Retro Photos That Will Transport You Back in Time
By Sophia Maddox | April 18, 2023
The Mandrell Sisters (Irlene, Louise and Barbara) with Dolly Parton on their country music-variety series in 1981.
The glorious days of the groovy era were filled with some of the most beloved icons of all time but there are two sides to every coin. It’s easy to forget there are real people under all that glitz and glamour. Some of them came from poverty and some spent their entire youth working up on the screen instead of out being young. But escapism is what entertainment is all about. Not just for the audience but for the entertainer as well. Come escape and reminisce in this little trove of Hollywood history.
It's Dolly and the sparkling Mandrell Sisters on their variety show! Country music superstar Barbara Mandrell hosted this country music-themed variety series with her younger sisters, Louise and Irelene. While most of the show consisted of comedy sketches but the heart of it remained firmly rooted in country music. Each week, they’d bring in a well-established country star, as can be seen here on this particular episode in 1981, it was the legendary Dolly Parton they had as a guest. They would also feature a promising new up-and-coming act of the era.
Seeing double! In 1966, Yvonne Craig played Barbara Gordon and Batgirl on the classic Batman TV series.
Yvonne Craig, a pioneer of female superheroes, played the role of Barbara Gordon daughter to Commissioner Gordon, and secretly Batgirl. By day she’s a librarian at the Gotham Library, by night she fights crime with Gotham’s finest-- and in heels. She even saved Batman and Robin when Killer Moth had them cocooned. Then she rode off on her Batgirl-cycle.
Craig’s acting career was sporadic at best after Batman, she stopped entirely by 1990. She went on to pursue a career as a real estate broker. From 2009 to 2011, she was the voice of "Grandma" on the popular children's show Olivia. Then in 2000, Craig published an autobiography; From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond. She died of metastatic breast cancer in August of 2015.
The natural beauty of Ali McGraw in the early 70's.
A famous model in her own right, Ali MacGraw also made a name for herself by starring in highly successful films opposite other Hollywood heavyweights such as Kris Kristofferson and Steve McQueen.
In 1969 she gained quite a bit of attention after winning a Golden Globe for "Most Promising Newcomer" after her performance in Goodbye, Columbus. In the 1970s she achieved international fame after her role in Love Story. The role earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress win and an Academy Award nomination.
By 1972 she had only been in three films but was already the top female box office star in the world and had already been honored at Grauman's Chinese Theatre with a hands and footprints ceremony.
Marriage functions best when both partners remain somewhat unmarried. -Italian actress Claudia Cardinale, 1966
Claudia Cardinale took Europe by a storm, and soon the United States… and the rest of the world. The Italian film actress appeared in some of the most acclaimed European films of the 1960s and 1970s. She was blessed with more than just beauty, she had real talent as can be seen in her performances in films such as Girl with a Suitcase (1961), The Leopard (1963), and Federico Fellini's 8½ (1963).
It was her role in The Pink Panther opposite David Niven that got her noticed in the US. Then she began appearing in Hollywood films like Blindfold (1965) with Rock Hudson, The Professionals (1966), and the epic Western Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). She feared becoming a cliché and grew tired of Hollywood so she returned to Italian and French cinema.
Total recall- a fresh-faced Sharon Stone back in 1983.
Here’s a blast from 1983 past, a stunning, fresh-faced Sharon Stone. Actress and model Sharon Yvonne Stone drew some attention in the miniseries War and Remembrance (1989) but her mainstream prominence began soon after her role in Total Recall. After starring in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct in 1992), Stone not only became an international sex symbol, she also received her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress. Just a few years later, in 1995 she won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Martin Scorsese's Casino.
The Incredible Hulk - Bill Bixby as David Banner and Lou Ferrigno as his alter ego 'Hulk'! 1977-1982
Pictured here are two sides of the same coin, Bill Bixby as David Banner and Lou Ferrigno as his alter ego 'Hulk'! Ferrigno wasn’t always an actor, he was once a fitness trainer and a bodybuilder which made him ideal for the role of the big, green, angry Hulk. The Incredible Hulk television series was based on the Marvel Comics character and aired on the CBS from 1977 to 1982. Ferrigno also reprised the role of Hulk (verbally) in the animated and computer-generated incarnations.
The Queen of Disco, Donna Summer, 1978.
Here we have the Queen of Disco, LaDonna Adrian Gaines, also known as Donna Summer. The five-time Grammy Award winner came into prominence in the 1970s and was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the United States Billboard 200 chart in addition to charting four number-one singles in the U.S. all within a 12-month period. She claimed a top 40 hit every year between 1975 and 1984 and has sold over 140 million records worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time
Sam Elliott's better half - the lovely Katherine Ross in The Graduate, 1967.
Pictured here is Here’s Katharine Ross in the role of Elaine, the daughter of the iconic Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate back in 1967. In it, Dustin Hoffman plays Benjamin Braddock a recent college grad without any real direction. He heads back to his parent’s house and ends up seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson, played by Anne Bancroft. As if getting involved with a friend of your parents wasn’t complicated enough, Benjamin then falls for Mrs. Robinson’s daughter, Elaine (Ross).
Judy Carne, Goldie Hawn and Chelsea Brown having fun on Laugh In in 1968.
Comedians Rowan and Martin hosted Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (often simply referred to as Laugh-In). It was television sketch comedy at its finest and ran for a whopping 140 episodes from 1968 to 1973. The show certainly had its roots in vaudeville and burlesque, but its most direct influences were Olsen and Johnson's comedy.
It was characterized by its rapid-fire series of gags and sketches, most of which were politically charged. Pictured here are Judy Carne, Goldie Hawn, and Chelsea Brown having a grand time getting laughs on Laugh-In back in 1968.
An early photo of Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson (80's)
Wow, check out this early photo of Pam Anderson! She was just a happy, bright-eyed, fully dressed youngin here back in the early 80’s. She looks so different, so cute! Then she had some work done and by the late 80’s she had bounced her way into fame with her role on the popular show Baywatch. She also landed roles on television series like Home Improvement and V.I.P.
The Beatles go with Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine to Pepperland, so they can free it from the music-hating Blue Meanies in 1968.
The 1968 British animated musical fantasy (and comedy) Yellow Submarine, was inspired by the music of the Beatles.The Beatles composed and performed the songs, but voice actors were brought in to bring the characters to life. In it, the Beatles go with Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine to Pepperland, so they can free it from the music-hating Blue Meanies.
The film received widespread acclaim and has been credited with bringing more interest in animation as a serious art form. According to Time it "turned into a smash hit, delighting adolescents and aesthetes alike"
Lisa Hartman starred as Tabitha a spin-off of Bewitched that last one season back in 1976.
Pictured here is actress Lisa Hartman, who starred as Tabitha in the spin-off of Bewitched, back in 1976. In it, Tabitha Stevens, the witchy daughter of Samantha and Darrin Stephens, is portrayed as a young woman working as a television production assistant in Los Angeles.
David Ankrum co-stars as Tabitha's brother, Adam, who was introduced in Bewitched but didn’t receive much screen time. Several Bewitched characters appeared as guests on Tabitha, including Bernard Fox who reprises his role as Dr. Bombay. George Tobias and Sandra Gould also appear as Abner and Gladys Kravitz. Unfortunately, Tabitha wasn’t able to captivate audiences like Bewitched had for eight seasons, so it was canceled after one season.
Hissing cousins...Barnabas and Quentin Collins, vampire and werewolf of the American Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows (1966-71).
Dark Shadows is a Gothic soap opera that originally aired on ABC from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. Like most soap operas, the show depicted the lives and tribulations of a wealthy family. In this particular case, it follows the Collins family of Collinsport, Maine, where supernatural occurrences take place on a regular basis.
The show featured vampires, ghosts, werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches and warlocks. It dealt with time travel, parallel universe, dark plot twists… so basically it was the coolest soap opera on television.
The original network run of the show lasted for nearly five years, that’s a total of 1,225 episodes and as many have noticed, it’s inspired a feature film. Dark Shadows continues to have an intense cult following. In 2004 and 2007, Dark Shadows was ranked #19 and #23 on TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever.
And another Rocky, Balboa that is! John G. Avildsen, who won an Oscar for directing the original Rocky, with Sylvester Stallone (1976).
Stallone gained worldwide fame after he sat down for 20 hours straight and wrote the first Rocky movie and then went on to star in it. It was a smash hit and he went on to star and act in each subsequent Rocky films–the most recent of which was in 2006. He launched another major franchise as he starred as Vietnam vet John Rambo. The first titled First Blood came out in 1982, then he starred in sequels; Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988) and Rambo (2008).
Paul Le Mat, Cindy Williams and Ron Howard in a scene from George Lucas’ 1973 classic film, American Graffiti.
Grizzly Adams (Dan Haggerty) and Ben (Bozo) on The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1974).
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams is a 1974 film inspired by Charles E. Sellier Jr.’s 1972 historical fiction novella. The popularity of the film led to an NBC television series of the same name. Pictured here is Dan Haggerty, as the title character, who was loosely based on California mountain man James "Grizzly" Adams (1812-1860).
The story, in both the film and television series portrayed Grizzly Adams as a frontier woodsman who fled into the wilderness after being wrongly accused of murder. While living in the wild he saves and adopts an orphaned grizzly bear cub he names Ben. As can be seen here, Ben grows into a massive adult bear, but remains Adams' closest companion.
Who remembers seeing these Fotomat Booths in shopping center parking lots.
Fotomat was a retail chain of drive-through kiosks for photo development founded back in the 1960s. They were located in shopping center parking lots. At its peak, there were over 4,000 Fotomats throughout the United States in the 1980s, primarily in suburban areas. You’d spot that distinctive pyramid-shaped gold roof in the middle of a parking lot at a strip mall, and just drive up to drop off your film or pick up your photos. Easy peasy. They offered one-day finishing and sold Kodak-brand film and other photography-related products.
C.C. Rider- Creedence Clearwater Revival's Hey Tonight – Have You ever Seen The Rain - LP cover. 1970
Creedence Clearwater Revival often referred to as Creedence or simply CCR, consisted of frontman John Fogerty, his brother rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford. Their style was primarily rock, their sound encompassed an interesting mix of the swamp and blues rock genres. The very peak of their success would have to be between 1969 and 1970, the band performed at 1969's famed Woodstock Festival and released numerous hit songs, and In April 1970 they embarked on their first European tour. Then, after four years of consistent chart-topping success, the group disbanded acrimoniously in late 1972.
I Think I Love You! Susan Dey had a deep, unrequited crush on David Cassidy during The Partridge Family 1970-74
Poor Susan Dey, she was just too cute for her own good. She had an intense romantic interest in her onscreen brother David Cassidy while they worked on The Partridge Family together but Cassidy had no interest in her. Apparently, Dey’s crush and Cassidy's disinterest went deep enough for him to feel the need to publicly explain why he repeatedly rejected her advances. He said it was because she “lacked the [promiscuous] aspect of a female” that he desired. Even worse he described her as the “sister he never had”. Ouch! Then he had the nerve to wonder why she stopped speaking to him...
The Southern country rock band that brought cool back to music in the early 80's, Alabama.
formed in 1969,but didn’t start playing under the name Alabama until 1977 and after two of their singles chart success of two singles, they were approached with a record deal from RCA Records. Alabama’s greatest success was in the 1980s, they had over 27 number one hits, seven multi-platinum albums and received numerous awards.
The band's popularity waned slightly in the 1990s but they were still releasing hit singles and still had multi-platinum album sales… it just seemed th e80’s was truly their time to shine.
Vernon Presley and his son, Elvis.
Pictured here is Elvis Presley with his father, Vernon, at home in Memphis on July 4, 1956.
It was around the end of June of 1934 that Gladys knew she was pregnant and by her fifth month, she knew she was having twins!
Gladys was earning $2 a day at the Tupelo Garment Company and her husband Vernon worked odd jobs. So with what money they had and a borrowed $180, Vernon constructed a family home that he and Gladys moved into that December.
Then, on January 8, 1935, Elvis Aaron Presley was born. Sadly, his identical twin named Jesse Garon was stillborn. Elvis grew up an only child in a financial turbulent home, but his family was very close-knit and large. Family members living nearby he and his parents in Tupelo included, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Behind the scenes with Tim Curry and Richard O'Brien of cult favorite The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
Pictured here is Tim Curry as Frank N’ Furter and Richard O'Brien as Riff Raff in the iconic horror classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. What some may be surprised to learn, is that O’Brien here was the one who wrote the musical stage show and then went on to co-write the feature film adaptation released in 1975.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Rocky Horror is best described as a musical horror comedy. Initially, it didn’t do so well, but as a midnight picture, it grew its own cult following and soon became a cultural phenomenon in both the U.S. and U.K.
A 22-year-old Frank Zappa plays the bicycle on Steve Allen Show, 1963.
Pictured here is a young, dapper looking avant-gardists by the name of Frank Zappa, just 22-years old and playing the bicycle on the Steve Allen Show, back in 1963. Zappa’s appearance on the Steve Allen Show was essentially the launching point for what would become a wildly successful career. During the interview the multi-instrumentalist told audiences he could guitar, vibes, bass, and drums. He did, however, choose to charm everyone by playing the bicycle of all things.
“How long have you been playing bike, Frank?” Allen asks. “About two weeks,” says Zappa, getting his first big laugh.
The Pontiac Firebird Esprit driven by James Garner in the Rockford Files from 1974-80. Jim got an upgrade to a new model each new season.
In The Rockford Files, James Garner took an ordinary The Pontiac Firebird and turned into into a piece of automotive and television infamy. Rockford’s Firebird wasn’t just a car, it was also a character in the show.
In Garner’s autobiography he stated, “Car chases and car action were a big part of the series, and I did most of the driving myself. That was my fun. I’d driven race cars a little in Grand Prix and gotten the bug. One maneuver became kind of signature of the show. People thought I invented it and began calling it a ‘Rockford,’ but it was really just a reverse 180, also know as a ‘moonshiner’s turn’ or ‘J-turn.’ When you’re going straight in reverse at about 35 miles per hour, you come off the gas pedal, go hard left, and pull the emergency brake. That locks the wheels and throws the front e
Connie Sellecca, William Katt and Robert Culp in The Greatest American Hero-this series flew into our living room from 1981 to 1983.
Pictured here are actors Connie Sellecca, William Katt, and Robert Culp in their respective roles on the series The Greatest American Hero.
The comedy-drama superhero television series aired for three seasons from 1981 to 1983. It features William Katt as teacher Ralph Hinkley, Robert Culp as FBI agent Bill Maxwell, and Connie Sellecca as lawyer Pam Davidson.
The series chronicles Ralph's adventures after a group of aliens gives him a red and black suit that grants him superhuman abilities. Of course, Ralph hates wearing the suit, he loses its instruction booklet and has to learn how to use it to thwart villains by trial and error and hilarity ensues.
Squiggy and Lenny (David Lander and Michael McKean) were on Laverne & Shirley from 1976 to 1982.
Here's a classy photo of Lenny and Squiggy, one of the best TV duos ever and they had the pleasure of playing alongside one of the other greatest duos in television history Laverne and Shirley. David Lander and Michael McKean’s characters were the obnoxious neighbors of Penny Marshall’s tough-talking Laverne and Cindy Williams’ perpetually perky Shirley.
Leonard Kosnowksi and Andrew Squiggman graced the show from 1976 to 1982. with their trademark "Hello!" entrance, standard greaser fashion sense, and who could ever forget their never-ending idiocy which often stole the show.
Mysterious blonde (Suzanne Somers) in a T-Bird mouths I love you at a traffic light to Curt (Richard Dreyfuss) in American Graffiti '73
American Graffiti, the quintessential coming of age comedy, directed and co-written by George Lucas. In it ‘A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.’
The film stars favorites such as Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Bo Hopkins, and Wolfman Jack. Who remembers the mysterious blonde girl in the car who mouths "I love you" at a traffic stop? The one Dreyfuss' character Curt thought of as a "goddess." That was none other than Suzanne Somers!
Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas, Michael Constantine and Karen Valentine in Room 222. (1969–1974)
The comedic drama series, Room 222 aired on ABC for 112 episodes from 1969 until 1974. It was mainly centered on an American history class located in Room 222 of the fictional Walt Whitman High School. The show did depict the home and social lives of students and faculty but mainly it was based at the school.
Pete Dixon (Lloyd Haynes) teaches the class, Liz McIntyre (Denise Nicholas) school's guidance counselor (and Pete’s girlfriend). Seymour Kaufman (Michael Constantine) is the principal and Alice Johnson (Karen Valentine) plays Pete’s student teacher.
While many of the show’s themes were timeless and could relate to most teenagers, many were also reflective of the contemporary political climate of the late 1960s and early to mid-1970s: Vietnam War, women's rights, race relations, and Watergate.
Elizabeth Montgomery as the lead character in The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975).
Pictured here is an intense version of the chipper Elizabeth Montgomery audiences became accustomed to on Bewitched. Here she is, starring in The Legend of Lizzie Borden. The historical mystery movie was made for television, the stylized retelling of these brutal unsolved murders premiered on ABC on February 10, 1975 and was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture Made for Television in 1976.
Who remembers the lovely Lynn Anderson singing about a Rose Garden in 1970?
Country music legend Lynn Rene Anderson had a string of major hits throughout the late 1960s and into the 1970s and 1980s. Most notably was her 1970 worldwide megahit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden."
Anderson charted 12 No. 1, 18 Top 10, and more than 50 Top 40 hit singles. In addition to being (twice) named "Top Female Vocalist" by the Academy of Country Music and "Female Vocalist of the Year" by the Country Music Association, Anderson won a Grammy Award and earned seven Grammy nominations. She won a People's Choice Award and was the first female country artist to win the American Music Award (1974).
Tumultuous pair, Cher and Gregg Allman in 1977.
These two were all drama from the start. When pop diva Cher and rocker Gregg Allman first met in January 1975, Cher was in the midst of a divorce and custody battle with Sonny Bono, and Allman was battling addiction. Not a great recipe for stable relationship, but hey, they were smitten with each other and gave it a shot.
According to Allman’s memoir, their first date was the worst… it ended with him shooting up and passing out.But their second date was a bit better, according to Allman they drank and danced the night away at a disco club and "When we got back to her place, she took me out to her rose garden, and all the roses were just starting to bloom…We made some serious love!" As soon as her divorce from Bono was final, she jumped right into a marriage with Allman. Of course, his addiction led to constant fighting and eventual divorce.
The Odd Couple - Divorced pals, slob Oscar Madison (Jack Klugman) & neat-freak Felix Unger (Tony Randall) have to share an apartment. 1970-75
It’s after neurotic neat-freak Felix Unger and sloppy, cigar-chomping, sportswriter Oscar Madison have both been given the boot by their wives that the two share a Park Avenue bachelor pad. Obviously two grown men used to having spouses are going to have quite a few adjustments to make when moving in with each other–that’s where the hilarity ensues.
Jamie Lee Curtis starring in Halloween directed by John Carpenter, 1978.
Pictured here is a young Jamie Lee Curtis starring as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s Halloween back in 1978. This was Curtis’ debut film, the first installment in the Halloween franchise, and a landmark film in the horror genre.
Halloween was produced on a budget of $300,000 and it turned around and grossed an astounding $47 million at the box office in the United States and $23 million internationally. That’s a total of $70 million worldwide for an independent horror movie!
It was also praised for its innovative camera movements, direction, and its original musical score. In 2006, Halloween was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Who remembers Gull Cottage, the charming house from the series The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1968-70) starring Hope Lange and Edward Mulhare.
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir was both a television series and a film, the film came first and was based on the 1945 novel. The show premiered in September of 1968 and ran until 1970. The series stars Hope Lange as Carolyn Muir, a young widowed writer who rents the charming house, Gull Cottage along with her two children. Of course, the cottage is haunted, the ghost is the former owner Daniel Gregg, a 19th-century sea captain, played by Edward Mulhare. Charles Nelson Reilly plays Claymore Gregg, he knows the cottage is haunted by his ancestor and rents it to Mrs. Muir without telling.
Wilma meeting her new neighbors, Weirdly and Creepella Gruesome, who have moved into Tombstone Manor next to the Flintstones.
Remember The Gruesomes from the Flintstones? It was like the Addams Family moved t Bedrock. They creepy family consisted of married couple Weirdly and Creepella, and their son Goblin (Gobby for short). Also living with them was Uncle Ghastly. They debuted in back in 1964, which was during the show's fifth season in an episode titled "The Gruesomes".
The gothic family reappears in an episode called "The Hatrocks and the Gruesomes". The Hatrocks, are hillbillies and old friends of Fred who come to visit but quickly get on everyone’s nerves. So, Fred enlists the help of the Gruesomes to scare the Hatrocks away but the plan fails because the hillbilly Hatrocks are immune to horror.
James Garner was charming gambler Bret Maverick in the TV series Maverick from 1957-1962.
Here we have a dashing, young James Garner as the charming gambler Bret Maverick of the Western television series Maverick (1957 to 1962). The Mavericks were Texans and poker players who traveled the American Old West, constantly getting into life-threatening situations (usually involving money, women, or both).
Maverick was a branch of the Warner Bros.tree of Westerns, which included Cheyenne, Colt .45, Lawman, Bronco, The Alaskans, and Sugarfoot. The show launched spinoffs, comic books and even a film, which was released in 1994 and starred Mel Gibson as Bret Maverick.
Davy's gig on The Brady Bunch in 1971 was the most famous thing he did outside of The Monkees, thanks to Marcia, her fan club and the reruns.
David Thomas Jones was a musician, actor, and businessman best known as a member of the band the Monkees and for starring in the TV series of the same name.
It was in 1971 when Marcia Brady decides she can get Davy Jones to sing at her school's junior prom because she’s Marcia Brady and it’s all about Marcia, Marcia, Marcia. That and because of a letter Jones sent her as president of the local fan club. Problems ensue when she has trouble getting to him to ask and the school has already made the announcement.
The official state song of Colorado is..Rocky Mountain High of course! John Denver in 1975.
Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. or as he’s known professionally John Denver, was a musician, record producer, actor, and activist whose greatest success was as a solo singer. Denver began his music career in the 1960’s with folk music groups and by the 1970’s he was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. Over the course of his career, he recorded and released approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed himself, at a total of over 33 million record sales worldwide
In addition to appearing on a variety of music charts, he earned twelve gold and four platinum albums with his signature songs "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Annie's Song", "Rocky Mountain High", "Thank God I'm a Country Boy", and "Sunshine on My Shoulders". Rocky Mountain High also went on to become the official state song of Colorado.
Mongo (Alex Karras) rides into town on an ox in Mel Brooks zany Wild West comedy Blazing Saddles in 1974.
Pictured here is Mongo (Alex Karras) riding into town on an ox in Blazing Saddles back in 1974. Mel Brooks zany, satirical Western comedy starred Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder.
“In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.”
The storyline satirizes the racism obscured by myth-making Hollywood accounts of the American West, with the hero being a black sheriff in an all-white town. The film was greatly received by critics and audiences, was nominated for three Academy Awards, and is ranked No. 6 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Laughs list.
Chico & the Man with Freddie Prinze and Jack Albertson was on TV in 1974-78. Freddie was 22 yrs. old when he committed suicide in 1977.
Pictured here is Freddie Prinze and Jack Albertson of the sitcom Chico and the Man. The show ran for four seasons from 1974 to 1978 and starred Albertson as Ed Brown (the Man), who is best described as a cantankerous owner of a run-down garage in East Los Angeles. And Freddie Prinze as Chico Rodriguez, an upbeat Chicano who comes in looking for a job. Chico and the Man was the first U.S. television series set in a Mexican-American neighborhood
Sadly, Prinze suffered from major depression, which only worsened in the weeks following the end of his marriage. On the night of January 28, 1977, Prinze shot himself in front of his business manager, Marvin "Dusty" Snyder. His son, the now famous actor Freddie Prinze Jr. was only one year old at the time.
You Win Again- The Gibb brothers playing badminton in the late 70's.
Pictured here are the Gibb brothers of The Bee Gees, playing a game of badminton in the late 70's. The Bee Gees were basically the original version of “The Hansons”. The pop music group formed in 1958 and consisted of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb.
The Bee Gees were consistent with their success, but two distinct periods during the decades they recorded were exceptional. First, they were incredibly popular as a music act in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Then they became prominent disco music era performers in the mid-to-late 1970s. The Bee Gees wrote all of their own hits, and they even went on to write and produce hits for other major artists.
Do you remember this popular cartoon back in 1975 - The Great Grape Ape Show!
The Great Grape Ape Show graced the Saturday morning cartoon lineup on ABC from September 6, 1975 to September 3, 1978. In it, the title character is a purple gorilla standing 40-feet tall (voiced by Bob Holt). He may look intimidating but he has the mind of a child. Those unfamiliar with him often run off terrified screaming "YEOW! A gorill-ill-ill-ill-la!".
Grape Ape has his own catchphrase, (his name) which he usually recites as a form of agreement "Grape Ape, Grape Ape". He also has a buddy he travels with, a dog Beegle Beagle (voiced by Marty Ingels), whom he calls "Beegly Beagly".
Muhammad Ali in the ring with Sammy Davis Jr., who lasted 12 rounds back in 1978.
Pictured here is actor, singer, dancer, and member of the famed “Rat Pack” of Hollywood, Sammy Davis Jr. in the ring with Boxing legend Muhammad Ali. This photo was taken on May 8, 1978, during a benefit fight and show that was held at the Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles. The popular entertainer lasted 12 rounds in the ring with Ali who began training at just 12-years old and is one of the most iconic and decorated athletes of our time.
He's got all the time in the world. Rod Taylor starred in the 1960 sci-fi film, The Time Machine.
It’s Rod Taylor starring in the 1960 sci-fi film, The Time Machine! Not only did the 1895 novella by H. G. Wells' The Time Machine inspire this Science Fiction film, but at the time of its release, it was largely influential on the development of the science fiction genre as a whole.
It’s set in Victorian England and in it, an inventor pulls off the impossible–he constructs a time machine. Once in the distant future, he discovers that “mankind's descendants have divided into two species, the passive, childlike, and vegetarian Eloi and the underground-dwelling Morlocks, who feed on the Eloi.”
The Time Machine received an Oscar for its impressive use of time-lapse photographic effects, which they used to show the world changing during the time traveling process.
McMillan & Wife starring Rock Hudson & Susan St. James aired on TV from 1971 to 1977.
McMillan & Wife was a lighthearted police procedural series that aired from 1971 to 1977. The show starred Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James in the title roles. The series followed San Francisco police commissioner Stuart McMillan and his amateur detective wife Sally. Often the couple would go to charity events and fashionable parties before solving baffling robberies and murders. Comic relief was provided by John Schuck as Sgt. Charles Enright and Nancy Walker who played Mildred, the couple's sarcastic, heavy-drinking maid.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with Leatherface and his family! (1974)
Ah yes, Gunnar Hansen’s most famous role, Leatherface in Tobe Hooper’s horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 1974. Here he is in his Leatherface getup with his inbred clan. In it, a group of friends fall victim to a family of cannibals while on a road trip.
Now, despite what the marketing tactics implied, the script itself was complete fiction. However, it was inspired by real events. More specifically, the character of Leatherface was inspired by the real-life murder Ed Gein.
Blonde and gorgeous 80's celebs Lydia Cornell and John Schneider; she was a guest star on The Dukes of Hazzard in 1984.
Pictured here is actor and country music singer John Schneider, who is best known for his portrayal of Beauregard "Bo" Duke in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. Along with him is actress Lydia Cornell, who was guest starring on The Dukes of Hazard at the time this photo was taken back in 1984. Lydia Cornell is actually best known for her role as Sara Rush on the sitcom Too Close for Comfort. It was Cornell's first major role and she portrayed the "ditzy blonde" from 1980–1986. Cornell appeared on numerous television programs over the years, including The Love Boat, Charlie's Angels, The Drew Carey Show, Quantum Leap, Knight Rider, The A-Team, T. J. Hooker, Fantasy Island, Battle of the Network Stars, Super Password, and, most recently, Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Remember when Samantha was on The Flintstones, Darrin goes boating so she joins neighbors Flintstones and Rubbles on a camping trip. 1965
Hey, remember that time when an animated Samantha Stevens was on The Flintstones? Samantha and Darrin Stephens both guest star on the popular cartoon, Elizabeth Montgomery, and Richard York both came in to voice their characters.
In the episode “Samantha” Darrin goes on a little boating trip, so Samantha decides to join the Flintstones and the Rubbles for a camping trip. All this outdoorsy quality time ends up stirring up everyone’s competitive natures and the men and women end up pitted against each other.
Of course, the women have Samantha's witchcraft on their side so they end up besting the men at every turn.
Maxwell Smart, Don Adams, Barbara Feldon as Agent 99 in Get Smart 1965.
Maxwell Smart, Agent 86, was an iconic character in the beloved 1965 TV series Get Smart, played by the talented Don Adams. His witty one-liners and his bumbling and often comedic attempts at espionage made him an unforgettable character. Alongside him, the lovely Barbara Feldon played Agent 99, a loving and talented female agent who was always one step ahead of Maxwell. The two had a chemistry that was apparent on the screen, and together they made Get Smart one of the most popular TV shows of the era.
Nancy Sinatra in the 60s wearing the boots that made her hit single These Boots Were Made For Walking.
In the mid-1960s, Nancy Sinatra hit the music scene with her iconic song, These Boots Were Made For Walking, which became an instant classic. To this day, the song is still popular and is often played on the radio. But it was Nancy’s fashion sense that really got people talking. She wore a pair of tall, white go-go boots that were the envy of every woman of the era. The boots symbolized freedom and empowerment for women, and Nancy was the perfect embodiment of that spirit.
Pablo Picasso in his home studio, France. (1956)
In 1956, Pablo Picasso lived and worked in his home studio in France. It was here that he created some of his most famous pieces of art, such as the iconic painting “Les Demoiselles d'Avignon”. Picasso was a revolutionary artist whose works have influenced countless other artists and have left a lasting legacy. His home studio was a place of creativity and innovation, and it was here that he was able to express his innermost thoughts and feelings. Even today, Picasso's home studio remains an iconic place and a reminder of the genius of this great artist.
Raquel Welch, one of the most beautiful faces, 1970s.
In the 1970s, Raquel Welch was one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood. Her ravishing good looks and sultry gaze were iconic features of her onscreen persona, and it was these features that made her a symbol of beauty and grace. She was a style icon, and her acting chops were unparalleled. Raquel achieved fame and success in a variety of roles, and her beauty and grace were her trademarks.
Rosanna Arquette and Madonna from their film, _Desperately Seeking Susan_ in 1985.
The 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan was an instant classic that starred the two icons of the era, Rosanna Arquette and Madonna. Rosanna played the role of Roberta, a bored housewife who finds herself on a life-changing adventure when she meets the mysterious Susan, played by Madonna. Their chemistry onscreen was electric, and the two brought a sense of fun and mystery to the movie. The movie was a huge success, and to this day, it remains a cult classic that has inspired many. Rosanna and Madonna's performances in the movie are still remembered fondly, and the movie is a timeless reminder of the joys of friendship and adventure.
Sam Elliott taking Cher for a ride from the movie Mask, 1985.
The 1985 movie Mask starred the iconic duo of Sam Elliott and Cher. The movie tells the story of Rocky Dennis, a young man with a facial deformity, and his journey to find acceptance. Sam Elliott and Cher had amazing chemistry onscreen, and one of the most memorable scenes of the movie is when Sam takes Cher for a ride on his motorcycle. This scene has become iconic, and it is a reminder of the joys of life and the connection that can be found between two people. To this day, Sam and Cher's connection in the movie is still remembered fondly, and it will never be forgotten.
Syd Barrett from Pink Floyd, 1969.
In 1969, Syd Barrett was the frontman of the legendary band Pink Floyd. He was a musical genius and an icon of the era. His unique style and sound were unlike anything else at the time, and he quickly became an icon of the psychedelic rock scene. To this day, Syd Barrett's influence on music is undeniable, and his iconic style and sound will live on forever.
The groovy Peggy Lipton, 1968.
In 1968, Peggy Lipton was a style icon whose groovy fashion sense made her an instant hit. Her look was unique and chic, and she often wore bright colors, bold patterns, and unique accessories. She was a symbol of the era and was a fashion inspiration for many. To this day, Peggy Lipton is still remembered fondly, and her iconic style continues to be a reminder of the groovy fashion of the 1960s.
Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe attending the premiere of the romantic comedy Some Like it Hot in 1959.
In 1959, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe attended the premiere of the romantic comedy Some Like it Hot. The two were a stunning couple whose chemistry on and off-screen was undeniable. They were two of the most iconic actors of the era, and their presence at the premiere was a reminder of their timeless beauty and grace.
When a catty newspaper columnist supposedly said Marilyn Monroe would be better off wearing a potato sack, she did just that in this photo from 1951.
In 1951, Marilyn Monroe was the subject of a catty newspaper column that supposedly said she was better off wearing a potato sack. Not one to be shamed by public opinion, Marilyn responded by posing in a potato sack for a newspaper photograph. This iconic image became an instant classic, and it was a reminder of Marilyn's confidence and grace.
Who remembers being able to play outside unsupervised all day back in the 60s and 70s . Happy Mothers Day to all the moms!
In the 1960s and 1970s, kids could play outside without supervision all day long. It was a time of innocence and freedom, and kids could explore and discover the world around them. They could run and play in nature, climb trees, and explore their neighborhoods. Many people still look back fondly on these carefree days, which reminds them of the joys of childhood and the freedom that comes with it.
William Shatner reading on his motorcycle while cruising around on the Star Trek set.
In the 1960s, William Shatner was a beloved actor and icon of the era. He was best known for playing Captain Kirk on the classic show Star Trek, and his performance was beloved by fans. He was often seen on the set of the show, casually reading while cruising around on his motorcycle.