Unedited Vintage Photos No One Talks About

By Sarah Norman | September 14, 2023

Betty Brosmer was the highest paid model in the mid 1950's, she was on over 200 magazine covers.

It is the people that make the past what it was. The lives people live, decisions they make, and things they accomplish are all woven into the tapestry of history and tell the story of the time period. That is true with the people shown in this collection of photos. These people – all icons of the groovy era – have left their imprint on the era. Let’s see how many of them you can remember. 

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With her toned body, impossibly tiny waist, and stunning good looks, it is no wonder that beautiful Betty Brosmer was one of the most prolific modes of the 1950s. She was always athletic and enjoyed fitness, which helped her to maintain her figure. At the age of 13, she appeared in a catalog. That gig helped her catch the eye of pin-up photographers, Alberto Vargas and Earl Moran. She was just 15 years old when she moved to New York City in 1950 to work as a full-time model. Although she was only 15, the make-up, clothing, hairstyles, and poses she did as a pin-up model made her look ten years old. 

Actress Lee Meriwether in her Catwoman costume, 1966.

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Actress Lee Meriwether has a unique place in the history of the Batman entertainment canon. As you can see in this photo from 1966, Meriwether played Catwoman in the Batman movie, which was based on the hit TV series, however she was the only performer in a major role that wasn’t in the TV series. Adam West, Burt Ward, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Burgess Meredith, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Madge Blake, and Stafford Repp al reprised their roles in the film version of Batman, but Julie Newmar who played Catwoman in the television series opted not to appear in the film, opening the door for Lee Meriwether.