Vintage Photos Expose The Unexpected

By Sarah Norman | August 23, 2023

Valley of the Dolls -- Sharon Tate -- 1967

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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1967's Valley of the Dolls has been described as a "dirty soap opera capable of the most offensive and appalling vulgarity ever thrown up by any civilization," but it's also a whole lot of campy fun.

Most well know for starring Sharon Tate as Linda, a hairspray lacquered beauty who steals every scene with plenty of cleavage and cheekbones that look like they're sculpted out of marble. But she's not the only star in the film. Patty Duke ad Barbara Perkins fill out the rest of the film as Neely and Anne, the film has become iconic for its representation of '60s fashion.

The film follows the three women as they become addicted to pills while in the entertainment industry, and unfortunately its kitschy delights were overshadowed by Tate's murder just two years later at the hands of Charles Manson's followers. At the time of her death, she was eight and a half months pregnant. She had just gotten married a year before to her director, Roman Polanski.

Lovely Jamie Lee Curtis -- Late 1970s


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After fresh faced Jamie Lee Curtis took the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween she had no idea why people would want to watch such a stressful movie. After all, why would audiences want to freak themselves out?

Curtis says that she didn't really get it until she saw the movie with an audience full of people who were completely invested in Laurie's survival. She told the New York Times:

I remember going to see it in Hollywood, and in the middle of the movie, when Laurie is walking across the street to the house where P.J. Soles’s character has just been strangled, this woman stood up and screamed, 'Don’t go in there!' In that second, I understood exactly what John intended. The audience cared about Laurie.

This just shows the power of seeing a movie like Halloween with a large group of people, it absolutely beats watching a movie alone at home.