Forgotten Snapshots: Rediscovering the Past Through Photography

May 17, 2024

1955 photoshoot with Marilyn and cute pup.

Collected here are reminders of humanity's strength, sources of nostalgia, and moments of unity. Whether it be moments of victory, a place of common gatherings like a record store, or those special entertainers and public figures who somehow always managed to bring people together. Here are some snippets into our unified past. 

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This photograph taken by Milton H. Greene back in 1955 was for Look magazine's editorial on Oriental Gowns. On this occasion, Milton photographed Marilyn at his New York studio on March 28, 1955. As you can see the staging area included an embroidered ottoman, an abundance of cushions, and folding dressing screen. He had her dressed in an Oriental style black robe and snuggled up with an adorable Pekinese pup.

Marilyn loved animals, Frank Sinatra once gifted her an adorable white fluff she named Mafia Honey, or Maf for short. The name was said to be in jest and as a reference to his alleged “mafia ties” through Sinatra.

Cindy Morgan sitting pretty on the set of the film, Tron (1982).

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Computer culture was really just budding when Tron came out, so in a way, it served as a landmark film for that counterculture. It’s biggest fans were those who spent a chunk of their youth in arcades and who witnessed the birth of the Internet. It was the first time that an entire world was created with computer animation.

For those unfamiliar with this iconic film, the story synopsis is as follows: “A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.” It stars Jeff Bridges, the lovely Cindy Morgan, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, and Barnard Hughes.