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Summer of '42: Nostalgia-Driven Coming Of Age Movie Fro...

April 18, 2021

Actress Jennifer O'Neill and actor Gary Grimes in a scene from the Warner Bros. movie 'Summer of '42.' (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) In the 19...

Who Was Eden Ahbez? The First Hippie's Strange Biograph...

April 16, 2021

In the 1940s, eden ahbez's look of long hair, beard, sandals, and flowing garments wasn't common. Nor was his back-to-earth lifestyle -- he was a hippie befo...

The Thorn Birds Cast: A Mini-Series About Australia Fil...

April 14, 2021

Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward in 'The Thorn Birds.' Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Image...

Excalibur: King Arthur's Sword And Story Of The 1981 Fi...

April 10, 2021

John Boorman's 1981 medieval fantasy epic Excalibur provides a bleak and gruesome telling of England's most beloved folk tale. Based on the 15th-century Arth...

The Night David Copperfield Made The Statue Of Liberty ...

April 8, 2021

The greatest magic trick on TV? David Copperfield's disappearing Statue of Liberty, without a doubt. When Copperfield pulled off this vanishing act -- live -...

Bad News Bears: Cast List Of The Little League Blockbus...

April 7, 2021

Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal. (Photo by FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty Images) The 1976 baseball comedy The Bad News Bears featured Walter Mat...

Joi Lansing: 'Beverly Hillbillies' Gladys Flatt And All...

April 6, 2021

Joi Lansing, 1950's. (Photo by Film Favorites/Getty Images) Joi Lansing was an actress and model popular in the age of the blonde bombshells, and while she di...

TV Guide: History Of The Most Popular Magazine Of The '...

April 3, 2021

TV Guide was the most popular magazine in America at the height of the Groovy Era. In today's world where everything is on-demand and available at your finge...

Debbie Reynolds: 'Singin In The Rain' Actress Who Was C...

April 1, 2021

It's an understatement to say that Debbie Reynolds was a major Hollywood star. As close to a literal rags to riches story as you can find in the groovy era, ...

How WrestleMania Made The WWF: Hulk Hogan And Mr. T On ...

March 31, 2021

On March 31, 1985, Madison Square Garden played host to one of the most historic nights in professional wrestling. With the gamble that was the first Wrestle...

One-Eyed Jacks, The Only Film Marlon Brando Directed: F...

March 30, 2021

Director and star Marlon Brando on the set of 'One Eyed Jacks,' 1961. Photo by FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty Images In the Marlon Brando cano...

Lynda Carter In 'Bobbie Jo And The Outlaw:' The Young W...

March 27, 2021

Before Lynda Carter locked down the part of '70s Wonder Woman, she made a film called Bobbie Jo And The Outlaw. A B-movie about young people on a Bonnie and ...

Tommy (The Movie), 1975: Cast List Of The Who's Rock Op...

March 22, 2021

The 1975 musical film Tommy, based on the Pete Townshend-penned rock opera of the same name, brought together a cast of Tina Turner, Elton John, Eric Clapton...

Nancy Kovack: Star Trek Siren, Joker Accomplice, and Ar...

March 15, 2021

Nancy Kovack, famous for her portrayal of Medea in Jason And The Argonauts and TV work including Batman, Star Trek, and Bewitched, was the ultimate dream gir...

The Banana Splits: The Funny Animal Bubblegum Pop Band,...

March 14, 2021

The Banana Splits were a band consisting of anthropomorphic animals -- actors in costumes -- who played pop music on their show The Banana Splits Adventure H...

Caddyshack: 20 Best Quotes From The Most Quotable Movie...

March 13, 2021

Bill Murray eye to eye with a gopher in a scene from the film 'Caddyshack', directed by Harold Ramis, 1980. (Photo by Orion Pictures/Getty Images) Gathering s...

Liza Minnelli, 'Cabaret' Phenom and Judy Garland's Daug...

March 12, 2021

When you're born the daughter of Judy Garland, as Liza Minnelli was, singing, dancing and acting are not casual pursuits. If you didn't inherit mama's pipes,...

Lawrence Welk Played Champagne Music On TV For 31 Years

March 11, 2021

You could depend on the Lawrence Welk Show for 31 years -- like it or not. Lawrence Welk was a bandleader and host who delivered incredibly square entertainment...

Chuck Norris Can Do Anything: How The Badass Became A M...

March 10, 2021

Toughest guy on the internet? That's easy -- it's Chuck Norris, obviously. This star of action films got his start in the '70s, learning from Bruce Lee and t...

'There Can Be Only One:' Highlander's Famous Line Expla...

March 7, 2021

The line from Highlander -- "There can be only one" -- is an immortal movie quote, a sentiment so simple and ominous that it resonates with people whether th...

Retro Futurism: 1969's 'Moon Zero Two' Was Set In The Y...

March 6, 2021

What will the year 2021 hold? In 1969, Moon Zero Two, a film from the Hammer studio famous for horror movies, pondered just that question. Starring Catherine...

Before Arrested Development And Archer: Young Jessica W...

March 5, 2021

Left: Jessica Walter publicity portrait for the film 'Lilith', 1964. Right: Walter in 'Play Misty For Me.' Sources: Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images; IMD...

Repo Man, Cult Classic: Facts And Trivia About The Punk...

March 2, 2021

The life of a repo man is always intense. Maybe the most cult of cult movies, Repo Man is a hard film to pin down. Part comedy, part science-fiction, and par...

Why Did Sha Na Na Exist? '50s Nostalgia For Hippies, Bo...

February 28, 2021

Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman, of the group Sha Na Na, performs onstage at the Holiday Star Theater, Merilville, Indiana, February 2, 1982. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Im...

Joanne Woodward: 'Three Faces Of Eve' And Mrs. Paul New...

February 27, 2021

Joanne Woodward wearing an outfit by Travilla with a straw hat by Yorn, circa 1965. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Joanne Woodward, winner of an Oscar...

Slap Shot: How The Hanson Brothers Hijacked Paul Newman...

February 25, 2021

When Paul Newman made the hockey comedy Slap Shot, he might not have expected to lose the spotlight to the Hanson Brothers. It's a funny script, Newman plays...

Mamie van Doren, Bad-Girl Blonde Of '50s Cult Cinema, T...

February 24, 2021

Peruse Mamie Van Doren's filmography -- Untamed Youth (1957), High School Confidential (1958), Born Reckless (1958), Girls Town (1959), Vice Raid (1960), Sex...

Sandy Duncan: Young 'Peter Pan' Actress And Wheat Thins...

February 20, 2021

Pixie, they name is Sandy Duncan! A constant celebrity without a real TV or movie hit, short-haired Sandy Duncan entertained audiences (and Wheat Thins snack...

Young Rene Russo: Cosmopolitan/Vogue Cover Girl Turned ...

February 17, 2021

Rene Russo was a modeling sensation, shooting cover after cover for Vogue and Cosmopolitan, long before she made her screen debut in the 1989 sports comedy M...

Do You Feel Lucky, Punk? Clint Eastwood's Misquoted Dir...

February 16, 2021

Dirty Harry is one of Clint Eastwood's great roles, and has given us lines like "Do you feel lucky?," "Go ahead, make my day," and "A man's got to know his l...

Clutch Cargo: 'Syncro-Vox' Animation Was An Unlikely Hi...

February 15, 2021

Airing in 1959-60, Clutch Cargo was unlike any other cartoon, thanks to the miracle of "Syncro-Vox" animation. In Syncro-Vox, a human talking mouth is superi...

Lois Maxwell As Moneypenny: The Bond Girl Who Resisted ...

February 14, 2021

Miss Moneypenny, played by Lois Maxwell, was the constant Bond Girl, sparring with 007 through the Sean Connery, George Lazenby and Roger Moore eras. The sec...

Coulda Been A Contender: De Niro's 'Raging Bull' Quote ...

February 13, 2021

"I could've been a contender" was a powerful line when Marlon Brando said it to Rod Steiger in 1954's On The Waterfront; when Jake La Motta (Robert De Niro) ...

What's a 'Stepford Wife'? The Anti-Feminist Stereotype ...

February 12, 2021

Even if you've never seen The Stepford Wives, the dark 1975 film sci-fi/horror film where wealthy suburban men turn their partners into subservient robots, y...

Leslie Nielsen, The 'Airplane!' And 'Naked Gun' Actor W...

February 11, 2021

Left: Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen in 'Forbidden Planet.' Right: Nielsen and Jeannette Charles in 'The Naked Gun.' Sources: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Sunset Boulev...

Mary Steenburgen, Young 'Melvin And Howard' Actress, Th...

February 9, 2021

Mary Steenburgen is an Oscar-winning actress who had early successes with Goin' South (1978), Time After Time (1979), Melvin And Howard (1980) and Ragtime (1...

Anouk Aimee: Muse Of 'Dolce Vita' And '8 1/2,' Then And...

February 5, 2021

With the Fellini movies La Dolce Vita (1960) and 8 1/2 (1963), as well as the global hit A Man And A Woman (1966), Anouk Aimée became one of a few French act...

'Soylent Green Is People!' Charlton Heston's Strange Sc...

February 3, 2021

When Charlton Heston delivers the line "Soylent Green is people!" at the end of the film Soylent Green (1973), it's a clumsy collision of cinematic drama and...

Christie Brinkley: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Icon And...

February 2, 2021

Christie Brinkley became one of the great beauties of the '80s with her multiple Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers, ever-presence in advertising and f...

Vanessa Redgrave: 'Blow-Up' And 'Camelot' Star, Then An...

January 30, 2021

English actress Vanessa Redgrave, UK, January 1968. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Vanessa Redgrave is known to American audiences fo...

Spaghetti Westerns: Eastwood, Leone, Morricone Play Cow...

January 29, 2021

Clint Eastwood in 'For a Few Dollars More.' Photo by FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty Images You may know what a "spaghetti western" is -- a wes...

Telly Savalas as Kojak, The Bald 'Who Loves Ya, Baby?' ...

January 28, 2021

Sources: eBay; Photoshot/Getty Images Telly Savalas played Kojak, a lollipop-sucking New York City cop who punctuated his tough-guy talk with the surprising p...

Mikhail Baryshnikov: How A Ballet Dancer Became A Cold ...

January 27, 2021

Russian-born American ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov with hair and makeup crew during the American Ballet Theatre's production of 'Other Dances,' New York, N...

'When The Legend Becomes Fact, Print The Legend:' Meani...

January 23, 2021

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." That iconic line comes from director John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. It’s a great line and on...

Tippi Hedren: Big Cat Lady, 'Birds' Star And Melanie Gr...

January 19, 2021

Left: Tippi Hedren in a publicity photo for 'The Birds.' Right: Hedren in the kitchen of her home in Acton, California in 1994. Tippi was on the phone as a tige...

Harold And Maude: Hal Ashby's Cult Classic May-December...

January 18, 2021

Harold And Maude, starring Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort, wasn't a box-office hit. When director Hal Ashby's story of a May-December romance between a young man n...

Betty White: Stories Of The Funniest Old Lady In Hollyw...

January 17, 2021

Betty White in 1954 (Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images) A Golden Girl and a game show MVP, Betty White has lived the lo...

Our Man Flint, James Coburn's Bond Spoof: Facts And Tri...

January 16, 2021

When James Coburn (flanked by groovy beauties) as agent Derek Flint hit screens in Our Man Flint and In Like Flint, he was riding one of the biggest entertai...

Helen Mirren: Young Shakespearean Vixen And Screen Quee...

January 15, 2021

Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra being performed by the National Youth Theatre and the Old Vic in London, 6th September 1965. Starring actress Helen Mirren, 1...

Fantasy Island, Mr. Roarke's Paradise Where Dreams (Or ...

January 14, 2021

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

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

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...

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 day,...

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

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 Histor...

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'...

Victoria Principal: Dallas' Pamela Ewing, Then And Now

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...

Father Guido Sarducci: How Don Novello Became The Pries...

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/NBCUniversal via Getty Im...

Paula Prentiss: Pussycat And Stepford Wife, Then And No...

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 Th...

Casino Royale, the '67 007 Spoof: Cast List And Facts

December 28, 2020

The 1967 James Bond comedy Casino Royale assembled one of the greatest cast lists in movie history, including Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, Orson Welles, Ursula And...

SCTV: Cast List Of The Canadian 'Saturday Night Live'

December 23, 2020

The Canadian comedy show SCTV gave us John Candy, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara Eugene Levy and others -- while it wasn't exactly Saturday Night Live, it was cer...

How Phil Donahue Invented Daytime Talk Show TV

December 21, 2020

In 1967, The Phil Donahue Show premiered on a local Dayton, Ohio, television channel and for the next 20 plus years the talk show introduced audiences to a ton of cultur...

Charley Pride: Stories Of A Barrier-Breaking Country Mu...

December 20, 2020

CIRCA 1970: Photo of Charley Pride Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Charley Pride was a country music legend, not only because he was the first bla...

The Waltons: Down-Home Rural Drama Of That Un-'70s Show

December 19, 2020

Mary Elizabeth McDonough and Will Geer appear in a scene from an episode of the television family drama series 'The Waltons.' (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Ima...

The Black Hole: Disney's Attempted Space Epic In A Post...

December 18, 2020

Disney's The Black Hole had good robots (V.I.N.CENT. and BO.B.), a big bad robot (Maximilian), an evil villain, laser battles, special effects, ambiguous cre...

Saturday Night Fever: Facts And Trivia About The Disco ...

December 16, 2020

Saturday Night Fever not only made a megastar out of John Travolta; it also heightened the public's interest in disco music and the disco scene. Disco clubs...

David Lynch's 'Dune:' The Controversial Attempt At Fran...

December 15, 2020

What was David Lynch supposed to do with Frank Herbert's science-fiction epic Dune? What is anyone supposed to do with Dune? The book series is one of the mo...

Lee Remick: 'Days Of Wine And Roses' And 'Omen' Star Bi...

December 14, 2020

From her debut in A Face In The Crowd in 1957, Lee Remick was clearly a big star, which she would soon prove in films like Anatomy Of A Murder (1959) and Day...

Thunderbirds Are Go: Puppet Adventurers Of The Groovy '...

December 11, 2020

For fans of cult '60s TV, the Thunderbirds and catchphrase "Thunderbirds are go!" bring back fond memories of sci-fi puppetry and marionette action that was ...

Rudolph And The Rankin-Bass Holiday Empire: Facts And T...

December 6, 2020

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and other Rankin/Bass TV specials, including Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town and The Year Without A Santa Claus, are holiday sho...

Lorne Greene's 'Ringo,' A Bonanza Star's Hokey Cowboy #...

December 5, 2020

Lorne Greene (1915-1987), Canadian actor and cowboy pop star, circa 1970. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) Lorne Green's "Ringo," a cowboy son...

'Emmanuelle' Starring Sylvia Kristel And The 'Skinemax'...

December 3, 2020

Set of "Good -bye, Emmanuelle" with Silvia Kristel In Seychelles In April, 1977 - Ian McCone, Silvia Kristel. (Photo by Daniel SIMON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Image...

The Love Boat: Cast List Of The Pacific Princess (Come ...

December 2, 2020

Pictured, from left: Fred Grandy (Gopher Smith), Ted Lange (Isaac Washington), Gavin MacLeod (Captain Merrill Stubing), Bernie Kopell (Dr. Adam Bricker), Lauren...

Bette Midler: Divine Miss M And Movie Rose, Then And No...

December 1, 2020

Left: Midler as caricatured on the cover of her self-titled second album. Right: Midler at the 17th Grammy Awards in 1975. Sources: Amazon; Photo by Ron Galella...

Dyan Cannon: 'Bob & Carol's Alice, Cary Grant's Wife, T...

November 30, 2020

Dyan Cannon has been a star since the era-defining film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), in which she played one of four married adults who contemplate swin...

Kung Fu, Starring David Carradine As A Shaolin Monk: Fa...

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, David Carradine...

Stella Stevens: Elvis Co-Star And Centerfold Who Could ...

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 Jerry Lewis), ...

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

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. His...

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

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/Get...

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

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 H...

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 G. Avi...

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

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, c...