60 Groovy Photos Sure To Knock Your Socks Off
Written by Lyra Radford
The groovy era was a swirling blur of all these ideas about sexuality, personal empowerment, and spiritual awareness, mixed in with political and social movements. These powerful concepts were reflected in the popular culture of the times. Immortalized not just in the minds of those who lived it, but in the form of film, television, fashion, and music, so it could be shred for generations to come.
Marilyn Monroe, one of a kind shot of her in Paris, 1960s.
Whether it be a flying skirt or flying legs, Marilyn Monroe seemed incapable of taking a bad photo. Every single snapshot of hers remains ‘iconic’. She was more than just the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, she was emblematic of the entire era's attitudes towards sexuality.
Monroe was one of the most marketable Hollywood stars. She had leading roles in classic films like Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Misfits (1961) and How to Marry a Millionaire. She starred in The Seven Year Itch (1955), Bus Stop (1956) and won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her work in Some Like It Hot (1959). She spent a decade as a top-billed actress before her unexpected death in 1962. But over half a century later, she continues to be a major popular culture icon.