Retro Photos We Never Knew Were Captured

By Sarah Norman | September 6, 2023

Clint Eastwood, circa 1970.

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 Old school toys, long outdated technology, and favorite cartoons and TV shows...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 is actor, filmmaker, musician, political figure and all around badass, Clint Eastwood. Before seeing success as a  filmmaker, the ruggedly handsome actor achieved his early fame in the Western TV series Rawhide and he quickly rose to international stardom throughout the 1970s with roles in just about all the Westerns from the era worth watching. Soon after, he went ahead and set the standard for the ‘anti-hero cop’ archetype with his performance as Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films during the 1970s and 1980s. Eastwood and his standard “tough guy roles” have pretty much sealed his fate as the official cultural icon of masculinity. Fantasy Island (1977 to 1984).

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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.