Unpublished Vintage Photos Show A Different Side To History 

By Sophia Maddox | September 7, 2023

A young Ann-Margret trying out for the character, Emily Porter, in the movie, "State Fair". An American musical film directed by José Ferrer in 1962. 

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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Swedish actress Ann-Margret originally auditioned for the role of Margy in the 1962 remake of State Fair, based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. While she nailed her performance, the studio execs instead cast her in the role of Emily, the movie’s bad girl – although she is tame by today’s standards. The role of Margy went to Pamela Tiffin. Tiffin hadn’t planned to have a Hollywood career. When she was 19 years old, she was on vacation in California with her family and they took a tour of Paramount Pictures. There, a producer spotted her and gave her a screen test and offered her a contract. 

Remember when L'eggs pantyhose came in plastic eggs, 1970s? 

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With a brand name that was meant to look French but to appropriately identify the product, it is easy to see how the next step in marketing L’eggs pantyhose would be to sell them in plastic eggs. Starting in 1969, L’eggs were the go-to brand of pantyhose for women, particularly businesswomen who would never dream of going into the office bare-legged. And those plastic eggs were quite handy. Kids loved them. They could be used to store other items. And crafts could be made from them. Unfortunately, too many of the plastic L’eggs eggs ended up in landfills. In 1991, the company retired the egg packaging in favor of more environmentally friendly cardboard.