Astonishing Vintage Photos That Challenge The Narrative

By | February 9, 2023

Flight attendants posing on an empty airplane in the 1960s. 

It’s time to take a look at some photos that are going to make you wish you had a time machine handy. Did you know that James Dean stole Marlon Brando’s girlfriend shortly before his death? We’ve got the photo to prove it. Do you remember that picture of Lynda Carter in a swim cap that shocked the public? We’ve got that too. And we’ve got Jim Morrison hanging out in his home made vocal booth (also known as a “bathroom” in some parts of the country). We’ve also got classic photos from Woodstock, some sweethearts from the racing scene, and plenty of interesting facts about these small yet fascinating moments in history to keep you from falling asleep at your desk.

Crack open a can of Tab and dive into these photos that will have you reminiscing with your crew before you know it. Read on!

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The Golden Age of Air Travel is named as such because it’s when people were still so enamored with the idea of mass chartered flights that they still dressed in their Sunday best before boarding a jumbo jet. It’s also a time when airline attendants looked effortlessly cool. This style - the high necked babydoll dresses, the cocked hats, the perfectly quaffed hair - was an unofficial symbol of companies like Pan Am. The look said, “live the high life,” literally.

The outfits weren’t the only thing that was different with air travel in the ’60s. The cost of flying was significantly more expensive than it is now. Adjusting for inflation, round trips could cost at least a thousand dollars. If only there was a way to go back to the effortless cool of flight attendants without the insane costs. 

Madonna relaxing in a NYC apartment. (1983)

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In 1983 Madonna was a struggling actress and singer with a couple of dance hits on the charts. Most prominently her single “Everybody” was becoming a club mainstay, but it would be the songs “Holiday” and “Lucky Star” that propelled her into the mainstream. In that nebulous period between wanting to be famous and actually getting there she met photographer Richard Corman’s mother while auditioning for The Last Temptation of Christ. Corman’s mother sent him to Madonna’s Lower East Side apartment where he snapped this photo.

Richard Corman recalled:

I walked into the corridor and I heard her yelling from above. She leaned over and I just saw those eyes looking at me. Those cat eyes. I knew right then that this was somebody who just had something special.