60 Timeless Photos Sure To Cause Major Nostalgia
Written by Lyra Radford
The Brady Bunch, Captain Kangaroo, and The Banana Splits… flower power, groovy tunes, risque films, and crazy clothing. The free spirit of the groovy era was nothing if not a whole lotta fun! These 60 images gathered here are timeless and sure to cause a major case of nostalgia for those zany days.
1970s crochet vest fashions. Who had one of these
Yep. These sure happened. Anyone remember these? Vests had there place in the 60’s but they continued to shine throughout the 1970s. The decade really seemed to love them, especially those inspired by Native American designs. There was a point were these crochet yarn vests were all the rage. The shrink-top yarn vest was loved because it gave hippies the chance to craft their crazy designs not available in stores. Multi colors, beads woven in... they were a bit much but most were truly one of a kind pieces none the less.
The cast of Gilligan's Island getting ready for a '3-hour tour' in 1964.
Pictured here are the cast membeRs of the hit sitcom Gilligan's Island getting ready for a “3-hour tour” back in 1964. The show had an ensemble cast that featured Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Russell Johnson, Tina Louise, and Dawn Wells.
The show consisted of three seasons of the comic adventures of seven castaways attempting to survive and adjust to the island life after being shipwrecked. It’s very character driven, most of the storylines revolve around the very different personality types and the' conflicts that arise as they try to co-exist (and try to find a way home).
Mr. Green Jeans (Hugh Brannum) on Captain Kangaroo.
Captain Kangaroo was the longest-running nationally broadcast children's show of its day. It aired for nearly 30 years (from 1955 until 1984) and was conceived around the title character played by show creator, Bob Keeshan. Keeshan based the show on "the warm relationship between grandparents and children". Captain Kangaroo had a loose structure, built around life in the "Treasure House" where the Captain would tell his stories. The supporting cast included Dennis the painter, played by Cosmo Allegretti, and (pictured here) a farmer named Mr. Green Jeans (played by Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum). Allegretti was also the puppet operator for Mr. Moose and Bunny Rabbit.
Cool cats! Monty Python's Graham Chapman and John Cleese holding cats in 1969.
Here we have Monty Python's Graham Chapman and John Cleese holding cats in 1969. It was in the late 1960s, that Cleese co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show 'Monty Python's Flying Circus’ and the four Monty Python films. Broadcast by the BBC between 1969 and 1974, Monty Python's Flying Circus was conceived, written, and performed by its members Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin.
Both of these men have gone on to achieve much success in their careers, contributing to the film and television industries in the areas of acting, screenwriting, and producing among others.
Peter Falk was 'Columbo', the trickster homicide detective with the LAPD.
American television series Columbo, stars Peter Falk as Columbo, a homicide detective with the LAPD. Columbo (the character) is a shrewd blue-collar homicide detective whose trademarks include his rumpled beige raincoat and a generally disheveled appearance while smoking a cigar.
The series popularized the inverted detective story format, in which the story begins by showing the commission of the crime and its perpetrator. So there is no "whodunit" element, instead each episode revolves around how a perpetrator known to the audience will finally be caught and exposed (often referred to as a "howcatchem").
Henry Fonda, James Stewart and Shirley Jones in 'The Cheyenne Social Club'. 1970
The 1970 western comedy/romance titled The Cheyenne Social Club was written by James Lee Barrett, directed and produced by Gene Kelly. It stars James Stewart, Henry Fonda, and Shirley Jones, who are all pictured here.
The storyline follows an aging cowboy who, much to his own embarrassment, inherits a brothel of all things and decides he’s going to turn it into a respectable boarding house. Of course, his plan isn’t going to be a cake walk, the ladies employed at the brothel aren’t too pleased with it and neither are their regular clients in town!
Candice Bergen, eternal beauty and effortless glamour 1968.
The effortless beauty of Candice Bergen back in 1968. The model turned actress took on a number of high-profile roles in the 1970s, including starred in the highly controversial Western Soldier Blue and the Burt Reynolds romantic comedy Starting Over in 1979, which earned her an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress. She took on the world of television as Murphy Brown from 1988-98 and scored another successful series, Boston Legal from 2005–08. As for the present, she has two films coming out this year, and two already in progress and slated for a 2018 release.
Angie Dickinson's acting career continued to skyrocket until she was known as one of America’s top movie stars and an American sex symbol to boot!
Angie Dickinson's acting career continued to skyrocket until she was known as one of America’s top movie stars and an American sex symbol. The actress began her career in various television anthologies back in the 50’s before landing her breakthrough role in "Gun the Man Down" (1956) and the 1959 Western Rio Bravo, for which she received the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.
Over the course of her six-decade career, Dickinson has appeared in over 50 films in addition to her television work. Her resume boasts big titles such as Ocean's 11 (1960), Jessica (1962), Point Blank (1967), Sabrina (1995), and Pay it Forward (2000) to name a few. From 1974 to 1978, she starred as Sergeant Leann "Pepper" Anderson in the crime series Police Woman. A part for which she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama. She also earned three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Two beautiful women, Jayne Mansfield and Lana Turner together in the late 1950s.
Here we have actress and master of the 'publicity stunt', Jayne Mansfield, having a laugh with Lana Turner back in the late 1950s. Lana Turner was a dramatic actress and pin-up model who achieved much fame and success over the course of her nearly 50-year career. Turner was discovered back in 1936 at the age of 16 while she was out at the Top Hat Malt Shop in Hollywood, California. She was signed to a personal contract by Warner Bros. director Mervyn LeRoy.
During the early 1940s, Turner established herself as a leading actress in such films as Johnny Eager (1941), Honky Tonk (1941), Ziegfeld Girl (1941), and Somewhere I'll Find You (1942).
She also appeared in the 1941 horror film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and as a glamorous femme fatale in the film noir, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946).
Before she was Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous Joanna Lumley was Purdey in the New Avengers in 1977.
She would become best known for her character Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous (1992-2012), a role she’s won two BAFTA TV Awards for, but she’s done a number of insanely awesome things. For one, she was in The New Avengers (1976–77). She was nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the Broadway revival of La Bête. In 2013, she received the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards and in 2017, she was honored with the BAFTA Fellowship award. She had roles in James and the Giant Peach (1996), Ella Enchanted (2004), Corpse Bride (2005), The Wolf of Wall Street(2013), and of course, she returned to Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie in 2016.
Mini skirt fashion of the 1960s, what girl didn't have one!
Isn’t it amazing how such small fabric can make such a big impact? The mini skirt emerged in the 60’s as a symbol of rebellious youth culture. It was a social phenomenon that played right into the budding sexual liberation movement due to the invention of the birth control pill.
As Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT put it: “You had had something of a youth culture and a short skirt in the 1920s as well but, although young women in the ‘20s were seen as being far more sexually liberated than their precursors, that primarily meant that they felt freer to go out on dates unsupervised, choose their future spouse, kiss multiple men before getting married and sometimes engage in petting. But they still were threatened with what had always limited women’s sexual freedom − that danger of becoming pregnant.” So out came birth control, on went the mini skirts!
Leggy Monica Vitti & Marcello Mastroianni in The Night, La Nuit (La Notte), Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961.
Here we have a very leggy Monica Vitti and Marcello Mastroianni in The Night, La Nuit (La Notte). The 1961 Italian drama was directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and starred Mastroianni and Vitti along with Jeanne Moreau and Umberto Eco appeared in a cameo. The plot of the film is essentially witnessing a day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and the dynamics of their deteriorating relationship.
La Notte received the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1961. It also received the David di Donatello Award for Best Director. La Notte is considered the central film of a trilogy beginning with L'Avventura (1960) and ending with L'Eclisse (1962).
A young, beautiful and sexy Charlotte Rampling, 1960s.
Nowadays she’s recognized as Dr. Evelyn Vogel in the final season of Dexter, but her she is back in the 1960s when she was still modeling and considered a fashion icon of the decade. She transitioned into acting in French and Italian Arthouse films towards the end of the 60's and grew in popularity on the screen throughout the 1970s. Some of her more notable film projects during this time were Luchino Visconti's The Damned (1969) and Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter (1974), Zardoz (1974), Farewell, and My Lovely (1975). She went on to play in 80’s classics such as Woody Allen's Stardust Memories, The Verdict in 1982 (opposite Paul Newman), and the beloved classic mystery Angel Heart in 1987.
The gorgeous Patti Boyd was the first wife of both Eric Clapton and George Harrison 1960s.
Here we have a shot of the gorgeous model, photographer, and author Pattie Boyd. Boyd was the center of one of rock-lore's most infamous love triangle. She had two of the most famous guitar players of all time, Eric Clapton and George Harrison vying for her hand. One of Clapton’s greatest hits, Layla as well as the bulk of the material on the album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs were actually inspired by Eric Clapton’s love and obsession with George Harrison’s wife Pattie Boyd. Harrison and Clapton were best friends at the time the rock legend penned the song of unrequited love for Boyd. But after Harrison’s non-stop cheating and blatant disrespect, Boyd began returning Clapton’s feelings and eventually walked away from Harrison to be with him instead.
Susan Dey and horse guards in London during a fashion shoot in the 1960s.
Here she is, the American “teen dream” of the 1970s, Susan Dey. Dey is best known for her television role as Laurie Partridge on “The Partridge Family” from 1970 to 1974. She took on the role at the age of 16 with no acting experience. She had only modeled before but she was a natural in front of the camera no matter what she was doing. She made the role her own, became a teen idol, and went on to get three Emmy Award nominations, six Golden Globe nominations, and a win for Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series in 1988.
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor. Definite brains and beauty, starred in the classic movie Samson and Delilah, 1949.
Hedy Lamarr (born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler) was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor. Lamarr is best remembered for her starring in the classic movie Samson and Delilah, 1949. She also appeared in numerous feature films, including Algiers (1938), Boom Town (1940), I Take This Woman (1940), Comrade X (1940), Come Live With Me (1941), and H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941).
This beauty had loads of brains to go with her talent, she, along with composer George Antheil, developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes at the beginning of World War II. This system used spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming by the Axis powers.
The core principles of their design are arguably incorporated into present-day Bluetooth technology. Methods similar to theirs is also used in legacy versions of CDMA and Wi-Fi. Their contribution led to their induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.
Dean Martin from the Rat Pack and Jayne Mansfield posing as a cigarette girl in 1959.
Here is entertainer Dean Martin from the Rat Pack and model/actress Jayne Mansfield posing as a cigarette girl back in 1959.
Dean Martin did it all, he was an actor, singer, recording artist, comedian and film producer. He was easily one of the most popular and enduring entertainers of the mid-20th century. Martin, along with Jerry Lewis, formed the immensely popular comedy duo Martin and Lewis, which had Martin serving as the straight man to Lewis' slapstick hijinks. Like Steve McQueen, Martin was given the nickname "King of Cool" for a time. Both men had seemingly effortless charisma and an aura of confidence.
'The Banana Splits' were Fleegle (guitar, vocals), Bingo (drums, vocals), Drooper (bass, vocals) and Snorky (keyboards).
Look at em go, it’s puppet band 'The Banana Splits', which consisted of Fleegle (guitar, vocals), Bingo (drums, vocals), Drooper (bass, vocals) and Snorky (keyboards).
The Banana Splits Adventure Hour is an hour-long variety program featuring the fictional rock band of four funny animal characters. The series was produced by Hanna-Barbera, like just about everything running on Saturday mornings.
It ran for 31 episodes from September 7, 1968, to September 5, 1970. The show featured a combination of live action and animated segments and was Hanna-Barbera’s first foray into this type of programming.
Benjamin Orzechowski (Orr), lead guitarist Jas Goodkind and Ric Octasek (Ocasek) in Ben and Ric's pre-Cars band from 1972, 'Milkwood'.
Here's a shot of Benjamin Orzechowski (Orr), lead guitarist Jas Goodkind, and Ric Octasek (Ocasek) back in 1972. This was 'Milkwood', Ben and Ric's band before The Cars. In 1973, the group released one album, How's the Weather? which failed to chart.
In 1976, they formed The Cars with singer, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter Ric Ocasek; singer, songwriter, and bassist Benjamin Orr; lead guitarist Elliot Easton; keyboardist Greg Hawkes; and drummer David Robinson. Their self-titled debut album sold six million copies and sat on the Billboard 200 album chart for 139 weeks.Their song "You Might Think" won “Video of the Year” at the first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984. Sadly, The Cars broke up in 1988.
Heather Locklear in the early 80's.
Check out this photo of actress Heather Locklear from back in the 1980s. She's had a long-running career in both films and television. Some of her early work was appearing in the television series C.H.I.P.S, T.J. Hooker, and the movie Firestarter. But she got her big break when she landed a role in Dynasty in 1981. After that, she appeared in various film roles throughout the 80s and by 1993 she landed another recurring role on the hit show Melrose Place. She became a part of the cast of Spin City and in 2009, she appeared on a new version of Melrose Place.
Rock Hudson and James Dean on the set of ‘Giant’ (1955)
Pictured here are actors Rock Hudson and James Dean on the set of ‘Giant’ back in 1955. The 1956 epic Western drama stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean and also features Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills, Mercedes McCambridge, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo, Rod Taylor, Elsa Cardenas and Earl Holliman. Giant was the last of James Dean's three films as a leading actor. His performance earned him his second (and last) Academy Award nomination, he died tragically in a car accident before the film was even released.
In the '60s, Lena Horne's style was mature, refined and glamorous.
Pictured here is Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, she was a jazz and pop singer and dancer, as well as an actress and civil rights activist. Horne's career spanned over 70 years and began when she joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of 16 and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood.
She started gaining more substantial parts with role in the 1943 films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather. Unfortunately, McCarthyism was at its finest and the Red Scare was well underway. Because of her political activism, she found herself blacklisted in Hollywood like many other stars.
New York City in 1962.
Here’s a photo of a dame having a smoke in a New York City diner back in 1962. The city that never sleeps went through a lot of changes between 1946 and 1977. Immediately after World War II, it became widely known as one of the world's greatest cities.
However, things declined after peaking in population in 1950. As prices rose businesses left for cheaper locations. There was a downturn in industry and an increase in crime, and the city’s welfare burden. All of this accumulated into what became known as the city’s fiscal crisis of the 1970s. It's hard to believe now, but New York barely avoided defaulting on its obligations and declaring bankruptcy.
The lovely Julie Cristie back in the 70s
Award-winning actress Julie Christie, the icon of the "swinging London" era all throughout the 1960s had the female lead in Billy Liar (1963), which turned out to be her breakthrough role.
Now a movie legend, she swapped the world of glamour for a sheep farm in Wales. Once called "the most poetic of all actresses" by Al Pacino, Christie took “Hollywood fame” with a grain of salt and decided to let it all go so she could get back to simpler roots.
The Mamas and The Papas in the bleachers at the Hollywood Bowl in 1966.
Pictured here are members of the iconic folk-rock group known as The Mamas & the Papas sitting in the bleachers at the Hollywood Bowl back in 1966. The group was composed of John Phillips, Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, and Michelle Phillips née Gilliam. They recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968 with a brief reunion in 1971. They were a defining force in the Counterculture of the 1960s and in the music scene in general. During the four years they were active, they released five studio albums and seventeen singles– six of which made the Billboard top ten. They have sold nearly 40 million records worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1998.
White boots and the mini skirt always looked good on Barbara Eden, 1965.
Eden began her TV career as a semi-regular on The Johnny Carson Show in 1956. She also made featured appearances on shows like The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The West Point Story, Highway Patrol, Private Secretary, I Love Lucy, The Millionaire, Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, Father Knows Best, Adventures in Paradise, and The Andy Griffith Show.
Her big film debut back in 1956's “Back from Eternity.” She did a series of unremarkable films before landing what would become her most memorable; Jeannie in “I Dream of Jeannie”. The show was wildly popular, coming in second only to Bewitched for the span of five years.
The original SNL cast in 1975.
Check out this groovy photo of the original cast of Saturday Night Live. The sketch comedy show remains one of the most iconic comedic shows to date.
It 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.
Led Zeppelin - John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham in 1977, New York, New York.
Check out this picture of Led Zeppelin playing a show in New York back in 1977. The band consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band's long-form songs with heavy, guitar-driven sound led to them being cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal. They drew their unique style drew from a wide variety of genres including blues, psychedelia, and folk music. Although they were initially unpopular with critics their fame grew exponentially, with their song "Stairway to Heaven", now among the most influential works in rock music history.
Here's a photo of The Beatles playing a gig to 18 people at The Palais Ballroom in Aldershot. (1961)
Remeber that time when the Beatles played a gig and only 18 people showed up? In December of 1961, the budding musician from Liverpool scored a series of gigs at the Palais Ballroom in Aldershot, Hampshire. This would be the very first gig in the south of England for the soon to be megastars, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Pete Best, who called themselves the Beatles. Sure only 18 people were there, but they would go on to amass so many crazed fans that a special term would be created just to describe the unique brand of madness: Beatlemania.
Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon in The Days of Wine and Roses, 1962.
Here are Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon in the 1962 drama, The Days of Wine and Roses.
It was directed by Blake Edwards and the screenplay was adapted by JP Mille from his own 1958 Playhouse 90 teleplay of the same name. In it, “ An alcoholic marries a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.”
The film stars Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford and Jack Klugman. An Academy Award went to the film's theme music, composed by Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The film received four other Oscar nominations, including Best Actor and Best Actress.
Who remembers using one of these back in the 60's or 70's, and in avocado green or gold.
Who remembers using one of these back in the 60s or 70s? They were usually in avocado green or gold! Mounted up on kitchen walls... where everything else was either avocado green or gold! It was so trendy to have these vile, bile-looking colors strewn all over the 60s and 70s. Orange and brown were really popular too, (for furniture). The color palette of the 70s was as visually abrupt as the attitudes! It was like they couldn't get away from the high-chroma, "psychedelic" colors of the late 60's fast enough. They took it to the opposite end of the spectrum.
Actress Katharine Ross at the beach in 1966.
Here’s a photo of the lovely actress Katharine Ross at the beach back in 1966. Just one year later, she'd take on the role of Elaine, the daughter of the iconic Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967). In it, Dustin Hoffman plays Benjamin Braddock a recent college grad without any real direction. He heads back to his parent’s house and ends up seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson, played by Anne Bancroft. As if getting involved with a friend of your parents wasn’t complicated enough, Benjamin then falls for Mrs. Robinson’s daughter, Elaine (Ross)
Brigitte Bardot posing for Muse Magazine in 1960.
Here is the original “sex-kitten” and “blonde bombshell” Brigitte Bardot in her signature pose for a shoot in Muse Magazine back in 1960. Many models have gone on to replicate this pose over the years, in fact, everything about Ms. Bardot has been emulated across the world for decades.
This stunning French beauty is best remembered for her modeling (for obvious reasons) but Brigitte Bardot was also an actress, dancer, and during the 1960s, she recorded hits with the French vocalist/songwriter/lounge-man Serge Gainsbourg and released her own albums like Brigitte Bardot Sings and Special Bardot.
The multitalented sex-icon had that je ne sais quoi that had even The Beatles idolizing her. She is credited with popularizing the bikini and for putting San Tropics on the map as a vacation hotspot. Even her passion for animal rights heavily influenced culture as a whole.
Bebe Buell and daughter Liv Tyler in the early 80's.
Here’s an adorable picture of little Liv Tyler and her mom, model Bebe Buell back in the early 80's. Beverle Lorence "Bebe" Buell is a singer and former fashion model, who moved to New York back in 1971 after signing a modeling contract with Eileen Ford. Her love life also garnered her much notoriety, she had a publicized relationship with musician Todd Rundgren that lasted from 1972 until 1979. She also had several other romantic liaisons with rock musicians over the following four decades, including Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. She gave birth to Tyler’s daughter, (now actress) Liv Tyler, back in 1977.
Cybill Shepherd in the early 70's.
Pictured here is actress and singer Cybill Shepherd who became a fashion icon after being named “Miss Teenage Memphis” during the Memphis Model of the Year contest back in 1966. Soon after, she went on to become a spokesperson for L’Oreal and graced the covers of many popular magazines.
The American model and singer, turned actress, landed some of her better-known roles throughout the 1970s. In 1971 she was cast as Jacy in The Last Picture Show, she played Kelly in The Heartbreak Kid in 1972, and then she got the role of Betsy in Taxi Driver in 1976. From there her popularity continued to bloom, she spent a chunk of the 1980s as Maddie Hayes in the popular show Moonlighting, before landing her own show Cybill which ran from 1995–1998.
Faye Dunaway, the blonde sex kitten, 1960s.
Here she is, the on-screen blonde sex-kitten of the 1960s, Faye Dunaway, giving her signature sultry stare.
Though she's a major film star, she'll still always be best remembered for her role as the beautiful Bonnie Parker of Bonnie and Clyde. As always, she was impressive to watch as a dissatisfied small-town girl who turns to a life of crime and adventure with crook Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty). Together they become the most infamous crime-couples in history.
Faye Dunaway has been in so many classic films and cast in iconic roles–even in the beginning of her career. There was just no way she couldn’t achieve greatness.
A classic Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe, 1963.
Ah yes, the classic Chevrolet Corvette, known colloquially as the Vette, has been produced through seven generations. The first model, a sexy convertible, was introduced in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after the type of small, maneuverable warship called a Corvette.
Production started in 1963 for the Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe and ended in 1967. They introduced a new name, "Sting Ray", the 1963 model was the first year for a Corvette coupé and it featured a distinctive tapering rear deck (a feature that later reappeared on the 1971 "Boattail" Buick Riviera) with, for 1963 only, a split rear window.
Connie Stevens looking sensual in her fur coat for a photo shoot, the 1970s.
Here we have a sensual looking Connie Stevens, posed in her fur coat for a photo shoot, sometime in the 1970s. Born Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia, the actress became known for the role of "Cricket" Blake in the television series Hawaiian Eye. Her first notable film role was in Young and Dangerous (1957) with Mark Damon. That same year she was cast in Eighteen and Anxious. She went on to appear in an episode of The Bob Cummings Show ("Bob Goes Hillbilly") followed by a teen car chase movie, called The Reckless Age (1958) (aka Dragstrip Riot). Jerry Lewis cast her in Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958), then she made another film with Damon, The Party Crashers (1958).
Tura Satana in ‘Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!’, 1965.
Tura Satana was a Japanese American actress, vedette and exotic dancer. Some of her popular cult-film work includes the exploitation film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965), and the science fiction horror film The Astro-Zombies (1968). Her big acting debut was a cameo as a Parisian prostitute named Suzette Wong, in the film Irma la Douce, which starred Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. This was followed by the role of a dancer in Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963), which starred Dean Martin and Elizabeth Montgomery. Satana then scored a starring role of "Varla" in the 1965 film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!—a very aggressive, sexually charged character for which she did all her own stunts.
Ursula Andress, the original Bond Girl, 1960s.
According to many die-hard James Bond aficionados, Honey Ryder, played by Swiss actress Ursula Andress is and always will be the ultimate Bond girl. While it’s true the voluptuous actress played Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film Dr. No, she technically isn’t the "first Bond Girl," as she is often cited as. We’ll give her credit as the first Bond girl on the big screen but the title of the originating Bond girl personal goes to Linda Christian who starred as "Valerie Mathis" in a television adaptation of Ian Fleming's first Bond novel, Casino Royale, back in 1954. That’s almost a full decade before Bond made the jump to film and Andress starred as Honey Ryder.
Marilyn Monroe, the 'Blonde Bombshell', 1950s.
Here we have a stunning photo of 1950's own "Blonde Bombshell", actress and singer, Marilyn Monroe. Very few have the "lasting ability" that Marilyn Monroe possessed. She remains one of the biggest pop-culture icons in history to this very day. She is known for her work as an actress, her provocative way of 'song and dance' and for her role as mistress to the president of the United States John F. Kennedy. She was often cast as a “dumb blonde” but she was the embodiment of the 1950s entire attitude towards sexuality. She seduced the world, she was beautiful, stylish, and soft-spoken. Even her untimely death achieved legendary status, as conspiracy theories still surround it decades later.
Julie Andrews in 1965. What a great voice and a superb actress.
Here we have a peaceful Julie Andrews back in 1965. Andrews is still most remembered for her performance as Mary Poppins. That’s not to dismiss her role in The Sound of Music, but hey, a lovable flying nanny is not a bad thing to be most famous for. More recently, Andrews starred in The Princess Diaries (2001), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). Then she joined the Shrek franchise and Despicable Me (2010) as a voice actress. She also launched her own children's series, “Julie’s Green Room” on Netflix. It’s an educational program for pre-school children starring a cast of original puppets created by the masters over The Jim Henson Company.
A colorful Phyllis Diller in 1973.
Phyllis Ada Driver, better known as Phyllis Diller, was an actress and stand-up comedian, best known for her cackling laugh and eccentric stage persona. Her humor was usually self-deprecating and as you can tell by this image here, she was also known for her wild hair and clothing choices.
Diller was a groundbreaking stand-up comic, she was one of the first women to become a household name in the world of comedy. She paved the way for comedic entertainers like Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr, and Ellen DeGeneres, among others. She was is also considered a gay icon and was one of the first celebrities to openly champion plastic surgery.
Bruce Springsteen and his Corvette 1970s.
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen also known as "The Boss" is known for his work with the E Street Band. The Boss is loved for his brand of working-class rock, often touting political sentiments and centered on his native New Jersey. His distinctive voice and energetic stage performances have always kept fans satisfied, yet still hungry for more. The Boss has sold over 120 million records worldwide and more than 64 million records in the United States, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. He has earned 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award as well as being inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Springsteen was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom 2017.
A pair of David Bowie fans in the 1970's.
Who isn't a David Bowie fan? The man was a creative genius. The singer, songwriter, and actor was a leading figure in music for over five decades. His innovative work and mind-blowing visual presentation have been widely acclaimed by critics and other musicians. Both his music and his stagecraft have significantly influenced popular music. He has an estimated 140 million album sales worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling musicians.
He was awarded nine Platinum album certifications, eleven gold, and eight silver, and released eleven number-one albums in the United Kingdom. In the United States, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
Bob Seger drew inspiration for the lyrics to Night Moves from the movie, American Graffiti.
Bob Seger drew inspiration for the lyrics to Night Moves from the movie, American Graffiti. The song was written as a coming of age tale about an adult’s memory of adolescent love and was based on Seger's own experience. It took him six months to write and was recorded quickly. It was released in December of 1976 as a single and reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100. It was Seger's first hit single since 1969 when he released Ramblin' Gamblin' Man. Night Moves also charted at number five in Canada and was a top 25 hit in Australia. Seger went from being a popular (regional) musician to a national star with this song’s release.
Cary Grant visiting with Paul Newman on the set of Winning in 1969.
Here’s Cary Grant visiting with Paul Newman on the set of Winning in 1969. Joanne Woodward co-starred along with Newman in Winning. The film is about a racecar driver who aspires to win the Indianapolis 500, hence the name “Winning”. A number of actual race car drivers and various people associated with racing make appearances in the film, including Bobby Unser, Tony Hulman, Bobby Grim, Dan Gurney, Roger McCluskey, and Bruce Walkup.
The film was a success, it was the 16th most popular movie at the US box office that year and went on to earned an estimated $6.2 million in rentals in North America.
Easy Rider, a classic biker movie, was about 2 bikers, Wyatt, Captain America (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper) who took off on their Harley-Davidson motorcycles for a cross-country adventure of a lifetim
Peter Fonda became an icon of the counterculture of the 1960s with his indie hit Easy Rider. The 1969 film was also co-written by Fonda, along with Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern. Fonda produced it and Hopper directed.
In it, Fonda and Hopper star as two bikers who smuggling cocaine from Mexico to Los Angeles and then have to travel back with the drug money. The notion of 'free love' is explored as is drug experimentation. Easy Rider became a landmark counterculture film, often referred to as a "touchstone for a generation" that "captured the national imagination. "
A rare sensual photo of Natalie Wood, 1960s.
The ever so lovely Natalie Wood posed sensuously– a rare thing indeed. The young starlet was just four-years-old when she began acting and at the age of eight, was given a co-starring role with Maureen O'Hara in the 1947 classic Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street. She landed another classic when she was just 16-years old co-starring alongside James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She went on to star in the musical films West Side Story (1961) and Gypsy (1962), and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in Splendor in the Grass (1961) and Love with the Proper Stranger(1963). She’d already received three Academy Award nominations before she turned 25 years old.
Bill Bixby as 'David Banner' in The Incredible Hulk. 1978-82. Bond villain Richard Kiel was originally cast as 'The Hulk', and one shot of him remains in the pilot.
Here’s a shot of Bill Bixby as 'David Banner' in The Incredible Hulk (1978-82). Many people may not know this but, Bond villain Richard Kiel was originally cast as 'The Hulk', not Lou Ferrigno. However, as they began filming the pilot, the producers decided he wasn't bulky enough for the role afterall. They went ahead and reshot his scenes were reshot with Lou Ferrigno, but one scene with Kiel as the Hulk remains in the pilot intact. It’s brief, but it’s a high-angle shot of the Hulk looking up at a tree just before he saves a girl from drowning in the lake.
Donna Summer in 1979.
Dressed in animal print and looking ready to dance the night away, is the Queen of Disco, LaDonna Adrian Gaines, also known as Donna Summer. The five-time Grammy Award winner came into prominence in the 1970s and was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the United States Billboard 200 chart in addition to charting four number-one singles in the U.S. all within a 12-month period. She claimed a top 40 hit every year between 1975 and 1984 and has sold over 140 million records worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.
'Catwoman' Julie Newmar and her stunt double on Batman (1966-67)
Here’s a photo of actress Julie Newmar (as Catwoman) and her stunt double Marilyn Watson. Catwoman is definitely high on the ranking scale of Gotham City's most prominent villains. The seductive villainess always strived to steal the heart of the Caped Crusader and she genuinely wished he would become her own partner. Of course her criminal ways always kept them apart, their moral differences stopped him from fully falling for her seductions and she never stopped him from carrying out his crime-fighting missions... but there's no denying he has a soft spot for her anyway.
Jan, Cindy, and Marcia on the first season of 'The Brady Bunch' 1969-70.
Awww... look at those smiling little faces. It's Jan, Cindy, and Marcia on the first season of 'The Brady Bunch' 1969-70. The Brady Bunch originally aired on September 26, 1969, and ran to March 8, 1974. The popular sitcom revolved around an abnormally large blended family.
The three girls of the bunch consisted of Cindy Brady, who was the youngest and played by actress Susan Olsen. The neurotically insecure middle daughter Jan Brady was portrayed by Eve Plumb. Maureen McCormick played Marcia Brady, the eldest daughter who just so happened to be pretty, popular, smart, and talented– Which drove her sister Jan nuts!
Jacqueline Bissett modeling in her own blue jeans for Vogue Dec. 1973.
Pictured here is the lovely English actress, Jacqueline Bisset modeling in her own blue jeans for Vogue back in December of 1973. Jacqueline first came to prominence in 1968 with roles in The Detective, Bullitt, and The Sweet Ride, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for the most promising newcomer. Then in 1973, she starred in Day for Night and the following year she was in the classic Murder on the Orient Express. She earned another Golden Globe nomination, this time for Best Actress in a Comedy for her role in the 1978 film Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? She also earned an Emmy nominated role in the miniseries Joan of Arc (1999). She won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for Dancing on the Edge (2013). She was also bestowed France's highest honour, the Légion d'honneur in 2010.
Barney Fife-ism - There once was a deputy called Fife, who carried a gun and a knife. The gun was all dusty, the knife was all rusty, 'cause he never caught a crook in his life.
Don Knotts was a five-time Emmy winner for his role as Barney Fife. The over-anxious deputy with his unloaded gun remains one of the funniest sitcom character of all time. His onscreen dynamic with Andy Griffith has secured them a top-ranking spot on the list of best comedy duos in the history of television.
It was 1965 when Knotts left Mayberry. He went on to star in classic film comedies such as The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, and The Shakiest Gun in the West. He also made guest appearances as Barney Fife throughout the late ‘60s. Knotts did a little slapstick work before taking on another television role as landlord Ralph Furley on Three’s Company, (1979-1984). Knotts died from complications related to lung cancer back in 2006.
Lead vocalist Brad Delp of 'Boston' in Boston, 1977.
Check it out, it’s Brad Delp, lead vocalist of the band 'Boston' in Boston, back 1977.
The rock band Boston had their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. The band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists. At any given moment of the day, you could tune in to any one of their best-known works which seem to be on constant stream.
These hits include: "More Than a Feeling", "Peace of Mind", "Foreplay/Long Time", "Rock and Roll Band", "Smokin'", "Don't Look Back", "A Man I'll Never Be", and "Amanda".
Boston has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, that’s including 31 million albums in the United States alone. Making them one of the world's best-selling artists.
The boys of the E Street Band, 1975.
Check out The E Street Band, hanging out at a coffee shop back in 1975. This rock band has been Bruce Springsteen's primary backing band since 1972. But the band members have also performed and recorded (both individually and as a band) with a wide range of other artists including Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Meat Loaf, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Bonnie Tyler, Air Supply, Dire Straits, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Nicks, Tom Morello, Sting, Ian Hunter, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Ray Davies, Ronnie Spector, Gary U.S. Bonds, Darlene Love, Southside Johnny, The Grateful Dead, Santana, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Tracy Chapman, Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, and Bob Seger. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley on the set of Viva Las Vegas in 1964.
Ah yes, the King and Ann Margret on the set of Viva Las Vegas back in 1964. These two were more than just co-stars. Elvis himself, and his closest friends all confirmed that aside from Presley’s family, Ann-Margret quickly became the most important woman in the King’s life. As they worked together, Ann-Margret and Elvis discovered they share many things in common and soon their relationship became romantic.
Inevitably, though, it had to end, at least to Ann-Margret it seemed. She explained in her autobiography:
“There were other factors in Elvis’s life that forced him apart from me, and I understood them. Elvis had always been honest with me, but still, it was a confusing situation. We continued to see each other periodically until we had dated for almost a year. Then everything halted. We knew the relationship had to end, that Elvis had to fulfill his commitment.”
His "commitment" being the promise he had made to young Pricilla and her family: to marry her once it was time to settle down.
Mia Farrow was a model who married Frank Sinatra in 1966 when she was just 21 years old.
Mia Farrow was a model who married Frank Sinatra in 1966 when she was just 21 years old. The pixie cuts brought only more attention to her big eyes. As far as her acting career goes, starring in Rosemary’s Baby was probably the role Mia Farrow is most famous for. She also appeared on the TV show Peyton Place. But after she married Frank Sinatra her fame skyrocketed. She was also married to conductor Andre Previn the conductor for a spell. Most controversial were the decades she spent with Woody Allen… until she found out he was having a sexual relationship with one of her adopted daughters.
KISS drummer Peter Criss applies his 'Catman' make-up before the show. (1975)
Here we have a photo of KISS drummer Peter Criss applying his 'Catman' make-up before a show back in 1975. Born George Peter John Criscuola, best known as a co-founder, original drummer, and occasional vocalist of the hard rock band Kiss.
In 1978, Criss was injured in a serious car crash, and the 1979 release Dynasty, he only played on his own composition, "Dirty Livin”. But he didn’t play at all on the 1980 release, Unmasked (1980) and soon Gene Simmons made it clear that Criss was fired. Criss embarked on his solo career in 1980 and by 1995 the boys were back together. Kiss held a press conference to announce a reunion tour with all four original members.
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