Album: 77 Sunset Strip (1959)
Ed Biggs’ 1959 Chevrolet El Camino
Aurélie Nemours Colur screen Print ‘Espace Bleu’ 1959.
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The first ever “Notting Hill carnival”, created in response to the previous year’s racial riots in the area.
The carnival, organised by Claudia Jones, was known as the Caribbean carnival or the West Indian Gazette Carnival and was held indoors at St. Pancras Town Hall. It would not be until 1964 that the carnival would move outside onto the streets of Notting Hill. Picture shows: Young couple dancing energetically during the event. 30th January 1959
Marie-Helene Arnaud in suit by Chanel, Marie Claire September 1959
Jean Constantin, Balzac et Gymnastique, Les quatre cents coups OST, 1959
Marilyn Monroe posing with the mayor’s wife and daughter after arriving in Reno, Nevada for The Misfits, July 20th, 1960. Prior to landing, Marilyn was sick to her stomach with pains and vomiting. This did not stop her from being kind, and cheerful, to her fans by posing for photographs and signing autographs. As always, she thought of her fans over herself.
Orchard Street, Lower East Side, New York City, 1959
Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller at the French Consulate in New York City where she won the French Crystal Star Award, the French equivalent to an Oscar, for her performance as Elsie Marina in The Prince and the Showgirl on February 22nd, 1959.
Disneyland ‘59, 1959
LECTURE 3: THE WORLD THAT GAVE US THE BEATLES (part 2): Countless American girls of the late 1950s and early ‘60s who would grow up to become first-generation Beatlemaniacs by ‘64 and ‘65 played with Barbie dolls. The American company Mattel Inc.
introduced the iconic doll in March of 1959, resulting in record
profits for the toy giant. Barbie’s overwhelming success speaks to the
incredible economic muscle that children were able to flex in the
prosperous years of the 1950s. As the announcer (Paul Frees) puts it: “You can tell it’s Mattel. It’s swell!”
LECTURE 3: THE WORLD
THAT GAVE US THE BEATLES (part 2): Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) delivers a reading from his Beat novel On The Road on The Steve Allen Show (1959). Kerouac’s
1957 novel instantly became a symbol of the Beat Generation of writers
of the 1950s, an early countercultural community of writers, poets and
artists that blazed a trail for the anti-establishment rebels of the
1960s. The impact of On the Road was enormous, and influenced large
numbers of readers, both inside and outside of the United States,
including a young John Lennon.
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Sergio Larraín (1931-2012) Chilean photographer :
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“You see, in our work of hunters of miracles we have the happiness of the magic, but also the impossibility to control it…we have to be open to the muse, as they used to say … and keep eating, clothing, paying the rent…etc. I suppose it has always been like this, when the kayak hunters went to the sea, they never knew if they were going to find the whales or a storm…when we try to control things completely, boredom establish its reign; and we degrade…and at the same time, life has to keep going, always…that is why to make a good use of the hunt [we need] wisdom. To get oil for the lamps, leather for the shoes and clothing, [to] make harpoons with the bones, etc. To keep this miracle of life, in happiness, in tenderness, forming children, preserving elders, listening elders…
In the eternal moment which is reality Agnès, you have to give time to rest, to renew, as with the land, if you exhaust it, by permanently asking fruits, you disorganise the rhythm…the breathing…Silence, peace and loneliness are necessary to receive inspiration, [to] be empty for the new…for the reign to come, daily…adios.”
from Larrain’s 1987 letter to Agnès Sire
Anthony Perkins and Audrey Hepburn 1959
LECTURE 2 – THE WORLD THAT GAVE US THE BEATLES: We Are the Lambeth Boys (1959) is a remarkable documentary by director Karel Reisz follows the daily activities of members of the Lambeth Youth Club (a social group that sponsored dances, gathered for cricket matches, etc.). in late 1950’s London. An example of a film movement called Free Cinema, a form of cinéma vérité that sought to portray day-to-day life in Great Britain without any ideological agenda, the film was shot over the summer of 1958. This is a scene from the documentary posted here, and you really should watch it in its entirety (below) if you have the time. It’s an unforgettable glimpse into the lives of ordinary working-class youths in Great Britain at a time when THE BEATLES – still known as THE QUARRYMEN – were still Liverpool teens with big dreams of escaping Liverpool through their music. PLEASE NOTE: They’ve removed the entire film from YouTube and only have short excerpts from it, like the one I posted here. But the film is available to watch online in its entirety (and definitely worth it!) at the Internet Archive at the link below: