Sunday, May 15, 2011

i want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle


There is little better on a hot summer day than to take a nice breezy bicycle ride. While I do advocate wearing a helmet for safety reasons, I appreciate the fab looks of these gals who did not have to succumb to dreaded helmet hair. 

The great photographer David Hamilton captures girls on two-wheels in his signature dreamy hazy style behind the lens

Anna Karina loves to bike - and not just when her charming Bande à part costars Claude Brasseur and Sami Frey are next to her

Audrey Hepburn was often seen bicycling on the studio backlots in between filming - 

The Beatles took to bikes on the set of Help


Hollywood supercouple Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart shared a deep love ... of bicycles

The beautiful Brigitte Bardot 

Carole Lombard with her pet dachshund Fritz 

Cate Blanchett shows off her skills 

Catherine Deneuve still manages to look every inch the sophisticated French style icon, even when traveling on two wheels

Claudia Schiffer hitches a ride in one of her ads as a legendary 'Guess?' girl

France Gall, my favorite

Funny men: Bill Murray, Alfred Hitchcock, Albert Einstein, Ray Walston and Anthony Perkins in a polo game, and Bing Crosby all ham it up on bikes

A famous photo of Jacques Tati and Alain Bécourt as they ride a bike

Grace Kelly in Monaco and on the lap of Jimmy Stewart on the set of Rear Window 

Jeanne Moreau and Henri Serre get a little relief from their Jules et Jim melancholia with this brief bike break

Julia Roberts ate, prayed, loved, and biked her way to happiness in her 2010 film 

Both Katharine Hepburn and Veronica Lake find creative ways to sit on their bicycles

A redheaded Marilyn Monroe - first in a photo by Richard Avedon, then in an early modeling photo when she was still known as Norma Jean

Sofia Coppola's confectionary creation for the Miss Dior Cherie advertisement features Maryna Lynchuk  on a vintage Schwinn 

Marilyn Monroe takes a ride with then-husband Arthur Miller

(top row) Hilary Rhoda, Kate Moss, Gemma Ward, model, Ellen Page, Christina Ricci, Victoria Beckham
(middle) Agyness Deyn, Kristen Stewart, Penelope Cruz, Monica Belucci, Michelle Williams, Amanda Seyfried
(bottom row) Doutzen Kroes, Chloe Sevigny, Lily Donaldson, Sienna Miller, Mischa Barton, Kate Hudson 

Seth and Summer (love

Rita Hayworth was often seen on two wheels - even getting Gilda costar Glenn Ford to join in on the fun

Françoise Hardy looks so untouchably cool 

Groovy singers and Hollywood heartthrobs: (top row) Elvis, Sean Connery, Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen
(bottom row) Paul McCartney on the set of Magical Mystery Tour, James Dean with galpal Pier Angeli, Paul Newman and Butch Cassidy costar Katharine Ross

Yeah, this is how my best friends and I dress whenever we go out together

This is how the Tour De France used to be. Seriously.

A darling Shirley Temple - not even on training wheels!

Warren Beatty and Jean Seberg in the film Lilith 

Twiggy has a ball on a bike

The loveliest ladies of film: (top row) Deborah Kerr, Geneviève Bujold, Ava Gardner, Brenda Joyce, Susannah York, Isabelle Adjani, with Yves Montand holding an umbrella overhead
(bottom row) Eartha Kitt, Romy Schneider, Ginger Rogers, Gene Tierney, Ingrid Bergman, Sophia Loren

Zooey Deschanel's most famous moment on two wheels came in (500) Days of Summer, where her character was called 'of average height and slightly above average shoe size', but she shows she's anything but average in real life

Wanna see some more bicycle pics? Check out these sites:

Title: from "Bicycle Race" (Queen)

13 comments:

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cute bicycle's, very vintage :)

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Please take a minute to look at my vintage boutique;
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Dolly the Bird said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

....then you'll love this as much as I do! I will warn you though that it will be stuck in your head for days!

Alex Marco-The Bike:

http://youtu.be/fir6neas6I8

Raquel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It still amazes me how many fantastic pictures you are able to find! These are so adorable... I love riding my bike too, pretending I'm this wonderfully vintage. x

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Dolly! this is soo addictive :) thanks for sending me the link! it's better than having katy perry or rihanna stuck in my head for my entire life haha

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you Raquel! that's so very sweet :) i'm just an obsessive retro-stalker! so I find that I save a lot a lot of photos.
Whenever I'm on my bike, I always pretend that I'm Audrey or Anna, riding gracefully around the block. It's only when I go inside and see my sweaty hair and pink face that I remember I'm not nearly as chic as any of my retro predecessors.

misslikey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh how I love this post..lovely lovely photos.. I just bought myself a vintage bicycle recently and I adore it.

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you very much Miss Likey - I just adore vintage bicycles. What kind do you have? I have the oddest desire to have a vintage one in a light turquoise-y Robin's Egg blue
xxo

shaney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I wish you could make the pictures bigger. It's quite tedious to expand each image.

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Shaney - I'll definitely work on that :) When I upload the pictures, I usually do the 'Medium' size - would doing large be better? (I'm not sure how to do the full page enlarged images like a lot of other sites do .. I'm afraid I'm not too tech-savvy) ... Or would you like the images themselves as files to be larger?

xxo

xavierc said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi. Just found your blog looking for pictures of Catherine Deneuve on a bicycle to see how wrong the quote by Roslyn Dee, (columnist, Irish Daily Mail, February 2nd 2008) was: "Ever see Audrey Hepburn on a bicycle? No, me neither. Catherine Deneuve? Nope. The very notion of either of them, surely two of the most elegant women the world has ever known, getting into the gear and clambering on board a bike is a full-frontal assault on beauty."

Of course finding a picture of Audrey is easy :)

Cool blog

Adam said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really love to collect these type of vintage pictures. Thanks for sharing these pictures. I am also a biker and spend most of time at biking with my friends.

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