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Gina Lollobrigida: The Classic Italian Screen Siren, Th...

August 18, 2019

Left: Gina Lollobrigida in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame,' 1956. Right: In 'Trapeze,' 1956. Sources: IMDB; Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images Gina Lollobrig...

Is Elvis Alive? Sightings, Stories & King-Sized Conspir...

August 16, 2019

Left: Elvis Presley in concert circa 1977. Right: Detail of an image purported to be a high-resolution scan of the 'pool house photo' from 1977. Soures: R.D/Ima...

Bob Dylan's 1966 Motorcycle Accident: What Really Happe...

August 13, 2019

On July 29th, 1966, the month after Blonde On Blonde was released, Bob Dylan crashed his motorcycle near Woodstock, New York. It was a mysterious event that ...

Before Fake News, Walter Cronkite Was 'Most Trusted Man...

August 9, 2019

Once there was a newsman named Walter Cronkite. He was a war correspondent who went on to be a CBS news anchor, and during his 19-year run he gave us the str...

Joni Mitchell: The Young Folk Icon, Then And Now

August 8, 2019

Portrait of Canadian musician Joni Mitchell, November 1968, from a shoot for the fashion magazine Vogue. Photo by Jack Robinson/Getty Images Canadian singer-songwriter ...

Mr. Rogers, 'Neighborhood' Hero: Facts And True Stories

August 7, 2019

Fred Rogers, whose Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was a children's TV institution, became not just a popular TV host for kids but also a folk hero of sorts to thos...

Carroll Baker, 'Baby Doll's Scandalous Star: Her Rise A...

July 31, 2019

Left: Carroll Baker as depicted on the lurid poster for 'Baby Doll.' Right: Baker in character in the title role of 'Sylvia.' Sources: IMPAwards.com; Sunset Bou...

That One Time Queen Met The Queen In 1974 (And Everyone...

July 30, 2019

British rock band Queen posing with a woman, September 1974. Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images Queen, the group that would give us "Bohemian Rhapsody" and...

Who Is Austin Butler, And Can He Play Elvis In A Movie?

July 25, 2019

Left: Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler attend Sony Pictures' 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' Los Angeles Premiere on July 22, 2019. Right: Elvis Presley. Sour...

John Lennon And Yoko Ono: A Love Story That Creeped His...

July 19, 2019

John Lennon, sporting a short haircut, and his wife Yoko Ono among the spectators at the Watergate hearings 6/27. At the witness table was John Dean III. Source...

Why Isn't Suzi Quatro In The Rock Hall Of Fame? The Fir...

July 17, 2019

Left: Suzi Quatro on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1975. Right: On stage at the Hammersmith Odeon in London in 1978. Sources: eBay; David Redfern/Redferns via G...

Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark And Movie Macabre Hostess,...

July 16, 2019

Anyone who was living in Los Angeles in the 1980s remembers the big black hair, gratuitous puns, and the late night b-movies of Elvira’s Movie Macabre. As on...

Julie London: The 'Emergency!' Life Saver Who Was 'Too ...

July 13, 2019

Which Julie London do you remember? Successful as both a singer and actress, Julie London had at least two phases of her career: there was Julie the sultry s...

How Dennis Hopper's 'Last Movie' Got Him Kicked Out Of ...

July 8, 2019

Actor and director Dennis Hopper and cameraman Laslo Kovacs prepare to shoot a scene from his movie 'Easy Rider' in 1969 in Taos, New Mexico. (Photo by Michael ...

Young Frankenstein's Igor, And More: The Marty Feldman ...

July 7, 2019

With his bulging eyes, Marty Feldman was one of the most distinctive faces in entertainment, with an unforgettable appearance as Igor in Mel Brooks' 1974 com...

Mr. Wizard, TV's Original Science Guy: Highly Experimen...

July 3, 2019

For decades, Don Herbert, better known as Mr. Wizard, wowed American youngsters with science. Watch Mr. Wizard's demonstrations of chemistry and physics, oft...

The David Lee Roth Fetish Photo Shoot That Almost Sank ...

July 2, 2019

Left: Michael Anthony, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen at the Cobo Hall on July 4, 1980. (Photo by Michael Marks/Getty Images) Right: Detail ...

Clint Eastwood: A Cowboy On Screen And In The Director'...

June 29, 2019

As "Dirty" Harry Callahan, Josey Wales, and "The Man With No Name," Clint Eastwood established himself as one of the great screen badasses of the '60s and '7...

How 'Light My Fire' Got The Doors Banned From Ed Sulliv...

June 26, 2019

Left: Jim Morrison in an undated photo. Right: Morrison on The Ed Sullivan Show. Sources: Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images; Vimeo.com The Doors wer...

Karen Allen: The Girl Who Had Indiana Jones' Number, Th...

June 25, 2019

We met Karen Allen as the sweetheart, much-too-nice girlfriend of Boon in Animal House (1978), but it was really with Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981) that aud...

Young Arnold Schwarzenegger: True Stories Of A Musclebo...

June 24, 2019

Left: Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Pumping Iron' (1977). Right: Working out with Sally Field in 1976. Sources: IMDB; Bettman/Contributor via Getty Images For Arn...

The Last Days Of John Belushi: The SNL Star's Tragic En...

June 22, 2019

John Belushi in January 1981. Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images Despite his infectious comic persona John Belushi, veteran of Satur...

Paul McCartney: The Beatle Who Grew Wings And Ditched M...

June 19, 2019

Left: Promotional still from 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years' (2016). Right: McCartney and wife Linda McCartney from Wings backstage at Newc...

Was Vikki 'The Back' Dougan The Jessica Rabbit Of The '...

June 18, 2019

Left: Vikki Dougan at Ciro's in Los Angeles, California, in 1957. Right: Animation cel of Jessica Rabbit. Source: Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty...

How Funny Fighter Jackie Chan Became The Action Comedy ...

June 16, 2019

Left: Jackie Chan in 'Drunken Master' (1978). Right: Chan at the Trocadero in Paris in 1981. Sources: IMDB; URLI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images In a career that...

15 Things You Might Not Know About Andy Warhol, WWF Fan...

June 15, 2019

Left: Gavin MacLeod and Andy Warhol shooting the 'Love Boat' episode 'Hidden Treasure/Pictures From the Past/Ace's Salary,' which aired on October 12, 1985. Rig...

Cybill Shepherd: Your Young 'Taxi Driver' Crush, Then A...

June 13, 2019

Cybill Shepherd is the rare model-turned-actress who has thrived in both worlds. From her early career on the covers of Seventeen and Glamour to films includ...

Lola Falana: From Sammy Davis Jr. Protegee To Queen Of ...

June 10, 2019

Left: Publicity photo of Lola Falana circa 1970. Right: Lola Falana portrait from CBS-TV. Source: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images; Wikimedia Commons Lola F...

Vampira, The First Horror Host: Her Short, Frustrating ...

June 9, 2019

Left: Vampira, nee Maila Nurmi, drinking from a smoking cocktail glass in front of a spider-web. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Right: Vampira on a lobb...

Young Beverly Johnson, First Black 'Vogue' Cover Model,...

June 8, 2019

Left: Portrait of American fashion model and actress Beverly Johnson, with braided hair, as she poses beside a mirror, New York, 1970s. (Photo by Anthony Barboz...

Erin Gray: 'Buck Rogers's Col. Wilma Deering, Then And ...

June 5, 2019

Left: Erin Gray on an episode of 'Love Boat' from 1980. Right: Gray as Colonel Wilma Deering on 'Buck Rogers In The 25th Century.' Sources: Photo by ABC Photo A...

We Got Pele: NY Cosmos And American Soccer Mania In The...

June 2, 2019

For a moment in the 1970s, Pelé and the New York Cosmos seemed capable of doing the impossible: turning America into a soccer-loving nation. Soccer isn't Ame...

Beat It, Trebek! Cancer Is 'Near Remission' Says Jeopar...

May 30, 2019

Television personality Alex Trebek attends a ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on March 27, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireI...

1963: With 'Live At The Apollo,' James Brown Invents Th...

May 29, 2019

Left: The 'Godfather of Soul' James Brown relaxes backstage with his shirt off wearing slippers and a cross at the Apollo Theatre in 1964 in New York, New York....

Robby The Robot: The Sci-Fi Prop Who Thinks He's An Act...

May 23, 2019

Left: Peter Falk as Columbo and Robby the Robot in a guest-starring role on a 1974 episode of 'Columbo.' Right: Robby in a colorized lobby card for 'Forbidden P...

Cool Hand Luke's 'Failure To Communicate:' Paul Newman,...

May 21, 2019

Left: Paul Newman as Luke, attempting to eat fifty hard-boiled eggs in an hour in the film 'Cool Hand Luke', 1967. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Imag...

Mind The Gap: Supermodel Lauren Hutton's Imperfect Beau...

May 19, 2019

Left: Model Lauren Hutton in Vogue in 1969 wearing a Kimberly wool knit tunic and pants with multicolored dyed mink muffler. (Photo by Gianni Penati/Condé Nast ...

1960: As 'Suzie Wong,' Asian Actress Nancy Kwan Broke B...

May 16, 2019

Left: Tony Curtis and Nancy Kwan in 'Arrivederci, Baby!' (1966). Right: Nancy Kwan and William Holden in 'The World Of Suzie Wong' (1960). Source: ullstein bild...

Doris Day, 'Pillow Talk' Star, Was America's '50s Sweet...

May 13, 2019

Portrait of Doris Day from the '60s; with Rock Hudson on the movie poster for 'Pillow Talk' (1959). Sources: Bettmann/Getty; IMDB Doris Day, the Calamity Jane...

Was Orson Welles Drunk On Paul Masson? These Outtakes W...

May 10, 2019

For TV viewers around the turn of the '80s, Orson Welles' Paul Masson wine commercials raised so many questions -- including "Who is Orson Welles?" and "Why ...

Very Rare Photos Of Marilyn Monroe: An Icon's Most Unde...

May 9, 2019

LOS ANGELES - 1951: Rising star Marilyn Monroe poses for a portrait in a dress made out of an Idaho potato sack in 1951 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ea...

The Truth About Bela Lugosi: Iconic Dracula's Hollywood...

May 7, 2019

Left: Bela Lugosi and Helen Chandler in 'Dracula' (1931). Right: An undated publicity photo of Lugosi. Sources: IMDB; John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via...

Nostalgic Portraits Almost Lost In History

May 6, 2019

Life was different in the Groovy Era. In the middle of the 20th century there was a change in the way that people were thinking. Some people went back to nature, some hit the op...

Young Ursula Andress: Original Bond Girl Honey Ryder, T...

May 6, 2019

Securing her place in film history as Dr. No's Honey Ryder, Ursula Andress was the original Bond Girl in the 007 film franchise. Following her turn opposite ...

When Bowie Moved To Berlin: Killing The Duke To Save Th...

May 5, 2019

David Bowie performing in Tokyo's NHK HALL on the Low & Heroes Tour, December 1978. Source: (Photo by Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images) The "Berlin Trilog...

Tura Satana: 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!'s Buxom Mov...

May 3, 2019

Sometimes a single image from an obscure source breaks through into the mainstream -- such is the case with Tura Satana in the movie Faster, Pussycat! Kill! ...

Vargas Girls: From WWII Cheesecake To The Cars' 'Candy-...

May 1, 2019

Early in the 20th century, an American visual style was invented by the Peruvian-born artist Alberto Vargas. The "Vargas Girls" he painted, as they were late...

Adrienne Barbeau: 'Swamp Thing' Scream Queen, Then And ...

April 30, 2019

With a string of early-'80s movies like The Fog, Escape From New York, The Cannonball Run, Swamp Thing, and Creepshow, Adrienne Barbeau established herself a...

Ann-Margret: Young Vixen Of The '60s, Then And Now

April 29, 2019

Left: Ann-Margret wearing black boots, circa 1967. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images). Right: Ann-Margret in Murderer's Row (1967). Source: IMDB With a ...

Rita Moreno: 'West Side Story's Young Anita, Then And N...

April 27, 2019

Rita Moreno as Anita in West Side Story (1961); in a publicity photo circa 1955. Source: Getty; Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Hollywood...

Trailblazer Actress And Sportscaster Jayne Kennedy, The...

April 7, 2019

Jayne Kennedy poses for a portrait in circa 1985 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Throughout the...

Why Do People Hate Jane Fonda? Her 'Hanoi Jane' Episode...

April 3, 2019

In 1972, actress Jane Fonda traveled to North Vietnam on an anti-war mission. Due to actions and images some people consider unpatriotic or treasonous, she e...

Don't Call Her Blondie: Debbie Harry, Then And Now

March 31, 2019

Debbie Harry of Blondie performing at Jazz Bilzen Festival, Bilzen, Belgium, 12th August 1978; Debbie Harry photo shoot circa 1978. Sources: Gie Knaeps/Getty Images; MP...

Jacqueline Bisset, Young Beauty Of 'The Deep,' Then And...

March 27, 2019

A young Jacqueline Bisset in 1969, and with Nick Nolte in 'The Deep' (1977). Source: Wikimedia Commons; Columbia Pictures/Getty Images Jacqueline Bisset comma...

Diana Rigg, Then And Now: Emma Peel, Tracy Bond, And Ol...

March 21, 2019

When it comes to British sex symbols of the late '60s, few can compete with Diana Rigg as Emma Peel on The Avengers and Tracy Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret...

Stevie Nicks Has A Shawl Vault And Harry Styles Is Her ...

March 20, 2019

Stevie Nicks performing live onstage in 1978. (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns) Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac is 70 years old and, as shown in a recent Rol...

How The 'Whipped Cream' Girl Sold 6 Million Herb Alpert...

March 17, 2019

The 1965 album Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass was a hot seller, moving over 6 million units. It's a good album, without a doub...

Steve Martin's “Well, Excu-u-use Me!” - A Catchphrase T...

March 5, 2019

Paul Natkin ArchiveSteve Martin on 7/22/78 in Chicago, Il. Source: (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage) Steve Martin was always a performerWho would have ever...

How 'Sea Hunt' Star Lloyd Bridges Got Funny In 'Airplan...

March 2, 2019

A generation got to know Lloyd Bridges from Airplane!, the 1980 comedy film in which he played Steve McCroskey. But the generation before that already knew h...

Pam Grier: From 'Foxy Brown' And 'Coffy' To 'Jackie Bro...

March 1, 2019

Actress Pam Grier poses for a photo circa 1972 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images) Pam Grier has gone by a lot of names o...

How Old Is Olivia de Havilland? The Screen Siren, Then ...

February 27, 2019

Olivia de Havilland in a studio portrait circa 1935. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) There's one screen siren left from the golden age of Hollywood. An...

What Really Became Of Mikey, The Life Cereal Commercial...

February 25, 2019

In the 1970s, it was one of the most frequently-aired advertisements on TV: the Life cereal "Mikey Likes It" TV commercial. The spot starred a very cute youn...

Who Was In The Rat Pack? Sinatra's Vegas Crew, Explaine...

February 15, 2019

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop - posed outside Sands Casino, Las Vegas, 1960 at "Summit At Sands" (Photo by GAB Archive...

Who Did Warren Beatty Date?: The Full List Of His Lover...

February 14, 2019

Circa 1961: Actor Warren Beatty and actress Natalie Wood attend a party in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) ...

Jessica Lange, Then And Now: How The Young 'King Kong' ...

February 10, 2019

Jessica Lange on the set of The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), based on the novel by James M. Cain, and directed by Bob Rafelson. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard...

Were Bela Lugosi And Boris Karloff Rivals? The Truth Ab...

February 9, 2019

Boris Karloff as Edmond Bateman and Bela Lugosi as Dr Richard Vallin in a scene from the1935 film, "The Raven" directed by Lew Landers for United Pictures. Sour...

The 'Grease' Gal Who Got Physical: Olivia Newton-John, ...

February 7, 2019

We'll always remember Olivia Newton-John for Grease, the 1978 musical film in which she played the wholesome Sandy (well, wholesome until the end) opposite J...

Young Lynda Carter: 1970s Through Today

January 24, 2019

'The New Original Wonder Woman', starring Lynda Carter debuted on November 7, 1975. Source: (ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) Famed as the 1970s TV incarnation of Wonder...

Jungle Pam: Drag Racing's Sweetheart Of The Funny Car T...

January 21, 2019

Left: Photo shoot for Hot Rod Magazine with Jungle Pam Hardy. (Photo by Mike Brenner/The Enthusiast Network/Getty Images). Right: Jungle Pam on the job. Source:...

Dennis Hopper: A Supporting Actor Who Stole The Show

January 19, 2019

He played Billy in Easy Rider, the Photojournalist in Apocalypse Now, Frank Booth in Blue Velvet, and Shooter in Hoosiers -- where do you rank the late Dennis Hopp...

Pablo Escobar: The Drug Lord The U.S. Couldn't Catch

January 17, 2019

Cocaine promised a party that might never end, and for Pablo Escobar, the drug lord who made a fortune off its sale, the same sense of longevity and even invincibi...

Farewell Carol Channing: 'Hello, Dolly!' Star Was 97 

January 15, 2019

For the late Carol Channing, Hello, Dolly! was the role of a lifetime, and one she played many times in her life. By some estimates, Channing, who died on Januar...

This Man Was Jeopardy’s First Host. Who Was Art Fleming...

January 15, 2019

Art Fleming. Source: (NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) Today, we associate Alex Trebek with the TV quiz show Jeopardy!, but the first host of the progr...

Farrah Fawcett's Red Swimsuit: The Poster That Made Her...

January 14, 2019

WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 02: Farrah Fawcett memorabilia included in a donation ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum Of American History on February 2, 2011 ...

Batman's Adam West, And The Sexy Love Life We Never Kne...

January 8, 2019

Left: American actor Adam West, 1967. Source: (Photo by Harry Dempster/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Right Frank Gorshin as The Riddler. Source: IMDB ...

Peggy Lipton, Mod Squad's Julie Barnes, Was An Icon Of ...

December 31, 2018

Peggy Lipton in publicity photos for 'The Mod Squad' from in 1969 and 'Twin Peaks' from 1990. Photos: ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty; IMDBImages) Actress Pe...

With 'American Top 40' And Shaggy, Casey Kasem Narrated...

December 15, 2018

Left: Casey Kasem in the Top 40 studio in 1998. Right: Shaggy Rogers from 'Scooby Doo,' one of many animated characters Kasem. Sources: Kim Kulish/Corbis via Ge...

“The Giving Tree” Author Also Wrote the Novelty Song “C...

December 13, 2018

Photo of Shel Silverstein, 1968 (Photo by Alice Ochs/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Today, we remember the American writer Shel Silverstein more fo...

Andre The Giant: Fierce In The Ring But Mr. Nice Guy In...

December 10, 2018

Though his English was not good or intelligible, Andre the Giant, the pro wrestler, became a beloved entertainer for an American and global fan base. He was ...

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...