Wednesday, March 17, 2021

40 Georgeous Photos of Classic Beauties From the 1950s and 1960s

 


Born in Berlin, American magazine and glamour photographer Peter Basch (1921 – 2004) came to New York with his family due to fears of rising anti-Jewish sentiment and laws in Germany. He attended the De Witt Clinton High School, and went to school in England when family moved to Los Angeles.


Upon returning to the United States, Basch joined the Army. He was mobilized in the US Army Air Forces' First Motion Picture Unit, where he worked as a script boy.


After the war, he started attending UCLA, but his mother asked him to join her back in New York. His parents had decided that Basch should be a photographer, and they obtained a photography studio for their son.


For over twenty years, Peter Basch's had a successful career as a magazine photographer. He was known for his images of celebrities, artists, dancers, actors, starlets, and glamour-girls in America and Europe. His photos appeared in many major magazines such as Life, Look and Playboy.


These glamorous photos are a part of his work that he shot famous beauties from the 1950s and 1960s.




Anita Ekberg, 1956



Anita Ekberg, 1956



Ann-Margaret, 1962



Antonella Lualdi, ca. 1950s



Brigitte Bardot, 1956



Brigitte Bardot, 1957



Catherine Deneuve, 1960



Dolores Marcus, ca. 1960s



Doris Fesette, 1957



Elizabeth Taylor, 1957



Eva Lynd, 1958



Jane Fonda, 1962



Jane Fonda, 1962



Jane Fonda, 1962



Janet Leigh, 1965



Jayne Mansfield, 1954



Jayne Mansfield, 1954



Jayne Mansfield, ca. 1950s



Jean Patchett, ca. 1950s



Jeanne Crain, ca. 1950s



Julie Newmar



 Kim Novak, ca. 1950s



 Lola Montez



Lyn Connor, ca. 1950s



 Marilu Tolo, 1964



Monica Vitti, 1960



 Mylène Demongeot, 1965



Mylène Demongeot, ca. 1960s




Natalie Wood, 1962



Natalie Wood, ca. 1960s




 Natalie Wood, ca. 1960s






 Sharon Tate, 1967




Sophia Loren, 1963




Sophia Loren





Stefanie Sandrelli




Susan Strasberg, 1967




 Tina Louise, 1959





Tina Louise, ca. 1950s




Ursula Andress, ca. 1960s




Ursula Andress, ca. 1960s






















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