From Sock Hops to Space Age: Iconic 20th Century Moments

By Jack Ripley | October 20, 2023

Actress Rene Russo was a top model in the 70's, here she is on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1978.

Step into a time machine and journey back to the 1960s and '70s, an era that resonates with boundless creativity, unforgettable pop culture moments, and an unapologetic embrace of fun. The middle of the 20th century was a time of seismic shifts in entertainment, music, and society as a whole. It was a period marked by boundary-breaking comedy acts, a musical revival that would define generations, and the birth of some of the best family television shows in history.

In the midst of political and social change, the '60s and '70s also gave rise to a vibrant and colorful pop culture that celebrated individuality and promoted togetherness in equal measure. Whether you were grooving to the tunes of the Woodstock generation, laughing along with groundbreaking comedians, or gathered around the TV with loved ones, this was a time when nostalgia met innovation, and it's an era that continues to hold a special place in our hearts.

Join us as we revisit this unforgettable era through a kaleidoscope of nostalgic photos. From the swinging '60s to the disco-infused '70s, these snapshots capture the essence of a time when the world was changing, and the spirit of fun, adventure, and pop culture reigned supreme. Get ready to immerse yourself in the grooviness of the '60s and '70s and rediscover the joy, laughter, and togetherness that defined this remarkable period in history.

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Former top model Rene Marie Russo is now an actress and producer. She made her film debut in the comedy film Major League back in 1989. Her fame just kept rising as she went on to star in a number of action/thrillers throughout the 90s.

Over the years she’s accumulated quite the impressive title list. She’s been in hits like: Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), Outbreak (1995), Get Shorty (1995), Tin Cup (1996), Ransom (1996), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000). Russo was also Frigga, in the superhero films Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). She received critical praise for her role in Nightcrawler (2014), for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Three beautiful women (Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, and Sharon Tate) entering the dreamland of show biz, fall through the trap door of drugs, booze, and screwed-up men in The Valley of the Dolls (1967).

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Valley of the Dolls is a 1967 drama film based on the Jacqueline Susann novel of the same name. It stars Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Sharon Tate, and Susan Hayward. The film chronicles the rise and fall of three young women in show business. Upon entering the dreamland of showbiz, they fall through the trap door of drugs, booze, and screwed-up men. 

At the time of its initial release, Valley of the Dolls received generally negative reviews. However, the box office yielded rather impressive results, bringing in 50 million USD worldwide gross against 5 million USD budget.