Vintage Photos Expose The Unexpected 

By Sarah Norman | May 30, 2023

Judy Landers on the Johnny Carson Show - 1974

Vintage photos have a special power to captivate us, reminding us of a time when things were simpler and life moved at a different pace. This captivating gallery is a nostalgic journey through history, featuring rare and stunning photographs that transport us back to the most magical decades of the past. Each photo tells its own story, capturing moments in time that evoke feelings of nostalgia and longing for a simpler era.

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Judy Landers was a mainstay on television throughout the '70s and '80s, appearing on everything from Happy Days to Charlie's Angeles and, of course, The Love Boat. Beloved for her bubbly personality and her gorgeous looks, Landers knew how to turn whatever show she was on into a party - that's why she was such a great get for variety shows and late night TV like The Tonight Show.

After numerous appearances on The Tonight Show she admitted that she had a crush on Johnny Carson. This 1974 appearance is famous for the unflappable Carson getting totally flustered and responding, "When did the crush leave you?"

Today, Landers is living the life of a house wife with her husband former Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Niedenfuer and her two children. She produces family films and television with her sister, Ruth.

Batgirl -- Yvonne Joyce Craig -- 1967

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Much of Yvonne Craig's early life was filled with rehearsals for what she felt was her true calling, ballet. She studied with ballerina and instructor Alexandra Danilova before becoming a member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as its youngest member. However, when she moved to Los Angeles to further her dancing career she found herself drawn to acting.

Craig had that charmed kind of career where she was cast easily, mostly as ingenues on TV shows throughout the '50s and '60s, but it's her role as Batgirl that she'll always be remembered for. While speaking with Closer, Craig explained that when she was offered the role she didn't really know what Batman was, but that did't stop her from studying until she figured it out:

[The producers] called me and said they were thinking of adding a girl to Batman. I had never seen the show, even though everyone was crazy about it. Even when I was shooting Batman, I had a black and white TV. I’m a book reader and not much of a TV watcher, so I just didn’t pay attention. The producer, William Dozier, said, ‘I’m sure you’ve seen our show,’ and I said, ‘Actually, I haven’t, but if I get the part I’ll spend the summer watching re-runs so I know how I’ll fit into the scheme of things.’