Unpublished Vintage Photos Show A Different Side To History

By Sophia Maddox | May 27, 2023

Charles Bronson and his wife, English actress, Jill Ireland, 1971 in Santa Monica, California. 

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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Actress Jill Ireland was married to actor David McCallum when she met her second husband, Charles Bronson. McCallum and Bronson worked on The Great Escape together, but sparks flew between Ireland and Bronson. After McCallum and Ireland divorced, Ireland married Bronson. That was in 1968 and the couple remained together until Ireland’s death from breast cancer in 1990. During that time, Bronson and Ireland appeared together in 15 films. Among those films were Chino, Hard Times, Rider of the Rain, Breakout, Love and Bullets, and Final Shot

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. 


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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.