60 Groovy Photos
Written by Lyra Radford
With today’s social and political climate, people are craving hope, joy, and unity now more than ever. In the past, the public has looked to entertainers during hard times to be distracted, or as means of a release of the day’s tensions, and often even as someone to aspire to.
With so much tension and hate in the air (especially where politics are involved) it’s nice to look back on a simpler time in America. Beautiful starlets, comedic geniuses, and influential musicians… collected here are rare images of history’s pop culture icons who have contributed to American culture and to some of the most meaningful moments in American history in a way you have never seen them before.
Joyce Dewitt battle of the network stars in 1978.
Pictured here is Joyce Dewitt playing on behalf of ABC in Battle of the Network Stars back in 1978. The series aired on ABC but featured teams of TV stars from all three major networks competing against each other in sporting events. ABC, CBS, and NBC would gather their teams, choose a team leader and let the games commence.
Regular occurring events included swimming, kayaking, volleyball, golf, tennis, outdoor bowling, cycling, running, and 3-on-3 football There was also the baseball dunk, the obstacle course and a game of "Simon Says".
Alongside Dewitt in the 1978 event was the ABC team captain Gabe Kaplan, Robin Williams, Debby Boone, Billy Crystal, Richard Hatch, Maren Jensen, and Robert Urich.