Vintage Photos Sure To Blow You Away
Written by Lyra Radford
Comedy, mystery, and intrigue… so much had yet to be done in the magical world of entertainment industry during the groovy era. Groundbreaking science fiction films (based on earlier novels) could finally be produced. What we now consider formulaic television was fresh back then, everything was brand new! Let your mind wander back to simpler times and rediscover these classic moments and the people who made them.
Rick James and Linda Blair, 1982.
Pictured here is former celebrity couple Linda Blair, who is best known for her role as Regan in 'The Exorcist', and soul legend Rick James. This photo was taken back in 1982 during the early stages of their romance. They lasted 2 years before they began to drift apart in 1984 due to James’ drug problem.
Blair spoke out quite a bit about their relationship in a documentary titled, 'Rick James: Behind the Music Remastered'. In regards to their relationship dynamic stated, "I wouldn't say that we were as romantic as people probably wished that we were, or thought that we were."
She also touched upon her decision to leave him, "I could not bear to be around that. It wasn't healthy for me and it wasn't healthy for him, so I chose after a while to walk away."