DESIGNATED AS A TUMBLR SPOTLIGHT HISTORY BLOG - MAY 2011 to PRESENT
"I have always been fascinated by Old Hollywood and it’s fabulously precocious celebrities […] I have found a new means of endless research. Historiful is a true work of art in itself and [this] makes it hard to look away…"
-Taylor Donahue, Freelance Photographer
One girl. One passion. One past. HISTORIFUL is your dose of Old Hollywood glamour, style, and culture. Established in Los Angeles in March 2010 as an effort to make history more accessible to the public, Historiful has since bloomed into a widely recognized visual dedication to the splendor, beauty, and lost charm of yesteryear.
Historiful also emphasizes the preservation of vintage culture within our modern society. Historiful is itself an art; the photographs that you view are selected carefully with attention to light, contrast, color, and mood. Historiful seeks to stand out on its own from an ordinary history blog. Although historical photographs and articles are generally posted, many modern photographs are also given attention in order to bridge the gap between the old and the new. After all, one cannot understand his or her own time period, if he or she fails to acknowledge the achievements, beauty, and splendor of the past.
Upon starting Historiful, I never knew how successful I would be just by following my passion and drive for captivating the beauty of bygone decades. Yet, in just over four years, Historiful has secured hundreds of thousands of local and international followers, as well as praise and interest from upcoming designers, fashion critics, photographers and film societies.
Noteworthy followers include: The Humphrey Bogart Estate, the George Eastman House, the LA Times Magazine, the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, the US National Parks Conservation Association, the National Public Housing Museum, the Sundance Film Festival, PBS, American Masters, Nina Garcia (creative director, Marie Claire magazine), Tamar Levine (Los Angeles-based film director and editorial photographer), and Kim A. Thomas (Kelowna, British Columbia-based photographer).
Historiful has also received attention from: the Warner Brothers Archive Collection, the Italian Silent Film Archive (Rome, Italy), the Film Noir Foundation, the Milton H. Greene Archives, the Art Deco Society of New York, the Louise Brooks Society, the Glitzmuseum (Berlin, Germany), Discovering Chaplin, My Vintage Vogue, Morphoses Dance Company, the historic Hollywood Masquers Club, and the Public Education & Leadership Network (Washington, D.C).
From May 2011 to the present, Tumblr has declared Historiful as a spotlight history blog, featuring it in its new and ongoing directory alongside the New York Public Library, LIFE, The Art Institute of Chicago’s “Windows on the War” exhibition blog, the American Presidential Libraries and Museums, and Lapham’s Quarterly.
As of Fall 2014, Historiful nears 150,000 followers, and it continues to grow. I am ultimately pleased to know that Historiful has climbed its way up from a simple idea to a blossoming creation.
Thank you for visiting Historiful. I appreciate your interest and support very much, and I am highly interested in providing quality content and satisfaction to my followers. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns for me, you may always send me a message via the ask feature. For press and media-related inquiries, please direct messages here.
With grace and elegance,
*The views expressed by authors of the articles or any symbolism in the photographs and/or artwork posted here do not necessarily reflect my own personal views. All material is left to individual interpretation.