secrets, we know one thing for sure: they loved the theater. Satire, drama, and comedy all have their origins in the theater of Ancient Greece. Hollywood wouldn't be what it is today if the Greeks had not laid its foundations thousands of years ago. The vast body of writings and archaeological evidence they left behind enables us to understand how dear the theater and the performative arts were to them, and shows us the roots of one of our main sources of modern entertainment.
Brigitte Bardot has gone down in the history books as one of the most iconic actresses of all time. She was the golden child who was always destined for a life of fame and fortune, having had an early exposure to the fashion and entertainment industry. But there was more to her life than just her famous looks; she experienced an extremely eventful and extraordinary life. As the ultimate symbol of glamor and allure during the 50s and 60s, we've taken a deep dive into the mysterious side of Brigitte that everyone's less familiar with.
The actors and actresses of Classical Hollywood were some of the most glamorous people to have ever existed. But what about the personal spaces and private moments of old Hollywood stars? At Popular Everything, we're lifting the lid on the homes that hid icons of the Golden Age of cinema.
After seeing a DeLorean DMC and thinking about it for a second, it's clear that the sleek silver 1980s speedster gets a special place in our hearts. When digging through the archives of the DeLorean's history, an interesting and controversial narrative starts to emerge. From the birth of John DeLorean, the mastermind behind the design, to the car's iconic role in Back to the Future, we bring you the lowdown of this little bundle of American culture.
Legendary funnyman, Ricky Gervais, has been making a lot of noise in the entertainment world lately because of his "memorable" speech at the Golden Globes. Or you might know him best for his lead role in The Office. But did you know that in the 1980s, he was the lead singer in a pop band? Well, neither did we... until now. Delve into some Ricky Gervais history and get the full story behind one of comedy's superstars in his journey as a pop-star.
Humankind has been working on different inventive ideas since the beginning of time. Of course, some of these inventions paved the road to our technology today, becoming part of our lives today. However, not all contraptions and ideas that were created were great and comfortable; a lot of them were absurd too. Here is a collection of intriguing creations from the early 20th-century that humans created. From crazy family bicycle with a sewing machine to snow-cone masks, some of these ideas were left in the past where they belong.
New York City has always been one of the world's biggest icons and favorite cities in the world. From TV shows to iconic buildings, we all know and recognize the streets of NYC, and some of us haven't ever even been there. This obsession goes back decades, and this vintage series will give you the taste you were looking for.
Liza Minnelli and her parents are some of Hollywood's most important stars. From The Wizard of Oz to Cabaret to Gigi, the Minnellis are responsible for some of the 20th century's biggest hits. But deep in the Hollywood Hills lies their once glorious but now decrepit mansion. Their story is glamorous, but it is one which is no stranger to intrigue. Come have a look at their fascinating history!
We went through a lot this past decade. It's crazy to think that some of these things only came into our lives less than ten years ago, or that some of these things ever existed in the first place. Viral songs, trending hashtags, and bizarre one-off occurrences - we had it all this decade and then some. Take a look at our list of the often-forgotten things that happened over the last ten years. But we're warning you - it's likely you'd have gladly left a lot of this in the past!
Vintage photos of the golden days in California to take you back in time. Do you miss the old days when California used to be non-commercialized? When kids ran and played outside until dinner time? Or was it merely the fun and crazy fashion styles. Well, this is sort of like flipping through an old photo album being able to see how things were in the 20th century.
These vintage wedding pictures have riveting stories behind them from a day and age where things were totally different from today. Then, marriages were involved in crazy conspiracies, including murder stories, affairs, marriage for fame, or kids solely in love. Nowadays, we only hear about these big names like Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra, but what we don't know is what lies beneath the surface.
If we think back to Christmas time from our childhood, we are sure to feel a sense of warm nostalgia from memories gone by and history in the making. In honor of this sentiment, we take a step back into time to remember what Christmas was all about through the years. Remember these important moments that helped shape our holiday cheer and use it as inspiration to embrace the holiday merriment that's to come.
If you know anything about theater, it's likely you'll have heard William Shakespeare's name pop up once or twice in your life. While the majority of us celebrate this man's work, one man came up with a new theory, suggesting the playwright didn't write any of it himself! Introducing you all to James Wilmot's debatable "Anti-Stratfordian" theory.
In honor of the holidays quickly approaching, we take a moment to revisit those priceless moments from years gone by. Take a step down memory lane and under the tree of Christmas past with these vintage colorized photos. You never know, nostalgia might just get you in the spirit to start decorating early this year.
Among all the ladies infatuated with the King of rock 'n' roll, one in particular caught his eye and went on to have a hugely significant role in his life. At Popular Everything, we're delving into some of the lesser-known details about the King's marriage to Prisicilla - one of the most iconic relationships in Hollywood's history - as well as the other women in his life.
New York is home to some of the most modern buildings the world has ever seen, but apparently it's not all expensive skyscrapers and high-tech offices. Urban exploration photographer, Bryan Sansivero, toured around the US city and stumbled across this abandoned mansion, which he is now dubbing the "Circus House." As we look around, we begin to discover what the history of this home may have been like, and how time has utterly transformed it.
Would you believe it's been almost 100 years since the first Miss America pageant? Popular Everything has explored the ins and outs of this competition, and is ready to tell you all about how much this competition has transformed over the years to fit our changing society, all the feminists of the world will be proud of this one!
Summer was once a time for fun in the sun and enjoying the great outdoors with friends and family. Before we had today's societal stresses and the distraction of the internet and technology, all we had to worry about was having a carefree good time. Lucky for us, we have some of these fantastic summer moments captured on film, and can now take you down memory lane for your daily dose of nostalgia. In honor of the approaching Fourth of July holiday and summer arriving at our doorstep, here is our collection of beautiful vintage photos of summer back in the day.