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8-Track Tape History: The Portable Music Format's Rise And Sudden Fall

Culture | November 29, 2020

Today the 8-track tape is the ultimate in obsolete technology, but it was once a revolution in music. Music in your car, and not just any music -...

Kung Fu, Starring David Carradine As A Shaolin Monk: Facts And Stories

Entertainment | November 28, 2020

David Carradine on 'Kung Fu.' Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images In 1972, Dav...

Stella Stevens: Elvis Co-Star And Centerfold Who Could Act, Then And Now

Entertainment | November 27, 2020

Stella Stevens in a bikini, circa 1960. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) Famed for her appearances in The Nutty Professor (with ...

Rich Little, The Man Of A Thousand Voices: Stories And Humor

Entertainment | November 26, 2020

Impressionist Rich Little was a constant presence on American TV in the 1970s, impersonating the likes of Richard Nixon, Johnny Carson and Frank Sinatra. H...

Patrick Nagel: Duran Duran's 'Rio' Artist And That '80s Look

Fads | November 25, 2020

Patrick Nagel's style is instantly recognizable. His cool, seductive graphics, seen in Playboy magazine and on the cover of Duran Duran's Rio album, captur...

D.B. Cooper, a 727, And $200,000: The Greatest Unsolved Mystery Of The '70s

Culture | November 24, 2020

D.B. Cooper was a thief and a hijacker who escaped capture by jumping out of a Boeing 727 -- and left us with one of the biggest unsolved cr...

Tim Allen: The Drug Bust And Jail Time That Honed His Comedy

Entertainment | November 23, 2020

American actor and comedian Tim Allen in a mug shot following his arrest for cocaine possession, Kalamazoo, Michigan, US, 2nd October 1978. (Photo by Kypros/G...

Abortion On A Sitcom? Bea Arthur's Dilemma On 'Maude'

Culture | November 22, 2020

In November 1972, the Bea Arthur sitcom Maude took on the topic of abortion, which was as much a hot-button issue then as now. The two-part story "Maude's Dilemma...

Rocky: How A Down-On-His-Luck Stallone Became A Movie Heavyweight

Entertainment | November 21, 2020

Sylvester Stallone strikes at a punching bag while his coach, Burgess Meredith (1908 - 1997), watches in a still from the film, 'Rocky,' directed by John...

The Day After' Was World War III TV That Scared Even Reagan

Entertainment | November 20, 2020

In 1983, the TV movie The Day After brought a grim vision of nuclear holocaust into American living rooms when it aired on ABC. In the lead-up to the show, ...

Brooke Shields, Calvin Klein's Controversial Lolita: Then And Now

Icons | November 19, 2020

Brooke Shields, as the young star of the films Pretty Baby, The Blue Lagoon and Endless Love, and as a model in TV and print ads for Calvin Klein jean...

Linda Martell, The Black Grand Ole Opry Star Who Disappeared

Music | November 18, 2020

R&B and Country singer Linda Martell poses for a portrait circa 1969 in Nashville, Tennessee (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) In a genre domina...

1968: The 'Heidi Bowl' Pre-Empts Namath And The New York Jets

Culture | November 17, 2020

Heidi (Jennifer Edwards) bumped Joe Namath and his Jets off the air. Sources: Amazon.com; Photo by Bill Young/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images The ...

What is LSD? Albert Hofmann's Invention, Explained

Culture | November 16, 2020

A man with LSD sign on May 5, 1967 in New York, New York. (Photo by Santi Visalli/Getty Images) LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide, or acid) permeates '60s and '70s pop ...

Beverly D'Angelo: Vacation's Ellen Griswold, Then And Now

Entertainment | November 15, 2020

Beverly D'Angelo in 1975 her dressing room at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto, preparing for her role of Ophelia in the musical Kronborg: 1582. (Photo by Reg Innel...

Taxi: Louie, Latka And The Cast List Of TV's Best Sitcom 1979-81

Entertainment | November 14, 2020

TAXI - "Latka's Cookies" which aired on February 05, 1981. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Get...

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