Unedited Vintage Photos No One Talks About

By Sarah Norman | May 26, 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. 

The Price Is Right host Bob Barker with Janice Pennington and Anitra Ford, 1972

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Did you know that Anitra Ford and Janice Pennington were the original models on the TV game show, “The Price Is Right” when it made its debut on September 4, 1972? The two beauties joined host Bob Barker. Both women started as fashion models and were best friends prior to joining “The Price Is Right”. An actress as well as a model, Ford appeared in several films, including The Big Bird Cage, Invasion of the Bee Girls, and The Longest Yard with Burt Reynolds. She also landed a few television roles on shows such as "Starsky and Hutch", "The Streets of San Francisco", and "The Odd Couple". Janice Pennington was a singer dancer before finding work as a model. She performed as a dancer in Vegas and joined a rock group that toured Europe with Liza Minelli. She landed guest roles in "The Courtship of Eddie’s Father", "Ironside", "Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In", and "The Sonny and Cher Show". When she was invited to audition for “The Price Is Right”, she helped to get her bestie, Anitra Ford, on the show, too.