Beautiful Vintage Photos That Will Take You Back in Time

By | February 13, 2023

 Burt Reynolds as 'Lewis Medlock' in "Deliverance," 1972. 

Few things are as satisfying as a trip down memory lane -- and it's even better when you find something you didn't notice before. Because as Ferris Bueller said -- life moves pretty fast. Here are dozens of pictures of celebrities and remarkable people of yesteryear in all their beautiful, vintage glory. The glamour, the fashions, the hair -- whether classically elegant, effortlessly cool, or interestingly tacky, we shall not see their like again. Here's to the movie stars who were larger than life, here's to the rock stars who lived on the edge, here's to the comedians who still make us smile, here's to the bit players who had those moments of glory that changed their lives forever. It's all good, it's all groovy, and the rest is history.

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Today, the late actor Burt Reynolds is often associated with comedy -- the version of him that remains frozen in amber is part Cannonball Run, part Smokey & the Bandit, with a sprinkling of football/race car movies as well. Burt Reynolds, handsome wisecracker. But the first decade and a half of his Hollywood career wasn't so funny; in fact, he was a supporting actor and then leading man primarily in TV dramas and movies about cops and cowboys. And of all the not-funny movies he made, the not-funniest was Deliverance, in which he played a studly adventurer on a river rafting trip that goes very, very wrong. 

Rocky lovebirds Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and Adrian Pennino (Talia Shire) in 1976

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Relive the romance of the iconic Rocky lovebirds Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and Adrian Pennino (Talia Shire). The two characters first met in the film Rocky, and their love story was a central part of the franchise.

In Rocky (1976), we see Rocky and Adrian's love story unfold as Rocky, a small-time boxer, gets a shot at the heavyweight championship. Adrian, a shy and introverted pet store worker, becomes Rocky's biggest supporter, and the two fall in love. Their love story was a classic underdog tale of two people from different worlds who find each other and fall in love against all odds.

The chemistry between Stallone and Shire was undeniable and a big part of what made the film so special. Their performances were praised by critics and audiences alike, which was a big part of why the film was a box office hit.

The Rocky franchise continued to have several sequels, and the love story between Rocky and Adrian continued to be a central part of the franchise. It was a true reflection of the Hollywood romance of the 1970s.