Rediscovering the 20th Century Through Nostalgic Snapshots of the Past Century
By Jack Ripley | October 5, 2023
Pre-Blondie Debbie Harry worked a stint in New York City's Playboy Club from 1968 to 1973
Get ready to experience the glitz and glamour of the 60s with Debbie Harry, who worked as a Playboy Bunny at the New York City Playboy Club from 1968 to 1973. Debbie Harry, who would later become the frontwoman of the iconic punk band Blondie, was a waitress and performer at the club during this time.
The New York City Playboy Club, which opened in 1965, was a popular destination for the city's elite and offered a luxurious atmosphere, featuring a piano bar, a dining room, and a theater for burlesque-style entertainment. The club was also known for its iconic Bunnies, who were trained to provide the highest level of service to guests and were known for their iconic costumes and iconic ears.
Debbie Harry's time as a Playboy Bunny was a unique period in her life and career, and it's interesting to see how this experience influenced her later work as a musician.
Brooke Shields, 1981
At just 15 years old, Brooke Shields had already made a name for herself as a child model and actress, appearing in many successful films and television shows. In 1981, Shields starred in the controversial movie The Blue Lagoon, which depicted two teenagers stranded on a deserted island. Her performance in the film earned her widespread critical acclaim, and it was a box office hit. The film's success solidified her status as a leading lady and a notable figure in the entertainment industry.
Throughout the year, Shields was also a frequent guest on talk shows and a cover girl for various magazines. She was also the face of several advertising campaigns, including Calvin Klein Jeans, which featured her in a controversial ad campaign that caused a stir in the media.
1981 was a defining year for Brooke Shields. It was the year she transitioned from a child star to a leading lady and established herself in the entertainment industry.
Sharon Stone in an odd pose by her can of Pepsi Light and Crayola crayons, 1983.
In 1983, Sharon Stone was still an up-and-coming actress trying to establish herself in the film industry. She had appeared in a few movies and television shows but still needed to land significant roles. However, she had already begun to make a name for herself as a model, appearing in several advertising campaigns and magazine covers.
In 1983, she appeared in a few movies like Irreconcilable Differences and Blood and Sand and a few TV series like Bay City Blues and Vega$.
The photograph of her posing with a can of Pepsi Light and Crayola crayons is likely from a photo shoot for an advertisement campaign. This photograph represents the fashion, style, and advertising of the early 1980s. It's a glimpse into Sharon Stone's early career and how she built her name as a model.
The Leopard print first came into fashion during the 40s
Step into the wild world of fashion with the iconic leopard print. This bold and striking pattern first came into fashion during the 1940s and has been a staple in fashion ever since.
The leopard print was first introduced as a luxury fabric, often seen on clothing, handbags, and shoes. It was worn by Hollywood celebrities and socialites and quickly became a symbol of sophistication and glamour.
During the 1950s, the leopard print evolved into a more casual, everyday style as the youth culture adopted it. It became a popular print for rock and roll and punk fashion and continues to be associated with an edgy, rebellious style.
Today, the leopard print is a timeless fashion staple that continues to be popular in various styles, from high-end luxury fashion to street style.
Who grew up rollerskating in the 70's and 80's when it was the cool place to meet friends? And wore pom-poms on their skates?
Take a trip down memory lane with the golden era of rollerskating in the 1970s and 1980s. Rollerskating was the place to be for kids and teens. It was a fantastic place to meet friends, hang out and show off your moves. It was a time when roller rinks were packed with people, music blasting, and everyone decked out in their best skating gear.
Rollerskating was not only a form of entertainment but also a trend. It was a way of life for many people who grew up in that era. It was a time when roller skates came in various colors. People would personalize them with stickers, lights, or even pom-poms.
Rollerskating was more than just a physical activity. It was also a social activity. It was a way of building friendships and communities. Many people who grew up during this time have fond memories of going to the rink with friends and family, enjoying the music and the atmosphere.
Sally Field was adorable as the spunky teenager 'Gidget', 1965
Relive the nostalgia of the 1965 TV series Gidget with Sally Field as the spunky teenager. This show, which aired for one season, followed the adventures of a teenage girl named Frances Elizabeth Lawrence, who goes by the nickname Gidget. Sally Field was adorable as the character, bringing a sense of energy and vitality to the role.
The show was a coming-of-age story that followed Gidget as she navigated the ups and downs of teenage life, including her relationships with her family and friends and her crush on a surfer named Moondoggie. The show was set in the beach town of Malibu, California, reflecting the time's cultural changes and social issues.
Sally Field's portrayal of Gidget was widely praised by audiences and critics alike, and it helped to launch her career. The show was a hit with audiences of all ages and is remembered as a classic of 1960s television.
Mitzi Gaynor, was a leading lady of light musicals. She's best remembered for 'South Pacific'. She also hosted a string of successful annual musical TV specials in the late 1960s and early 1970s
Step into the world of light musicals with the talented Mitzi Gaynor. Known for her starring role in the film South Pacific and her performances on stage, Mitzi Gaynor was a leading lady of her time. She's best remembered for her portrayal of Nellie Forbush, comedic timing, and powerful vocals.
Mitzi Gaynor's career didn't stop there. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, she also hosted a string of successful annual musical TV specials, showcasing her versatility and talent as an entertainer. These specials were a hit with audiences and featured guest appearances from some of the biggest names in the show business. They were a perfect blend of music, comedy, and dance and a true showcase of Mitzi Gaynor's talent as a host and performer.
Bernadette Peters was hilarious as a babaloo-ing cabaret entertainer in Silent Movie (1976), the actress was even better as the long-suffering wife of goofy Steve Martin in The Jerk (1977)
Get ready for a good laugh with Bernadette Peters in her comedic roles in the films Silent Movie (1976) and The Jerk (1977). In Silent Movie, Peters plays a hilarious cabaret entertainer known as a babaloo-ing, her over-the-top style had audiences in stitches. Peters' comedic talent shines even brighter in The Jerk, where she plays the long-suffering wife of the goofy Steve Martin. Her chemistry with Martin is undeniable, and the two play off each other perfectly, creating some of the most memorable moments in the film. Peters' performance as the put-upon wife is both funny and relatable. Her comedic timing is impeccable, and it's a true testament to her ability to make audiences laugh. Both films were directed by Carl Reiner and are a must-see for anyone who loves to laugh and for fans of classic comedy films.
Mindy McConnell (Pam Dawber) and Mork from Ork (Robin Williams) from the TV show Mork & Mindy 1978-82
Travel back to the 1970s with the iconic TV show Mork & Mindy. Starring Robin Williams as the alien Mork from Ork and Pam Dawber as Mindy McConnell, the show follows the hilarious and heartwarming adventures of an alien and his human friend as they navigate life on Earth.
The show premiered in 1978 and quickly became a hit with audiences of all ages, largely thanks to the chemistry between Williams and Dawber. Williams' portrayal of Mork, an alien trying to understand human behavior, was comedic gold, and his improvisations and wit were a staple of the show. Dawber, as Mindy, was the perfect foil for Williams, her performance was relatable and charming, and it was an ideal balance to Williams' comedic energy.
The show was a mix of comedy, science fiction, and heart. It was a reflection of the cultural and social changes of the time. The show was a hit for four seasons and continues to be remembered as one of the most iconic shows of the 1970s and 80s.
Rocky lovebirds Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and Adrian Pennino (Talia Shire) in 1976
Relive the romance of the iconic Rocky lovebirds Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and Adrian Pennino (Talia Shire). The two characters first met in the film Rocky, and their love story was a central part of the franchise.
In Rocky (1976), we see Rocky and Adrian's love story unfold as Rocky, a small-time boxer, gets a shot at the heavyweight championship. Adrian, a shy and introverted pet store worker, becomes Rocky's biggest supporter, and the two fall in love. Their love story was a classic underdog tale of two people from different worlds who find each other and fall in love against all odds.
The chemistry between Stallone and Shire was undeniable and a big part of what made the film so special. Their performances were praised by critics and audiences alike, which was a big part of why the film was a box office hit.
The Rocky franchise continued to have several sequels, and the love story between Rocky and Adrian continued to be a central part of the franchise. It was a true reflection of the Hollywood romance of the 1970s.
Annette Funicello posing by her custom-painted, purple '57 Thunderbird in 1963
Relive the nostalgia of the 1960s with Annette Funicello and her custom-painted purple '57 Thunderbird. In 1963, the beloved actress and singer were at the height of her fame, known for her roles in the famous Beach Party film series and her work as a "Mouseketeer" in the Mickey Mouse Club. Her car reflected her status as a Hollywood star and a symbol of the carefree, fun-loving spirit of the 1960s. The car was painted in vibrant purple, a popular color of the era. It was a perfect match for Annette's bubbly personality. It was an iconic symbol of the Hollywood lifestyle and the glamorous era of the 60s.
Bernie Kosar and Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins having fun at a 1984 photo shoot
In 1984, Bernie Kosar and Dan Marino were rising stars in the NFL. Kosar had just been traded to the Miami Dolphins, and Marino was coming off a record-breaking season in which he set multiple NFL records.
The photo shoot captures the two quarterbacks candidly, laughing and having fun while showing off their skills on the field. The photo perfectly captures the energy and camaraderie of the two players and the sense of fun they brought to the game. It's a reminder of the way the two players made the game fun to watch and the way they connected with their fans.
Debra Jo Fondren, who was Playmate of the Year in 1978, skating at Playboy’s Roller Disco and Pajama Party in 1979
Debra Jo Fondren was Playmate of the Year in 1978. In 1979, she was spotted skating at Playboy's Roller Disco and Pajama Party. The event was held at the legendary Playboy Club in Chicago. It was a night of disco music, skating, and partying. Fondren was a frequent guest at the club and was known for her stylish and playful wardrobe.
Fondren was a natural on the roller skates, and she was seen gliding around the rink, showing off her moves and having a great time. Her blonde hair and sparkling smile were hard to miss, and she was a standout among the crowd.
The event was a huge success, covered by the media, with Fondren's presence and style noted in many articles.
Go Karting in the 1970's
Go-karting in the 1970s was a popular pastime for many people. Go-karts, small, four-wheeled vehicles powered by small engines, were becoming increasingly popular. Many people enjoyed racing them on tracks or in go-kart parks. Go-kart tracks were popping up throughout the country; many were at amusement parks and family entertainment centers. Go-karting was considered a family-friendly activity, significant for all ages to enjoy. It was also considered a competitive sport, with regular races and competitions. Many go-kart racers were hobbyists, but there were also professional racers who competed in sanctioned events. The 1970s was considered the golden age of go-karting, and it was a time when many people discovered the joys of racing these small but powerful vehicles.
Here's a mustache-less Sam Elliott guest starring on Mission Impossible
Sam Elliott was a guest star on the 1970s TV series Mission Impossible. The show was a spy-themed drama following secret government agents, and Elliott appeared in several episodes playing different characters. His deep, distinctive voice and rugged good looks helped establish him as a talented and versatile actor. His guest appearances on the show were well-received by audiences and critics, increasing his visibility and recognition in the industry. Mission Impossible was an excellent platform for Elliott to showcase his acting abilities, playing different characters in each episode, and it helped him gain more opportunities in the entertainment industry.
Here's the actor behind the scenes and the costume, taking a break from being a rabid, killer dog during the filming of Stephen King’s Cujo (1982)
In the 1982 film adaptation of Stephen King's Cujo, the character of the rabid killer dog was portrayed through a combination of special effects, animal training, and an actor's costume performance. The actor who wore the costume was Danny Noonan, who spent hours in makeup and outfit to transform into the fierce and terrifying dog. Thor, a St. Bernard dog, was also trained to perform aggressive actions under professional guidance. Special effects, such as a mechanical head, enhanced Thor's character portrayal. Despite mixed reviews and modest box office success, the film has garnered a cult following in the years since its release. It was released four months before another Stephen King adaptation, Christine.
Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood with her mighty frying pan in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. (1981)
As Marion Ravenwood in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Karen Allen was a memorable and iconic character. Marion was a strong and independent woman who was not afraid to stand up for herself and defend herself when needed. One of the most memorable scenes in the film is when she uses her frying pan to fend off a group of bad guys, showcasing her resourcefulness and determination.
Throughout the film, Marion is a valuable ally to Indiana Jones, and the chemistry between the two characters highlights the film. Allen's performance was praised by audiences and critics alike, and her portrayal of the character helped to establish her as a talented and versatile actress.
Kimila Ann 'Kim' Basinger is an actress, singer and former fashion model
Kamila Ann "Kim" Basinger is a talented actress, singer, and former fashion model. She began her career as a fashion model in the 1970s before transitioning to acting in the 1980s. Basinger is best known for her roles in films such as 9 1/2 Weeks, Batman, and L.A. Confidential, for which Kim won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has appeared in over 60 films and is known for her versatility and ability to take on various dramatic and comedic roles. She has also released a few albums as a singer. Basinger received several Golden Globe and Emmy nominations throughout her career and is considered one of the most talented actresses of her generation.
Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn on the set of Swing Shift in 1984
In 1984, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn starred in Swing Shift, a romantic drama set during World War II. The two were also a real-life couple during filming, adding to the authenticity of their on-screen romance. The film, directed by Jonathan Demme, was a critical and commercial success, receiving positive reviews from critics. The chemistry between Russell and Hawn was widely praised and considered one of the film's highlights. They were often seen between takes, laughing and joking with the cast and crew on set. Their off-screen chemistry was palpable and helped to bring a sense of realism to the film. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and is considered one of the year's best films. It helped to establish Hawn and Russell as one of the era's most popular and talented on-screen couples.
Marta Kristen as 'Judy Robinson' from the classic TV series ''Lost in Space'' (1965)
Marta Kristen played the role of 'Judy Robinson' in the classic TV series Lost in Space (1965). Her portrayal of the eldest daughter of the Robinson family, who was stranded on a distant planet, was widely praised for its warmth and vulnerability. Kristen's character helped her parents navigate the new surroundings, and she was seen as a strong and capable woman. The series was a commercial success, running for three seasons from 1965 to 1968. It was considered a cult classic and has a dedicated fan base to this day. Kristen's role as Judy Robinson helped establish her as a talented actress, and she continued to act in films and TV shows throughout her career.
Robert Charles Durman Mitchum was an actor, author, composer and singer, he was in more than 100 films during his extensive career
Robert Charles Durman Mitchum was a talented and accomplished actor, author, composer, and singer. He appeared in over 100 films during his extensive career. Mitchum was known for his distinctive voice and rugged good looks, and he quickly established himself as one of his generation's most popular and respected actors. His filmography includes a wide variety of films such as Out of the Past, The Night of the Hunter, Cape Fear, and The Friends of Eddie Coyle. He was praised for his natural acting style and ability to convey complex emotions. He was also an accomplished musician and author, releasing an album and writing two memoirs. Despite his 1948 arrest for marijuana possession, which led to a two-month prison sentence, Mitchum continued to be a leading actor, and his legacy continues to be celebrated today.
Rosemary Clooney laughing at Jerry Lewis while Dean Martin shakes his head in 1952
In 1952, Rosemary Clooney, Jerry Lewis, and Dean Martin were at the height of their careers and known for their comedic chemistry. This photograph captures the three performers laughing and having a good time together. It represented the carefree spirit of the 1950s when people sought entertainment to escape the stress of the Cold War and other problems of the time. Rosemary Clooney was a renowned singer and actress, and Jerry Lewis was a comedian, actor, and director. At the same time, Dean Martin was known for his singing and comedic talents. Together, they brought joy and laughter to millions of people around the world. This photograph captures a moment of levity shared by these three performers. It reminds us of their lasting impact on the entertainment industry.
Sex Kittens Go To College, is a 1960 American comedy film from Allied Artists Pictures, produced and directed by Albert Zugsmith. Starring Tuesday Weld, Mijanou Bardot & Mamie Van Doren.
Sex Kittens Go To College is a 1960 American comedy film produced and directed by Albert Zugsmith. Starring Tuesday Weld, Mijanou Bardot, and Mamie Van Doren, known for their sex appeal and glamorous looks. The film is set in a fictional all-female college, where the three actresses play students navigating college life while dealing with male attention. The film is considered a classic example of the "sex comedy" genre, famous in the 1950s and 1960s. The film was marketed on the sex appeal of its leading ladies and was a box-office success. The actresses' comedic timing was praised in their portrayal of their characters in a light-hearted and comedic manner. The film was directed by Albert Zugsmith, who was known for his work in the exploitation film genre and produced other films of the same genre. "Sex Kittens Go To College" is a cult classic of the "sex comedy" genre.
South Dakota native Cheryl Ladd rocking her short, satin shorts in 1977
In 1977, Cheryl Ladd was at the peak of her career and known for her iconic style and beauty. The photograph captures Ladd rocking a pair of short satin shorts. This photograph is from the time period when Ladd was a regular on the popular TV series Charlie's Angels, where she played the role of Kris Munroe, one of the three crime-fighting detectives. The show was known for its female empowerment themes and the glamorous and fashionable wardrobe of the characters.
The photograph of Ladd in her satin shorts captures her iconic look, a mix of femininity and toughness. Ladd's wardrobe on the show was heavily influenced by the fashion trends of the 1970s, which included short shorts, tight-fitting tops, and high heels. The photograph showcases Ladd's confident and carefree spirit, which reflects the changing societal views on women during the 1970s.
Starr's car....Ringo posing by his 1957 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop, 1978
Ringo Starr, the drummer of The Beatles, is known for his love of cars and his passion for collecting them. In this photograph, taken in 1978, Ringo is seen posing by his 1957 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop. This particular car is an iconic model from the 1950s and is considered a classic American muscle car.
The Chevy Bel Air Hardtop was known for its powerful V8 engine and sleek design. It was a popular choice among car enthusiasts during the 1950s. The car in the photograph has been restored to its original condition and is pristine. Ringo's love for cars is well known, and he is often seen posing with his vintage cars or driving them around.
Welcome to 'Fantasy Island' from 1977 to 1984. Mr. Roarke and his assistant, Tattoo welcomed their guests to fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected
Fantasy Island was a popular television series that ran from 1977 to 1984. The show starred Ricardo Montalbán as Mr. Roarke, the owner of a mysterious island where guests come to live out their wildest fantasies. But things rarely went as planned. Mr. Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, played by Hervé Villechaize, welcomes guests and escorts them to their fantasy. The show featured a different set of guest stars each week and explored many fantasy themes. From serious to absurd, the show was able to appeal to a broad audience with its mix of humor, drama, and fantasy.
Fantasy Island was a classic show that captured viewers' imagination and took them on a journey where anything was possible. It continues to be remembered as a beloved show that blended humor, fantasy, and drama that kept audiences engaged and entertained.
Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor, 1963.
The Nutty Professor is a 1963 American comedy film directed, co-written, co-produced, and starring Jerry Lewis. The film is a parody of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In the movie, Lewis plays a shy and clumsy college professor named Julius Kelp, who creates a potion that turns him into the charismatic and confident Buddy Love.
The film was a commercial and critical success and was Lewis' most successful film at the box office. Lewis's portrayal of Julius Kelp and Buddy Love received positive reviews from critics. His performance was praised for its comedic timing and physical comedy. The film's portrayal of the Jekyll and Hyde story was praised for its clever and humorous take on the classic story.
The film also marked Lewis' first solo directorial effort, and it was noted for its visual style, which featured a mix of slapstick comedy and fantasy elements. The film's special effects, which were used to create the transformation scenes, were also praised for their innovative use of technology at the time.
Audrey Hepburn in the classic white shirt, 1950s.
Known for her timeless beauty, impeccable fashion sense, and iconic performances in films like Roman Holiday and Sabrina, Audrey Hepburn was a true style icon of the era. This photograph captures her in a quintessential 1950s look, defined by a feminine and sophisticated silhouette. Audrey Hepburn's style was characterized by clean lines, simple elegance, and a touch of glamour, making her a true fashion icon of the 1950s. Many admired her fashion sense, poise, and grace, and she remains an inspiration to this day. This photograph is an excellent representation of Audrey Hepburn's style and influence on the fashion of the 1950s.
Talented teens, Donny and Marie Osmond in 1973.
Take a trip back to the 1970s with this groovy image of the talented siblings Donny and Marie Osmond in 1973. Known for their wholesome and lively performances on The Donny & Marie Show, these two were teenage sensations, capturing the hearts of audiences everywhere. This photograph captures them in their prime, dressed in the fashion of the time, with Donny sporting a classic suit and tie and Marie in a colorful and playful dress.
Their style reflected their personalities, bright, cheerful, and fun. They were known for their clean-cut image and wholesome entertainment that appealed to children and adults. They were true ambassadors of the 70s culture in music and fashion. This photograph is an excellent representation of the sibling's talent, personality, and style of the 1970s.
Charles Bronson and his wife Jill Ireland in London, 1968.
Charles Bronson was known for his rugged and tough-guy roles in films like The Dirty Dozen and Once Upon a Time in the West, and his wife, Jill Ireland, was a talented actress in her own right. This photograph captures the couple in the height of the swinging sixties, dressed in the fashion of the time. The couple's fashion sense reflected the era, characterized by a mix of classic and modern styles, bold colors, and patterns. They were known for their unique style, and their fashion sense was always on point. This photograph is an excellent representation of the fashion and style of the late 1960s and a great reminder of Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland's influence on it.
If you ever wondered what Yvonne De Carlo looked like without the 'Lily Munster' makeup and hair, here she is in the 1950's.
Get a glimpse of the 1950s with this photograph of Yvonne De Carlo without her iconic 'Lily Munster' makeup and hair. Known for her role as the vampire wife in the popular TV show, The Munsters, Yvonne De Carlo was a talented actress and a true style icon of her time. This photograph captures her in a look that is typical of the 1950s, with her hair styled in a classic and sophisticated way and dressed in an elegant and feminine outfit. The fashion of the 1950s was defined by a feminine and refined silhouette, and Yvonne De Carlo's style perfectly represented it. She was known for her elegance and her fashion sense, and this photograph is an excellent reminder of Yvonne De Carlo's timeless beauty and style.
Sharp Dressed Men- Here's ZZ Top in Nudie suits back in the early 70's.
Travel back to the early 1970s with this photograph of the sharp-dressed men of ZZ Top, seen here sporting their iconic Nudie suits. Known for their distinctive sound and image, ZZ Top was one of the leading blues rock bands of the era. This photograph captures the band members in their iconic Nudie suits, specially designed for them by Nudie Cohn, a famous tailor known for creating flashy and elaborate suits for country music stars and Hollywood celebrities.
The Nudie suit was a defining element of the band's image and stage presence, characterized by its intricate embroidery, sparkling sequins, and rhinestone accents. The band members were known for their flamboyant style, and their fashion sense was always on point. This photograph is an excellent representation of the fashion and style of the early 1970s and ZZ Top's influence on it.
Jackie Gleason had numerous TV shows that he starred in, and they ran from 1952 to 1970, in various forms.
Jackie Gleason was one of the most popular television stars of the 1950s and 1960s. Known for his larger-than-life personality and his ability to connect with audiences, Jackie Gleason had numerous TV shows that ran from 1952 to 1970 in various forms. He was the star of many programs such as The Jackie Gleason Show, The Honeymooners, and Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine, which showcased his comedic talent and versatility.
He was a true entertainer, a master of comedy and drama, and his shows were always a hit with audiences. Jackie Gleason's style was characterized by his impeccable timing and delivery, ability to connect with audiences, and unique sense of humor.
The Thunderbirds sci-fi TV series was a form of electronic marionette puppetry known as 'Supermarionation' (1965-66)
Step into the world of science fiction with this image from the popular Thunderbirds TV series of the 1960s. The show was known for its use of electronic marionette puppetry, known as 'Supermarionation,' which brought the characters to life with unprecedented detail and realism. The series followed the adventures of International Rescue. This secret organization used advanced technology to save lives around the world. The show was a hit with audiences of all ages, and it's considered a cult classic today. The Thunderbirds series was known for its cutting-edge special effects and unique blend of action, adventure, and science fiction.
Who remembers the Daktari TV series about a veterinarian who runs an animal research center in Africa with the help of his daughter. (1966–69)
Take a trip down memory lane with this image from the popular Daktari TV series of the 1960s. The show followed the adventures of Dr. Marsh Tracy, a veterinarian who runs an African animal research center with the help of his daughter, Paula, and his trusty team. The series was set in the fictional Wameru Study Centre for Animal Behavior in East Africa and was a hit with audiences of all ages. The show was known for its family-friendly storyline, beautiful location, and positive conservation and animal welfare message. The series was also praised for its accurate depiction of wildlife. It was filmed on location in Africa, making it one of the first American television series to be filmed on the continent.
Talented trio consisting of Brian May, Tony Iommi & Eddie Van Halen in England, 1978.
Take a trip back to 1978 England with this photograph of a legendary trio, Brian May, Tony Iommi, and Eddie Van Halen, all renowned for their exceptional guitar skills and influence in the music industry. These three musicians are considered some of the most influential and talented guitarists of all time, with Brian May known for his work as the lead guitarist of Queen, Tony Iommi for his work in Black Sabbath, and Eddie Van Halen for his position in Van Halen. This photograph captures these three icons in their prime, all dressed in the fashion of the time. Their styles were different, but all of them were characterized by their technical proficiency, creativity, and influence on guitar playing.
A double dose of cuteness, Paul McCartney holding a koala in Brisbane during the Wings tour of Australia. 1975
Travel back to 1975 with this adorable photograph of Paul McCartney holding a koala during his Wings tour of Australia. As the bassist and singer of the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential bands in the history of music, McCartney has always been a beloved figure. This photograph captures him in a charming moment of connection with a koala, showcasing his playful and caring side. The photograph was taken in Brisbane during the Wings tour of Australia in 1975, which was McCartney's first major tour after the break-up of the Beatles.
The tour began in the UK in the summer of 1975 and then traveled to Europe, North America, and Australia, where the photograph of McCartney holding the Koala was taken in Brisbane. The tour was notable for its elaborate stage set and its use of state-of-the-art lighting and special effects. The time attracted large crowds and was critically acclaimed for McCartney's charismatic stage presence and the band's strong musicianship.
Bananarama's success on both pop and dance charts earned them a listing in the Guinness World Records as the all-female group with the most chart entries in the world.
Step back to the 80s with this image of Bananarama. This all-female group earned a listing in the Guinness World Records for their chart-topping success. Formed in 1981, they quickly rose to fame with their catchy pop-dance sound and unique image. With numerous hit singles such as "Cruel Summer," "I Heard a Rumour," and "Love in the First Degree." For successful albums, Bananarama's consistent chart-topping success earned them a listing in the Guinness World Records as the all-female group with the most chart entries in the world. This achievement is a testament to the enduring popularity and influence of the group and its impact on the music industry. Even today, their music continues to be played on the radio and in clubs.
Publicity photo of Julie Newmar for the 1964-65 TV series My Living Doll, in which she played a robot.
Step into the world of 1960s science fiction with this publicity photo of Julie Newmar for the TV series My Living Doll. Newmar played the role of Rhoda, a robot sent to live with her creator as his housekeeper. The show was a science fiction sitcom that aired 26 episodes from 1964 to 1965. It was known for its innovative concept and blend of comedy and science fiction. Newmar's portrayal of Rhoda was highly praised, and her wardrobe, designed by Edith Head, was also noteworthy.
Steve McQueen takes a nap in the back of a pickup truck between scenes, 1963.
Check out this candid photograph of Steve McQueen taking a nap in the back of a pickup truck between scenes in 1963. Known for his cool and charismatic screen presence, McQueen starred in films like The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, The Thomas Crown Affair, and the iconic car chase in Bullitt. Steve McQueen, also known as "The King of Cool," was an American actor who rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970s. He was known for his charismatic screen presence, rugged good looks, and ability to convey a sense of cool, calm detachment in his performances. He appeared in a wide range of films, including action, drama, and comedy, and he was considered one of the biggest box office stars of his time.
Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris rehearse their fight scene for the film Way of the Dragon (1972)
Travel back to 1972 with this behind-the-scenes photograph of Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris rehearsing their fight scene for the film Way of the Dragon. Written, directed, produced, and starred by Bruce Lee, the film was a significant success and is considered one of the greatest martial arts films of all time. This photograph captures the intensity and focus of both actors as they rehearse the iconic fight scene.
Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris were two of the most iconic martial artists of their time. The fight scene between the two in the Colosseum in Rome is considered one of the most iconic fight scenes in the history of martial arts films. The film also features a strong narrative and a good balance of action, comedy, and drama.
Way of the Dragon was Bruce Lee's last directorial effort, and it's considered his most personal film. The film is also considered an essential piece of cinema in the history of Hong Kong cinema and martial arts films. The film has a substantial cult following, and it's regarded as a classic in the genre.
Jim Henson, Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie watch a playback on the set of Labyrinth, 1985.
Step back to 1985 with this behind-the-scenes photograph of Jim Henson, Jennifer Connelly, and David Bowie on the set of Labyrinth. Directed by Henson and produced by George Lucas, the film was a fantasy adventure released in 1986. The film follows a young girl, played by Connelly, who has 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King, played by Bowie. This photograph captures the magic and wonder of the film as they watch a playback of the footage on the set. It also showcases the hard work and dedication that went into making the film. Labyrinth was Jim Henson's last film as a director before his death in 1990, and it's considered a cult classic today. A must-see for fans of fantasy films and those who appreciate the impact of Jim Henson's work in the entertainment industry.
Groucho Marx and Alice Cooper having a gab session and a Bud at a fundraiser. (1974)
Step back to 1974 and imagine yourself at a fundraiser where Groucho Marx and Alice Cooper are having a gab session and a Bud. Groucho Marx was a legendary comedian, actor, and one of the most iconic entertainment industry figures of the 20th century. He was known for his wit, humor, and work as a member of the Marx Brothers comedy team. On the other hand, Alice Cooper was a rock singer, songwriter, and musician who rose to fame in the 1970s with his outrageous stage performances and theatrical style.
This photograph captures the two icons candidly, having a casual conversation over a Bud. It's a rare glimpse into the personalities of these two larger-than-life figures, and it gives a sense of the camaraderie that existed among the entertainment community during the 1970s.
Sophia Loren showing off her skills while playing pool with some soldiers.
Sophia Loren was an Italian actress and singer who rose to fame in the 1950s and 1960s. Known for her beauty and her magnetic screen presence, she quickly became one of the most popular and acclaimed actresses of her time. This photograph shows Sophia Loren spending time with soldiers, possibly during a break from filming on location or during a USO tour entertaining troops. It showcases her playful, down-to-earth personality and her willingness to connect with her fans and those who serve the country.
Tanya Tucker performing back in 1979.
Tanya Tucker was an American country music artist who rose to fame in the 1970s with her hit songs like "Delta Dawn" and "What's Your Mama's Name." She was one of the youngest country singers to achieve success, having her first hit song at the age of 13.
This photograph captures Tanya Tucker in the prime of her career, performing on stage. It showcases Tanya Tucker's energy, charisma, and talent as a performer. It gives a sense of the excitement and energy of a Tanya Tucker concert during the 1970s.
Cute photo of Bebe Buell and her daughter Liv Tyler around 1980.
Bebe Buell, an American singer and model, was well-known in the 1970s and 1980s for her relationships with several rock musicians, including Elvis Costello, Todd Rundgren, and Steven Tyler. Liv Tyler, her daughter, is an American actress and former model who rose to fame in the 1990s with her roles in films such as Stealing Beauty and Armageddon.
Bebe Buell and Liv Tyler have had a complicated relationship. Bebe Buell raised Liv believing that her father was Todd Rundgren, a musician, and producer with whom she had a romantic relationship. However, it was later revealed that Liv's biological father was Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith, with whom Buell also had a relationship. Despite this complicated start, Liv and Bebe have maintained a close relationship. Liv has described her mother as "her best friend" and has credited her for being a strong role model and supportive mother. Bebe has publicly expressed her love and pride for her daughter, describing their relationship as very close and loving.
Marilyn Monroe looks glam boarding a Pan Am flight.
Imagine yourself back in the 1950s, and you're at an airport where you spot Marilyn Monroe, looking glamorous as she boards a Pan Am flight. Marilyn Monroe, an American actress, model, and singer, was one of the most popular and iconic actresses of the 20th century. She is known for her beauty, sensuality, and roles in films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like It Hot.
This photograph captures Marilyn Monroe in a candid moment as she boards a Pan Am flight, dressed in a stylish outfit and looking elegant and glamorous.
Here's a groovy console hi-fi stereo, and also note the very groovy avocado green rotary dial telephone on a dainty doily to bring back memories of the 70s.
The 1970s were a time of bold colors, unique designs, and a sense of fun and freedom. This photograph captures that vibe perfectly, with the avocado green rotary dial telephone and the console hi-fi stereo, both of which were popular household items during that decade.
The console hi-fi stereo is a perfect representation of the technology of the time, with its wooden cabinet, turntable, and multiple speakers. It was a statement piece that was also functional and a must-have for music lovers. On the other hand, the avocado green rotary dial telephone was a great representation of the bold and unique color schemes that were popular during the 1970s.
This photograph is an excellent representation of the style and technology of the 1970s.
Massive amounts of hair spray and Dippity Do were used by the young ladies in these Class of '67 yearbook photos!
Take a trip back to the year 1967 and imagine yourself flipping through a high school yearbook where you spot the young ladies with their hair towering high and stiff, thanks to massive amounts of hair spray and Dippity Do. Oh boy, talk about a hairstyle that could withstand a hurricane! The Class of '67 was not messing around regarding the hair game.
These photographs capture the epitome of the 60s hairstyle, with the young ladies sporting towering beehives, bouffants, and other gravity-defying hairdos. It's a true testament to the power of hair spray and Dippity Do, that's for sure. One can almost hear the hairspray cans emptying and the Dippity Do jars being scraped clean by the gallons.
These photographs are a hilarious and nostalgic trip down memory lane.
Who remembers having push button car radios with 5 pre-set stations
Ah, the good old days when the concept of "channel surfing" was non-existent, and you had to manually change the station by pushing a button.
This photograph captures a classic push-button car radio, a famous car feature during the 1970s and 1980s. It had a limited number of pre-set stations, usually five, and you had to manually change the station by pressing the corresponding button. The radio also had a simple display showing the station frequency and basic controls such as volume and tone.
This photograph is an excellent representation of the technology and design of car radios from the past. It's a must-see for fans of vintage electronics and those who appreciate the nostalgia of old-school car radios.
Southwest Airlines stewardess in her hot pants and boots uniform, 1971.
In the 1970's Southwest Airlines was known for its unique and colorful uniforms, which were designed to reflect its fun and laid-back attitude. The stewardess's uniform, in particular, was quite popular and widely recognized, featuring a pair of hot pants and boots.
This photograph captures a Southwest Airlines stewardess in her full uniform, with hot pants, boots, and a blouse. The uniform was designed to be both practical and fashionable, reflecting the fashion and style of the 1970s. The hot pants and boots were chosen for their comfort and ability to remember the fun and laid-back attitude of the airline.