Unedited Vintage Photos That Crossed The Line

By Sarah Norman | June 8, 2023

Natalie Wood on a cool bike with a sissy bar in the 70's.

In this exact moment in time, the world is blinded by fear, uncertainty, and loss. With an uncertain economy, fear of sickness and death looming, and worldwide restrictions, we are all faced with meeting our own personal challenges and fears. Bad things may be happening around us, so let's go to the past and to the happy times...let's relive some of those golden years and escape reality even if it's just for the length of this gallery.

We tend to look back on the past with rose tinted glasses. The reason the future and the present moment can feel uncomfortable at times like these is due to uncertainty...we just don't know if that outcome is going to provide us what we need to feel safe, secure, and happy.

The beautiful thing about revisiting history is it gives us the power of hindsight...we know what happens then, so it's safe and comfortable. And the memories that those moments in history provide us actually can help us shift how we feel in the present moment, which is the only thing that can shift how our future unfolds.

So let's take a look back on the groovy past, forget the uncertainty of today, and find serenity in the fact that no matter what has happened in the past, that we have always survived, grown stronger, and wiser because of it.

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In the 1970s, Natalie Wood was one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. She had just starred in several successful films such as West Side Story (1961), Splendor in the Grass (1961), and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). She was considered one of her generation's most talented and versatile actresses. Her fame and success were not limited to her acting career. She was also known for her love of motorbikes and her sense of adventure.

In this photo, Natalie sits backward on a bike with "sissy bars." The "sissy bar" is a vertical bar mounted behind a motorcycle's seat, typically used to provide a backrest for a passenger. This feature became popular in the 1970s, allowing more comfortable passenger rides and making it easier to carry luggage or other items.

Emily Banks as Yeoman Tonia Barrows "the temptress"

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Even if you aren’t a Trekkie you at least know about “Shore Leave,” one of the most beloved episodes of Star Trek. It finds the away team from the Enterprise on a paradise planet where they fall prey to the machinations of its ability to give people whatever they want.

Emily Banks plays Yeoman Tonia Roberts, the apple of Doctor McCoy’s eye for this episode and to hear her tell it she didn’t realize she would be in such an outfit for most of the episode:

I didn’t realize that I was going to be running around with legs hanging out [from the uniform] and shoulders hanging out [from the torn tunic]. But I do remember I did a lot of running. There was a lot of running. And I remember thinking on the first couple days, ‘They don’t want an actress, they want an athlete.’ I was exhauseted, and we kept running and running.