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Fantasy Island, Mr. Roarke's Paradise Where Dreams (Or Nightmares) Come True

Entertainment | January 14, 2021

Ricardo Montalban and Herve Villechaize in 1977. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via G...

How Johnny Cash Went To (Folsom) Prison And Changed Everything

Icons | January 13, 2021

Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison just about saved Johnny Cash. By the mid-'60s, the country music legend wasn't as popular as he'd once been. He was ready to...

Steve Miller's 'Joker:' Pompatus, Maurice And The Space Cowboy, Lyrics And Meaning

Music | January 12, 2021

From its first lines, Steve Miller's 1974 #1 hit "The Joker" is a jumble of enigmatic lyrics: Are we supposed to call him the Space C...

Billy Jack: Tom Laughlin's 'Half-Breed' Action Hero

Entertainment | January 11, 2021

Tom Laughlin (1931 - 2013) as Billy Jack in the 1971 film 'Billy Jack', which he also wrote and directed. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) Billy Jack...

The Batman TV Wannabes Of '67: Mr. Terrific Vs. Captain Nice

Entertainment | January 10, 2021

You remember Adam West's Batman from 1966, but what about Mr. Terrific and Captain Nice from 1967? These two superhero series, both launched on the same da...

1969: Joe Namath Guarantees A Super Bowl Victory For His Underdog Jets

Icons | January 9, 2021

New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath (12) looking on as he led the Jets to a 16-7 victory over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III on 1/12/1969 at...

Nena Von Schlebrugge: Uma Thurman's Mom And '60s Icon, Then And Now

Icons | January 8, 2021

Model Nena von Schlebrugge wearing a blue suit with three-quarter-length sleeves, gloves and a Persian lamb beret and matching scarf, circa 1961. (Phot...

What Was 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' And Why Was It So Popular?

Fads | January 7, 2021

Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull, published in 1970, was a novella -- about, yes, a seagull -- than became a bestseller and one of the defin...

Who Was Syd Barrett? Biography Of Pink Floyd's Mad Genius

Music | January 6, 2021

Roger Waters and Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd pose for a portrait in 1967 in London, England (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Once upon a time, Pink ...

Not In Kansas Anymore: How 'The Wiz' Made An Urban Classic

Culture | January 5, 2021

Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and The Lion embarked upon a soulful twist on their adventure to the magical land of Oz in the 1975 musical The Wiz. The ...

Max Headroom, TV's First Virtual Host: Facts And History

Entertainment | January 4, 2021

Max Headroom took the TV world by storm in the mid-'80s, a virtual host in a sharp suit and Wayfarers who seemingly came out of nowhere. Of course, when you're...

Victoria Principal: Dallas' Pamela Ewing, Then And Now

Entertainment | January 3, 2021

1980 portrait of Victoria Principal, best known for playing Pamela Barnes Ewing in the television serial Dallas, wearing a red low-cut belted dress. (Photo by Hulto...

Did '55' Save Lives? How The National Speed Limit Failed

Culture | January 2, 2021

In 1974, President Richard Nixon put a national speed limit of 55 miles per hour (mph) on every road in the United States, including interstate highways, in ho...

Father Guido Sarducci: How Don Novello Became The Priest Of Late Night TV

Entertainment | January 1, 2021

Don Novello as Father Guido Sarducci during the 'Weekend Update' skit on October 13, 1979 -- (Photo by: Fred Hermansky/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUnivers...

Diane von Furstenberg's Wrap Dress: '70s Disco-Ready Feminist Fashion

Culture | December 31, 2020

The wrap dress created by Diane von Furstenberg is arguably the most important women's clothing item of the '70s and it remains fashionable today....

Paula Prentiss: Pussycat And Stepford Wife, Then And Now

Entertainment | December 30, 2020

Actress Paula Prentiss in Vogue, 1968. (Photo by Bert Stern/Condé Nast via Getty Images) Paula Prentiss' most successful films were the '60s comedies Where The ...

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