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Martine Beswick, Double Bond Girl Of The '60s, Then And...

September 26, 2020

Left: Martine Beswick on the set of 'Thunderball' at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, 12th March 1965. Right: Beswick in 'Prehistoric Women.' Sources: Photo b...

Howdy Doody, 1960: Clarabell The Clown Ends It With Two...

September 24, 2020

On September 24, 1960, the children's TV institution Howdy Doody came to an end, and it was Clarabell the Clown who made sure we knew it was truly over. Clar...

Monday Night Football: 50 Years Of Facts And Trivia

September 21, 2020

Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford, and Don Meredith in 1971. Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images On Se...

Catch-22, A Movie With Too Many Stars? Cast List Of The...

September 20, 2020

What could unite Alan Arkin, Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins, Art Garfunkel, Bob Balaban and more? Catch-22, a 1961 novel (by Joseph Heller) that caught fire a...

1967: The Who's Keith Moon Blows Up The Smothers Brothe...

September 17, 2020

If any band was going to blow up on TV in 1967 -- literally explode -- it would be The Who, and particularly their loose cannon drummer Keith Moon. And that'...

CHiPs: Motorcycle Cops Ponch And Jon, Stories And Facts

September 15, 2020

The TV police drama CHiPs starred Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox as Ponch and Jon. The series combined the adventure and intrigue of traditional cop shows with t...

The Richard Pryor Show, 1977: Four Episodes, Goodbye

September 14, 2020

The Richard Pryor Show on NBC is as unlikely as it sounds -- how could a network give the most outrageous standup comedian in the business his own comedy show in p...

Shields and Yarnell: Robot Mime Comedy At Its Finest

September 10, 2020

Shields and Yarnell -- the robot-imitating mime team of Robert Shields and Lorene Yarnell -- pushed the boundaries of entertainment during the 1970s when goofy ske...

Why Star Trek? Kirk, Spock, Bones, Uhura & Sulu's Endle...

September 8, 2020

Whether you're a Trekkie, Trekker, or just along for the ride with the crew of the USS Enterprise, Gene Roddenberry's vision of a harmonious future has made ...

H.R. Pufnstuf: The Druggiest Kids' Show Ever

September 6, 2020

H.R. Pufnstuff, the 1969 children's show created by Sid and Marty Krofft, was a drug-fueled fantasy -- right? Evidence for the drugginess of the show begins with the titul...

Joanna Cameron: Mighty Isis, TV's First Super Lady, The...

September 5, 2020

In the mid-'70s, the superhero Isis, played by Joanna Cameron, blazed the trail for super-powered TV heroines. The September 1975 debut of Isis on the show b...

Remember ABC Wide World Of Sports' 'Agony Of Defeat' Gu...

September 4, 2020

Yugoslavian entrant Vinko Bogataj's famous 1970 ski jump on March 21 at the World Ski Flying Championships in Obersdorf, Germany. (Photo by Walt Disney Televisi...

The Star Wars Toy Empire Launched With An Empty Box

September 2, 2020

New Star Wars toys, particularly action figures, are inevitable with the release of each film in the 40-plus year-old movie franchise. But when the very first Star ...

Yvonne De Carlo: Lily Munster Was A Movie Star Before T...

September 1, 2020

Left: Yvonne De Carlo as Lily Munster in 'The Munsters.' Right: De Carlo in 'Slave Girl.' Sources: IMDB; Donaldson Collection/Getty Images. Yvonne De Carlo wa...

BernNadette Stanis: 'Good Times' Thelma, Then And Now

August 30, 2020

BernNadette Stanis played an important role as Thelma Evans on the '70s sitcom Good Times. Though the goofy JJ, played by Jimmie Walker, is often remembered for h...

Al Pacino's Gayest Movie: The 'Cruising' Controversy Of...

August 29, 2020

Al Pacino as an undercover cop trying to fit in at a leather bar in 'Cruising.' Photo by Lorimar/Getty Images. In 1980 William Friedkin and Al Pacino made Cru...

Mary Poppins: Facts, Trivia About 1964's Biggest Movie

August 27, 2020

With a chart-topping soundtrack, Disney animation and the screen debut of Julie Andrews, the Oscar-winning Mary Poppins was one of the films that packed movie th...

Slim Aarons, King Of Hollywood Photographers (A Story O...

August 26, 2020

Left: 'Poolside Glamour' by Slim Aarons. Right: Photographer Slim Aarons (right) on board a yacht off Capri, Italy, September 1968. Sources: Amazon.com; Slim Aa...

Never Say Never Again, Sean Connery's James Bond Movie ...

August 25, 2020

The 1983 James Bond movie Never Say Never Again stars Sean Connery as 007, features beauties Kim Basinger and Barbara Carrera, Euro-villains Klaus Maria Bran...

James Bond's Pussy Galore: Honor Blackman Stories And B...

August 22, 2020

Left: Honor Blackman in 'Goldfinger,' 1964. Right: Blackman in an undated publicity photo. Sources: RDB/ullstein bild via Getty Images; eBay "My name is Pussy...

'Sweet Sweetback,' Blaxploitation's Beginning: Facts An...

August 21, 2020

Actor/director Melvin Van Peebles in New York City, 1971. He is posing outside a cinema which is showing his action thriller 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'...

'Shall We Play A Game?' How WarGames Made Us Afraid Of ...

August 20, 2020

The 1983 thriller WarGames, starring young Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, was not lighthearted teen fare -- in fact, the movie connected several threads ...

'Midnight Special' Rocked Late Night TV: Facts And Stor...

August 19, 2020

Left: Psychedelic soul group Sly & The Family Stone performs on the TV show 'The Midnight Special' in 1971 in Burbank, California. Right: Host Wolfman Jack. Sou...

Robert Redford As Jeremiah Johnson: Why Is This Man Smi...

August 18, 2020

If you’ve been on the internet for the last decade or so then you’ve seen Robert Redford’s bearded grinning face posted far and wide, reacting to any number ...

Mae West, Raquel Welch, And 'Myra Breckinridge:' Facts ...

August 17, 2020

Left: Raquel Welch as Mya Breckinridge in a promotional photo for the film of the same name Right: Mae West as Letitia Van Allen. Sources: Bettmann / Getty Imag...

Julie Newmar: Young Catwoman And Celebrity Inventor (Li...

August 16, 2020

Julie Newmar as Catwoman bites on her glove from a publicity photo of the TV series 'Batman,' that ran from 1966-1968. Color slide. Source: Getty Images / Bettm...

'Bonnie And Clyde:' A Gangster Flick That Gave Us A New...

August 13, 2020

Bonnie and Clyde changed American cinema. The film didn’t just serve as a dividing line between new and old Hollywood, but it created a shockwave of freedom ...

Candice Bergen: Young Cover Girl And 'Carnal Knowledge'...

August 11, 2020

Candice Bergen in a Vogue photo shoot from 1967. Hair by Carrie White. (Photo by Fouli Elia/Conde Nast via Getty Images) Candice Bergen's Hollywood journey fr...

Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull's Famous Flute Man, Stories A...

August 10, 2020

Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull performs live on stage at the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, London on November 14 1974 (Photo by Ian Dickson/Redferns) Few r...

How Did Pee-wee Herman Become A Thing? Paul Reubens' St...

August 9, 2020

Actor Paul Reubens poses for a portrait dressed as his character Pee-wee Herman in May 1980 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Im...

Xanadu: The 1980 Olivia Newton-John Flop Everyone Must ...

August 8, 2020

The 1980 film Xanadu combines Greek gods, neon lights, Olivia Newton John, and the plight of a lowly music industry painter. It’s hard to wrap your head arou...

Caroline Munro: Hammer Horror And Bond Beauty, Then And...

August 7, 2020

Caroline Munro, the British actress who was both a Hammer Horror mainstay and a Bond Girl, was a top onscreen seductress of the '70s. Munro, who'd risen to p...

Robert Mitchum: Hollywood's First Bad Boy And Star Poth...

August 6, 2020

Left: Actor Robert Mitchum smokes a cigarette outdoors, circa 1948. Right: Mitchum with Marilyn Monroe in 'River Of No Return' (1954). Sources: Hulton Archive/G...

'Lawrence Of Arabia,' Starring Peter O'Toole: Facts And...

August 2, 2020

At nearly four hours long, Lawrence of Arabia is a career defining performance by Peter O’Toole, and it’s one of the greatest films ever made. Directed by Da...

Pink Panther Movies: Facts And Trivia About Inspector C...

July 26, 2020

Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) hides in a trash can in 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again.' Source: Gerry Images / Bettmann / Contributor Cool and of...

Young Faye Dunaway: 'Bonnie And Clyde's Bonnie, Then An...

July 25, 2020

Left: Faye Dunaway on the set of 'Bonnie and Clyde,' directed by Arthur Penn. Right: Dunaway in 'The Happening.' Sources: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Imag...

Katharine Ross: The Young 'Graduate' Star Who Was 'Too ...

July 23, 2020

With appearances in The Graduate (1967) and Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969), Katharine Ross emerged as a versatile girl-next-door actress adept at ...

J Fred Muggs: The Chimp Who Boosted 'The Today Show's R...

July 19, 2020

NBC News' Dave Garroway, J. Fred Muggs the chimpanzee celebrate the 5th Anniversary of "TODAY" on January 14, 1957 -- Photo by: NBC/NBC NewsWire The Today Sho...

'Attica! Attica!' Pacino's 'Dog Day Afternoon' Line, Ex...

July 17, 2020

Even if you haven’t watched Dog Day Afternoon, one of the most intense and tragicomic films of the 1970s, you’ve heard the phrase “Attica! Attica!” Al Pacino...

60 Groovy Photographs

July 16, 2020

What was it really like to fly on the grooviest of airlines? How did a show like Batman change when Barbara Gordon was added to the cast? And just what is Ace Frehley doing behind the drums? We’re an...

The Magnificent Seven: The Greatest Cast List Of Any We...

July 16, 2020

Steve McQueen (1930 - 1980) as Vin and Yul Brynner (1920 - 1985) as Chris in 'The Magnificent Seven', 1960. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) T...

We Are In Complete Awe Of These Magical Photos From The...

July 15, 2020

Collected here are some enchanting photos of the past that will bring these moments back to life. You’ll find hilarious fashion fads, strange cultural trends, pol...

Whoopee! Wild 'Newlywed Game' Answers, An Urban Legend ...

July 11, 2020

Bob Eubanks on 'The Newlywed Game,' April 23, 1970. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images) ...

Janet Leigh: Young 'Psycho' Victim And Jamie Lee Curtis...

July 6, 2020

Janet Leigh on the set of Jet Pilot, directed by Josef von Sternberg. (Photo by R.K.O. Radio/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) Janet Leigh's Psycho (1...

Who's In The '27 Club'? List Of The Famous Who Died You...

July 3, 2020

Cool people like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison may be members, but the 27 Club is one of the few institutions of fame that no one in their righ...

Karen Black, From 'Easy Rider' and 'Five Easy Pieces' T...

July 1, 2020

Karen Black and Kris Kristofferson in 'Cisco Pike,' 1971. (Photo by John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) Fans of cult cinema from the 1960...

Ray Harryhausen's Stop-Motion Animation: How He Made Th...

June 29, 2020

With Jason and the Argonauts, Clash of the Titans, One Million B.C., and three Sinbad movies, stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen created fantasy worlds tha...

Dark Shadows: Facts About The Soap Opera That Dared To ...

June 27, 2020

Jonathan Frid and Grayson Hall of 'Dark Shadows,' November 27, 1968. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via...

Lindsay Wagner: The Bionic Woman, Then and Now

June 22, 2020

Lindsay Wagner starred as TV's Bionic Woman from 1976-78, a spin-off character and show that sometimes rivaled its source, The Six Million Dollar Man. Up until the mid-'...

What Was 'Dance Fever?' Deney Terrio's Disco Showmanshi...

June 15, 2020

Every week from 1979 to 1987 Deney Terrio and Motion brought Dance Fever into the homes of people across the country. Created by Merv Griffin, the series was...

The Gong Show Celebrities: List Of Stars Who Debuted On...

June 14, 2020

Left: Chuck Barris, host of 'The Gong Show.' Right: Pee Wee Herman, also known as Gong Show competitor Paul Reubens. Sources: Bettmann / Contributor / Getty; IM...

Mr. Center Square: Paul Lynde's Strange Celebrity Story

June 13, 2020

Television in the 1960s and ‘70s wouldn’t be the same without Paul Lynde, the beloved, sassy comic actor who was best known for his work as the center square on...

Remember Sniglets? List Of Words That Should Have Been ...

June 10, 2020

Rich Hall. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images) Comedian Rich Hall gave us the "sniglet" ...

Joan Rivers: Can We Talk About The Funny Woman Who Scar...

June 8, 2020

Joan Rivers on 'The Hollywood Palace.' Airdate: February 5, 1966. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Ge...

Did Barbara Walters Ask Katharine Hepburn What Tree She...

June 2, 2020

987: (L-R) Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Walters on '20/20' on Sept. 18th. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images) “If you were a tree what kind of tr...

'The Wicker Man' Truth And Stories: Early Folk Horror W...

June 1, 2020

In 1973 The Wicker Man combined the gothic undertones of Hammer Horror and the terror inherent with going off the beaten path to create a genre defining folk...

How Big Clint Walker Created The TV Western With 'Cheye...

May 30, 2020

Left: Publicity photo of Clint Walker. Right: Walker as Cheyenne Bodie with Tom Gilson as Deputy Sheriff Babe Riker. Sources: eBay; Walt Disney Television via G...

'What Did You Think?' When Family Ties And Sad Michael ...

May 28, 2020

The first kiss between Alex P. Keaton and Ellen (played by Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan) was a big deal on Family Ties, and it made "At This Moment" a big...

Lee Meriwether, TV Batman's Other Other Catwoman, Then ...

May 27, 2020

Where do you know Lee Meriwether from? Depending on what kind of TV you watched in the ‘60s and ‘70s you could know her from anything from Batman to Star Tre...

The Blues Brothers: Cast List Of This 1980 Comedy Class...

May 24, 2020

With young John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Carrie Fisher, The Blues Brothers (1980) was loaded for comedy in its major roles. But the cast list doesn't stop th...

Kelly's Heroes: Cast List Of This 1970 Film, With Behin...

May 23, 2020

The 1970 film Kelly’s Heroes, with a cast list of Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles, and Telly Savalas, tells the story of World War II soldiers...

'Say Hello To My Little Friend' Quote From 'Scarface' (...

May 21, 2020

When Al Pacino as Tony Montana says "Say hello to my little friend" toward the end of Scarface (1983), you can bet he's not introducing a personal acquaintan...

The Great Escape: Cast List Of This Star-Studded Movie ...

May 20, 2020

The Great Escape (1963) and its cast list inevitably come up when discussing the best war movies and iconic '60s films. Its star was Steve McQueen, though th...

'Murder By Death' Cast List Of One Of The First Cult Cl...

May 19, 2020

Peter Falk, David Niven and Truman Capote in 'Murder By Death.' Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images. Murder By Death, the 1976 whodunit starring a who...

June Carter Cash's Death, Life, And Times: Biography Of...

May 15, 2020

American country singer Johnny Cash with his wife June Carter photographed in a London park during their visit to Britain, a few weeks after their wedding. 3rd ...

Frank Sinatra's Death: The Aftermath, And How Seinfeld ...

May 14, 2020

The night Frank Sinatra died, America was busy watching Seinfeld. It was May 14, 1998, and Ol' Blue Eyes was going to the great Vegas showroom in the sky, bu...

Monty Python Was Formed In 1969: Facts, Trivia, Things ...

May 11, 2020

The comedy troupe Monty Python gave us the Dead Parrot Sketch, the Ministry of Silly Walks, the Upper-Class Twit of the Year, "Wink-wink, nudge-nudge, say no...

Fred Astaire: Biography, Things You Didn't Know, Trivia...

May 10, 2020

Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth in a publicity portrait issued for the film, 'You Were Never Lovelier', 1942. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) ...

'Follow the Money' Quote From 'All The President's Men'...

May 7, 2020

The rule for uncovering political corruption is “Follow the money” -- but this became common thanks to the Watergate scandal movie All The President’s Men (1...

Audrey Hepburn: Young, Old, And Living Life To The Full...

May 4, 2020

circa 1957: Headshot of Belgian-born actor Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993), wearing a strapless dress, holding her white-gloved hands near to her face. (Photo by H...

Jeanne Bal, Star Trek's 'Man Trap:' Biography Of Episod...

May 3, 2020

Star Trek's memorable guest stars hold a special place in fans' hearts, and the first one (not including series pilots) was Jeanne Bal in "The Man Trap." As ...

Groovy Photos That Reveal A Different Side To The 90s

May 2, 2020

After the end of the Cold War the 1990s were a time of dramatic cultural transformations. People were ready for the new millennium even if they weren’t exactly sure ho...

Jane Seymour Young: Then-And-Now Photos Of The Timeless...

April 27, 2020

Jane Seymour on the series 'Battlestar Galactica,' 1978. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Image...

Barbara Walters: The First Woman Nightly News Anchor Ev...

April 22, 2020

For over 50 years, Barbara Walters was a familiar face on TV news, starting with The Today Show, and continuing through the ABC Evening News, 20/20, and The ...

Penny Arcade: Performance Artist, Comedian Who Caught W...

April 16, 2020

Penny Arcade remains the most forthright, outspoken and infamous artist you probably don’t know. Despite being dealt a terrible hand, Arcade, who was born S...

Britt Ekland Young: Then And Now Photos Of The Bond Gir...

April 14, 2020

Swedish bombshell Britt Ekland secured her place in movie history as a gun moll in Get Carter (1971), a pagan temptress in The Wicker Man (1973), and a Bond ...

Cheryl Ladd Young: A Then-And-Now Look At The Charlie's...

April 11, 2020

For Cheryl Ladd, Charlie's Angels was a launchpad to stardom, although replacing Farrah Fawcett was a tall order. The multi-talented Ladd flourished as an An...

1968 Academy Awards Postponed Due To Martin Luther King...

April 8, 2020

Sammy Davis Jr. and Barbra Streisand, as the latter presents him with an Oscar, for best song first used in an eligible motion picture, Talk to the Animals duri...

Jill St. John Young, Then And Now: A Bond Girl's Career

April 7, 2020

As the first American to play a Bond girl, Jill St. John cemented her place in film history with her turn as Tiffany Case in Diamonds are Forever (1971). But St...

Barbara Bach, Bond Girl And Starr Wife, Then And Now

April 5, 2020

Actress Barbara Bach on the set of "The Spy Who Loved Me". (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) made Barbara Bach famous,...