46 Killer Images From The Past That Are Snazzily Cool and Classy!

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Every era has a style and every age has its trend-setters. But cool has nothing to do with merely looking good or just being filthy rich….It’s the things you do and the way you behave,in other words your attitude that makes you stand out from the rest. Your attitude is your cool. These pics are just that: Classy, trendy and cool. These are images from history that redefine ‘cool’and set a new statement. People who in true terms have done and accomplished extraordinary things. An important reminder of what ‘cool’ used to mean in the past.

1. Muhammad Ali with his winnings, (1964)

 1. Muhammad Ali with his winnings in 1964.

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2. A female tank instructor in 1984.

1b. My mother when she was a tank instructor in 1984

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3.  South Side Chicago boys setting a style statement, (1941)

2. Children of Chicago (1941)

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4.  A young Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with his glass of cognac.

2c. Arnold Schwarzenegger swags it up with his glass of cognac.

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5. Yankee star Mickey Mantle flings away his batting helmet in disgust. (1965)

2d. Yankee star Mickey Mantle flings his batting helmet away in disgust after another terrible at-bat near the end of his storied, injury-plagued career Summer, 1965

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6. A pretty girl sells flowers on the roadside in Oklahoma, (1973)

2e. Pretty girl selling flowers on the roadside, Oklahoma, (1973)

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7. Captain Kirk strikes a pose with his Jupiter 8, (1960’s)

3. Captain Kirk and his Jupiter 8, 1960's

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8. Ann Margaret out on an adventure, (1969)

4. Ann Margaret totally rocking it out on her bike, (1969)

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9. A man looking dapper as hell, London, (1904)

4b. London, (1904)

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10. Delicate as a flower, the beautiful Audrey Hepburn, (1955)

5. Audrey Hepburn, 1955

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11. New Years Eve, (1960)

6. New Years Eve 1960

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12. Marlon Brando during his screen test for Rebel Without A Cause, #ladyboners! (1955)

7. Marlon Brando's screen test in Rebel Without A Cause (1955).

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13. Sun-kissed beauty Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andres de Dienes in October 1945.

8. Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andres de Dienes in October 1945

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14. Kid attending Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech, 28th Aug 1963.

9. Kid attending Martin Luther King Jr's I have a dream speech, 28th Aug 1963

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15. Women boxing on a roof, (1938)

9a. Women boxing on a roof, ca. 1930s

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16. Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, and Patrick Swayze – The Greasers from Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders, (1983)

9b. Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, and Patrick Swayze The Greasers from Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders 1983

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17. Hell’s Angels, Los Angeles, (1965)

10. Hells Angels, Los Angeles, 1965

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18. Models pose in Plunging Necklines, (1950s)

10b. Plunging Necklines in 1950s

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19. Writer, Hunter S. Thompson, credited with creating “Gonzo Journalism”, enjoys his usual smoke.

10c. Writer, Hunter S. Thompson, credited with creating Gonzo Journalism, enjoys his usual smoke

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20. High school fashion feature in Life Magazine, (1969)

10d. High school fashion feature in Life Magazine (1969)

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21.  Clint Eastwood skateboarding through the streets of Rome, (1964)

11. Clint Eastwood skateboarding in Rome, 1964

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22. A Young Hippie – Woodstock, (1969)

12. Young Hippie - Woodstock, 1969

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23. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s father, and retired professional wrestler, Rocky Johnson in the 1980s.

13. Dwayne The Rock Johnson's father, and retired professional wrestler, Rocky Johnson in the 1980s.

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24. Elspeth Beard, shortly after becoming the first Englishwoman to travel the world on a motorcycle.

15. Elspeth Beard, shortly after becoming first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle. The journey took 3 years and covered 48,000 miles.

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25. Guardian Angels on the NYC subway, (1980’s)

16. Guardian Angels on the NYC subway, early 1980s.

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26. The original way to ‘text’ in class, (1944)

17. The original way to 'text' in Class (1944)

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27. Paul Newman boating in style, Venice, (1963)

17b. Six time Golden Globe winner Paul Newman boating in Venice during a film festival (1963)

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28. Girl on a scooter, (1969)

17c. Girl on a scooter (1969)

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29. The Beatles enjoying a swim, (1964)

18. the beatles

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30. Bruce Willis living the life, (1989)

20. Bruce Willis living the life, (1989)

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31. Girl with typewriter and a smoke.

21. Girl with typewriter and a smoke

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32. Steve McQueen redefines cool, (1963)

22. Steve McQueen, 1963

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33. The inspiration for Jessica Rabbit, Vikki “The Back” Dougan, rocking a backless in style, (1957)

25b. The inspiration for Jessica Rabbit, Vikki The Back Dougan 1957

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34. A waterskiing couple in California, USA, (Circa 1950)

26. A waterskiing couple in California, USA. Circa 1950

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35. Lost in the moment at a school dance, (1950)

27. Lost in the moment at a school dance (1950).

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36.  19 year old, Andre the Giant surrounded by lovely girls, Paris, (1966)

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37. Salvador Dalí kisses 25-year-old Raquel Welch’s hand in front of his abstract portrait of her, (1965)

30. Salvador Dalí kisses 25-year-old Raquel Welch's hand in front of his abstract portrait of her, 1965.

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38. Dating in the 1950’s

31. This is how teenagers dated in the 1950s

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39.  Muhammad Ali training in a pool at the Sir John Hotel in Miami, (1961)

32. Muhammad Ali training in a pool at the Sir John Hotel in Miami, 1961 by Flip Schulke.

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40. Roza Shanina, 19-year-old Russian WWII sniper with 54 confirmed kills in 1944.

33. Roza Shanina, 19-year-old Russian WWII sniper with 54 confirmed kills in 1944

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41. A bookstore in 1970’s Harlem.

34. Bookstore in 1970's Harlem

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42. Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder, (1970’s)

35. Ellen O'Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s.

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43. The Bowdoin College Tug of War Team, (1891)

37. The Bowdoin College Tug of War Team, 1891.

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44. Two women who first wore shorts in public cause a car accident, Toronto, (1937)

43. Two women who first wore shorts in public cause a car accident. Toronto 1937.

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45. Vietnam selfie, (1972)

44. Vietnam selfie, 1972

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46. Michael Caine and Bob Hoskins rocking a smoke.

Michael Caine and Bob Hoskins rocking a smoke

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