The Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, California is perhaps one of the top recognizable landmarks throughout history. Situated on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills Area of the Santa Monica Mountains, it has countlessly appeared in films and television programs.
It was originally constructed in 1923 as an advertisement for local real estate development before it was adopted as a symbol of Hollywood and American cinema. In 1949, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce had arranged for its repair and restoration, as well as the removal of “land”. It had undergone restoration once again in 1978, this time into a more sturdy and permanent replacement.
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On this day 52 years ago, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Her death, as with the rest of her life, remains veiled in mystery and intrigue several decades onward.
The story between the Spinner 360 and I goes way back to the year 2010, when Lomography decided to send me a beta model of the Spinner 360 to test. It was a complete surprise! I thought, "What the hell is that?" as I first took this camera out of the package. Then, when my little brother grabbed it from me and pulled the cord, it buzzed and turned 360°! We all had the same expression: "Whoa..."
Here at Lomography we've written quite extensively about the late iconic blonde Hollywood bombshell Marilyn Monroe, and to celebrate what would have been her 88th birthday on Sunday, June 1, we're bringing back some of our best features for your nostalgic reading pleasure!
Celebrated artist Pablo Picasso had his brush with photography when he was still alive, both in front of the camera and behind it. Find out the details of an ongoing exhibit featuring his photographic work after the jump.
It sure is a mouthful but this weekend we are having a Back to School Soho Store Sale! Simply pop into the Soho Store from Thursday - Sunday and you can get a 30% discount on selected items. Read on for more information!
It's a great feeling when you get a camera back to work even though you thought it was already unusable because its particular type of film is no longer in production. Here's how you can do it with a Polaroid camera from the 80-series.
When it comes to Marilyn Monroe and "The Seven Year Itch," the first image that comes to mind is the actress' famous skirt scene. Well, here's another way to look at the iconic actress in this classic comedy film!
Back in the 1990s, Gilbert Blecken was a big music fan and wrote for his own small music fanzine. He would interview bands in between sound checks and take photographs of them. He was never a professional photographer or worked for a company; he simply did it for his fanzine. Twenty years on, Gilbert’s photographs have matured into an amazing documentation of some of the biggest music icons of that era. We caught up with Gilbert to ask him about these photographs and the fascinating story behind them.