Entertaining Historical Images From The Groovy Era

Written by Lyra Radford

Many times when looking at history we can get bored by the constant memorization of facts and repetition of important dates. In this aspect, rarely do we ever find historical pictures to be entertaining, or even interesting enough to capture our attention, but in this gallery, you will find a delightful and spirited collection. Some of these images are powerful and may even leave you speechless. Prepare to be wowed by some of the most radical and far-out historical images you've ever seen. Whoever said you couldn't learn and have fun at the same time must have never heard of Groovy History. 

The cast of Saturday Night Live, 1976

One of the most iconic comedic shows to date, Saturday Night Live became a huge hit with audiences through the combination of introducing young and budding talent as well as having well-written material that not only captures the audience’s attention but it sure to keep it while stirring up controversy at every turn.

Throughout the decades SNL has remained a tremendous talent farm. With a run spanning over three decades, it’s only natural that SNL is where so many brilliant comedy stars got their start. And with writers like Tina Fey, Adam Sandler, and Eddie Murphy (among many, many other seasoned comedians writing for the show, it’s no wonder SNL is still going strong. 

Natalie Wood posing [1970]

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Born to Russian parents, as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko, began her career as a child actor and eventually graduated to older, more complex roles. Natalie Wood was most famous for her roles in hit films such as Miracle on 34th Street, West Side Story, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause, and The Searchers. She also starred in many television-movie productions, including a remake of  From Here to Eternity back in 1979, for which she won a Golden Globe Award.  

Sadly, the Hollywood icon died under mysterious circumstances in November of 1981 at the age of 43. She was in the middle of shooting the film Brainstorm (1983) when she when out boating overnight with her husband Robert Wagner, co-star Christopher Walken, and the boat's captain, Dennis Davernwhich when she 'went missing' after an argument with her husband. Her body was recovered the following day a mile from the boat. While drowning was the cause of death, how she ended up in the water has and remains a topic of speculation. 

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