Black And White Photos Of Classic Beauties That Will Make You Jealous Of Your Grandpa

We get it color photos. You’re everywhere, black and white is old news, even if it is a filter on Instagram.

We get it color photos. You're everywhere, black and white is old news, even if it is a filter on Instagram.

That said, we think people can look absolutely stunning in the ol’ two tones. It;s like the nostalgia filter, hearkening back to a simpler time. Thankfully for us, internet giant Reddit has a section called Old School Cool, where all kinds of nostalgic photos emerge, mostly thanks to kids looking in their parents’ attics. Like here, when this girl used to hang out with pet ant-eater Claude.




Back when you couldn’t get anything gluten-free, and your clocks were sponsored by 7-up, these ladies relaxed at a poolside bar at Vegas’s Hotel Tropicana – 1960

Back when you couldn't get anything gluten-free, and your clocks were sponsored by 7-up, these ladies relaxed at a poolside bar at Vegas's Hotel Tropicana - 1960




As one user points out, the lady on the left looks like singer Pink. As another user points out, these ladies are all 75 right now. Boo, second user.

Maybe you’ve never heard of actress Anita Ekberg from classic film La Dolce Vita. Maybe now when someone tells you to watch an old movie, you’ll give it a second thought.

Maybe you've never heard of actress <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Ekberg" target="_blank">Anita Ekberg</a> from classic film <em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Dolce_Vita" target="_blank">La Dolce Vita</a>.</em> Maybe now when someone tells you to watch an old movie, you'll give it a second thought.

Ekberg dated Frank Sinatra and Errol Flynn, and posed for Playboy. That’s about as feminine-baller as you could get in the 1950’s.

A tank instructor (and smoldering eye-haver) in Israel – 1984

A tank instructor (and smoldering eye-haver) in Israel - 1984

She could probably teach anyone a thing or two…about mounted weaponry and proper disposal technique for explosive ordnance.

You might know Meryl Streep as the Oscar dominating actress who wins critics and audience hearts alike. But did you realize, she used to be a classy yet stone-cold stunner?

You might know <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meryl_Streep" target="_blank">Meryl Streep</a> as the Oscar dominating actress who wins critics and audience hearts alike. But did you realize, she used to be a classy yet stone-cold stunner?

Reddit user carolinawahoo put it best when she said: “I heard she won an Oscar for this photo.”

In what is undoubtedly a very difficult position to read a book, 50’s pin-up Betty Brosmer makes “nerdy” sexy.

In what is undoubtedly a very difficult position to read a book, 50's pin-up <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Brosmer" target="_blank">Betty Brosmer</a> makes "nerdy" sexy.

If by nerdy you mean “just wearing glasses.” Although, like Portlandia once said once said, it doesn’t count.

Is this a cutie you just saw on Tinder? Nope, it’s Sally Field. That’s right, the mother from Forrest Gump. Here she’s 19, in 1966.

Is this a cutie you just saw on Tinder? Nope, it's Sally Field. That's right, <a href="http://cdn-media-2.lifehack.org/wp-content/files/2014/07/mama2.gif" target="_blank">the mother from Forrest Gump</a>. Here she's 19, in 1966.

Sally field played Tom Hanks’ love interest in 1988’s Punchline, and his mother in 1994’s Forrest Gump. It’s tough out there for the Hollywood ladies.

Another 60’s bombshell, Claduia Cardinale, might just be one of the must beautiful women in the history of cinema.

Another 60's bombshell, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudia_Cardinale" target="_blank">Claduia Cardinale</a>, might just be one of the must beautiful women in the history of cinema.

In the classic western Le Pistolere, she fights another 60’s smokeshow, Bridget Bardot. Things get intense, clothes get ripped. You want to see a video? Sure, FirstSlice has your back.