Hollywood Urban Archeologist

history of interesting people and places in a photo gallery format

Catherine Deneuve

Elegant and natural actress and fashion
model from France appears in this select collection of photos.

Grace Kelly

Stunning and well bred beauty who enjoyed life in the top tiers of society.
This award winning former model lived as a real life princess.

Lauren Bacall

Smart and simmering with sexuality this model and actress who starred in the best films of the 1940s
features in a gallery of some of her best photos.

Louise Brooks - Silent Screen Legend

Beautiful actress and 1920s cultural icon
an original flapper and Ziegfeld Girl

Ambassador Hotel - Hollywood Legend

The now defunct Ambassador Hotel is a Los Angeles oddity.
Once the playground of the rich and famous of 20th Century celebrities
and politicos, and the infamous site of RFK's assassination.

Marilyn Monroe Movie and Publicity Stills

A wonderful large photo gallery of early Marilyn Monroe publicity photos from the beginning
to the end of her career and life.
Photos of her with the likes of Sandy Koufax, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, as well as
behind the scenes filming and stills of her movies.

San Francisco 1906

A small collection of vivid scenes from San Francisco's great quake of 1906.

Pulp Fiction Paperback Covers

Gallery of ridiculous out of print pulp piction paperback covers from the 1940s.

Welcome to Downtown Detroit

Welcome to Downtown Detroit

A metropolis in decline showing some sad scenes of downtown Detroit.

19th century Skyscapers

of NYC and Chicago

19th century Skyscapers

Iriquois Theater Fire
Disaster in Chicago

Kennedy Assassination Multimedia

the most comprehensive photo and video collection of the JFK assassination on the web

Tate-LaBianca Manson Murders 1969

Risque Pulp Poster Art

Beatles Recordings and Publicity Photos

200 Rare and Semi Rare Beatles Photo Images

links to a dozen streaming Beatles video clips

created by William Ian Williams