Topic: Retro Snap

Gallery: Six Surprising Facts From Grace Coddington’s Memoir (Plus Some Great Vintage Photos)

Gallery: Six Surprising Facts From Grace Coddington's Memoir (Plus Some Great Vintage Photos)

The latest issue of American Vogue gives us a sneak peek into Vogue creative director Grace Coddington‘s memoir, and from what I’ve read of it so far, it’s absolutely fascinating. It starts with Grace leaving her home in Wales at age 17 to go to London and be a model in 1958(!), and goes on to detail many stories of the naughty, bohemian, fun life she had there, St. Tropez, and elsewhere. It also contains many surprising facts. Here are six of them (all taken from the excerpt), plus the great vintage photos from Grace’s life that Vogue included with it. If the rest of the book is as good as this part, I’m going to burn through it in a week. More »

Gallery: Newly Released Images From Marilyn Monroe’s First Photo Shoot

Gallery: Newly Released Images From Marilyn Monroe's First Photo Shoot

Would you like to see some newly released images from Marilyn Monroe’s very first photo shoot, back when she was still Norma Jean Dougherty? Of course you would. Furthermore, if you have a spare chunk of change lying around, you can own these images as well. This is because the photographer who took them, Joseph Jagur, is auctioning them off in an effort to pay off his debts. What is it with great photographers and massive, crippling debt? More »