The Unfiltered Past: Exploring the Authenticity of Vintage Photographs

By Sophia Maddox | May 8, 2024

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Bob Dylan hangin', drinkin' and smokin', 1970s. 

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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New York City, 1972: It's Mick Jagger's 29th birthday. Mick's dressed as a lion tamer and of course his Rolling Stones life-partner Keith Richards is on hand in a stripey suit jacket. It's all the outrageous fashion sense we'd expect from these two in the early '70s, but then Bob Dylan shows up looking like a lumberjack -- and he's ok. He's more than ok, he's Bob Freakin' Dylan, he can wear whatever he wants. It's unlikely that any of these three rock stars can recall just what was being said at this moment, but it's tempting to think Keith had just asked, "Ay Bob, wazzat Rolling Stone song of yours named after us, or wot?" To which Dylan would have replied, "It ain't you, babe."

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.