The complicated notion of glamour in classic Hollywood, suggesting that stars were aloof and unknowable, was also a means to sell products.
Songs weren't always labeled for explicit lyrics. The history of how it all came about includes some unlikely bedfellows.
Mental hygiene films of the postwar era gave advice to American teens—and parroted specific cultural values.
If the pandemic has you wishing for yesteryear, watching 12 Monkeys—and the time travel art film that inspired it—is just the thing.
“Little Sure Shot” was famous for her precision, athleticism, and trademark femininity.
Underrepresented in the country's newsrooms, Black journalists found an outlet on public affairs shows like Black Journal.
Linda Martell made the switch from R&B to country music in the late 1960s. Her star then shined on country's biggest stage.
By making what may have been unseen visible, trading cards have often provided an opening into larger conversations on race, gender, and representation.
Benjamin Christensen's Häxan was part documentary and part fantasy—and considered too disturbing for public viewing.
ONE is a vital archive, but its focus on citizenship and “rational acceptance” ultimately blocked it from being the safe home for all that it claimed to be.