The Meaning of Cool: 50 Photos to Help Define What Cool Really Means

I’m certainly taking notes. Might be time to change my wardrobe. Check out what cool really means.

6 time Golden Globe winner Paul Newman boating in Venice during a film festival (1963)

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


Marlon Brando’s screen test in “Rebel Without A Cause” (1955).

Children of Chicago (1941)

The gorgeous necklines of the 1950s

An old family photo from the early 1900s

Sigourney Weaver in a suit


Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)


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

Caroline Kennedy walks ahead while her father, the most powerful man in the world, carries her doll. (1960)

Teenagers and their first car (1950s)

Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell from Game of Thrones) in 1967

A famous quote of hers: “Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.”

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

A man ice skating in a suit (1937)

 A businessman doubling as a graffiti artist

The Beatles before they were famous

This is how teenagers dated in the 1950s


High school fashion feature in Life Magazine (1969)


Leather clad English rocker girl


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