The Unfiltered Past: Exploring the Authenticity of Vintage Photographs

By Sophia Maddox | April 18, 2024

Bill Murray in his 1968 high school graduation photo. 

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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Local caddy graduates! In 1968, Bill Murray received his diploma from Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, and headed west to study pre-med at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Pre-med? Really, Bill? That plan didn't last long, and he soon dropped out and returned to the Chicago area, where he eventually joined his brother Brian Doyle Murray in the Second City comedy troupe. Two other Murray boys, John and Joel, became actors; it's said that the acting bug tended to bite these Murrays because, as kids, they were constantly competing with each other to elicit laughter from their father, Edward Murray. The brothers also worked as golf caddies at Indian Hill Golf Club, an experience that led Brian to co-write a movie about the unsung heroes of the links -- it was Caddyshack, of course, in which Bill played deranged groundsman Carl Spackler.

Suzanne Pleshette, 1970s

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Suzanne Pleshette's most famous TV role was that of Emily Hartley, the wife of Bob Newhart's character Robert Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show, from 1972-78. As such, she was involved in one of the most famous and controversial moments in sitcom history. See, Bob Newhart went on to do another sitcom, Newhart, which ran from 1982-90. Viewers of the series finale of Newhart were shocked by the last scene, in which the famous comedian wakes up in bed with Pleshette and describes an outrageous dream -- indicating that the full 8-year run of Newhart was simply a dream Robert Hartley of The Bob Newhart Show had one night. Pleshette's brief appearance completed the most outrageous prank any TV show has ever played on its viewers. Her photo shoot with Harry Langdon in 1979 was much less meta.