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Historical Photos | September 24, 2018

Dick Cavett Has a Few Questions for Raquel Welch, 1972

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Raquel Welch was considered one of the sexiest female celebrities of the 1970s -- well, in Playboy's words she was the "Most Desired Woman of the Decade" -- and Dick Cavett was the thinking man's late-night talk show host. This meeting of the minds from 1972 would seem to have something for everyone, then. Cavett was known for his ability to engage guests in intellectual conversations on The Dick Cavett Show to an extent that more humor-focused shows (like Johnny Carson's Tonight Show) didn't. Welch was of course known for her glamour and sex appeal, but by the early '70s was becoming more and more appreciated as a real actress. Two years later, she would win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her turn in The Three Musketeers.

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Josh Robertson is a freelance writer who lives in the past -- and likes it there. He's a former Playboy and Yahoo! Internet Life editor and current social media whiz/hack. He prefers Martin Denny to Herb Alpert, still reads his Kurtzman-era Mad magazines, thinks margarita mix is an abomination and believes Lazenby was the second-best Bond, deal with it.