Groovy Photos We Had No Idea Existed

By Sarah Norman | October 30, 2023

Paul Newman during the filming of The Young Philadelphians (1959)

This collection of memories and behind the scene glimpses into Hollywood’s history have us completely smitten with the past. It feels like just yesterday when "Who's the Boss?" was still on the air and it’s so strange to think that groundbreaking musician David Bowie and mogul Hugh Hefner are no longer alive. Come daydream away with this batch of goodies from pop culture history.

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Here we have a shot of Paul Newman during the filming of The Young Philadelphians back in 1959. The award-winning actor also went on to become a director, producer, philanthropist, and quite the racecar driver. As old ‘cool hand’ once explained, auto racing was "the first thing that I ever found I had any grace in". 

Some of his impressive title character roles include The Hustler (1961) and Cool Hand Luke (1967), as well as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), as Butch Cassidy, The Sting (1973), and The Verdict (1982). Newman has won and was nominated for numerous awards. He took home an Academy Award for his performance in The Color of Money (1986), a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and an Emmy Award… just to name a few.

Nanu nanu? Spacewoman and Spaceman from the Tomorrowland Park at Disneyland in 1960

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The “Spaceman” character was one of Disney’s Tomorrowland theme park’s most iconic elements of the 50s and 60s. In this rare photo from the Disneyland archives “Space Woman” makes an appearance.

It was December of 1955 when construction for Disneyland’s original Tomorrowland began. So basically, that left them a whopping six months to complete it. The early incarnation of Disneyland’s Tomorrowland featured a series of exhibits that were essentially corporate brochures realized in 3-D. Sadly, Walt wasn’t able to communicate his vision until 1967 when he set new plans for Tomorrowland in motion. Then he didn’t live long enough to see how it came together.