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Jacob Shelton

Jacob Shelton

Writer

Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.

Pier Angeli: Suicide, Beauty, And Timeless Photos

October 13, 2019

Italian ingenue Pier Angeli appeared in dozens of films over 20 years, and e...

This Is What Famous Director Tim Burton Wore On Hallowe...

October 10, 2019

Source: Reddit.com You'd think that Tim Burton likes Halloween. Burt...

Yvonne Craig (TV's Batgirl): Young, Awesome, And Everyw...

October 9, 2019

Yvonne Craig as Barbara Gordon and Batgirl on 'Batman,' 1967. Photo by...

15 WTF Maidenform Bra Ads And What They Mean

October 7, 2019

Source: Pinterest The conical jut of Maidenform bras may no longer be in style, bu...

'They Call Me Mr. Tibbs!' Sidney Poitier Demands Respec...

October 6, 2019

When Sidney Poitier stepped onscreen as Virgil Tibbs in In The Heat...

'The Endless Summer' Was The First Real Surfing Movie

October 2, 2019

Left: A still shot from the production of The Endless Summer. Right: The tr...

John Lennon’s Fight With Nixon And The FBI To Stay In A...

September 29, 2019

In 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved to New York -- and the FB...

One Guy Did The Laugh Track On All Of Your Favorite Sho...

September 28, 2019

'The Bob Newhart Show; was one of many that used the Laff Box. Picture...

Sandy Warner: Exotica King Martin Denny's Cover Girl

September 27, 2019

Sandy Warner on the covers of 'Exotica' and 'Primitiva,' albums by exotica m...

Why 'Star Trek' Fans Should Thank Lucille Ball of 'I Lo...

September 25, 2019

Left: William Shatner and DeForest Kelley on Star Trek. Right: A cleve...

Simon & Garfunkel's Concert In Central Park Couldn't Ma...

September 21, 2019

Charles Ruppmann/NY Daily News via Getty Images On September 19, 198...

1976: 'Network' Newsman Rants, 'I'm As Mad As Hell, And...

September 18, 2019

Even if you’ve never seen the 1976 movie Network, you know the line...

Early Nintendo: With 1966's 'Ultra Hand,' Future Game B...

September 16, 2019

Source: beforemario.com What's the symbol of Nintendo -- Mario the p...

O.J. Simpson Was Passed Over For 'Terminator' Role For ...

September 15, 2019

Left: O.J. Simpson poses for a portrait in circa-1985 in Los Angeles, ...

Australia, 1960: Shocking Kidnapping-Murder Leads To La...

September 13, 2019

Source: nfsa.gov.au In 1960 Graeme Thorne, an eight-year-old Austral...

Was There Really A Feud Between Neil Young And Lynyrd S...

September 11, 2019

Left: Gary Rossington, Steve Gaines and Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skyn...

Why Was Mayonnaise Such A Staple Of The Groovy Era?

September 9, 2019

Detail of something called the 'Welcome Home Salad' in an advertisement for B...

The CIA Would Use 'Love Dolls' As Decoys In The 1970s

September 6, 2019

President Gerald Ford with George H.W. Bush, then CIA Director, in an undat...

'I Want Candy' Is About A 1960s Singer From The World's...

September 3, 2019

Left: Candy Johnson commanding attention in 'Muscle Beach Party' (1964...

The Studio Sabotaged 'Psycho' And The Fact That It Was ...

August 29, 2019

Left: Alfred Hitchcock in a publicity photo for 'Psycho.' Right: Antho...

Why Were Blacklight Posters So Popular In The '70s?

August 28, 2019

Left: A blacklight poster featuring R. Crumb's 'Mr. Natural' character and hi...

Why Did Joe Strummer Of The Clash Disappear For 3 Weeks...

August 26, 2019

Joe Strummer of The Clash performs on stage at the Brixton Academy on ...

Joey Heatherton: TV's Young Dancing Vixen, Then And Now

August 23, 2019

Left: Joey Heatherton in a publicity portrait, circa 1965. Right: In 'My ...

This Is How Satanism Was Invented In The 1960s

August 21, 2019

Left: Anton LaVey on the cover of Look magazine, August 24, 1971. Right: Jayne Man...

Sgt. Pilcher: The Narc Who Arrested Mick Jagger, John L...

August 19, 2019

Beatle John Lennon and his Japanese girlfriend Yoko Ono leaving Maryle...

Gina Lollobrigida: The Classic Italian Screen Siren, Th...

August 18, 2019

Left: Gina Lollobrigida in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame,' 1956. Right:...

Stephen King's Wife Dug 'Carrie' Out Of The Trash And M...

August 17, 2019

Left: Horror writer Stephen King in 1986. Right: Cover of the first ed...

Is Elvis Alive? Sightings, Stories & King-Sized Conspir...

August 16, 2019

Left: Elvis Presley in concert circa 1977. Right: Detail of an image p...

Bob Dylan's 1966 Motorcycle Accident: What Really Happe...

August 13, 2019

On July 29th, 1966, the month after Blonde On Blonde was released, ...

Barbara Feldon: 'Get Smart's Agent 99, Then And Now

August 12, 2019

Left: Barbara Feldon circa 1965. Right: Feldon with Don Adams on 'Get Smart.'...