Vintage Photos That Crossed The Line
Debbie Harry looking cool... no surprise there
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.
Has anyone ever been as cool as Debbie Harry? Of course she’s a babe, but she exudes the kind of cool confidence that makes you want to grab a beer with her as much as it makes you want to take her on a date. Oh, and she’s in one of the coolest bands that ever played.
Even though Blondie was one of the few bands that managed to crossover from the New York punk scene to the pop crowd, reviews weren’t always kind to the group. Harry says she didn’t read them:
I always found it sort of disturbing to read stuff while I was doing shows—all of a sudden the things I’d read would flash in front of my face in the middle of a song and I’d forget where I was, and go [gasps]. Like shock therapy.
Sean Connery and actress Claudine Auger during the filming of Thunderball
What better place to shoot a spy movie than the Bahamas? That’s where Thunderball’s greatest scenes take place and in the 1960s it’s a beautiful place to see.
Even more beautiful than the Bahaman scenery is Claudine Auger, a French-born actress who was once crowned Miss France and who finished first runner-up in the 1958 Miss World pageant.
While other actresses were up for the role of Domino in Thunderball, Auger earned the role when she ran into producer Kevin McClory, and he signed her on the spot. Reportedly he didn't care if she could speak, she just needed to look good in a bathing suit... no problem there.
A young Dolly Parton and her asphalt salesman husband, Carl
Dolly Parton holds the rare title of being a total babe and writing some of the most heart breaking love songs of the 20th century, but rather than have a litany of failed relationships in her wake she’s been married to the same man since 1964.
The couple met in ’64 outside the Wishy Washy laundromat in Nashville when she was 18 and he was 21. It was Parton’s first day in Nashville and she was just trying to clean her laundry but ended up finding love. Carl Dean, her beau says he knew he was going to marry her from moment one:
My first thought was I'm gonna marry that girl. My second thought was, 'Lord she's good lookin.' And that was the day my life began.
Emily Banks as Yeoman Tonia Barrows "the temptress"
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.
Sonny and Cher looking groovy in the 1960s
During the “I Got You Babe” hey day of the 1960s the duo’s detractors loved to make fun them for looking somewhat unusual, but isn’t that just what people do who are jealous?
It’s clear that aside from being great singers Sonny and Cher are two of the most gorgeous people on the planet.
Well… Cher is one of the most beautiful people on the planet and Sonny is one of the most confident. I think we can agree on that. After all, you have to have a lot of faith in yourself to go out in a camo Speedo and that hairline.
Catherine Bach shows just a little skin
It’s impossible to picture anyone else in the role of Daisy Duke than Catherine Bach, but before the Dukes of Hazzard went to air she was tossed out of the running for the character because producers didn’t think she looked the part of an All-American bombshell. She explained:
It was a complete fluke that I was Daisy Duke! I’m half Mexican and half German, and my agency said, ‘You’re way too exotic and just not television material’ – and they fired me.
It wasn’t until she was introduced to the creators at an event that they realized she was perfect for the part. Two weeks after a sit down she had the part. Now, Bach is as all-American as you can get.
A young Madonna in 1974
Long before Madonna was the queen of pop she was just a teenager. It’s hard to imagine that she wasn’t formed in some kind of pop music science lab but she was just a kid like everyone else on the planet.
Growing up in Michigan, Madonna had to find her own fun. She wanted to be a dancer but she also worked on short films with her friends and even wrote some of her own poetry, but she didn’t come into her own until she went to college at the University of Michigan for a year before dropping out in 1978 and moving to New York City.
When she arrived in New York she only had about 30 bucks in her pocket and had to work at Dunkin’ Donuts while chasing her dreams.
Heather Locklear posing in front of what looks to be a giant Trapper Keeper
Heather Locklear absolutely owned the ‘80s. She was the star of shows like TJ Hooker and Dynasty which means that she was comfortable no matter what side of the law she was on - and she looked good in everything from a uniform to a bikini.
Locklear continued her success throughout the ’90s and she maintained her sexy looks and amazing hair. When People Magazine asked how she managed to maintain her youthful appearance she explained that she does her best to stay out of the sun and sleep in the softest sheets money can buy. Maybe we should look into that.
Brigitte Bardot... the most beautiful woman who ever lived
In the groovy era Brigitte Bardot was the most eye-catching and beautiful woman in the world. She seemingly came out of the middle of nowhere to become an international sensation. Born to wealthy parents in France, Bardot was only 15 years old when she appeared on the cover of Elle Magazine in May 1950.
That cover made her incredibly famous at a young age and it cinched a ton of early parts for her. Director Roger Vadim saw the magazine cover and immediately put her in two of her earliest films: And God Created Woman and The Night Heaven Fell.
Bardot was an international star, but she preferred filming in France more than anything else because she had trouble acclimating to new places. Supposedly she hated filming in Spain until she discovered sangria.
Helen Slater was 'Supergirl' in the 1984 film
When it came time to make Supergirl, the first offshoot of Warner Brothers’ Superman series producers turned to Helen Slater to get the audience’s blood pumping faster than a speeding locomotion.
Slater was only 18-years-old when she was cast as an alien dropped on Earth who gets inspired by Superman, and she was 19 when the film wrapped. That’s incredibly young for a film star, so how did Slater grab a role like that as a teen? She says:
I think part of my having gone through Performing Arts High School, I was very bold. I had made a cape and a skirt. And I went in with glasses as Linda Lee. I was a little bit fearless. I don't know if I would have had that if I hadn't been through Performing Arts.
Cassandra Peterson AKA Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, took over Los Angeles in the early ‘80s and the rest of the world quickly followed. The woman behind the makeup is Cassandra Peterson, a red head with a lifetime in the entertainment industry.
Before she was Elvira, Peterson was working as a part of The Groundlings in Los Angeles with Phil Hartman and Peewee Herman and she was trying to be a comedy actress. When she was approached about playing the character of Elvira she was a little unsure but she rolled with it and it worked out for her. She told the Huffington Post:
[The director of the show] came and saw me at The Groundlings, where I was doing a Valley girl character… The director wanted me to do that character when I came to the audition and I said, ‘OK? I mean, it’s not very spooky, but it’s up to you.’ So I did that character and everybody there loved it and they hired me. They said, ‘Come up with a spooky costume,’ and I said “Wait. I’m going to do that character but with a spooky costume? Uhh...” It didn’t make any sense to me, but they were going to pay me $350 bucks a week so I was pretty damn happy. That was my whole rent for the month at the time!
Sexy stewardesses of the 1960s
There’s nothing easy about working on an airline. The job is your entire life, and you’ve got to look good doing it. In the 1960s a stewardess dressed in colorful outfits that looked like they were straight out of a kaleidoscope.
To get a job as a flight attendant in the ‘60s a would-be stewardess had to learn geography and study hair and makeup for 10 hours a day for five weeks before even stepping foot on a plane. Then they had to practice first aid and learn how to help someone in an emergency.
The airline workers of the ‘60s look absolutely gorgeous. If only these were still the outfits that airline workers were still wearing.
Meow... Julie Newmar in her skin tight Catwoman costume
There have been so many different Catwomen over the years - with three of them in the 1960s, but Julie Newmar was the best. She was cool and kitschy, not to mention a total babe. In order to get into character for Adam West’s Batman she had to suffer some serious bodily harm. She explained:
[Her nails] were made of metal. They pinched my fingers… In those days who cared. When you’re performing pain never matters.
When asked how she won the role of Catwoman Newmar explained with her wry style, “Well the body fit the work, and the work fit the body.”
Yvonne Craig as the all new savior of Gotham City
If you were watching Batman in the late ‘60s then you know the glorious delight of Yvonne Craig as Batgirl, a third season addition to the show. Producers added her to bring in more viewers and make teenage boys go gaga, half of that plan worked.
According to Craig she’d never even seen the show and didn’t know its unique rhythms, but she was so headstrong that she got the part anyway. She explained:
I had done a couple of pilots that didn’t go, but then they 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.’
Shahna... Captain Kirk's hottest space babe
Even if you didn’t spend the ‘60s watching Star Trek you recognize this green haired babe in a tinfoil bikini. Her name is Shahna and she was played by Angelique Pettyjohn, a former Vegas showgirl.
She was one of many super sexy and swinging women who appeared on the show in next to nothing, which must have been impossible to get through the censors.
More often than not these space babes found themselves canoodling with Captain Kirk, which is just a perk of getting to captain a starship The one and done space babes on Star Trek played a major part in every young nerd’s life, and honestly every adult nerd would probably tip their hat too them as well.
The groovy free-spirited Goldie Hawn
She may be a babe but she’s not just a eye candy. Since the ‘60s Goldie Hawn has been cracking audiences up with her comedy chops on film and television, but she got her start on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In as a bikini clad goofball.
Hawn gave the show some serious sex appeal, but she showed herself to be just as funny as the rest of the cast members.
Even if you don’t remember the show you’ve definitely seen footage of Hawn giggling in the middle of sketches and working her way into the hearts of audiences in the way that no one else can.
A groovy dancer that's not going home until she shuts the club down
The 1970s were a time like no other when it came to hitting the dance floor. During this most groovy of eras people from all walks of life flocked to clubs in the city to get down and boogie.
If you looked good enough to get past the velvet rope you could become a star on the dance floor, where the only thing holding you back were your own inhibitions.
Going to a club was the perfect way to escape from the drudgery of day to day life. You could work out that pent up aggression and just be free.
Jamie Lee Curtis looking iconic in the late '70s
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.
The miniskirt shook up style and turned heads in the 1960s
Fashion completely changed in the 1960s. Hair became loose and long while dresses disappeared in favor of skirts that were downright miniature. Miniskirts were designed by Mary Quaint, an English fashionista who knew exactly what young women were looking for.
The miniskirt appealed to young women because of the minimized hemline and its revolutionary lack of length, and guys loved it because it gave them an excuse to check out some skin.
Not just a fashion statement, the miniskirt was a piece of clothing for the youth of the 1960s, it was both a political and fashion statement, what's groovier than that?
Coolness in 1985 meant a cut-off t-shirt, short-shorts, pink mag wheels and a mullet
The Groovy Era was a whole lot more than just big hair and Flower Power. It was the rise of skate culture, MTV, punk fashion and so much more. Get ready to step back in time, grab your air guitar and relive the golden years of Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
From candid shots of young skaters to portraits of the fashion icons of the day, these photos will transport you back to a time when individuality and self-expression were celebrated.
The mid-80s was when the MTV generation heavily influenced fashion, music, and culture and the popularity of skateboarders, BMX riders, and roller skaters. Note the cut-off t-shirt, short shorts, and a mullet, all prime fashion statements of the 80's. At the time, all of these were seen as statements of rebellion and nonconformity. The pink mag wheels yet another way to stand out. They were popular among skaters and BMX riders, who loved to customize their rides with unique and colorful wheels.
Ready to skate away into nostalgia? Don't wait, come and check out our gallery of "Groovy Photos You've Never Seen Before" for a fun glimpse into the past.
Ritchie Blackmore tuning up his Fender before a Deep Purple concert.
Ritchie Blackmore, known for his virtuosic guitar playing and flamboyant stage presence, was one of the most influential guitarists of his time. He was a founding member of Deep Purple, and his guitar work is considered one of the defining elements of the band's sound.
This photograph captures Ritchie Blackmore candidly tuning up his Fender guitar before a concert. He's dressed in stage clothes and has a focused expression on his face as he adjusts his guitar. The photograph showcases his dedication and professionalism as a musician and his trade's iconic instruments.
Tom Petty in the early 70's, when he was lead singer of the band Mudcrutch
In the early 1970s, Tom Petty, who later became a rock icon, was just starting out in the music industry. He was known for his raw talent and passion for music. Mudcrutch was Tom Petty's first band. It was formed in 1970 and was a precursor to his later and more successful band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The band was known for its southern rock and blues-influenced sound and Tom Petty's raw and gritty vocals.
Mudcrutch released one single in 1975 and an album in 2008, but it never quite achieved commercial success.
In 1976, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were formed, and the band became one of the most successful and influential rock bands of their time.
Kato and The Green Hornet, 1966
The Green Hornet was a popular TV series from 1966 to 1967. It followed the adventures of the masked crime fighter, The Green Hornet, and his loyal sidekick Kato as they battled crime in the fictional city of Century City. The show was famous for its action-packed episodes, and it was known for its innovative use of special effects.
The series starred Van Williams as the Green Hornet/Britt Reid and Bruce Lee as Kato. Van Williams was an American actor and martial artist. Williams was known for his cool and sophisticated portrayal of the character and his on-screen chemistry with Bruce Lee.
Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong-American actor, director, martial artist, and philosopher. He played the role of the Green Hornet's loyal sidekick Kato, a skilled martial artist and the Hornet's driver and mechanic. Bruce Lee was known for his impressive fighting skills and athleticism, which helped to make the show stand out from other crime dramas of its time.
The Mick Jagger Swagger...all in green, 1970s
Entertainer Blaze Starr practicing her routine in her living room, 1964
Take a trip back to 1964 and imagine yourself in the living room of Blaze Starr, one of America's most famous burlesque entertainers. Blaze Starr was known for her dynamic stage presence and her spirited performances, which helped to make her one of the most famous burlesque performers of her time.
Burlesque entertainment was a variety show popular in the United States during the early to the mid-20th century. Dance, comedy, and other acts such as singing characterized it. Blaze Starr was one of the most famous burlesque performers of her time, known for her sensual performances and ability to engage her audience.
Debbie Harry meets up with Joey Ramone carrying a surfboard in New York, 1977
Step back in time to 1977 and imagine yourself in New York City, where two of the biggest icons of the music scene are meeting up. The photograph captures Debbie Harry, the lead singer of the band Blondie, and Joey Ramone, the lead singer of The Ramones, hanging out together.
This photograph captures the energy and coolness of the New York City music scene in the 1970s. Debbie Harry and Joey Ramone were both significant figures in the punk and new wave movement, and their bands were at the forefront of the scene. Blondie was known for its blend of punk, new wave, and pop music, and The Ramones were known for its fast-paced, punk rock sound.
Both bands were famous for their unique sound, style, attitude, and strong stage presence. This photograph captures the friendship and camaraderie between two of the biggest music industry icons of that time.
Disney classic film, Darby OGill and the Little People (1959)
Darby O'Gill and the Little People is a classic Disney film released in 1959, directed by Robert Stevenson. The film is based on the short stories of Irish author Herminie Templeton Kavanagh. It's set in a small Irish village. It tells the story of Darby O'Gill, an old Irishman who captures the hearts of the leprechauns and can make three wishes from the leprechaun king.
The film is significant in terms of its representation of Irish folklore and culture. It's one of the first Disney films set in Ireland, featuring traditional Irish music, dance, and storytelling. The film also showcases Ireland's rich and colorful history, and it's an important representation of Irish culture in Hollywood during that time.
Jim Croce with his wife Ingrid and son A.J. in 1971
Take a step back to 1971 and meet Jim Croce, his wife Ingrid, and their son A.J.
This photograph captures a beautiful moment in the life of the Croce family, and it's a testament to their love and affection. Jim Croce was a beloved singer-songwriter and musician who had just started to make a name for himself in the music industry. Ingrid was his supportive wife, who stood by him through thick and thin. A.J. was their first and only child and was the apple of his parent's eye.
This photograph is an excellent representation of the family values that Jim Croce stood for in his music and lyrics. He sang about love, family, and the struggles of everyday life, and this photograph captures those themes perfectly. It's a reminder of the close-knit, loving family that Jim Croce had and how it was an integral part of his life and career.
Loretta Lynn with her twins Patsy and Peggy in the 1970's
This photograph captures the legendary country music singer Loretta Lynn with her twin daughters Patsy and Peggy in the 1970s. The photograph is a beautiful representation of the close bond between Loretta and her daughters, showcasing their love and affection.
In the 1970s, Loretta Lynn was at the height of her fame and success. She had just released several hit albums and singles. She was considered one of the most popular and influential female country singers of her time. Despite her busy career, Loretta always made time for her family and her children. Patsy and Peggy were her youngest children, and they were born in 1970, during the peak of Loretta's career.
Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1976.
Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1976, at the height of their fame and success. The band is seen here in all its glory. The photograph captures the energy and spirit of the band, and it's a testament to the enduring legacy of their music.
In 1976, Lynyrd Skynyrd had just released their fifth studio album, Gimme Back My Bullets, and had been touring extensively in support of it. They were considered one of the era's most popular and influential rock bands. Their music was known for its powerful guitar riffs, driving rhythms, and lyrics that spoke to the hearts of southern rock fans.
Natalie Wood on a cool bike with a sissy bar in the 70's.
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.
Snazzy fashions for the contemporary guy back in 1979, courtesy of the Sears Catalog
This image of a page from the 1979 Sears Catalog showcases the snazzy fashions for the contemporary guy of the time. It features a range of popular styles among men in the late 1970s, from casual, laid-back looks to more formal, dressed-up styles. Short shorts were a popular trend for men during the 1970s. They were often worn in informal settings, as seen in the image from the Sears Catalog. They were considered a fashionable and trendy choice for men of all ages.
Sears Catalogs were a popular way for people to browse and purchase affordable clothes, furniture, and other household items from the comfort of their own homes. It was a convenient way for people to shop and helped democratize fashion by making it accessible to people who may not have had easy access to clothing stores.
The Real McCoys TV series was on from 1957–63
The Real McCoys was a popular American television sitcom aired on the ABC and CBS networks from 1957 to 1963. The show was created by Irving Pincus and produced by Paul Henning, who was also responsible for other popular TV shows such as The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction.
The show centered around the McCoy family, a group of West Virginia hill folk who move to California to start a new life. The family was headed by Grandpa Amos McCoy, played by Walter Brennan, and his grandson Luke, played by Richard Crenna, and Luke's wife Kate, played by Kathy Nolan.
The Real McCoys was known for its mix of comedy and drama and strong ensemble cast. Brennan's portrayal of Grandpa Amos was particularly well-received, and the actor won three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for his role. The show also featured several guest stars, including Andy Griffith, who appeared in the part of Andy Taylor in the pilot episode and later in the series as a recurring character.
The show was particularly popular with rural audiences. It helped establish the "rural comedy" genre that would become popular in the years to come.
Wernher von Braun standing next to the F-1 engines of the Saturn V, 1969.
Wernher von Braun was a renowned German-American aerospace engineer and space architect. He is best known for his work on developing the V-2 rocket during World War II and later as the chief architect of NASA's Saturn V rocket, which was used for the Apollo program.
In this photo, von Braun is standing next to the massive F-1 engines of the Saturn V. The F-1 was the most potent single-chamber liquid-propellant rocket engine ever developed. It produced 1.5 million pounds of thrust and was used as the primary power source for the first stage of the Saturn V rocket.
In 1969, the Saturn V successfully propelled the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, making the United States the first to land a man on the moon. Von Braun's work on the Saturn V was a critical factor in the success of the Apollo program. He is considered one of the most influential figures in the history of space exploration.
The Saturn V was the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever built. It remains the most powerful rocket ever used operationally.
Who grew up playing this classic game, Don't Break the Ice!
Don't Break the Ice is a classic game that has been around since the 1970s. It's a simple but challenging game that requires players to knock out ice blocks from a plastic tray without letting the polar bear figurine fall through the hole. The game is designed for two to four players and is suitable for children ages 3 and up.
The game is a test of dexterity and patience, as players take turns using a small plastic hammer to knock out the ice blocks. The player who causes the polar bear to fall through the hole loses the game.
Braniff airline flight attendants in their groovy uniforms designed by Emilio Pucci, 1967
Braniff International Airways, an American airline in operation from 1928 to 1982, was known for its innovative approach to flying in terms of its service and uniforms. In 1967, Braniff enlisted the help of Italian fashion designer Emilio Pucci to design a new look for their flight attendants.
Pucci's designs for Braniff were bold, colorful, and truly reflective of 1960s fashion. The uniforms consisted of various separates, including short dresses, jumpsuits, hot pants, and capes. The flight attendants' accessories included knee-high boots, headbands, and oversized sunglasses.
The uniforms were considered a fashion statement, and Pucci's designs for Braniff were featured in several fashion magazines. They were also worn by the flight attendants in Braniff's advertising campaigns, making them even more iconic.
Braniff's flight attendants wore the uniforms until the airline's closure in 1982.
Burt Ward and Adam West on the set of Batman, 1966.
Burt Ward and Adam West will forever be remembered for their iconic roles as Robin and Batman, respectively, in the 1966 TV series Batman. The show was a cultural sensation that ran for three seasons, and it brought the dynamic duo of Batman and Robin to households across America.
Ward and West's chemistry was electric on screen and was a hit with audiences of all ages. The show was known for its bright colors, campy humor, and over-the-top action.
This photograph captures the two actors on the show's set, in full costume and character.
Batman was a defining moment in television history. Burt Ward and Adam West will always be remembered for their iconic performances as a dynamic duo.
Courteney Cox in 1985.
In 1985, Courteney Cox was a rising star in Hollywood. She had just landed her first significant role in the hit television series Family Ties, where she played the role of Lauren Miller, the love interest of Michael J Fox's character Alex P Keaton. The show was hugely successful and ran for seven seasons, propelling Cox to fame. This was just the beginning of her successful acting career, as she would star in other hit TV shows and films, such as Friends and the Scream franchise. In this photo from 1985, we see a young and vibrant Courteney Cox, full of potential and ready to take on the world.
Daytona Beach, 1967.
In 1967, Daytona Beach was a popular destination for sun-seekers and beach-goers. The town was known for its vast stretches of white sandy beaches and clear blue waters, making it a prime location for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. The beach was also home to the famous Daytona International Speedway, where auto racing enthusiasts would gather to watch some of the year's most exciting races. With its lively atmosphere and endless activities, Daytona Beach was the perfect spot for a summer vacation.
Eddie Van Halen with his Frankenstrat around 1979, which he recently donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstrat guitar is a true icon in the music world. Built from parts of various other guitars in the 1970s, the Frankenstrat was his main instrument for many years and played a crucial role in the development of his unique playing style and the sound of his band Van Halen.
Unsurprisingly, in 2019, he donated the guitar to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, which is now on display for all to see and admire. The Frankenstrat is a testament to Eddie's innovation and creativity as a musician. It's a true privilege for fans to see it up close and personal in one of the most prestigious museums in the world.
Elvis with his dad Vernon and grandmother Minnie Mae Presley at the kitchen table in 1959.
Elvis Presley, the "King of Rock and Roll," was not just a musician but also a devoted son and grandson. This photograph captures a tender moment between Elvis, his father, Vernon Presley, and his grandmother Minnie Mae Presley, gathered around the kitchen table in 1959. The photograph captures their family bond and the closeness of their relationship. At the time, Elvis was at the height of his fame and had just completed his military service, but he still made time to spend with his loved ones. This photograph is a reminder of Elvis's humble beginnings and his deep roots in his family and community.
Here's an Avon Sweet Honesty perfume ad from 1974, featuring Pam Dawber before she was in Mork and Mindy
The Avon Sweet Honesty perfume ad from 1974 features a young and fresh-faced Pam Dawber, who was still relatively unknown in the acting world at the time. The advertisement showcases her beauty and innocence, with her short blonde hair and natural smile.
This advertisement was a part of Avon's campaign to promote their line of perfumes and colognes, targeting the young adult demographic. It was also a way for them to showcase the upcoming talent of the young actress, who would become a household name with her role in the hit TV series Mork and Mindy.
Hitchhiking was a common way of getting around in life during the 60s and 70s.
Hitchhiking was a popular mode of transportation during the 1960s and 1970s. It was considered a cheap and easy way to get around. Many people, especially young adults and students, would hitch rides on the side of the road in hopes of reaching their destination. It was also a way to meet new people and have an adventure. However, as times changed, the practice of hitchhiking slowly declined due to safety concerns and the rise of more affordable and accessible transportation options. Despite this, it remains a cultural touchstone of the era, representing the time's freewheeling spirit and sense of adventure.
Kotter and his Sweathogs in Welcome Back, Kotter 1975-79.
The TV series Welcome Back, Kotter ran from 1975 to 1979 and followed the character of Gabe Kotter, a former "Sweathog" from the fictional James Buchanan High School in Brooklyn, New York, who returns to his alma mater as a teacher. The show focused on Kotter's attempts to connect with and teach a group of underachieving students known as the "Sweathogs," which included the characters of Vinnie Barbarino, Arnold Horshack, Juan Epstein, and Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington.
The show was known for its comedic tone and relatable themes of growing up and finding one's place in the world. The Sweathogs became household names, and the show was a hit with both audiences and critics. The show also featured notable guest stars such as John Travolta, who rose to fame after his appearance on the show.
Mick Jagger standing by Keith Richards and Patti Hansen, 1983
Mick Jagger, known for his role as the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, stands alongside his bandmate Keith Richards and Richards' new bride, model Patti Hansen in this photo from 1983. The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony on December 18th, 1983, surrounded by close friends and family, including Jagger. The rockstar trio exudes a sense of camaraderie and celebration in this candid moment, captured during one of the many milestones in their lives. The Rolling Stones, formed in 1962, were at the height of their fame during the 80s and continue to be one of the most iconic and enduring bands in music history.
Sean Penn and Madonna on their wedding day, 1985.
Sean Penn and Madonna were among the most talked-about couples in the 80s. They met in February 1985 and were married that same year in August. Their wedding was a private ceremony held in Malibu, California. The couple was known for their strong personalities and passionate relationship, which was often tumultuous. Despite their problems, Madonna later said that she loved him deeply and that he was her first true love. They were married for four years before filing for divorce in 1989. Even though their marriage ended, they both credit their time together as a formative period in their lives and careers.
Slim Pickens as Major T. J. King Kong on the set of the film, Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb in 1963.
Slim Pickens was a well-known character actor in the 1960s and was known for his roles in Western comedies. In the film Dr. Strangelove, he played the role of Major T.J. King Kong, a cowboy-hat-wearing B-52 bomber pilot who rides a bomb to his death at the film's climax. The film was directed by Stanley Kubrick and was released in 1964. It is considered a classic of the black comedy genre, and it is widely considered one of Kubrick's greatest films. Pickens' portrayal of King Kong is regarded as one of the most iconic moments in the film.
Stephen Hawking at his Oxford graduation in 1962, RIP
Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant minds of our time, is seen here at his graduation from Oxford University in 1962. Despite being diagnosed with ALS, a debilitating motor neuron disease, at the age of 21, he became a renowned physicist and cosmologist, making groundbreaking contributions to the fields of black holes and quantum mechanics. He passed away on March 14, 2018. Still, his legacy lives on through his work and the Stephen Hawking Foundation, which aims to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Steven Spielberg promoting his film Jaws - 1975.
In 1975, Steven Spielberg promoted his film Jaws, set to hit theaters that summer. The film, which tells the story of a great white shark terrorizing a New England beach town, was based on the novel of the same name by Peter Benchley. Jaws was a major commercial and critical success, grossing over $470 million worldwide and earning three Academy Award nominations. The film also became a cultural phenomenon, with the iconic theme music and the image of the shark becoming ingrained in popular culture. Jaws is considered one of the greatest films ever made and is credited with popularizing the summer blockbuster concept.
Stevie Nicks, 1981.
In 1981, Stevie Nicks was at the peak of her solo career, following the release of her hit album Bella Donna, which featured popular songs like "Edge of Seventeen" and "Leather and Lace."
In 1981, Nicks embarked on a sold-out tour, performing her new material and Fleetwood Mac classics. Her performances were known for her dynamic stage presence and her powerful vocals. Her style was also iconic, representing the 80s fashion with her flowing chiffon dresses, scarves, and boots.
The Mod Squad (1968-1973)
Take a trip back to the counterculture era of the late 1960s and early 1970s with The Mod Squad, the iconic TV show from 1968 to 1973. The show follows the adventures of three young undercover detectives, played by Michael Cole, Peggy Lipton, and Clarence Williams III, as they work to solve crime in the city while navigating the complex issues of the time.
The show was known for its fresh and innovative storytelling, tackling serious social issues such as racism, poverty, and the Vietnam War with a unique perspective. It was praised for its ability to appeal to a diverse audience and reflected the cultural changes that were happening in society during that time.
The three lead actors, Cole, Lipton, and Williams III, were all relative unknowns at the time. Still, their performances were praised by critics and audiences alike and helped launch their careers. The show's unique combination of crime-fighting and social commentary made it a hit with audiences, and it was a show that was ahead of its time.
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Relive the nostalgia of the 1960s with The Road Runner Show, the iconic animated series from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. The show followed the wacky and hilarious adventures of the Road Runner, a speedy bird, and his relentless pursuer Wile E. Coyote. The show was known for its slapstick humor and use of cartoon physics, making it a hit with audiences of all ages.
Warner Bros. Animation created the Road Runner Show, a spin-off of the Looney Tunes series. The show was a reflection of the time's cultural changes and a representation of the comedic style of the era. It was praised for its ability to appeal to a diverse audience and was a show ahead of its time.
Hulk TV series actor Lou Ferrigno with his family at Dodger Stadium in the 80's
In the 1980s, Lou Ferrigno, the actor who played the Hulk on the popular TV series, was at the height of his fame, having played the Hulk for five seasons on the hit show.
The photo captures a candid moment of Ferrigno enjoying a day at the stadium with his family. It's a reminder of how he was not only a superhero on screen but also a family man in real life.
The Hulk TV series was a hit with audiences of all ages. It was praised for its innovative storytelling and ability to appeal to a diverse audience. Ferrigno became a household name thanks to his role as the Hulk, and it helped launch his career.
Leonard Nimoy Rocking a Plaid Robe in the Late 1960s.
Close-Up of Elvis From a Press Conference in 1972.
Thank you, uh-thank you very much! Take a trip back to the year 1972, when Elvis Presley was riding high as the King of Rock n Roll. This was the year that he truly proved his star power with a Grammy-winning gospel album and a Golden Globe-winning documentary, "Elvis on Tour." Fans flocked to see him perform four consecutive sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, cementing his status as a legendary live performer.
But for all of the triumphs that 1972 brought, it was also a year of heartbreak for Elvis. That was the year that his marriage to Priscilla Presley began to unravel. The couple had been together for over a decade, but in February of that year, they separated. And by August, they had filed for divorce, bringing an end to one of the most high-profile celebrity romances of the era.
Stevie Nicks, David Lee Roth and Bonnie Raitt outside of The Body Shop on Sunset Strip, 1978.
Get ready to step back in time to the days of Sunset Strip in the 60s, where The Body Shop was the talk of the town. This club was the first of its kind in the area, employing over 200 gorgeous dancers to take the stage and provide endless entertainment for its audience. But it wasn't just about the ladies, The Body Shop was a first-class establishment that attracted Hollywood celebrities and rock stars alike.
In 1978, Stevie Nicks, David Lee Roth, and Bonnie Raitt were just a few of the famous faces spotted hanging out outside The Body Shop. The club featured not one, but two stages for its performers, and those looking for a more intimate experience could take advantage of the VIP lounge for a private show. The Body Shop truly was the top entertainment destination on Sunset Strip.
"You Talkin' to Me?" Robert De Niro in 1973.
1973 was a pivotal year in the career of one of Hollywood’s most iconic actors. Robert De Niro had just finished filming the gritty mobster movie, Mean Streets, which showcased his raw talent as an actor. But little did he know that his performance would lead to an opportunity of a lifetime. The young actor caught the attention of Francis Ford Coppola, who was working on the highly anticipated crime epic, The Godfather II.
De Niro had previously auditioned for a role in the original Godfather film but turned it down for another project. However, Coppola saw potential in the young actor and offered him a second chance. And boy, did he deliver. De Niro’s portrayal of a young Vito Corleone earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and solidified his place as one of the greatest actors of his generation. This photo captures De Niro during this pivotal time, on the cusp of superstardom.
The Stylish and Gorgeous Jacqueline Bisset in London, 1971.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane with British actress Jacqueline Bisset. She began her career with small roles in a few movies in the 1960s, but her official debut was in the Roman Polanski film, Cul-de-Sac. It was her next role that really caught everyone's attention - in Two For the Road alongside Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn. Bisset's impressive performance in that movie landed her a contract with 20th Century Fox, which ultimately led to her first major role as Miss Goodthighs in the James Bond film, Casino Royale.
Bisset's star continued to rise and in 1970 she was among the ensemble cast of Airport, a movie that kickstarted the disaster film genre. The film was a hit and Bisset's performance earned her critical acclaim. Her beauty, talent and charm made her a popular choice for filmmakers and she continued to appear in successful films throughout the 70s and beyond. Despite being in the entertainment industry for over five decades, Bisset remains a beloved actress and an icon of classic Hollywood.
Hugging It Out: Cher and Sam Elliot, From the Movie, "Mask," 1985.
The year was 1985, and Cher showed that she was much more than a singer when she took on the role of Rusty in the biographical drama, Mask. Rusty was the mother of Rocky, a teenager suffering from a disfiguring disease. Cher delivered a stunning and gritty performance that earned her a Golden Globe nomination, as did Eric Stoltz, who played Rocky. In this photo, we see Cher with her co-star Sam Elliot, who played her boyfriend in the film. The movie was a hit with critics and audiences alike, and won an Academy Award for Best Makeup.
Groundbreaking Actress Mary Tyler Moore Relaxing by the Pool in the '70s.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which aired from 1970 to 1977, featured its namesake as an independent and career-focused woman, breaking down societal norms and expectations of what a woman should be. In a time when women were still struggling for equality and representation, Moore’s portrayal of Mary Richards, a news producer in Minneapolis, was a breath of fresh air.
The show tackled important issues such as equal pay for women, the struggle for a work-life balance, and the challenges of being a single woman in the workplace. Moore’s character was a strong and relatable figure for many women who felt inspired to pursue their own dreams and careers. The show also featured a diverse cast of characters, including Rhoda, a Jewish neighbor played by Valerie Harper, and Murray, a Jewish writer played by Gavin MacLeod.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show was a critical and commercial success, winning numerous awards and accolades, including 29 Emmys over its seven-season run. Moore’s performance as Mary Richards earned her four Emmy Awards and made her an icon of American television. Her impact on popular culture and the women’s movement cannot be overstated, and her legacy as a pioneering figure for women in media lives on to this day.