Unedited Vintage Photos That Have Never Been Touched

By Sophia Maddox | April 18, 2023

Who remembers “Jungle Pam”, the drag racing sweetheart of the ’70s?

Step back in time and discover a world before the age of photo editing software. These vintage photographs capture a simpler era, when the only filter was the one on the camera lens. From the free-spirited youth of Woodstock, to the rise of legendary performers like a young Mick Jagger, to the sleek lines of classic muscle cars, these images offer a glimpse into the past, unaltered and raw. These photographs, taken in the 60s, 70s and 80s, have been preserved in their original state, and it's all the better for it.

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As the sidekick to drag racing madman Jungle Jim Lieberman, Jungle Pam was on the black top during the most seminal time in drag racing, the 1970s. Born Pamela Hardy, Jungle Pam met Jim in 1972, a few weeks before she graduated from high school, while walking to nearby West Chester, Pennsylvania. She told Hot Rod that he pulled up next to her in a Corvette and said, “Hi, I’m Jim.” From there, the duo hit the road and took the drag racing scene by storm. 

At the time there were no women on the circuit that checked for leaks, or generally working with cars at all, so seeing Pam on the track doing the job of a man was a major draw. She learned on the job, and before long she was just as adept at packing parachutes and checking the nitro as any gear head on the track. 

Sharon Stone, 1985.

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Sharon Stone went to New York in the late ‘70s to become a model, and later went to Europe where her career middled. She came back to New York City in 1980 and dove into the acting world. She quickly earned a background spot in Stardust Memories. Following that role she appeared in a series of small television and film roles without ever having a breakthrough.

In 1985 she began a run of B-movies beginning wth King Solomon's Mines, an Indiana Jones rip off produced by Cannon Films. It would be another five years before she appeared in Total Recall