Raw and Unedited Vintage Photos Uncover It All

By | March 22, 2022

California girl Courtney Thorne-Smith during her stint on Melrose Place 

Collected here are unedited photos of the past that you probably have never seen before. Be prepared to uncover a different side to history that will leave you speechless. You’ll find hilarious fashion fads, strange cultural trends, political protests, influential music, and various defining moments in history and pop culture. Come flip through these captivating photos that have left us in complete awe. 

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Pictured here is a bright-eyed Courtney Thorne-Smith during her one of her best known roles; Alison Parker on the hit show Melrose Place. The show aired on July 8, 1992, and ran until May 24, 1999, but her role ended in 1997. She went on to yet another hit show, playing Georgia Thomas in Ally McBeal from 1997 to 2000. She spent 2001 to 2009, starring as Cheryl on According to Jim and then it was off to play Alan Harper’s girlfriend, Lyndsey McElroy, in Two and a Half Men.

Before Melrose Place, Thorne-Smith had already begun to make a name for herself with small but frequent television appearances and some film work throughout the 80’s. First with an appearance in the 1986 drama Lucas, alongside Winona Ryder, Corey Haim, and Charlie Sheen. Then she appeared in films such as Welcome to 18 (1986), Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987), Summer School (1987), and Side Out (1990).

A handsome, young John Wayne early on in his acting career. (1930)

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Born Marion Robert Morrison, John Wayne, also known as the “Duke,” wasn’t just a man of many names, but also many talents. As an actor and a filmmaker he managed to spend three decades as one of the largest box office draws in the industry.

His first leading role came in 1930 with Raoul Walsh's The Big Trail, this part was just the first in a string of lead roles in B movies all throughout the 1930s– most of which were Westerns. In 1939 he landed the role of a lifetime in John Ford’s Stagecoach and from there he was a megastar. Literally, a megastar 142 pictures to be exact.