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Compact Coupés

Small, specialist manufacturers created many GT cars in Europe in the 1960s, which, owing to their ingenuity and inventiveness, rivaled those...

Great Marques—The Austin Story

Until its demise in 1988, Austin was a mainstay of the British automotive industry. Austin introduced millions of ordinary people to...

Ultimate Luxury and Limousines

The 1960s saw the final flowering of the separate chassis luxury car. These huge, heavy, traditional, and opulent cars were gradually...

Lotus/Ford Cosworth DFV V8

When Lotus founder Colin Chapman-dissatisfied with the engines available to him-asked Ford to commission a new power plant for Formula 1,...

Aloha, Joan Crawford

“CHEER UP,” THEO SAID, “IT’S YOUR VACATION.” AND JOAN SMILED WEAKLY, BECAUSE SHE WAS SEASICK AND LONELY AND ON HER WAY...

Sedans and Sporty Coupes

Clean, smooth lines and hot-rod performance options were the big trends in 1960s America, as car stylists reacted against the excessive...

Miss Perfection—Claudette Colbert

“The smartest, canniest, smoothest 18-carat acting lady in the business.” That’s what Hedda calls Colbert—the gal with a king-sized brain, a...

Rear/Mid-Engined Racers

In the 1960s, many racing-car makers realized the benefits of moving the engine from its traditional position at the front of...

Sports and Executive Sedans

A new breed of sedan, these cars were aimed at hard-driving businessmen. The cars were well able to sustain foot-to-the-floor overtaking...

The Winner!—Larry Parks

You voted him M. S.’s Man of the Year—but we’re not surprised, because Larry Parks has won everything he’s gone after,...

Family Cars

In the 1960s engineers in Europe and Japan had considerable freedom with their designs for compact family transportation. Manufacturers chose either...

Citroën DS

When introduced in 1955 Citroën’s DS was the most advanced car of its time. Under its sleek body was a complex...

Family Cars

For space, comfort, and fuel economy, family cars of the 1950s were similar to those of today; the big differences were...

Jack Lemmon:

He doesn’t look like a comic or live like a star—but Hollywood’s never seen anything like this Lemmon appeal!...

Young Men In A Hurry

Ten new Lochinvars have shown up in the west. Most of these fast-rising youngsters are the rugged, outdoor type, but there’s...

To Janet Leigh With Love

This is a love story, one of the nicest we’ve ever read—or printed. It should be. It’s written by one of...

It Just Happened—Audrey Hepburn

Audrey’s mother said, “No!” Mel’s family didn’t approve. All their friends said, “Don’t!” And then one day, in a secluded Swiss...

The Truth About James Stewart

Supposedly the shyest man in Hollywood, Jimmy seldom goes nightclubbing with Gloria—but shyness has nothing to do with it. Nor did...

Help Wanted!—Tom Drake

Tom Drake’s in trouble! He’s a home-loving boy who’s been living in hotels and eating blue-plate specials; he’s a gulls dream...

“Why Don’t You This Get Married?”

HEDDA SHOOTS A DIRECT QUESTION AT STRAIGHT-TALKING ANNIE—AND GETS MODERN SCREEN’S READERS A SURPRISING ANSWER TO THE SHERIDAN-HANNAGAN ROMANCE RIDDLE ....

Their Finest Hour—Cary Grant

Little food, less fuel, but the British don’t complain. They stand in lines, shun black markets; gratefully, they soak up the...

Large Sedans

In 1950s America all sedans were large and sales figures were huge, justifying annual improvements and restyling. In Europe the economic...

Try and Stop Me!—Tyrone Power

It’s rare that one man knows as much about another as Henry King knows about Tyrone Powers: Mr. King directed Ty’s...

Austin Mini Seven

Conceived as an alternative to the “bubble cars” popular at the time of the 1956 Suez Crisis, the Mini revolutionized small-car...

Crossroads—Danny Kaye

“We played a game of stay away—” That’s the lament in the old song. But nobody knows if the Kayes have...

Mama Mayo—Virginia Mayo

For five years the O’Sheas dreamed of their family-to-be. But baby Mary Catherine was worth waiting for!...

Charlton Heston’s Ivory Tower

FOUR HOMES IN FOUR STATES HAVE CHUCK AND LYDIA—BUT IT’S THE HOLLYWOOD APARTMENT THAT HAS THE LIVED-IN LOOK....

Catch Me Cookin’!—Jane Russell

There’s nothing wrong with sex appeal, according to Jane. It keeps the world going ’round—and Jane out of the kitchen!...

Chevrolet—Small-Block V8

Produced in many variants over a 55-year lifespan, the Chevy small-block epitomizes the tried and trusted American engine recipe of a...

Chevrolet Corvette

Launched in 1953 as a fiberglass two-seater convertible in the style of contemporary European models, the Corvette was America’s first production...

Beef and Green Chile Chili

Tim Love grows several chile varieties in his garden, but green Hatch chiles are his favorite because of their meaty texture...

Smoky Pork Chili with Black-Eyed Peas

Donald Link’s granddad’s venison chili inspired this recipe, but Link substitutes pork—his signature meat—for the venison. He recommends serving his chili...

My Everyday God—Tab Hunter

At any time, wherever I am, I am apt to pray. It isn’t a formal thing with me—just a simple matter...

Sports Cars

Massive demand for sports cars in prosperous post-war America prompted rapid progress in design here and in Europe. This was a...

Racing Cars

The 1950s was the decade of successful front-engined racing cars, especially in sports-car racing. European marques derived from road going sports...

What’s She Got?

It takes much more than beauty to give a girl a glamorous life. Here’s how it’s done by eight of Hollywood’s...

Classic Clams Casino

It takes only about 30 minutes to make these bacon-topped beauties, which would be an elegant starter for a dinner party....

Abra-ca-Debra—Debra Paget

A dream-come-true is Debra’s new home—but it took Paget magic to keep it from being a nightmare!...

Opulence and High Performance

The 1950s saw prosperity slowly return after World War II, and with it increasing demand for cars of the highest luxury....

Chocolate-Beet Layer Cake

Trust me on this one: The roasted beets in this cake make it moist, dense, and rich. You can’t taste them—there’s...

Detroit Fins and Chrome

Post-war prosperity in the United States brought the most indulgent and flamboyant period ever in car design, as car makers at...

Economy Cars

Europe specialized in the small, economical family car in the 1950s, producing a wide range of practical and often surprisingly civilized...