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Men’s Shorts Styles of the 70s

June 14, 2018

Women’s shorts weren’t the only thing going short-short in the 1970s. Men were showing a lot more thigh, too. It seems that the overall style of the decade was skimpy…for both men and ...

Incredible Engagement Photos from the 70s

June 8, 2018

Happy couples in the 1970s were eager to share the news of their upcoming nuptials with family, friends, and neighbors. Typically during the seventies, engagements were announ...

Sexy Boudoir Photos from the 70s

June 6, 2018

The nude, or nearly nude, female body has been a popular subject of photography since as early as the 1800’s. Early on, the pin-up girl has been very desirable to male audiences and t...

1960s Cheerleaders: Rah! Rah! Rah!

June 5, 2018

ATHENS, GA - CIRCA 1960: Cheerleaders of the University of Georgia Bulldogs football team perform at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by University of Georgia/Collegiate Imag...

Totally Awkward Family Photos from the 70s

June 4, 2018

1970’s MOTHER FATHER AND SONS BY CHRISTMAS TREE (photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/GettyImages) What in the world were we thinking? The 70’s was a time of pushing tr...

Rare Walmart Photos From The 70s

May 30, 2018

No one could have envisioned how much Walmart stores have changed since the 1970s, not even the store’s famous founder, Sam Walton. The growth of the mega-chain was spurred on by Walto...

Scary Crime Scene Photos from the 70s

May 29, 2018

For some reasons, people are drawn and seem to gawk at dramatic, unpleasant and often gruesome sights; similar to the proverbial train wreck. Otherwise, why would police need to ...

Do You Remember, Tang, the Groovy Drink Mix of the Amer...

May 22, 2018

American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (born Edwin E. Aldrin Jr) set up an American flag on the surface of the moon during NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mi...

U.S. Presidents that Served in the White House During t...

May 9, 2018

United States Presidents of the 60’s and 70’s were among a demographic of men that were young enough to grasp the concept of change but old enough to implemen...

San Francisco Psychedelic Rock

April 9, 2018

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - 2013/03/30: Haight-Ashbury is a district of San Francisco named for the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets. It is also called The Haight. (Photo by John...

Classic Cars from the 1950s

April 3, 2018

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 22: 1957 Chevy - Plymouth Belvedere - Ford Fairlane 500 Comparison Road Test performed and shot in Lancaster, and the desert north of Los Angeles, California. (Photo b...

Groovy Cars from the 1960s

March 28, 2018

UNITED STATES - JUNE 03: Lions Drag Strip - 1966. Tom Sturm's '4 Chevy Lovers' Chevrolet Chevelle smokes the tires as he leaves the starting line, as seen from behind. (Photo by Bud Lang/The E...

Horror Movie Filming Locations from 1960's and 1970's

March 12, 2018

Horror movies in the 1960’s and 1970’s were considered groundbreaking in terms of storyline, guts and gore and filling audiences with sheer terror. The fact that ...

Why did Buzz Aldrin Punch Bart Sibrel?

March 7, 2018

Pushing The Boundaries Lunar Module pilot Edwin E. Aldrin Jr on board the Lunar Module during the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, 20th July 1969. (Photo by Neil Armstrong/Space Fr...

May 31, 2005 - The Day the World Learned the Identity o...

February 1, 2018

8/8/1974-Washington, DC- Newspaper headlines being read by tourists in front of the White House tell of history in the making. It is said to be imminent that Pr...

There is Just Something about a “Bike!”

January 31, 2018

Hells Angels On The Road Members of the Hells Angel motorcycle club ride together towards Bakersfield, California, 1965. (Photo by Bill Ray/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty I...

TOP 100 FEMALE SOLO SINGERS OF THE '50S AND '60S

January 30, 2018

Circa 1955: American singer and actor Rosemary Clooney (1928 - 2002) sings and dances in a ballroom or on a stage, accompanied by a pianist and a band. (Photo by Hulton A...

The Thrill Of Going To The Penny Candy Store!

January 29, 2018

Child buying sweets at shop counter 9th April 1962. (Photo by Daily Herald/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images) Walking to the local candy store as a kid was such a thrill...

Bruce Jenner - When He Was a Man…

January 26, 2018

Bruce Jenner Holding His Gold Medal (Original Caption) USA's Bruce Jenner, San Jose, CA., displays the gold medal he won in the Olympic decathlon here 7/30. Jenner was one of the mos...

1968 Corvette (C3)

January 24, 2018

1968 Chevrolet Preview - Corvette...UNITED STATES - JULY 24: 1968 Chevrolet Preview - Corvette (Photo by Bob D'Olivo/The Enthusiast Network/Getty Images) Guys and their cars… it is a relationship tha...

TV Dinners… A Modern Convenience

January 23, 2018

Woman Choosing TV Dinner from Freezer: A woman examines a TV dinner box she has taken from the freezer. (Photo by William Gottlieb/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) When TV dinners came...

“Junk Food Junkie,” by Larry Groce

January 22, 2018

Woman Eating Junk Food (Original Caption) Jessica Musumeci eats the food that she likes. (Photo by mark peterson/Corbis via Getty Images) Nutrition is not a new concept and has, i...

A Stroll Down 1960s Memory Lane

January 19, 2018

Golden Gate Park SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY, 1969: A young couple holds a picnic basket while walking through Golden Gate Park circa February, 1969 in San Francisco, California. (Photo ...

“The Graduate” A Coming of Age Movie, Like No Other!

January 18, 2018

American actor Dustin Hoffman looks down at the leg of actor Anne Bancroft, as Mrs. Robinson, in a still from director Mike Nichols's film, 'The Graduate.' (Photo...

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue – From the beginning ...

January 9, 2018

Sports Illustrated magazine has long been the largest circulating sports magazine in the United States, with millions of people subscribing each year, not t...

Remember When Smoking Was Sexy?

January 4, 2018

'Hit Parade' Cigarettes Billboard (Photo by Robert Landau/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) For years and years, smoking cigarettes was overly sensationalized. Smoking was considered ...

The Grandeur of the Playboy Mansion

January 4, 2018

The Playboy Mansion, also known as, Mansion West, and formerly owned by the late, founder of Playboy magazine, Hugh Hefner, is located in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California. It ha...

Words of Wisdom – If you have parents, you have probabl...

December 27, 2017

Family Meal Mother, father and two children enjoy meal outside circa 1950's. (Photo by FPG/Getty Images) Do you remember when your parents had all the answer...

The Brady Bunch: Little Known Facts About the Iconic Fa...

December 26, 2017

One of the first television shows to portray a blended family, The Brady Bunch, is a beloved classic television show today. This series showed us a picture-pe...

OLD FASHIONED Telephones

December 13, 2017

Nowadays, most people, both young and old, know what SMART phones are. Interestingly enough, at one time, phones, in general, were considered to be cutting edge and sophisticated.The invention...

Hemp/Cannabis … Why Not?

December 12, 2017

Indian hemp / Cannabis plant (Cannabis indica / Cannabis sativa) growing on plantation for medicinal purposes or as drug. (Photo by: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images) “HEMP”Noun:1. Also called In...

The Vinyl We Grew Up Listening to is Back, Baby!

December 11, 2017

People are obviously diverse in countless ways. We all come from different cultures and ways of life, but there is a common thread that unites us. That being music. ...

Public School Air Raid Drills – Do You Remember?

December 3, 2017

Students at a Brooklyn middle school have a 'duck and cover' practice drill in preparation for a nuclear attack; silver print, 1962. From the New York World-Telegram ar...

A Guy and His Car ... It's a Beautiful Thing!

November 21, 2017

It goes without saying that a guy’s first (true) love is probably his car. That being said, the car may come only after his first dog and possibly, his mother (or so she ...

Rare Photos Reveal The Simple Innocence Of The Most Fas...

November 19, 2017

Thinking back to simpler days is comforting. The majority of the new 'pop icons' of today are pretty lackluster when compared to those of yesterday. The cultural ...

“Hippie Anthems” – The Music We Grew Up To!

November 17, 2017

During the 1960’s and 1970’s, America’s young people were fed up with all of the ugly, political violence. They were in search of a more accepting, loving and peaceful...

“I Love You, Alice B. Toklas” – Marijuana Brownie Queen...

November 15, 2017

Leigh Taylor-Young flashing finger signs as Peter Sellers smiles in a scene from the film 'I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!', 1968. (Photo by Warner Brothers-...

The Gas Shortage of the 1970’s - Oh, The Madness!

November 14, 2017

UNITED STATES - MAY 06: Paul Pierson with signs during New Jersey gas shortage. (Photo by Harry Hamburg/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) I was in elementary sc...

Evolution Of The Daytime Soap Opera

November 4, 2017

Originally, television programming was mostly conservative. Programs mimicked the likes of radio melodramas that were so very popular. Early on in the history of television broadcas...

“The Mod Squad," Cool Cops!

November 3, 2017

The Mod Squad was a crime/drama television series that ran from 1968 to 1973. At the time, the show pushed the limits on what we, as a society, were willing to accept and buy into. Amer...

Is it True What They Say About Puff, the Magic Dragon?

November 2, 2017

For as long as I can remember, there has been a debate about the true meaning of the words to the song, “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” and the story behind it. Folk m...

The Strangest Trade In Baseball History - Wife Swap?

November 1, 2017

Although you may or may not have heard of wife swapping; also known as “swinging,” I am going to go out on a limb and say that you probably have. Make no mistake th...

Groovy Photos You've Never Seen Before

October 30, 2017

It’s once again time to take a peek into the old Groovy History archives and when you see what we have collected here you’ll be full of nostalgia in no time. Old school toys, long ou...

Live From New York, It's Saturday Night!

October 23, 2017

Saturday Night Live, a sketch comedy/variety show, first aired in 1975. The show was the brainchild of genius producer, Lorne Michaels, and was originally titled, NBC’s Saturd...

Rare Moments In Time Never To Be Forgotten 

October 19, 2017

There are just some moments in history that should never be forgotten: The ones that impart the most wisdom, the ones that remind us to express gratitude, make us laugh the har...

Beach Beauties of the 60's

October 18, 2017

The girls of summer back in the 60’s, images of Annette frolicking with Frankie or Gidget on her surfboard. Southern California was the place to be in the 60’s, with Beach Boys tunes blaring...

1960’s Trivia, Did you Know?

October 6, 2017

The 1960’s was a considerable time of change for the United States. Some good, and some not so good. Current political events during that time included the counterculture movement, civ...

All in the Family… “THOSE WERE THE DAYS!”

October 3, 2017

Television sitcom, All in the Family, was one of those shows that premiered in the early 1970’s intended to relate to “real,” and current social issues. Prior to its fi...

The Mike Douglas Show

October 3, 2017

The Mike Douglas Show went into syndication in 1963 and was a staple on American television until 1981. Douglas was a former big-band singer turned TV host whose 7 million viewers tuned in to see...

National Lampoon’s Animal House

October 2, 2017

National Lampoon’s Animal House was an epic comedy movie released in 1978 by Universal Pictures. The movie was a spinoff of the antics written about in the iconic National Lampoon ma...

Freddie Prinze - Chico and the Man

September 29, 2017

Television sitcom, Chico and the Man, created by James Komak, first aired on NBC in 1974 and ran for 4 seasons. Actor, Freddie Prinze (Frederick Karl Pruetzel), was cast as Chico R...

It's A Family Affair

September 29, 2017

In 1966, the sitcom Family Affair won the hearts of TV viewers when three cute orphaned children from Indiana come to live with their well-to-do Uncle Bill and his British butler, Mr. French, in M...

Dazed and Confused… Cheech & Chong!

September 28, 2017

In 1967 at the age of 21, after graduating from California State University with a writing degree, and during the uproar surrounding the Vietnam War, Richard “Cheech” Marin, fled ...

Tina Louise - So Much More Than Just a Pretty Face!

September 28, 2017

We all remember Tina Louise as ‘Ginger Grant’ on “Gilligan’s Island”, but do you really know what she did before or after the sitcom? Tatiana Josivovna Chernova Blac...

Reflections of the Door to Door Salesman

September 27, 2017

Do you ever find yourself sitting at home, needing or wanting something but don’t feel like going out? How about the disappointment of waking up on Monday morning to find that...

“I am the GREATEST!” Muhammad Ali

September 27, 2017

Boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, was born, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in 1942. Throughout his spectacular career, Ali boxed under the names of Cassius Clay, Cassius X and finally, ...

Women Flipped For The Flip Hairdo In The 60's!

September 26, 2017

Iconic hairdos--who will ever forget Dorothy Hamill’s wedge hairstyle in the 70’s or Farrah Fawcett’s feathered-winged ‘do, and “The Rachel” haircut from ‘Friends’ that w...

I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher!

September 26, 2017

Sonny & Cher were a dynamic, POP, husband and wife duo that took the entertainment world, not only by surprise, but also by storm during the 1960’s & 1970’s. Salvatore Bono (Sonny) m...

Did The Weight Loss Fads of the 1960’s & 1970’s Work? F...

September 25, 2017

It’s no secret that among other things, Americans have been obsessed with weight loss for a long time. Ideally, the motivation for most of us is that we ...

Charlie's Angels, The Curvy Crime Fighting Trio!

September 22, 2017

Charlie’s Angels was a crime/drama television series that first aired in September 1976. The show was created by Ivan Goff & Ben Roberts and was produced by the well-k...

The Old and New Adventures of Wonder Woman

September 22, 2017

Wonder Woman made the leap from DC Comics to television in 1975, starring Lynda Carter (who was Miss World America 1972) as the Amazon super heroine for three seasons. With h...

Baby You Can Drive My Muscle Car

September 21, 2017

What comes to mind when you hear the term, ‘muscle car’? Vehicles associated with speed, big engines and the car everyone has to look at twice or more with envy and admiration.In the e...

Jiggle TV – “If you’ve got it, flaunt it!”

September 20, 2017

“Jiggle, or T&A, TV, as it has also been called, refers to the marvel of scantily clad women depicted, in television sitcoms, who capitalize on their curvy, physical ...

Hey Hey, It's The Monkees!

September 20, 2017

With the success of The Beatles came an idea for a sitcom about four comedic musicians ala Three Stooges-style and their adventures. “The Monkees” premiered in 1966 and was on TV until 1968....

Having a 'Ball' on The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy!

September 19, 2017

Two years after her divorce from Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball returned to TV in 1962 with her own wacky sitcom, “The Lucy Show”. The series ran for six seasons and because...

“Don’t look, Ethel!” Do You Remember, STREAKING?

September 19, 2017

Those of you who remember the spectacle of streaking, remember that it was widely recognized, in the 1960’s and 1970’s, as the act of a person running nude throug...

Free Love – Get on the Love Train!

September 18, 2017

When remembering the counterculture of the 1960’s and 1970’s, many things come to mind. First and foremost, was the mindset among the hippy population who was actively seeking to ...

You’re Gonna Make It After All!

September 18, 2017

Who can turn the world on with her smile? Mary Richards, that’s who! Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore) was the beautiful, fresh-faced, single, career woman on the hit television sitc...

What happened to the Variety Shows of the 60's and 70's...

September 15, 2017

Back in the 60’s and 70’s almost every well-known celebrity had their own variety show. They were goofy, groovy and sometimes great! With comedy, music acts, ...

Fab Fashion Fads of the ‘70’s!

September 15, 2017

Have you ever heard the saying, “Life is about change”? Well, life isn’t the only thing that changes; so, does fashion. The concept of fashion has been around as long as people hav...

Let's Go To a Drive-In Movie!

September 14, 2017

Who remembers going to drive-in movies when you were a kid? I remember going a few times in my youth with my parents, we went to see “Smokey and the Bandit” on one outing. There was somet...

One Of These Days These Boots Are Gonna Walk All Over Y...

September 14, 2017

Nancy Sinatra captured our attention back in the 1960’s when she came out with her hit song, “These Boots Are Made For Walking” and wore her boots with little...

One Hit Wonders of the 1960’s

September 13, 2017

Have you ever wondered about what became of all of those true one-hit wonders? One-hit wonder, meaning artists who had a song go to #1 on the Billboard pop charts and then disappeared into ...

Life Before Cell Phones

September 12, 2017

If you remember life before cell phones and electronics, you probably possess the ability to entertain yourself (if necessary) and relate to what you are about to read. Prior to society being ...

School’s In! Reminiscences From The Good Old Days

September 12, 2017

Summer always seemed to come to an end with the local fair or carnival and it was unheard of to go back to school before Labor Day. Strangely enough, anticipation o...

Bewitching Facts About Bewitched

September 11, 2017

Here are some bewitching facts about “Bewitched”:Sol Saks, who created the series Bewitched, admitted in several interviews that his script for the pilot episode was inspired by the fi...

Can You Dig it?

September 11, 2017

“Don’t have a cow!” That was a gas!” “Here comes the fuzz!” If you understand the meaning of these statements, chances are pretty good that you are a hip product of the 1960’s – 1970’s culture or co...

Raquel Welch - International Sex Symbol

September 8, 2017

Jo Raquel Tejada aka Raquel Welch was born on September 5, 1940 to Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo and Josephine Sarah Hall. Her father was of Bolivian descent while her mother’s ...

The Beatles Record-breaking American TV Debut

September 8, 2017

Who remembers turning on the TV back on February 9, 1964 and witnessing history? It was a Sunday afternoon like any other, but on this particular day a young British rock ...

Come on Get Happy!

September 8, 2017

Who doesn’t remember the iconic 1970’s television sitcom, The Partridge Family? The hit show first aired in 1970 and ran through early 1974. It was a show about a widowed mother raising 5 children ...