Our society has come a long way in the past few decades but we’ve completely forgotten what it’s like to be classy. Let’s take a lesson from these masters of “old school cool.”
6 time Golden Globe winner Paul Newman boating in Venice during a film festival (1963)
Marlon Brando’s screen test in “Rebel Without A Cause” (1955).
Children of Chicago (1941)
Audrey Hepburn at a premiere on September 14, 1953.
An old family photo from the early 1900s
Sigourney Weaver in a suit
A young Harrison Ford
Cosmos host and astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson at a college wrestling match
The original way to ‘text’ in Class (1944)
A young Sean Connery relaxing on the couch
A gang of greasers in NYC, 1950
Teenagers and their first car (1950s)
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his cabinet – 1968. These men knew how to wear a suit.
Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell from Game of Thrones) in 1967
Sophia Loren, one of the only actresses to win an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe awards.
Three boys pose for a camera on the streets of Jamaica
A man ice skating in a suit (1937)
A businessman doubling as a graffiti artist
This is how teenagers dated in the 1950s
High school fashion feature in Life Magazine (1969)
Leather clad English rocker girl
Frank Sinatra stepping out of a helicopter with a drink
A young Kevin Spacey (1980s)
Girl with typewriter and a smoke
A couple on Michigan Avenue in Chicago (1975)
A stylish couple in the rain in London (1963)
Muhammad Ali looking dapper
David Bowie’s mugshot
Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger sit opposite each other on a train to Bangor. (1967)
A salesman has his motorized roller skates refueled at a gas station (1961)
A young Michael Caine in 1959
Brigitte Bardot visits Pablo Picasso at his studio near Cannes in 1956
Jimi Hendrix backstage at Monterey Pop Festival, 1967
Girl on a scooter (1969)
Ernest Hemingway’s striking passport photo (1923)
The definition of old school cool. Cary Grant in the 1950s
The people we aspired to be decades ago are much different than the celebrities we look up to today. The values of our past have nearly vanished, but I’m hoping that if everyone sees this, they might be convinced to get back to our roots. Please share and remind everyone what “cool” used to be like!