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Actress Jean Seberg And The Black Panthers: Did The FBI...

March 22, 2019

June 18: 1957: Actress Jean Seberg (1938 - 1979) arriving at London Airport a week before attending the premiere of Otto Premiger's film Saint Joan in which she...

'I'm Walkin' Here!:' Dustin Hoffman's 'Midnight Cowboy'...

March 18, 2019

It's an involuntary reaction for many of us -- when a car pulls into the crosswalk we're about to use, we just blurt out "I'm walkin' here!" And thus Midn...

Bob & Doug McKenzie: How 'Strange Brew's Original Hoser...

March 16, 2019

Bob McKenzie, played by Rick Moranis, and his brother Doug, played by Dave Thomas, appear at Flip Side Records in Chicago, Illinois, January 14, 1982. (Photo by...

Celebrities Who Did 'Dating Game' Before They Were Famo...

March 15, 2019

Maureen McCormick on 'The Dating Game' on March 27, 1973. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) Long before The Bachelor, people who turned to te...

The 1974 Oscars Streaker: Stealing The Show By Showing ...

March 10, 2019

The 1974 Academy Awards ceremony will always be remembered for its least expected performer -- the Oscar streaker. Robert Opel dashed across the stage in his...

'Love Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry:' What Doe...

March 9, 2019

Ali MacGraw as Jennifer Cavalleri and Ryan O'Neal as Oliver Barrett IV in a scene from 'Love Story', directed by Arthur Hiller, 1970. (Photo by Archive Photos...

Captain Marvel In The '70s: The Far-Out Epic Behind The...

March 7, 2019

If you're looking to take in the latest heroic blockbuster, you might have wondered -- who is this Captain Marvel, and what does she have to do with any of t...

The 'Cannonball Run' Cast: Totally Awesome, Or Godawful...

February 28, 2019

The 1981 film The Cannonball Run's cast list featured Burt Reynolds, Farrah Fawcett, Roger Moore, Jamie Farr, Peter Fonda, Terry Bradshaw, Dean Martin, Sammy...

The 'Mad, Mad World' Cast: 1963's All-Star Game Of Come...

February 26, 2019

Buddy Hackett and Mickey Rooney panic at the controls of an aircraft in a still from director Stanley Kramer's film 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World'. (Photo by Hu...

How Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather Changed Osc...

February 24, 2019

Marlon Brando in 'The Godfather;' presenters Roger Moore and Liv Ullmann on stage with Sacheen Littlefeather at the 1973 Academy Awards. Credits: IMDB.com; Bett...

William Frawley, 'I Love Lucy's Fred Mertz: A Bit Of A ...

February 22, 2019

William Frawley as Fred Mertz on the television comedy 'I Love Lucy', 1952. (Bettmann/Getty Images) On I Love Lucy, Fred Mertz, played by William Frawley, was...

How VHS Tapes Invented On-Demand Everything

February 17, 2019

August 30, 1983 -- models pose with VHS releases from Embassy Home Video Entertainment, touting a promotion via the UK's Sun newspaper. (Photo by Russell McPhedran/Fairfax Med...

Did Alfred Hitchcock Sexually Harass His Female Stars?

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...

'I Love The Smell Of Napalm In The Morning:' The 'Apoca...

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 that applies to us all...

Alka-Seltzer's 'I Can't Believe I Ate The Whole Thing:'...

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 the whole th...

What's In A Line? The Godfather's 'Offer He Can't Refus...

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 Godfather: "I'm ...

The Cast Of 'The Outsiders:' Where Are They Now?

January 20, 2019

American actors Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Macchio, Thomas C. Howell, and Tom Cruise on the set of The Outsiders. (Photo by Sunset Boule...

'Go Ahead, Make My Day:' Dirty Harry's Famous Dare

January 13, 2019

American actor Clint Eastwood on the set of Dirty Harry, directed by Don Siegel. Source: (Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) It's been one of the all-time most...

Battle Of The Network Stars: This Is Celebrity Sparta!

January 12, 2019

'Battle of the Network Stars' - 11/13/76 on the ABC Television Network competition 'Battle of the Network Stars'. Source: (Photo by ABC via Getty Images) When fam...

The Graduate: Rare Facts About An Era-Defining Film

January 11, 2019

Released in 1967, The Graduate launched Dustin Hoffman's career -- but do you know your Graduate trivia? The movie has been endlessly analyzed as a document of the ...

Tatum O’Neal, Child Star: Then And Now

January 9, 2019

Kristy McNichol (left) and Tatum O'Neal in the 1980 film 'Little Darlings.' (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) Tatum O'Neal's performances in Paper Moon (1973)...

Sam Elliott: The Mustache And The Man

January 7, 2019

Actor Sam Elliott attends the 'Tennis and Crumpet Tournament Hosted by Hugh Hefner' on May 21, 1977 at Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California. Source: (Photo by Ron Galella/Wi...

Tonight Show Guest Hosts: Keeping Johnny Carson's Seat ...

January 5, 2019

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - Season 12 Pictured: (l-r) Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes, guest host Jerry Lewis on December 27, 1973. Sourc...

'Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid:' Why That Ending?

January 3, 2019

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid's ending, a freeze-frame of our outlaw heroes right before they charge half of the Bolivian army, is sudden and might even make th...

Electra Woman and Dyna Girl From The Krofft Supershow: ...

January 1, 2019

'Electra Woman and Dyna Girl', starring Judy Strangis and Deidre Hall- Airdate September 11, 1976. Source: (ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) In 197...

Peggy Lipton- The Beautiful Flower Child Turned Crime F...

December 31, 2018

Actress Peggy Lipton. Source: (Vernon Merritt III/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Peggy Lipton has always been recognized as a fresh face with beaut...

Groovy Celebrities Who Were Born on Christmas

December 25, 2018

Photo of Barbara Mandrell, circa 1970. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Christmas Day is a magical and special time of year. For some people, however, the day h...

Madeleine L’Engle: A Groovy Writer

December 23, 2018

Madeleine L'Engle reads with her granddaughters, Charlotte and Lena, in 1976. Crosswicks Ltd./McIntosh While the Groovy era is widely known for launching the careers of numerous ac...

Military TV Shows From The Groovy Era

December 20, 2018

Stars of the television series 'MASH,' California, 1972. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images) The groovy era was an iconic time in American history. So many things were going...

Harrison Ford: The Rogue Pilot

December 19, 2018

Harrison Ford in Dead Heat On A Merry-Go-Round (1966)/image from kcet.org Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of an advertising executive and former ac...

Doug Henning Was The Magic Rainbow Unicorn Of Magic

December 11, 2018

In the 1970s, the world of magic was dominated by two people, the dashing and debonair David Copperfield, and the groovy hippie Doug Henning. Magic is show business...

Two Groovy Theme Park Openings

December 9, 2018

The groovy era is often reflected upon as a simpler time. Peace and love are the themes which usually come to mind. But where peace and love go, happiness is sure to follow. Especially ...

Who Dreamed Up the Crazy Premise of “My Mother The Car”...

December 8, 2018

There have been plenty of terrible sitcom ideas in the history of television, but the short-lived series, My Mother The Car, was perhaps the wackiest. As...

Bo Derek Then And Now: Behind The Braids And The Bikini

December 6, 2018

Bo Derek wasn't always Bo Derek -- she came into this world as Mary Collins, and as a teenager she wasn't exactly driven. In fact, the future 10 star and poster gir...

'Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch' 10 Reasons Why The Four Tops D...

December 4, 2018

Released on June 19, 1965, "I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" thrust The Four Tops into the mainstream with their first chart-topping hit. The quarte...

The Play

December 4, 2018

Cal’s Kevin Moen celebrates the game winning touchdown as members of the Stanford Band scatter. (The Tribune/Robert Stinnett/AP) It's the oldest college football rivalry in the West dating back to 1892, but, t...

Groovy Game Shows – Some of America’s Favorites!

December 3, 2018

A Contestant Coaxing -The Big Wheel Round Bob Barker, and a contestant named James look on as the Big Wheel spins around on the game show 'The Price Is Right', Februa...

The UFO Craze Of The '60s and '70s

November 30, 2018

UFOs sightings happen fairly frequently (at least according to UFO sighting witnesses), but in the 1960s and '70s, alien crafts were spotted almost every week throughout America and the...

More Than Madge the Manicurist: The Marvelous Jan Miner

November 29, 2018

Promotional portrait of American actor Jan Miner (1917 - 2004) for the radio program, 'Second Mrs. Burton,' circa 1946. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images) ...

Lisa Loring… The ORIGINAL Wednesday Addams

November 24, 2018

LISA LORING THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 'Lurch Learns to Dance' - December 11, 1964. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) The Addams Family is a TV series that origin...

Christmas Episodes From The Groovy Era

November 23, 2018

With Christmas music starting the day after Halloween and retail giants having their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, it can be quite easy to become overwhelmed by the ma...

Beatlemania: 52 True Stories About The Craziest Fans Th...

November 22, 2018

The Beatles' "Love Me Do" was released in 1962; the following year saw the release of "Please Please Me," "From Me To You," "She Loves You," "I Want To Hold Your...

Could Dolphins Be Used For Evil? George C. Scott And 'D...

November 20, 2018

In The Day of the Dolphin, George C. Scott played a marine biologist who trains dolphins to do complicated tasks. But then a sinister power kidnaps them, int...

Groovy Era Stars Who Became 21st Century Mentors

November 18, 2018

In movies and television of the 21st century, they can be found playing the wise, experienced mentors who guide the young protagonists on their hero’s journey. But in...

Catchphrases From Old Familiar Shows

November 17, 2018

TV actress Audrey Meadows and Jackie Gleason during rehearsal for The Honeymooners. (Photo by Leonard Mccombe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) A lot of the old shows we alw...

RIP Stan Lee (2018): Father of the Marvel Superhero

November 16, 2018

FEBRUARY 17: Marvel Comics Publisher, Stan Lee, poses with a book of 'Spider Man' comics which he created along with comics on the 'Hulk' and others. (Photo by Gerald ...

Nichelle Nichols As Lt. Uhura, 'Star Trek's Barrier-Bre...

November 15, 2018

Star Trek, with its brainy plots and serious sci-fi tone, was a groundbreaking TV series when it hit the air in 1966. But no character broke more ground than...

The Groovy Era Launched Penny Marshall to Stardom

November 13, 2018

Penny Marshall became a household name after staring in the sitcom, Laverne and Shirley, in the mid-seventies. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) The d...

Bonanza Cast – Where are they now?

November 11, 2018

Members of the cast of the TV western series 'Bonanza', circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) The Cartwright Family on Bonanza brought us several seasons ...

Joseph Mascolo – Stephano DiMera

November 10, 2018

DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- Season 28 -- Pictured: Joseph Mascolo as Stefano DiMera (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) How many times can one man die? In Soap Oper...

Remember Romper Room?

November 6, 2018

Hostess Susan Gifford of the TV show 'Romper Room' instructing the children. (Photo by Carl Iwasaki/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) If you are a child of the sixties or seventies, you pr...

Michael Landon: His Own Highway To Heaven

November 5, 2018

From "Bonanza" to "Little House on the Prairie" to "Highway to Heaven," Michael Landon brought us through many episodes of tears, laughter and entertainment.   HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN...

Conspiracy Theories of the '60s and '70s

November 3, 2018

In his 1997 movie, Conspiracy Theory, Mel Gibson played a conspiracy theorist whose life becomes endangered when one of his theories turns out to be true. But conspiracy th...

Stars And Their Cars

November 2, 2018

Classic cars and sporty style cars are not just for the rich and famous but they do include the rich and famous. Here are just a few rich and famous stars with their beloved cars. Debra Paget j...

Suzy ChapStick: Olympic Skier Suzy Chaffee Sold Us On F...

October 31, 2018

Few products and pitch-persons were a better fit than Suzy Chaffee and ChapStick lip balm. Chaffee, an Olympic skier and fitness celebrity, was photogenic an...

Freddie Mercury's Story: The Queen Singer's Most Legend...

October 30, 2018

Freddie Mercury touched the lives of millions when he sang that legendary set at Live Aid in 1985. But before that, and after that, the Freddie Mercury story get...

Advertising Catchphrases from the Groovy Era

October 28, 2018

Bounty paper towels were and are the “quicker picker-upper.”Since companies have been manufacturing and selling products to consumers, the race has been on to be the bigge...

“The Exorcist” – A Movie that Paved the Way for Many Ot...

October 25, 2018

The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin, 1973. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) It's that time of year again! Yep… Halloween is co...

Ricky Nelson, Teen Heartthrob of the 1950s

October 24, 2018

Singer and actor Ricky Nelson poses for a portrait with a horse in the late 1950's. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Between the time when he was a child actor o...

Denise Nickerson…More Than Just a Character in the Groo...

October 21, 2018

Denise Nickerson as Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.Like so many other child actors, Denise Nickerson was initially on the fast t...

Muppets Puppeteer Retires After Fifty Years of Playing ...

October 19, 2018

You may not know his name or recognize his face, but you are probably familiar with the role he has played for the last fifty years. We are talking about Car...

Remember These Chick Flicks Of The 1970s?

October 18, 2018

American actors Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw in a promotional still for 'Love Story', directed by Arthur Hiller, 1970. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) Amid the...

Game Shows From the Early '60s and '70s

October 17, 2018

From the very beginning of television, game shows came out as popular entertainment. Contestants would jump at the chance to be on them for a chance to win valuable prizes a...

She Was 'Family Affair's Buffy: Anissa Jones's Tragic D...

October 13, 2018

'Family Affair' Actress Anissa Jones during filming of the television show 'Family Affair,' 1967. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Whatever ha...

Kris Kristofferson: More Than Just a Famed Musician!

October 1, 2018

Kris Kristofferson On Stage American musician and actor Kris Kristofferson plays guitar as he performs onstage, Chicago, Illinois, July 29, 1987. (Photo by Paul Natki...

Lee Majors: Pop Culture Icon

September 26, 2018

American actor, Lee Majors, was and is a part of our American entertainment history. His story is somewhat unconventional. He lost both of his parents in separate accidents as an infant. ...

Classic Television From the 1960s

September 23, 2018

It's difficult for today's generation to imagine television shows in the 1960s -- there was no TiVo or DVR (or even VCR). You watched the shows that the networks had available and yo...

Farrah Fawcett TV Commercials – “If You’ve Got It, Flau...

September 21, 2018

Farrah Fawcett American actress Farrah Fawcett (1947 - 2009), USA, 4th May 1970. (Photo by Harry Benson/Daily Express/Getty Images) Hopefully, you weren...

Jimmy “JJ” Walker on the Subject of Good Times – It Was...

September 17, 2018

The Cast of 'Good Times' The Evans family and their neighbor Willona share a laugh in a scene from the hit sitcom 'Good Times,' 1974. (Photo by CBS Photo ...

The Unforgettable Lucille Ball

September 15, 2018

American actress Lucille Ball (1911 - 1989) appears on radio program 'The Phil Baker Show', 1938. (Photo by Gene Lester/Archive Photos/Getty Images) Lucille Ball was the one of the most ...

Dom DeLuise: Entertainer, Extraordinaire!

September 14, 2018

Dom DeLuise in 'The Twelve Chairs' Dom DeLuise about to smash a chair in a scene from the film 'The Twelve Chairs', 1970. (Photo by Universal Marion Corporation/Getty Images) ...

George Carlin – He Wasn’t Just a Stand-up Comic!

September 10, 2018

I’m sure most, if not all, of you that visit this website have heard the name, George Carlin. He was quite a character and a very outspoken stand-up comedian. That...

The Many Faces of Gidget

September 9, 2018

Headshots of the six actors who have portrayed the character on 'Gidget' on film and television from 1959 to 1972. Top, L-R: Sandra Dee, Deborah Walley, Cindy Carol. Bottom, L-R: Sally Field, Ka...

Erin Moran: From Happy Days to Not so Happy Days

September 8, 2018

Erin Moran, as we all know, became quite popular through her child role on “Happy Days” as little Joanie Cunningham. Unlike the majority of most actors and actresses,...

Burt Reynolds - “Gunsmoke,” “Deliverance,” “Smokey and ...

September 7, 2018

Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds (Photo by Herbert Dorfman/Corbis via Getty Images) As you have probably already heard, Burt Reynolds, an iconic, America...

“McHale’s Navy” …. They Don’t Make Them Like This Anymo...

September 5, 2018

Ernest Borgnine And Jean Willie In 'McHale's Navy 'Claudine Longet, Ernest Borgnine and Jean Willie all close for a photograph in a scene from the tel...

Sissy Spacek As “Carrie”

September 4, 2018

American actress Sissy Spacek as the telekinetic protagonist of the horror film 'Carrie', 1976. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) The epic movie, Carrie, was considered to b...

Dungeons and Dragons And The Rise Of Role-Playing Games

August 28, 2018

Books, die, figurines from Dungeons and Dragons to go with story on the game's creator, Gary Gygax (Photo by Simon Hayter/Toronto Star via Getty Images) In 1974,...

Green Acres… WAS Definitely the Place to Be

August 27, 2018

Green Acres was one of those wacky television sitcoms that surfaced in the '60s. It was a show that chronicled the day to day lives of a wealthy New York City Lawyer, Oli...

Donna Douglas – Best Known as American Sweetheart, Elli...

August 22, 2018

Blonde Bombshell, Donna Douglas, was nothing short of beautiful and sexy in her heyday. She was all that AND a bag of chips! Being beautiful and talented d...