History

 
History is what shapes our future and we must learn from our past. The past is filled with thought-provoking information and Popular Everything is here to keep you informed.

Step Inside Studio 54: Rare Photos Reveal What Really Went Down at the World’s Most Iconic Disco

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.
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The Origins of Hollywood: Theater In Ancient Greece

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.
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Brigitte Bardot as You’ve Never Known: Rare Photos Capturing the Life and Times of a Parisian Wild Child

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.
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The Man, the Car, the Legend: Inside the History of the DeLorean

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.
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Seona Dancing: The Short and Surprising Career of Ricky Gervais as a Pop-Star

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.
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Oh, How Times Have Changed: Photos of the Strangest Inventions From Way Back When

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.
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The Story Within the Walls: Inside the Minnelli Family and Their Abandoned Hollywood Mansion

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!
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25+ Things You Completely Forgot Happened This Decade

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!
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Happily N’Ever After? 25+ Vintage Photos of Hollywood Legends on Their Wedding Day

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.
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A Look Back at What Christmas Time Looked like on the Year You Were Born

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.
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Ain’t Nothin’ but a Hound Dog: The Truth Behind Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s Split

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.
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Astonishing Photos of a Forgotten Circus House in New York That Will Leave You Asking Questions

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.
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Vintage Photos of Summertime Back in the Day That Will Have You Feeling Nostalgic

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.
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Barbie Turns 60: A Look Back at America’s Most Popular Fashion Doll

In celebration of Barbie’s 60th birthday, we want to share some of her most unforgettable looks over the years. It is no accident she has been the ultimate fashion role model for young girls in America for over half a century. Barbie channels some of her iconic looks from the most popular celebrities of the era and the ever-changing fashion trends throughout history.
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