Retro Photos We Never Knew Were Captured

By Sarah Norman | August 30, 2023 Fantasy Island (1977 to 1984).

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 Old school toys, long outdated technology, and favorite cartoons and TV shows...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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Pictured here are Mr. Roarke, played by Ricardo Montalbán and Tattoo (played by Hervé Villechaize) of Fantasy Island. Tattoo would hustle to the bell tower shouting his iconic line: "De plane! De plane!" to announce the arrival of a new guests for each episode. Mr. Roarke, was the island’s man of mystery and intrigue (who only seems to have one name). He would grant the island’s guests all their fantasies... for a price. The Fantasy Island television series was created by Gene Levitt and originally aired on ABC from 1977 to 1984 and then was revived for a 1998–99 season.

1979 Ad for The Cars' Debut Album, The Cars.

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The Cars self-titled debut was released in the summer of 1978 and sold one million copies by the end of the first year. They won the public over with new wave hits such as "Just What I Needed," "My Best Friend's Girl," and "Good Times Roll". These three singles remained on the charts for 139 weeks (peaking at number 18 in 1979) and the album as a whole, hit it right out of the park and is still widely regarded as the band’s best. According to lead guitarist Elliot Easton, "We used to joke that the first album should be called The Cars Greatest Hits.”