Nostalgic Moments: Heartwarming Portraits from Yesterday

By Sarah Norman | May 27, 2024

Ouch! Paul McCartney holding a nasty pin after John's controversial comment which caused a Beatles boycott in 1966.

This collection of memories and behind the scene glimpses into Hollywood's history have us completely smitten with the past. It feels like just yesterday when "Who's the Boss?" was still on the air and it's so strange to think that groundbreaking musician David Bowie and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner are no longer alive. Come daydream away with this batch of goodies from pop culture history. 

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Pictured here is Grace Kelly taking a dip back in 1955. She spent six years as a highly popular film actress in the 1950s, starring in classic movies such as High Noon, Rear Window, Dial M for Murder and To Catch a Thief.

The actress transitioned from Hollywood royalty to actual royalty when she married Prince Rainier III and became the Princess of Monaco. A stylish, stunning, brilliant actress, who turned into a real-life Princess, her life sounded more like the plot of a movie than actual life. Although, she was widely adored long before her marriage to Prince Rainier III, her royal love story certainly reinforced her iconic status. 

Deidre Hall and Judy Strangis as Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (1976)

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Gene Klein, born Chaim Witz, is known professionally as Gene Simmons or as his on-stage persona “The Demon” of rock band KISS. The musician, singer, and songwriter, also became a record producer, entrepreneur, actor, and television personality. He even dated the Queen of Pop herself, Cher!

The oddly hot couple had an open relationship. Cher once said that theirs was “the best relationship I’ve ever had with a human being.” She admitted to going off with other men but only for companionship. "Gene is the only one I’m crazy about” she clarified. “Gene might spend time with another woman and stay the night, but he wants her to leave in the morning so he can get on with his day.” Unfortunately for the demon and the diva, they learned the hard way that "casual" is not conducive to longterm love.