Unedited Vintage Photos That Have Never Been Touched
Sharon Stone, 1985.
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.
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.
Sonny and Cher in 1965
In 1965, Sonny and Cher were one of the most popular couples in America. The two were married and had their own television variety show, which became a hit with viewers. Sonny and Cher had a unique chemistry; their show was filled with music, comedy, and plenty of banter. They made a great team, and their show was a hit with viewers of all ages. The two had several hit songs, including “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On.” They also starred in several films together, including Good Times and Chastity.
Who remembers “Jungle Pam”, the drag racing sweetheart of the ’70s?
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.
Freddie Mercury and his former girlfriend/lifelong friend Mary Austin in the 1980s.
There’s never been a closer relationship in rock and roll than that of Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin. The two first met in 1969 just after Mercury graduated university with big dreams of stardom and Austin was a shop girl. The two were quickly an item and moved in together. The two were married in 1974 and she was there for every moment of Queen’s ride to the top of the charts, and many of their biggest singles were written for her.
In 1976 Mercury and Austin’s relationship evolved from lovers to that of best friends when they divorced and she moved into a home next to Mercury’s so the two could be close even when they were apart. Austin continued to tour with Queen, and she stayed by the singer’s side until his death in 1991.
Robert Plant posing while enjoying an ice cream cone during Led Zeppelin's United States tour stop in Chicago, Illinois, 1977.
1977 saw Led Zeppelin embark on their final tour of America. Just prior to leaving for the states Robert Plant caught laryngitis and the tour was pushed back an entire month. Unfortunately the band’s instruments had already been shipped so the band wasn’t even able to rehearse while Plant was resting his vocal cords. In The Tight But Loose Files, Jimmy Page explained:
We didn't have any instruments for a month. All the equipment was shipped over there five days before we were due to go. I didn't play a guitar for a month. I was terrified at the prospect of the first few shows.
After the band made it to America the tour kicked off on April 1 in Dallas, and the group began setting record breaking sales and attendance numbers. Maybe plant was having a triple scoop of ice cream, to celebrate his sales success, or maybe he was just nursing some sore vocal chords.
Paul Stanley of Kiss getting ready, 1975.
Would you look at all that hairspray? Do you think that’s how much the band went through in one night or was that supposed to sustain them through a tour? By 1975 KISS was already a must see touring act, with their larger than life personas and best band in the galaxy aesthetic firmly in place. But it was their double live album from the same year, “Alive!” that cemented their status as rock icons.
While Gene Simmons is the most vocal member of the band, it’s Paul Stanley who’s always carried and aura of cool around him. This pic shows just how hardcore Stanley was - even when he was wearing six inch heels and wearing more makeup than your mom and your sisters combined.
1972 Dodge Challenger ad.
The 1972 Dodge Challenger is one of the most iconic muscle cars of the area, with its sleek curves and a hood that makes the driver feel like they’re behind the wheel of a retro-futuristic spaceship. Whether this car was seen peeling out in the street or idling in a parking lot it was the envy of gear heads and norms alike. You can easily picture a guy behind the wheel with a pack of smokes rolled up in his sleeves and Aerosmith blaring from the stereo.
The first generation Challengers truly are a work of beauty, and this one almost looks good enough to make you forget about the babe hanging out in the grass.
Jimi Hendrix holding a Lucky Lager and enjoying a good laugh with Buddy Miles in the '60s.
After Hendrix put an end to the Experience, he picked up bass player Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles to help him make a change of pace with his sound. The first recording that the band made was the live album “Band of Gypsies, recorded at the famed Filmore East in New York City. The group recorded 47 songs over the course of four shows and two nights. The band played a ton of new material, along with tracks like “Purple Haze” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).”
While the record was more of a contractural obligation than anything else, it showcases Hendrix’s killer guitar playing and his new backing band’s ability to roll with whatever changes Hendrix came up with on the spot.
A very cool 1953 Gibson guitar advertisement!
Solid body electric guitars have been around since the early 1930s, but no guitar has been able to match the pure cool factor of the Gibson Les Paul. First introduced in 1952, early models of the Les Paul signature guitar featured P-90 or “soap bar” pickups and a “trapeze” style bridge that required the strings to be placed beneath the bridge rather than over it like in later models.
Many early “goldtops” featured a signature gold color on the body, but seeing as how assembly lines in the ‘50s weren’t as spot on as they are now, many models came out of the factory with fronts, backs, and necks covered in gold. If you’ve got one of these bad boys around the house you know that the look doesn’t matter because they sound as good now as they did in the ‘50s.
Ann-Margret sitting in the Autumn leaves, 1965.
By 1965 Ann-Margret was already a certified star. Not only had she appeared with Elvis in Viva Las Vegas, but she’d been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, and won the Golden Globe for “Best Newcomer.” Even though she fit the ideal of a blonde bombshell, Margret was anything but a flash in the pan. While other women in her field disappeared, died, or fell out fashion, Margret continued to build a body of work that continues into the 21st century.
This photo was taken just before she took a break from acting to appear in a run of Vegas shows that were so successful that they’d push her back into the world of Hollywood.
Burt Young and Sylvester Stallone on the set of Rocky, 1976.
In 1975 Sylvester Stallone was a middling character actor with about one hundred dollars in the bank. However after seeing the Muhammad Ali - Chuck Wepner fight he had an idea. The story of a down on his luck boxer who’s only goal was to go the distance with a superstar. He wrote the script for Rocky in a three and a half days, and after a few rewrites and some wheeling and dealing he was set to start shooting in January 1976.
According to Stallone, the shoot was heavily under budgeted and plagued with issues, but that just made everyone work harder and the cast and crew became like a family. Stallone explained, “We didn’t have the money to shoot a normal union film at that time in Philadelphia, so we would travel in a van.” It’s crazy that within a couple of years Stallone went from a guy watching a boxing match on a closed circuit TV to an Academy Award winning star.
Gorilla make-up and costume test for “Planet of the Apes” on April 12, 1967 - via William Forsche
Planet of the Apes is one of those movies that’s so good you forget how good it is. In 1968 this science fiction film starring Charlton Heston started a series of films hat are still running today. However, one of the greatest things about these movies is the makeup.
The makeup was created by John Chambers and he had a full one million dollar budget in order to get 200 actors in full ape makeup - which took three hours per person. The makeup was so affecting that Chambers took home an honorary Oscar for makeup more than a decade before a makeup award existed.
Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger, 1970s.
After the swinging ‘60s Mick Jagger ditched his boyish looks and tried out the biker look for a few years. It’s good that he was one of the most famous rock stars on the planet or he may not have been able to hang onto supermodel Jerry Hall. The couple, who had four kids together, stayed together through Jagger’s heroin habit - something that he kept secret from the model for years. Hall wrote in her memoir:
Mick had told me he took LSD every day for a year in the ’60s. He also admitted he was smoking heroin. I was disgusted. I told him I couldn’t see him if he took drugs, saying, ‘Go away and don’t come back until you’re straight’. He succeeded – he had amazing will power.
Johnny Cash in Los Angeles, 1962.
Hubba Hubba, who knew Johnny Cash was such a hunk? By 1962 Cash was at the top of his game, despite a debilitating pill habit. In the same year he released “Hymns from the Heart,” “The Sound of Johnny Cash” and “All Aboard the Blue Train.” He spent much of the year on the road touring big cities and small towns, and he even did an eight day run in Las Vegas. He finished off the year with a New Years Eve show in Los Angeles at the Great Western Exhibition Showgrounds.
Even though he was already a heavy drug user by ’62, he’d double down on his drug use in the coming decades. Luckily, Cash and his family made it out of their very dark hole.
Popeye (Robin Williams) and Olive Oyl (Shelley Duvall), in the musical comedy film "Popeye", 1980.
Robert Altman (Nashville, MASH) is the last person you would expect to direct an adaptation of the 1920s cartoon Popeye, and to be fair Robin Williams isn’t exactly who you think of when you think of rough and tumble sailor men. However in spite of, or perhaps because of, the challenges the production presented.
Aside from Altman’s usual all over the place filmmaking, there was rampant drug use on set and an entire city had to be built in Malta in order for the production to go forward. Altman changed much of what people know about the character. Popeye hates spinach, and Olive Oyl is in a relationship with the bully Bluto. The movie wasn’t a hit, but it’s a fascinating addition to Altman’s cannon.
Reba McEntire singing at Gilley's in 1983.
If you’ve seen Urban Cowboy then you’ve visited Gilley’s, a honky tonk in Pasadena, Texas where country stars cut their teeth and wannabe bull riders hopped on a mechanical bull to see if they could last a full eight seconds. Reba McEntire was one of many future country superstars who put in their time at the dingy club.
By 1983 she was touring her fifth album, "Behind the Scene," which peaked at number 36 on the Billboard country charts. Reba played Gilley’s multiple times, and in 1985 she even released a live album recorded at the venue - "Live From Gilley's."
Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner on the set of "the magnificent seven", 1960.
Many people don’t realize that 1960’s The Magnificent Seven is a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, but be that as it may, the film is a stand out of the western genre. In the film, a town hires seven down on their luck cowboys to protect the town from a group of baddies.
Brynner and McQueen are the most “classic” cowboy actors in the film, however McQueen went on to have a more varied career while Brynner reprised his role in follow ups to the film and he even played similar characters in Italian westerns.
The film is truly one of the greatest westerns ever filmed, and it serves as an effective ending to the genre.
Who remembers watching movies in class with projectors like this one?
Ah, there’s nothing like hearing the click and hum of a school projector. The look of the dust in the light and the way the projector represented at least 30 minutes with no studying, no books, and no teacher running their mouth. Everyone has their favorite classroom film, be it “Story of a Writer” the 25 minute movie about Ray Bradbury, or “Gateways of the Mind,” a nearly hour long movie that represented a full class off from book learning.
Most of these movies were shot on 16mm film, which means that if you have a projector you can watch your favorite educational films on your own time.
"The Honeymooners" (1955-56)
Bang, zoom… straight to the moon! An evening spent watching The Honeymooners was great way to pass the time to watch this classic sitcom. When the 39 episode series from the late 1950s went into reruns, the show became even more popular with an entirely new generation of viewers.
The series starred Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden, a bus driver in New York City who’s in a constant verbal sparring match with his wife, Alice. Their neighbor’s, the Norton’s, live upstairs and they often get carried away in the Kramden’s escapades. You can still catch the series on reruns somewhere.
“What did you do, wake up this morning and say/ Today I’m going to ruin a man’s life?” -Jack Colton, "Romancing the Stone" with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. (1984)
Romancing the Stone is one of the greatest romantic comedies ever made. Women love it because it’s so sweet and funny, men love it because it’s full of action. The movie stars Kathleen Turner as a romance novelist who flees to Columbia after someone tries to kill her for a treasure map. While in Central America she meets Jack Colton (Michael Douglas) an exotic bird smuggler and the two get caught up in south of the border adventure.
Even though the film is spectacular, Kathleen Turner hating working on the picture. She explained:
I remember terrible arguments [with Robert Zemeckis] doing Romancing. He's a film-school grad, fascinated by cameras and effects. I never felt that he knew what I was having to do to adjust my acting to some of his damn cameras – sometimes he puts you in ridiculous postures. I'd say, 'This is not helping me! This is not the way I like to work, thank you!
A group of Hells Angels at the Isle of Wright, 1969
What the hell were the Hells Angels doing on the Isle of Wight? Well they weren’t vacationing in England that’s for sure. The biker gang popped over to the south England island in 1970 for a huge rock festival that swelled with 600,000 attendees. The Isle of Wight Festival boasted the final UK performance of Jimi Hendrix, but it completely fell apart by the end of the show.
While the Angels are usually an unnerving presence at a festival like this, the worst part of the get together was the toilet situation. One festival goer recalled:
I have strong recollections of the toilets. I don’t think I have ever seen such big toilets and such lousy ones. There were about 100 cubicles, none of them had doors and they were suspended over really deep slit trenches that were about 15 foot deep. I believe this was done because the toilets were insufficient in 1968 and there was a huge cesspit, which someone is rumored to have fallen into whilst tripping.
Bob Hope with Joey Heatherton entertaining the troops, Vietnam 1966.
Bob Hope tried to visit Vietnam so he could entertain the growing number of troops as early as 1962, but due to unsafe conditions he was unable to get to the country until 1964. His first USO show occurred in December of that year, and it was just for the “local” troops. However the following shows where filmed and aired as holiday specials.
For each show Hope brought performers like Joey Heatherton, hot off her appearances on the variety shows of the day and the film My Blood Runs Cold. When Heatherton went to ‘Nam with Hope she often danced with the servicemen.
Brigitte Bardot all dressed up in leather.
You may not be able to name any of Brigitte Bardot’s films or her songs, but you definitely remember her whole thing. She was a sassy French babe who started modeling at 15 and three years later she appeared in Le Trou Normand - a film about a girl and her cousin who inherit an inn and try to run it while finishing school. However, her breakout role came in 1956 with And God Created Woman, a movie where she rolls around sans clothing in her yard.
She went onto be one of the biggest actresses of the 20th century, and after she retired from acting she became an animal rights activist - which make this leather outfit at least a bit suspect.
Clint Eastwood and Donna Mills on the set of "Play Misty for Me", 1971.
This may look like a lovely romantic drama, but Clint Eastwood’s directorial debut 1971’s Play Misty For Me is actually one of the most tense psychological thrillers of the 1970s. In the film, Eastwood plays a radio DJ who’s being stalked by a fan.
Eastwood had been acting since 1955’s Revenge of the Creature, and he later said that he used his nearly 20 years on sets to help him put Misty together. He said:
After seventeen years of bouncing my head against the wall, hanging around sets, maybe influencing certain camera set-ups with my own opinions, watching actors go through all kinds of hell without any help, and working with both good directors and bad ones, I'm at the point where I'm ready to make my own pictures. I stored away all the mistakes I made and saved up all the good things I learned, and now I know enough to control my own projects and get what I want out of actors.
Dan Aykroyd as Beldar Conehead Laraine Newman as Connie Conehead during 'The Coneheads At Home' skit on SNL, February 26 1977.
Has there ever been a more American family than the Coneheads? Sure, they’re from another planet and they pretend to be from France, but other than that they’re basically the family next door. The Coneheads, played by Dan Akryoyd, Laraine Newman, and Jane Curtain (not pictured) consumed mass quantities of food, speak like nasally robots, and rub their cones together in order to show affection for one another. It’s weird until its not that weird.
Akroyd claims that he got the idea for the family from the heads on Easter Island, although Jim Belsuhi claims that the idea is based on nugs of marijuana.
It’s hard to believe that Randolph Mantooth, the talented actor we all knew and loved as, Johnny Gage, the young paramedic, on the hit television series, Emergency!, is 72 years old. Growing up, he always knew he wanted to act.
Starting off with Emergency! in 1972 Randolph Mantooth began a career that spans decades, genres, and run times. Despite being born in Sacramento, CA Mantooth was actually discovered while treading the boards in New York City. After signing a deal with Universal Studios Mantooth began acting in procedurals and a variety of episodic shows. After Emergency! ended he became an advocate for emergency specialists. He explained:
I owe an incredible debt to firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics... so that's a debt that no one can really pay back, but you can try. That's why it's so important for me to do what I do.
Mantooth is still acting, so don’t be surprised when he shows up on the small screen.
Jeff and dad, the very dapper looking Lloyd Bridges in 1951.
Do you think Lloyd Bridges and David Lynch are secretly the same person? Maybe it’s just the hair. Bridges had been acting since 1937, and by the time this picture was taken he’d been apart of the studio system, he served in World War II, and he’d been blacklisted for being a part of a theater troupe with connections to the Communist party. The man had lived a life.
In 1951 he started acting on pretty much every show on television. He starred in the anthology series The Bigelow Theatre, and starred in films like The Fighting Seventh and Three Steps North. He continued to act until his death in 1998.
Karen Carpenter on the drums with her brother Richard on keyboards, while in London, 1972.
The Carpenters weren’t just a couple of lovey-dovey saps that sang love songs for teenagers, they were skin pounding rabble-rousers who also happened to sing love songs for teenagers. For the group’s early live shows Karen played the drums while she sang, but after complaints that the audience didn’t have a front person to focus on she was persuaded to move away from the kit and sing at center stage.
Karen’s brother claims that one of the hardest things he’s ever had to do is tell Karen that he’d hired another drummer to take over for her.
The iconic Jane Fonda has been a mainstay in American pop culture over the years. Sure, she is a beautiful film star but, there is so much more to this interesting woman.
Jane Fonda has lived a life. She’s been performing since 1960 when she received a Tony Award nomination for the play There Was a Little Girl. From there she acted in a series of hit dramas before going on to create Jane Fonda's Workout, a series of 22 videos that she filmed over the course of a decade.
Her most well known marriage was to Ted Turner. The two were together for 10 years and the two lived in Atlanta throughout the relationship. After her divorce she returned to acting, and most recently she can be seen in the Netflix series, Grace & Frankie.
The sleek 1966 Jaguar XJ13 V12 Prototype Sports Racer.
Is there anything like a sleek piece of ‘60s muscle? Only one XJ13 was ever produced in order to race at Le Mans. The car looks incredibly cool, and you almost expect Batman to jump out of the driver’s seat and bust the Joker. The car was developed in secret, however before the car could be raced a rule change occurred and rendered obsolete.
Jaguar attempted to prepare the car’s engine for sale, but after a series of setbacks they abandoned the project. The car now sits in the Heritage Motor Center in Gaydon, England. Try to take it for a spin if you're ever across the pond.
Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn in the comedy "Foul Play" 1978.
Initially produced as a tribute to the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Foul Play is about a woman who’s trying to convince the San Francisco police that she’s been attacked by a mysterious albino. Hawn and Chase play off one another like Nick and Nora Charles throughout their San Francisco escapade, which makes it wild that the producers were at one point going to cast Farrah Fawcett in Hawn’s role.
Even though critics were middling on the film, it still received a series of award nominations and it inspired a short lived television series with the same name in 1981.
Goldie Hawn and Ruth Buzzi doing a skit on "Laugh In"
Before starring in comedies like Overboard, Death Becomes Her and Bird on a Wire Goldie Hawn cut her teeth on the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1968 to 1970. On the series, Hawn subverted the trope of the dumb blonde while becoming a household name in the process.
While Ruth Buzzi’s career didn’t take off the same way as Hawn’s, she went onto appear in a ton of Saturday morning cartoons as well as shows like CHiPs and even 7th Heaven. The two never worked together again, but it's wild that two huge careers began so long ago.
Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon of "The Clash" in London, 1978.
The members of The Clash were circling each other for quite some time in the mid-70s. They each played in pub rock and proto punk bands until each of their groups broke up in 1976. Guitarist Mick Jones recruited Paul Simonson to play bass, and even though they had a lead singer for a while, they were still looking for someone special.
Around that time Strummer saw the Sex Pistols play it changed his life. He said:
I knew something was up, so I went out in the crowd which was fairly sparse. And I saw the future—with a snotty handkerchief—right in front of me. It was immediately clear. Pub rock was, ‘Hello, you bunch of drunks, I'm gonna play these boogies and I hope you like them.’ The Pistols came out that Tuesday evening and their attitude was, ‘Here's our tunes, and we couldn't give a flying **** whether you like them or not. In fact, we're gonna play them even if you ******* hate them
When Simonon and Jones offered Strummer a chance to play in a band that would rival the Pistols he immediately jumped at the chance. Then The Clash went onto take over the world.
The Bee Gees in the 1978 musical film, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
What’s that? You weren’t aware that the Bee Gees filmed their own version of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band? The movie is up there with The Monkees’ Head. It’s truly worth a watch once you’ve had a couple of puffs of your father’s stash. The film came about after Bee Gees manager Robert Stigwood decided to produce a version of the film using nothing but his clients.
Rounding out the cast are Peter Frampton - hot off “Frampton Comes Alive” - and George Burns of Oh God fame as the film’s narrator. The film was a complete disaster and it ended up derailing Frampton’s career for decades.
The lovely Karen Allen, 1976.
Before she helped Indiana Jones stop the Nazis from stealing the Ark of the Covenant Karen Allen was stealing hearts with her natural beauty. She began her career as a member of an experimental theater troupe in Washington DC, and later she studied at the studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. From there she traveled Europe with her theater troupe, something that must have informed her later work.
However she didn’t appear in a film until 1978’s National Lampoon's Animal House. She went on to appear in Knot’s Landing, but her breakout role was in 1981’s Raiders of the Los Ark.
The Rolling Stones in matching suits, 1963.
It’s tough to imagine the hard living Rolling Stones trying to fit in with Beatlemania bands like Herman’s Hermits and The Monkees, but here they are in their matching houndstooth suits and mop top haircuts. In 1963 the band was still playing Chuck Berry covers and doing their best to build a following in England.
Almost in opposition to the idea of building a fanbase, the band refused to play their first single “Come On” at their gigs. The band’s obstinance worked out for them and they became the hottest band in the world. While the band looks cute in their outfits, their inner bad boys are showing in this pic, just check out the cigarettes in Mick, Bill, and Keith's hands.
Elvis getting a parking ticket in Memphis, 1956
Even if he couldn’t get a hit in 1956, he sure could get a parking ticket. The King had been performing throughout the south for a while, specifically recording for Sun Records head Sam Phillips. While that’s great he wasn’t gaining any traction. It took a new deal in RCA and a cover of Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes” to make him a star.
After performing on the Milton Berle Show in 1956 Presley’s star began to rise and a few months later he had a number one hit with “Heartbreak Hotel.” He’s lucky he got famous when he did, those parking tickets can really add up.
Mick Jagger had swagger as a young teen! ( late 1950s)
Mick Jagger really has gone through some looks, hasn’t he? His early ‘60s mop top dandy outfit is strange, mostly because we’re used to seeing him look fairly cool. And his ‘70s beardo look is quite wild, if only because he looks like he should be leading the Manson family.
However, this look really takes the cake. Not only is the young Jagger absolutely owning this whole popped collar thing, but he you can see that he knows how good he looks. It really is fascinating when a star knows they’re going to be a star from an early age. What do you think a young Keith looks like? Probably one of those Halloween skeleton decorations.
Roddy McDowall appeared 'Cornelius' on "The Carol Burnett Show" in 1974.
The Carol Burnett Show really was one of the best variety shows of its time. It not only showcased Burnett’s razor sharp wit, but there were moments of surreal brilliance. Take this shot of Burnett and Roddy McDowall in full ape makeup, it’s from an episode of where the host introduces McDowall as “one of Hollywood’s most familiar faces.”
When he pops out wearing his ape face the show continues on as if it were any talk show interview, except Carol Burnett is trying to pretend that her guest isn’t dressed like a giant ape. When things can’t get any weirder, McDowall performs a short scene from Julius Caesar. Absolutely brilliant.
Sean Young in the original "Blade Runner" 1982.
Sean Young’s turn as Rachel in Blade Runner is one of the most heartbreaking portrayals of a character that’s ever been put on screen. Her character is a replicant that’s been built to not know she’s replicant, and what’s worse is she falls in love with a detective meant to seek out replicants. What’s worse is that she’ll never live long enough to maintain an actual relationship.
At the time of filming Young was a relatively nobody, hardly an actor with blockbuster experience. Ridley Scott said he cast her because “She reminded me of Vivien Leigh… that acerbic toughness that Vivien Leigh had.”
Who remembers the BBC comedy, "The Young Ones" from 1982-84?
Once in every lifetime, there comes a love like this: The Young Ones were Mike, Rick, Vyvyan, and Neil are four students living in a run down house while attending “Scumbag College.” The show features the comic talents of English actors, writers, and comics that would go on to be some of the biggest names in the scene. Actors like Rik Mayall, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, and Emma Thompson appeared on the 12 episode series.
Aside from showcasing some of the best comedic talent in England, the series also featured musical performances from bands like Motorhead, Madness, and The Damned. The series played on the BBC from 1982 to 1984, but it lived on in repeats on PBS and finally made its way to DVD in 2007.
Watching coin-operated TV's waiting at the Greyhound bus station in Los Angeles, 1969
Get ready to step back in time and relive the era of disco and flower power with our gallery of never-before-seen photos. The fashion, the music, and the energy of the 70's was electric. Bell-bottoms, 8-track tapes, and John Travolta's iconic moves in Saturday Night Fever were all the rage. And with just a few coins, a whole world of television was at your fingertips.
In 1969, the LA Greyhound station was a bustling hub of activity. While bored travelers waited for their next bus, they could watch the coin-operated TVs scattered around the station. these TVs featured a mix of classic shows and movies, ranging from black-and-white classics like I Love Lucy to iconic westerns like The Magnificent Seven. It was a great way to pass the time and cheap entertainment for those short on cash. The coin-operated TVs were a staple at the Greyhound station for many years, and were a popular attraction for all who passed through.
This gallery, "Groovy Photos You've Never Seen Before", will transport you back to the days of coin-operated TVs and I Love Lucy, to a time when life was a little more carefree and a lot more fun. So don't wait, come and check out these photos and experience a bit of nostalgia for yourself.
Who remembers listening to 8 track tapes while cruising around in the 70's
In the 1970s, 8-track tapes were the must-have way to listen to music while cruising around in your car. 8 tracks allowed you to listen to your favorite songs as you drove, and they were the perfect accompaniment to a summer drive with the windows down.
The 8 track tapes featured music from all your favorite artists, from the classic rock of Led Zeppelin to the smooth R&B of the Temptations. You could listen to the same tape repeatedly or switch up the music with the flick of a switch. The 8 track tapes were durable and could withstand the bumps and jolts of the road, making them the perfect way to listen to music on the go. The 8 track tapes were a staple of the 70s and a defining feature of the decade.
Who remembers spending their allowance on these?
Nik-L-Nip wax bottles were a classic treat of the mid-20th century. These tiny wax bottles were filled with sweet syrup that you could sip through a little straw. The bottles came in various flavors, from grape to cherry to orange. You could buy a Nik-L-Nip wax bottle for just a few cents, making them an affordable treat for kids with a limited allowance. The bottles were also collectible, and many children collected them as a hobby.
Who remembers watching Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey on TV? (1959-62)
Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey were a beloved cartoon duo of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The show featured Quick Draw, a laconic sheriff, and his faithful sidekick Baba Looey, a burro. Together they would solve mysteries and catch bad guys, all while cracking jokes and having fun.
The show was a hit with viewers and featured several popular catchphrases, including Quick Draw's signature “Hokey Smokes!” The show also featured a series of memorable guest stars, including singing cowboys and talking animals. Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey were a classic cartoon duo and a beloved part of the Saturday morning cartoon lineup.
Who remembers when these were in style in the 1980's
In the 1980s, L.A Gear sneakers were all the rage. These iconic sneakers were lightweight, comfortable, stylish and popular with both men and women. They featured bright colors, and unique designs, and often featured celebrity endorsements.
The L.A Gear sneakers were so popular that they spawned a series of spin-off products, including clothing, hats, and even sunglasses. They were the epitome of cool in the 1980s and a must-have accessory for anyone who wanted to stay on trend.
Who remembers Dorothy Hamill and her famous wedge haircut, 1970s. ⛸️
In the 1970s, Dorothy Hamill was one of the most recognizable figures in figure skating. Dorothy was an Olympic champion and a three-time U.S. National Champion. She was also known for her iconic wedge haircut. The wedge haircut was neat and stylish, becoming popular for young women in the 1970s. Dorothy's haircut was so popular that it was even featured in a TV commercial for Clairol hair products.
Who remembers doing the Bump 70's dance? 🕺🏼🎵
In the 1970s, the Bump was one of the most popular dances of the era. The dance featured a series of steps and moves, and it was easy to learn and fun to do. The Bump was a great way to show off your moves on the dance floor and a popular choice for parties and nightclubs. The Bump was a staple of the disco era, and it was a reminder of a simpler time when all you needed to have a good time was a great dance move.
Here's an aerial shot of the Woodstock crowd, 1969. ✌
Way before she was Phoebe on Friends, Lisa Kudrow had darker and short, spiky hair in 1985
Long before she was the beloved Phoebe on the hit sitcom Friends, Lisa Kudrow was an up-and-coming actress in the mid-1980s. She had a much darker look at this time, sporting a short, spiky hairstyle. Lisa was born in 1963 and started acting in 1985, starring in the films Romancing the Stone and The Allnighter. She also appeared in several television shows, including Cheers, Newhart, and Bob. In the mid-1980s, Lisa had a very different look. She had a much darker hair color, and her hair was cut into a short, spiky style. The look was in stark contrast to the long hair she would later sport as Phoebe.
Yet another golden oldie for prom season, this young couple pose for their prom photo in 1973
In the early 1970s, prom fashion was about bold and daring looks. Popular choices included plaid and floral prints, often in bright colors. These bold and carefree looks were perfect for the era's free-spirited vibe. Prom fashion in the early 1970s was a reflection of the era and a reminder of a simpler time. The bold and daring looks were perfect for a night of dancing and were a defining style of the time.
Woody Harrelson, rocking the 80s hair
Woody Harrelson was one of the most iconic figures of the 1980s, thanks to his role as Woody Boyd on the hit sitcom Cheers. On the show, Woody sported a unique look, with an iconic head of curly hair and a wardrobe of wild and wacky fashion choices. Woody's unique look was perfect for the carefree and fun vibe of the show, and it was a reflection of the era. Woody Harrelson was a beloved star of the 1980s, and his unique look is still remembered today.
Barbara Bush (June 8, 1925 – April 17, 2018)
Barbara Bush was a beloved and respected first ladies in American history. She was the wife of President George H. W. Bush and the mother of President George W. Bush. Barbara was born in 1925, and she met her future husband while they were both students at Smith College. The two married in 1945, and they had six children together.
In 1989, Barbara became the first lady of the United States when her husband was elected president. During her time in the White House, she was a source of strength and wisdom for her husband and a champion for causes such as literacy and women's rights.
Barbara Bush passed away in 2018, but her legacy lives on. She was an iconic figure of her time, and her life and legacy will continue to be remembered for years.
Modern hair styles for men from the 1950's.
In the 1950s, men's hairstyles were all the rage. Hair was cut in various styles, from the classic crew cut to the more daring pompadour. Men's hair also featured various products, from pomades to hair tonics. The crew cut was one of the most popular styles of the 1950s. The cut was short and neat and could be styled in various ways. It was a timeless classic and a staple of the decade. The pompadour was another popular style of the 1950s. It was daring, featuring a high, tight front, and slicked back sides. It was a statement style, a reminder of a simpler time when men's hair was all about style and confidence.
Nice line-up on this movie theater sign back in 1977
In 1977, movie theaters were a popular destination for people of all ages. This was especially true of this iconic movie theater sign that featured three classic films: Star Wars, Saturday Night Fever, and The Bad News Bears. Star Wars was a huge hit and was the first in a long line of successful films from the franchise. Saturday Night Fever was a smash hit and defining era film. Lastly, The Bad News Bears was a lighthearted comedy that was a hit with both adults and children.
Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, and Keith Richards pose for the camera during the filming of the 1987 documentary Hail! Hail! Rock n Roll
In the late 1980s, a group of iconic rock stars came together to appear in the documentary Hail! Hail! Rock n Roll. The film featured performances from Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, and Keith Richards, and the three rock legends posed for the camera together.
Eric Clapton was already an established star when he appeared in the film. He achieved worldwide success with his band Cream and released several solo albums. Chuck Berry was an icon of the 1950s and one of the key figures in the early days of rock n roll. Keith Richards was best known as the Rolling Stones guitarist and one of the most influential figures in rock music. The three stars posed together for the camera, and the image was a reminder of the power and influence of rock n roll.
Born to Be Wild guys of the rock band Steppenwolf. (1968)
In 1968, the rock band Steppenwolf released their classic hit “Born to Be Wild.” The song quickly became an anthem of the counterculture, an instant classic. The band, led by vocalist John Kay, was a mix of hard rock, blues, and folk, and their music spoke to the growing anti-establishment movement of the era.
With its roaring guitars and anthemic chorus, “Born to Be Wild” captured the spirit of the times and quickly became a classic. The band was made up of a group of hard-living, hard-rocking musicians who were the epitome of the counterculture.
19 year-old Prince Rogers Nelson standing outside Minneapolis’ Old Schmitt Music Headquarters In 1977.
In 1977, a 19-year-old musician named Prince Rogers Nelson was just starting in the music business. He had already recorded a few demos and was looking for a record label to sign him. So he went to Minneapolis’ Old Schmitt Music Headquarters, hoping to get noticed. And sure enough, he was spotted by a record label executive, who signed him on the spot.
Prince was born in Minneapolis in 1958 and quickly developed a passion for music. He learned to play multiple instruments and soon began writing and recording his own songs. His music blended funk, rock, and pop elements into a unique sound. In 1977, he was starting out, but he had already made a name for himself with his demos. His visit to Old Schmitt Music Headquarters was an important moment in his career. It marked the start of a long and successful journey.
John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd kidding around back in 1978.
Back in 1978, two of the most beloved comedians of the era were Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. The two had a great rapport and were often seen joking around and having a good time. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd were already well known for their work on the popular sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. In 1978, they starred in the classic comedy film Animal House. The film was a hit with audiences, and it cemented their place as two of the most iconic comedy stars of the era. John and Dan had great chemistry on screen, and their friendship was evident in their projects.
Sophia Loren on the set of Boccacio, 1962.
The black and white photo captures Sophia Loren in a moment of relaxation on the set of Boccaccio, a lighthearted Italian comedy from the 1970s. Despite the comedic nature of the film, Loren brings a sense of elegance and sophistication to her character. Her hair is styled in a classic 70s updo, with loose tendrils framing her face. She wears a delicate necklace and a bracelet, adding a touch of glamour to her simple and chic outfit.
Sophia Loren is known for her iconic performances in films such as Two Women, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1960. In the film, she portrays a mother during World War II who is forced to protect her daughter from the dangers of war. Her role in Two Women showcased her ability to portray complex and emotional characters, and solidified her place as one of the greatest actresses of all time.
In Boccaccio, Sophia Loren shows her range as an actress by taking on a complex role in a comedy. Her effortless charm and natural beauty shine through in every scene, proving that she can excel in any genre. This photo of Loren on the set of Boccaccio captures her at the height of her career, radiating with talent and grace.