59 Photos Capture The Art Of Cool

By | December 15, 2020

Johnny Bench enjoying his victory after the Reds won the 1975 World Series, defeating the Boston Red Sox in a memorable 7-game World Series.

What is it about the groovy era that's so, well... cool? It's impossible to pinpoint one thing. It's the stars, the clothes, and the cars for sure, but there's just a nostalgic feeling that comes with the vintage looks and the timeless style that you find in photos from our past.

These photos from the groovy era all tell a story, so look closer at them and time travel back to the days when muscle cars were king and if you wanted to hear a new pop song you had to tune into your local AM station.

These rarely seen photos of the groovy era capture just how cool it was to live during the golden age of the 20th century, but look closer... each photo has an important story to tell.

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From 1967 to 1983, Johnny Lee Bench was one of the most exiting catchers to watch in all of baseball. Hailing from a small town in Oklahoma, he grew up to be the lynchpin of the Cincinnati Reds in the 1970s, leading them to two World Series titles.

Bench really cold do it all. He could throw out a runner, catch like e was born to do it, and he led the National League in catching runners who were trying to steal a base three times throughout his career. He was a statistician's dream.

This hall of fame had such a storied career that he's become the benchmark (no pun intended) for how catchers are looked at, even today.

Jerry Hall, Debbie Harry and Paloma Picasso sharing secrets at Studio 54, 1978.

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Studio 54 was once in a lifetime place, the kind of all night party where people from all walks of life could rub shoulders and meet on the dance floor. This photo shows just how all encompassing the scene really was. Not only was Debbie Harry from Blondie to be found on the dance floor, but if you found her you could find model Jerry Hall and Paloma Picasso, the daughter of Pablo.

Even though Harry was one of the most photographed stars of the New York scene in the 1970s, she says that she wasn't really at Studio 54 all that often. Usually, she says, it was for a very special occasions:

I don’t think I went there a lot – it wasn’t my scene. We were more downtown rockers. The time that I do remember [most] specifically was when Andy [Warhol] threw the party for Interview magazine. I was on the cover and I met Truman Capote – I was so starstruck I could barely talk.