Retro Photos That Bring Us Back To The Good Old Days!

Written by Lyra Radford

The glorious days of the groovy era were filled with some of the most beloved icons of all time but there are two sides to every coin. It’s easy to forget there are real people under all that glitz and glamour. Some of them came from poverty and some spent their entire youth working up on the screen instead of out being young. But escapism is what entertainment is all about. Not just for the audience but for the entertainer as well. Come escape and reminisce in this little trove of Hollywood history. 

Split decision! Joan Collins doing Pilates back in the 70's.

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Pictured here is Joan Collins maintaining her physique with Pilates back in the 1970s. It was back in the 1960s when Joan Collins’ career started to pick up; after she guest-starred in an episode of Star Trek. By the 1970s she was starring in a series of horror films and the 1980s brought her to her most memorable role, Alexis Colby in “Dynasty” for which she earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Dynasty was a soap opera that aired from January 12, 1981 to May 11, 1989 and revolves around the inner workings of the Carringtons, a wealthy family residing in Denver, Colorado.

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Lyra Radford


Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".