Rediscover The Past With Retro Images From The Best Time To Be Alive

By Sophia Maddox | August 4, 2023

Elvis serving in the US Army back in 1958.

Here we have quite the mix: playful childhood memories, stunning models, blonde bombshells, cowboys and debonair leading men alike. Come take a look at these magic moments from the groovy age of Hollywood that have been immortalized by film and collected right here. 

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It was on March 24, 1958 when the King, Elvis Aron Presley entered the United States Army. He then spent three days at the Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, Reception Station. He left active duty at Fort Dix, New Jersey, on March 5, 1960, and received his discharge from the Army Reserve on March 23, 1964.

He then went through basic and advanced training and ended up serving as a member of two different armor battalions during his active military career. Presley was sent overseas to serve as a member of the 1st Medium Tank Battalion, 32d Armor in Germany from October 1, 1958, until March 2, 1960. 

Singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry was one of the first female country artists who wrote-produced their own songs (1969).

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Pictured here is singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry who’s notably one of the first female country artists to compose and produce her own material. It was her intriguing Southern Gothic narrative "Ode to Billie Joe" back in 1967 that shot her up to international stardom. The song spent four weeks as the No. 1 pop song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, was fourth in the Billboard year-end chart, and earned her Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance!

Gentry went on to chart eleven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and four singles on the United Kingdom Top 40, but by the late 70’s she lost all interest in performing.