Groovy Icons In Pop Culture History We Can't Get Enough Of...

By | January 19, 2023

Jamie Lee Curtis at the Cannes Film Festival in 1980.

Remember when westerns and science fiction were the most popular genres on television? And when Sonny & Cher were still a duo? Back when music and fashion somehow always seemed to grow and change together? Collected here are memories of the groovy beginnings of some of the most beloved icons in popular culture. 

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Pictured here is the legendary scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis. Curtis dominated the horror scene of the ‘70s. With films like Prom Night, Terror Train, The Fog, and John Carpenter's Halloween.

It wasn’t until Trading Spaces in 1983 that she started getting notoriety outside the horror genre. The role also earned her a BAFTA award as best supporting actress. She went on to work on A Fish Called Wanda and was nominated for a BAFTA as Best Leading Actress. Then in 1994 she won a Golden Globe for True Lies and hasn't stopped working since.

Leigh Taylor-Young co-starred with Edward G Robinson and Charlton Heston in the film Soylent Green 1973

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Pictured here is the lovely stage, screen, and radio actress, Leigh Taylor-Young. She got her first big break in 1966 when she was cast as Rachel Welles on the primetime soap opera Peyton Place. But it was her performance as Shirl, the "furniture" girl, in the science fiction classic Soylent Green (1973) that she will probably always be best known for.

She co-starred along with Edward G Robinson and Charlton Heston in the post-apocalyptic science fiction thriller. The storyline is loosely based on the 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison, which combines both the police procedural and science fiction genres and is set in a dystopian future. It won the Nebula Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film in 1973.