Retro Photos We Never Knew Were Captured

By Sarah Norman | June 14, 2023

Here he comes! Here comes Speed Racer!

It’s once again time to take a peek into the old Groovy History archives and when you see what we have collected here you’ll be full of nostalgia in no time. Old school toys, long outdated technology, and favorite cartoons and TV shows... collected here are some pretty groovy Kodak moments from the not so distant past.

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The Japanese animation franchise, Speed Racer, also known as Mach GoGoGo, is based on a manga comic centered around racing. This was one of the early examples of an anime becoming a successful franchise after being adapted for an American audience. In this case, it was in both print and television.

The 52 episodes anime aired from April 1967 to March 1968 and was later re-broadcast on from July 1 to September 25, 2008. There were also chapters of the manga that were adapted and released by NOW Comics back in the 1990s under the name Speed Racer Classics. It wasn’t until 2008 when it was republished entirely under its Americanized title, Speed Racer, Mach GoGoGo. 

Jeff Bridges & Jessica Lange in King Kong (1976).

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Get a load of these two! A dashing Jeff Bridges and a young Jessica Lange back in 1976 when they starred together in the classic monster film King Kong. This was actually Jessica Lang’s very first film role and she was a hit. The film itself was extremely commercially successful, it earned back triple what it cost Paramount Pictures to make it. The film brought in over $90 million dollars worldwide and sat at #5 on Variety's chart of the top domestic (U.S.) moneymakers of 1977. It also won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in addition to receiving nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Sound.