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Rare Photos Of The Most Fascinating People Of Our Past

Culture | November 19, 2017

Written by Lyra Radford

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 innovations were plentiful, everything was forming, whereas nowadays it’s all been done and the waters of creativity have been stagnant in mainstream media for quite some time now.

Before and during the groovy era we didn’t have to look far to find those with raw talent, fresh ideas, and the courage to push boundaries or stand up for what they believed in. Come take a look at some of the most fascinating people in popular culture history.

Talented family- English roses Hayley and older sister Juliet Mills. (1967)

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Pictured here is child actress, Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills, or as she’s known professionally, Hayley Mills along with her big sister Juliet Mills. Early in her career, young Hayley was hailed as a promising newcomer, won the Academy Juvenile Award for Disney's Pollyanna (1960). She appeared in six films for Disney, including her infamous dual role as twins Susan and Sharon in The Parent Trap (1961). She received the Disney Legend Award and then went on to more mature roles in the late 60s.

Juliet Maryon Mills, also an actress also got her start in the business as a child. Before progressing to film and television work, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her stage performance in Five Finger Exercise in 1960.

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Lyra Radford

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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".