Category: 1950s

Italian poster for 20 Million Miles to Earth, …

Italian poster for 20 Million Miles to Earth, 1957. According to legend, the movie was filmed in Italy because stop-motion magician Ray Harryhausen wanted a vacation in Rome.

1954 Danish poster for The War of the Worlds.

1954 Danish poster for The War of the Worlds.

Atlas missile test 14D at Cape Canaveral, Augu…

Atlas missile test 14D at Cape Canaveral, August 11, 1959. Courtesy of San Diego Air & Space Museum.

Scenes from Project Mercury, 1959-1963.

Scenes from Project Mercury, 1959-1963.

Italian poster art by Carlantonio Longi for To…

Italian poster art by Carlantonio Longi for Tobor the Great, 1954.

Italian poster for The Quatermass Xperiment, 1…

Italian poster for The Quatermass Xperiment, 1956. Artwork by Carlantinio Longi.

Australian poster art for The War of the World…

Australian poster art for The War of the Worlds, 1953.

August 1, 1954 – The Convair XFY-1 Pogo …

August 1, 1954 – The Convair XFY-1 Pogo made its first vertical takeoff and landing. The test pilot said, “It’s awful hard to fly an airplane looking over your shoulder.” (via)

July 31, 1958 – “Lomie Puckett stands gu…

July 31, 1958 – “Lomie Puckett stands guard to prevent bulldozers from leveling her Edendale house for the construction of the Golden State Freeway. Puckett wanted more money than offered for the house.” Photo by John Malmin for the Los Angeles Times.

1951 “Jets Rockets and Spacemen” c…

1951 “Jets Rockets and Spacemen” card from Bowman.