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7 Things That Didn't Fly In The 1960s But Seem Tame Now

Culture | February 12, 2019

Family Riding In Convertible, 1960s. A man, woman and three children smile from a convertible while driving on a family trip, 1960s. Source: (Lambert/Getty Images)...

The 1964 Good Friday Earthquake: Alaska's Armageddon

Culture | February 11, 2019

Those Alaskans who lived through it will never forget the calamity of March 27, 1964: the Good Friday Earthquake. Alaska is prone to earthquakes, moreso than Calif...

Jessica Lange, Then And Now: How The Young 'King Kong' Siren Became A Star

Icons | February 10, 2019

American actress Jessica Lange on the set of "King Kong," directed by John Guillermin. Source: (Dino De Laurentis Company/Paramount Pictures/Sun...

Were Bela Lugosi And Boris Karloff Rivals? The Truth About Dracula Vs. Frankenstein

Icons | February 9, 2019

Boris Karloff as Edmond Bateman and Bela Lugosi as Dr Richard Vallin in a scene from the1935 film, "The Raven" directed by Lew Landers ...

LEGOs Came To The US In The '70s And Still Rule Our Lives Today

Culture | February 8, 2019

The LEGO System -- or as most call them, LEGOs -- came to America in the 1970s but has been around in one form or another for over 60 years. And with th...

The 'Grease' Gal Who Got Physical: Olivia Newton-John, Then And Now

Icons | February 7, 2019

We'll always remember Olivia Newton-John for Grease, the 1978 musical film in which she played the wholesome Sandy (well, wholesome until the end) o...

Did Alfred Hitchcock Sexually Harass His Female Stars?

Entertainment | February 6, 2019

Alfred Hitchcock English film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980) frames a shot with his hands, 1964. Source: (Tony Evans/Timelapse Library Ltd./Ge...

Woodstock Fashion: Photos Of Hippie Chicks And What They Wore

Fads | February 5, 2019

A couple attending the Woodstock Music Festival smiles while standing outside the shelter they've built during the concert, Bethel, NY, August 1969. Source: ...

Why Karen Carpenter's Death Still Haunts Us

Music | February 4, 2019

American singer and musician Karen Carpenter (1950 - 1983) of the soft rock duo The Carpenters, plays the drums while singing. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Karen Carpenter ...

How Charles Manson Ruined Dennis Wilson's Life

Culture | February 3, 2019

In the late 1960s, it was probably not a good idea to hang around with Charles Manson. Dennis Wilson didn't know that -- but nobody did, at least, not the way we know...

'I Love The Smell Of Napalm In The Morning:' The 'Apocalypse Now' Line, Explained

Entertainment | February 2, 2019

Lionsgate/United Artists "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" from Apocalypse Now (1979) is one of those perfect movie quotes...

Johnny Cash: True Stories Of The Wildman In Black

Music | February 1, 2019

Johnny Cash at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1966. (Getty/Photo by Jan Olofsson/Redferns) Even among rough-and-tumble country singers, few lived a life as eventful...

What Caused The Great Inflation Of The 1970s?

Culture | January 31, 2019

October 9, 1974: Close-up of President Gerald Ford during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. He is wearing a WIN ("Whip Inflation Now") button-a symbol of th...

How Laurel Canyon Became Rock Star Central In The 1960s And '70s

Music | January 30, 2019

'The Hollywood Vampires' (L-R -- John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper and Micky Dolenz) and Anne Murray celebrate an early Thanksgiving at the Trou...

Alka-Seltzer's 'I Can't Believe I Ate The Whole Thing:' A True Story

Entertainment | January 29, 2019

Certain TV commercial catchphrases from the 1970s stand out as landmarks, as famous as any movie quote. Alka-Seltzer's "I can't believe I ate th...

How Ted Bundy Invented Reality TV In The 1970s

Culture | January 28, 2019

Ted Bundy's image on a television screen on the lawn of the Florida State Prison. | Location: Starke, Florida, USA. Source: Getty/Bettmann In 1979 and 1980, a nation sat ...

What's In A Line? The Godfather's 'Offer He Can't Refuse,' Explained

Entertainment | January 27, 2019

It's the most famous line ever uttered by a movie gangster -- a simple promise delivered by Marlon Brando, playing Don Vito Corleone, in The Godfat...