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63 Rare Historical Photos

Written by Lyra Radford

Often our knowledge and perceptions of the past are challenged, especially as rare photos finally reach the surface. We discover new things about political figures, icons of popular culture, and even gain insights into old practices and important historical events… 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson!

Johnny Carson with Robyn Hilton on the Tonight Show in 1974

For a solid 30 years, we got to see Johnny Carson host the Tonight Show and we didn't know how good we had it until he retired.

The Tonight Show began broadcasting back in 1954 and over the course of its run, there have been six hosts. First Steve Allen from 1954 to 1957, followed by Jack Paar who continued until 1962. Then Johnny Carson carried the torch from 1962 until 1992 when he handed it over to Jay Leno. Leno's first run was from 1992–2009. Then Conan O'Brien stepped in until 2010 when Leno returned. In 2014 the reins were handed over to the current host, Jimmy Fallon. 

Pinup photo shoot with Yvonne Craig 

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Yvonne Joyce Craig was a ballet dancer and actress best known as a pioneer of female superheroes for her role as Batgirl in the 1960s Batman television series. She was also Marta, the green-skinned Orion slave girl in Star Trek episode "Whom Gods Destroy" (1969). 


Craig sporadically appeared in various movies and television shows over the years. She had roles in Kentucky Jones, The Big Valley, It Takes a Thief, The Mod Squad, and KojakShe made a guest appearance in The Six Million Dollar Man and a celebrity edition of Family Feud. In more recent years she voiced "Grandma" on the animated children's show Olivia from 2009 to 2011. She also published an autobiography called From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond.

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