Unpublished Vintage Photos Show A Different Side To History

By Sophia Maddox | February 10, 2024

KFC's "Colonel Sanders" sight-seeing during his trip to Egypt in the 1970s. 

Pop culture fans rejoice! This collection of groovy-era photos you've never seen before will not only make you miss the old days of skateboards, boomboxes, and Happy Days re-runs, but will give you some behind-the-scenes tidbits and facts you never knew about your favorite movie and television stars, the biggest films, the coolest trends, and the hottest singers. You might learn a few things you never knew before about the sixties, seventies, and eighties. 

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The king of fast-food fried chicken, Colonel Harland Sanders was a self-made millionaire but success came later in life for him. Still, he made it a point to enjoy the fruit of his labors, including extensive travel opportunities like this trip to Egypt in the 1970s. Colonel Sanders had a carefully crafted public image to uphold. For the last twenty years of his life, he was only seen in public wearing his iconic Southern colonel attire … a white suit with a black bow. He sported a mustache and goatee which he bleached white to match his suit. He wanted to maintain his public image everywhere he went. 

Peter Mayhew and Carrie Fisher having fun during the filming of "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980)

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The British actor who played the role of Chewbacca in the Star Wars films was Peter Mayhew, shown here goofing around with his co-star Carrie Fisher. Mayhew was a natural to play the giant, hairy, space alien sidekick to Han Solo. At 7 feet, 3 inches in height, Mayhew towered over Fisher and his other Star Wars co-stars, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. That’s because he suffered from gigantism. He was diagnosed with the disease as a child. It caused his unusual growth, but also created mobility issues for him later in life. During the filming of The Force Awakens, Mayhew relied on a wheelchair most of the time.