60 Unseen, Uncensored, And Previously Unpublished Vintage Photos

The Price Is Right host Bob Barker with Janice Pennington and Anitra Ford, 1972

It is the people that make the past what it was. The lives people live, decisions they make, and things they accomplish are all woven into the tapestry of history and tell the story of the time period. That is true with the people shown in this collection of photos. These people – all icons of the groovy era – have left their imprint on the era. Let’s see how many of them you can remember. 

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Did you know that Anitra Ford and Janice Pennington were the original models on the TV game show, “The Price Is Right” when it made its debut on September 4, 1972? The two beauties joined host Bob Barker. Both women started as fashion models and were best friends prior to joining “The Price Is Right”. An actress as well as a model, Ford appeared in several films, including The Big Bird Cage, Invasion of the Bee Girls, and The Longest Yard with Burt Reynolds. She also landed a few television roles on shows such as "Starsky and Hutch", "The Streets of San Francisco", and "The Odd Couple". Janice Pennington was a singer dancer before finding work as a model. She performed as a dancer in Vegas and joined a rock group that toured Europe with Liza Minelli. She landed guest roles in "The Courtship of Eddie’s Father", "Ironside", "Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In", and "The Sonny and Cher Show". When she was invited to audition for “The Price Is Right”, she helped to get her bestie, Anitra Ford, on the show, too.