Unedited Vintage Photos That Crossed The Line

By Sarah Norman | June 15, 2023

Jamie Lee Curtis looking iconic in the late '70s

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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Today, it’s not shocking when the child of a celebrity follows in their parent’s footsteps but in the 1970s the last thing Jamie Lee Curtis’ mother, Janet Leigh, wanted was for her daughter to get into the business.

Lee had a rough go of the film business initially, and it wasn’t until her break out role in Halloween that she finally became a star. However, she was almost blocked from taking the role because she had other commitments. Luckily she was fired from her job and was free to become a movie star. In 2018 she told The New York Times:

My mother was protecting me from being a child in the movie business. Later, I got a part on the ABC sitcom Operation Petticoat. I was fired, and I was devastated. Had I not been fired, I wouldn’t have been available for Halloween. As my Jewish family would say, it was bashert — meant to be. I didn’t give it a second thought that it was a horror movie, and my mom had been in a horror movie.

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

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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.