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adelphe:

Photograph of a dog at the wheel of a car, c.1920s
From the Alexander Turnbull Library

adelphe:

Photograph of a dog at the wheel of a car, c.1920s

From the Alexander Turnbull Library

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alchemistscloset:

gayflames:

From the first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade; June 28, 1970.

Old school queer anti-militarism

alchemistscloset:

gayflames:

From the first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade; June 28, 1970.

Old school queer anti-militarism

#queer dudes #reviluntinary -__- #I'm drunk y'all have a good night

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2headedsnake:

Elke Vogelsang

2headedsnake:

Elke Vogelsang

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retrogasm:

The Queen of Hearts nicer sister The Queen of Spades

retrogasm:

The Queen of Hearts nicer sister The Queen of Spades

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retrogasm:

I want to get my gas from her…

retrogasm:

I want to get my gas from her…

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Even cowgirls get the blues
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visualnightrnares:

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visualnightrnares:

struggleofspookiness:

istherelifeonstars:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

Judy Garland in Blackface in the 1938 film Everybody Sing.

Judy Garland performs a song in blackface. In the context of the movie she is not just performing in blackface but actually pretending to be black.  Here is a snippet of dialog:

Ricky: “What’s your name?”
Judy: “Opal Pearl Washington and I’m one of twins. Emerald Ruby passed on but my mammy didn’t mind so much cause we have twelve others, all twins.”

A year later, she would capture the imaginations of children for years to come in the classic film The Wizard of Oz.

(viaMCMXXXVIII)

Are you fucking kidding me?

Welp, her legacy is ruined to me now!

I really can’t judge her for this because the movie is from 1938. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that political correctness or racism awareness wasn’t high on (white) people’s lists of concerns in that time.

Man I’m white so I can’t even say anything but I feel like everyone forgets what you just said

Exactly! I honestly don’t get why people react so negatively to racist things they see in extremely old movies and TV shows as if they’re supposed to know better. YOU’RE LOOKING AT IT THROUGH A 21ST CENTURY LENS YOU IDIOT I SUPPOSE YOU’RE ALSO DISAPPOINTED IN THE DIRECTOR BECAUSE HE DIDN’T SPRING FOR A COLOR-CAPABLE CAMERA

It by no means makes it right but I just feel people view history and race completely wrong and this is an example of that. People should look at how far social rights have progressed and use that to further it. Instead, people like to look at the exact same things that cause a divide in the first place, splitting everyone up more in the long run ugh

See, I promised myself I would not interact with sociopaths.. but there were too many completely brainwashed bullshitty responses in a row to ignore it.

#1. You can’t judge her for acting like a southern plantation Black person STEREOTYPE in 1938!?!? Really now??? Do you know what had happened by 1938? NAACP had already been founded. The Garvey Movement had happened! The Harlem Renaissance was happening. There were many people fighting these depictions of Black people! She was wrong… PERIOD! Stop trying to look away from it. Stop trying to look around it. And look at it for what it is… a racist act. It was racist and offensive then and it’s racist and offensive right now! 

#2. SOCIAL PROGRESS? YOU’RE GOING TO POST IN A POST ABOUT RACISM IN ENTERTAINMENT, TELLING US ALL TO LOOK AWAY FROM IT AND YOU WANNA TALK ABOUT SOCIAL PROGRESS???

Here’s your progress

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Happy Halloween! You people are Judy Garland in these photos. You’re the ones wrapped up in the racism of your society… you’re the ones unquestionably going with the program. In a hundred yours, it’s gonna be your descendants trying to avoid looking at the racist shit you’re doing. And you wanna talk about progress???? Let me tell you how progress happens… Progress has happened because people get ANGRY and speak out and fight. That’s how progress is made. So how the fuck can you talk about progress ?? How can you possibly know progress? How can you know how far you’ve gotten when you keep trying to ignore where you’ve been???????

^^^ Couldn’t have said it better…

#cw

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retrogasm:

Mini Monroes

retrogasm:

Mini Monroes

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Cary Grant walking his Siamese cat in Beverly Hills, 1955. Photo by Sanford Roth.

theniftyfifties:

Cary Grant walking his Siamese cat in Beverly Hills, 1955. Photo by Sanford Roth.

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poppies-for-ophelia:

Vintage Photo Booth Pictures

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