The time of the sixties, seventies, and eighties can now seem like they are ancient history, but there are plenty of fun photos that you have yet to witness.
While some moments can’t be forgotten, there are plenty more that show us the sides of events, people, and ideas we might not be aware of. Enjoy these uncommon sights, with a little bit of history attached to each one.
Angelic Jaclyn Smith as Kelly Garrett, Charlie’s Angels (1977)
Jaclyn Smith acted as one of the original angels that went around the nation, and the world, solving crimes, capturing bad guys, and looking amazing, all at the behest of Charlie, the voice from the speaker. The show ran from 1976 until 1981.
But once an angel, always an angel: Smith had a cameo in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), which starred Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, and Bernie Mac. Smith certainly looks angelic, with feathered hair, perfect makeup, and a winning smile.
Audrey Hepburn with a Donkey on the Set of War and Peace (1955)
Hepburn starred alongside Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrior, and Anita Ekberg in the award-winning 1955 production of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace. While production was grueling, and rightfully so for an adaptation of one of the most famous and longest novels of all time, Hepburn would relax by playing with some of the farm animals during breaks.
War and Peace is famously dire and morose, but we can see Hepburn crack a real smile with her furry friend.
Robert Redford on the Set of Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1969)
Robert Redford has been a movie star since he starred in “All the President's Men” in 1976, a political thriller about the Watergate scandal that forced Nixon to step down. Redford's long career began in the 1960s, and here we see him relaxing on the set of Little Fauss and Big Halsy, a comedy-drama film about the exploits of two motorcycle riders.
It's one of Redford's lesser-known works, but still has Johnny Cash as a contributor on the soundtrack, along with Carl Perkins and Bob Dylan. The title song was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Elvis Presley Signs an Autograph on a Boy’s Head (1959)
Another picture of Elvis shows up, and to no one's surprise. He's still one of the most famous names in rock 'n' roll music, and here is yet another picture that has to do with autographs. While riding his bike on some German roads, Presley stopped to chat with a few fans.
Presley spent eighteen months as a soldier, so he was well-acquainted with the country and the people. It does sort of make you wonder: how much is that kid's head worth nowadays?
Robert Plant and His Bandmate’s Son Jason Bonham (1980)
While this photo looks to be nothing more than a cool pic, and a lit cigarette maybe a little bit too close to a child, it is actually part of a sad story. Robert Plant's bandmate John – Jason's father – died a day before the picture was taken, due to suffocation as a complication from an intense binge-drinking session, which lasted twelve hours.
While the picture's occasion was a tragedy, it has a happy ending – Jason has become a famous drummer and musician in his own right, even playing with Led Zeppelin, his father's old band, on a few special nights.
Roy Clark and The Hee Haw Honeys (1978-1979)
Hee-Haw was a cultural phenomenon, and it created a special spin-off in the name of The Hee Haw Honeys. The Honeys were a group of women who exhibited a classic “sexy farmer's daughter” all across America.
They co-hosted the show alongside famous country artists Buck Owens and Roy Clark. That's Roy Clark in the center there, and boy, does he look pleased with himself. And really, who can blame him?
Angie Dickinson, Ed Bernard, Earl Holliman and Charles Dierkop in Police Woman (1974-1978)
It's our old friend Angie Dickinson again, alongside a few new friends from the set of the show Police Woman, and NBC show which ran from 1974 to 1978. It starred Dickinson as Sgt. Pepper, an undercover police woman at the LAPD's Criminal Consultancy Unit. The show would become the first successful hour-long drama in American television history and is known as the show that turned Dickinson into a household name.
It was such a beloved show that in February of 1976, then-President Gerald Ford rescheduled a Tuesday press conference so as not to delay an episode of the show, which was reportedly his favorite on television.
Joe Namath and Farrah Fawcett on the set of a famous 1973 Super Bowl TV ad
The Super Bowl has always been an advertising bonanza, and the 1973 edition was no exception. On the other hand, because of it we had to watch Joe Namath, a star footballsm'n nicknamed Broadway Joe for his theatrics on and off the field.
Don't forget about Farrah Fawcett, the famously-feathered movie and television actress. The ad featured famously terrible lines as well as a whole boatload of awkward cream lathering. It's still awful. It will always be awful. Go on. Watch it. You know you want to.
Doug Henning's World of Magic & The Magic Show
For whoever the biggest name in magic is right now, they have Doug Henning to thank. Henning is an illusionist and escape artist who hosted his own television show in the late '70s through the early eighties. His show was Doug Henning's World of Magic & The Magic Show, and it featured Henning going up against tricks like Houdini's water torture illusion, vanishing an elephant, walking through a brick wall, and many other astounding tricks.
Henning's first exposure to magic was at the age of six, when he saw a magician floating a woman on television.
Dottie West at the Grande Ole Opry (1979)
Dottie West, one of country music's most influential female singers, is seen here relaxing on the countertop in the Grande Ole Opry, a famous concert hall in Nashville, Tennessee. West's memorable sense of country style includes everything we see in this picture, with scooped sleeves, tassels, tall cowboy boots, primped hair, and a sweet smile that puts you in your place.
West and country star Kenny Rogers have had a few successful collaborations, such as “Every Time Two Fools Collide,” “All I Ever Need Is You,” and “What Are We Doin' in Love.”
Dean Martin as Matt Helm
The seventies saw an explosion of spy media thanks to the Cold War with the Soviet Union, and we're still reaping some of the benefits, like with the James Bond films. The Matt Helm films are some of them, all starring Dean Martin as the titular character, and he also co-produced the uncompleted movie series.
In the series, Helm is a U.S. Government counter-agent – a man whose primary job is to kill or nullify enemy agents – not a spy or secret agent in the normal sense. Four films were made, and while a fifth was teased at the end of the last, Martin declined to reprise the role.
Julie Andrews Soaking Wet While Shooting The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews has enjoyed a long and storied career in the entertainment biz, but none of her roles has resonated and resounded as much as Maria in the musical The Sound of Music. In this picture, she's drenched from head to toe thanks to the crew as they work to get her sufficiently soaked for a boat scene with the kids.
The Sound of Music won five Academy Awards, a pair of Golden Globes, and numerous other accolades, with Julie Andrews herself coming away with a hefty number of them.
Miss Vikki Dougan, the Real-Life Jessica Rabbit
If you're a fan of the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit, you certainly know of the slinky, sensual, and femme fatale 'toon Jessica Rabbit. But Miss Vikki Dougan, seen here enduring what must have been constant cat-calls, was a real-life version of the cartoon.
She was a 1950's sex symbol who flaunted her curvy figure with a variety of low-cut dresses and other revealing pieces, which earned her the moniker “The Back.” From what we can see, she might as well have been called “The Everything,” since there is no part of this gal that leaves something to be desired.
American Bandstand's Top Ten
Hosted by famous television personality Dick Clark, American Bandstand was a music and performance show that ran from 1952 all the way to 1989. During the show's decades, hundreds of different performers stepped onto the stage, such as rock and roll legend Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon, who had the most appearances at one hundred and ten, as well as Jerry Lee Lewis, and even Run-D.M.C.
Dick Clark also served as the show's producer and turned him into an American media mogul. American Bandstand was crucial in introducing Americans to famous artists like Prince, Jackson 5, Sonny and Cher, Aerosmith, and hundreds more.
Dutch Rock Band Golden Earring (1973)
Founded in 1961 by Rinus Gerristen and George Kooymans, Golden Earring achieved worldwide fame in 1973 after their song “Radar Love” became an international hit. The group had twenty-five studio albums and thirty ten-top singles (on the Dutch charts, at least) during their career, including “Twilight Zone” and “When the Lady Smiles.”
They sold millions of albums around the world, playing hard rock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, and a unique form of Dutch rock music called “Nederbeat,” the Dutch rock boom in the 1960s, which spiraled off from music such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
Young Mary Cathleen Collins
Don't recognize that name? Don't feel bad; you probably know her way better as the name she would soon adopt, before embarking on a successful career as a producer, model, and actress: Bo Derek.
Bo debuted in the romantic comedy 10 in 1979, which would launch her as one of the 80's sex symbols.
Diana Ross Finishing Eating a Rib Alabama
Diana Ross was a singer, actress, and record producer, but she is also a human being, which means she loves the taste of a well-done rib. Alabama has plenty of excellent places to get expert barbecue, and Diana is seen here stalking the streets, holding a gnawed bone in one hand and getting every drop of the delicious flavor in the other.
The outfit that seems to be falling off, the immense afro hairdo that draws the eye, and the devil-may-care look all combine to make a striking image.
Michael Jackson And Paul Mccartney Washing Up Together (1982)
These two legendary musicians met when they did a song together (“Say Say Say,” which became an instant hit, reaching number two on the US R&B singles chart). After working on making music magic, these two guys hit the sink to scrub away dinner.
Unfortunately, the two drifted apart shortly after this photo was taken, and the two never spent much time together again. What kind of incredible songs did we miss out on?
Linda Carter as Wonder Woman Blowing Bubbles (1978)
Decades before current Wonder Woman Gal Gadot, Miss World America Linda Carta proved women had steel in their bellies and fire in their wills, proving to be tough and sexy even when women mainly stayed at home.
Here, we see her relaxing between shoots with her hairdresser, blowing bubbles and probably not caring the littlest bit if somebody didn't like it. After she hung up her cape and lasso she went on to be a powerful LGBT advocate, proving heroes can keep their ways.
Anacani Debuts on The Lawrence Welk Show (1973)
Discovered by Lawrence Welk himself after seeing her perform at a resort, Anacani was a Mexican singer best known as a regular performer on Welk's show. This is a picture of her making her debut on the show in 1973, a year after completing high school.
She became a regular performer on the show until the show's end in 1982. She released popular solo songs and albums and had a bit part in the 1981 feature film Zoot Suit.
Cast of One Day at a Time (1975 to 1984)
Bonnie Franklin stars in One Day at a Time as a divorced mother raising teenage daughters (played by Valeria Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips). The show chronicles the misadventures of the small family as they grow older and wiser, but also starred Pat Harrington Jr. as the building's superintendent.
The show frequently had Franklin's character, Ann Romano, struggle with maintaining her role as a mother while affording her daughters the freedom she never had as a young woman. Dwayne Schneider, the super, usually provides unwanted advice to the tenants, Ann especially.
Susan George British Showbiz Power
Susan George was born to parents who were a musician (father) and showgirl (mother). Showmanship was in her blood, as this stylish image of her sitting against the hood of a classic sixties car can attest. Susan George has had numerous memorable roles, including Straw Dog (1971) alongside Dustin Hoffman, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974) with Peter Fonda, and Mandingo (1975) with Ken Norton.
She also appeared in an episode of The Persuaders with Roger Moore and Tony Curtis, and produced her first film, Stealing Heaven, in 19882020/02/14-19
Hi-C Grape Drink in a Can!
If you have kids – or are one – you know all about Hi-C in the cardboard juice box. But as we can see here, when it was first sold in 1948, it came in a can much like soft drinks. Hi-C came from the mind of Niles Forster in 1946, and was sold and marketed by Minute Maid (which is still around to this day).
Minute Maid is a division of the Coca-Cola Company. While there are now additional flavors to choose from, as well as an easy straw and a safer container, plenty of people still enjoy this classic drink after an afternoon of running around at the playground.
Terry Bradshaw and Roger Staubach at a Super Bowl Match
These two-star athletes might have played for opposing teams, but you can see by their smiles that friendship can happen even in battle. Bradshaw was the starting quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1970 to 1983, winning four super bowls in a six-year period: 1974, 1975, 1978, and 1979.
Staubach played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1969 to 1979, winning two super bowls, and losing three more – two of them against Bradshaw. Staubach was the first of four players to win both the Heisman Trophy and the Super Bowl MVP.
The Mamas and The Papas
Who are these fine people? They are John Philipps, Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, and Michelle Philips, better known as the band The Mamas and The Papas.
Their iconic folk-rock sound became one of the driving forces of the counterculture movement in the 1960s, beginning in 1966, and the group's five albums sold almost forty million records worldwide. They had a total of seventeen singles, six of which made the Billboard top ten.
Linda Harrison and Charlton Heston Together on the set of Planet of the Apes (1968)
There are plenty of sequels, prequels, and reboots now, but when The Planet of the Apes first came out, it was a world blockbuster. Apes have taken over the world, and astronauts who have returned are now stuck in their clutches. In this image, we have Heston, co-star Linda Harrison, and the ape that holds their chains.
This famous story all started with French author Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel La Planete des Singes. It's an old movie, but the ending is still so famous, we won't worry about spoiling it for you here.
Denise Nickerson AKA Violet From Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Denise Nickerson's most famous role, as a brat who expanded and swelled up after ignoring Willy Wonka's warning against a three-course-dinner-flavor gum, required plenty of makeup and some rudimentary special effects. The fat suit was a prosthetic, but Denise ended up getting thirteen cavities from all the candy she – or, more correctly, her character – chewed during the course of the movie.
Denise hasn't forgotten her roots, though, and sometimes mocked her daughter when she was acting brattish, saying it was very Violet of her. It tended to shut her up.
Paul McCartney and his Daughter Mary (1971)
While Stella McCartney may be the most well known of Paul's children with his wife Linda thanks to her fashion empire, but the ex the Beatles member actually had three children. Seen here on a family walk with the Statue of Liberty in view, a long overcoat (and a wondrously bushy beard) keeping the chill off, and some classic Converse completing the look, Paul is with his eldest child Mary Anna.
Mary Anna grew up to follow in her mother's footsteps as a fine arts photographer. It's likely Linda McCartney took the picture – just look at that framing.
Sir Laurence Olivier, Thelonius Bernard and Diane Lane, A Little Romance (1979)
A Little Romance, a story about a French boy and an American girl falling in love, was Diane Lane's first film, and it was a great start to her career since the film garnered plenty of awards for its cast and production. It's an adventure, comedy, and romance film where the young lovers meet in Paris and journey all the way to Venice.
There they hope to seal their love forever with a kiss beneath the Bridge of Sighs, right at sunset. Lane went on to appear in endless films through to the current period, as well as on the television and the stage.
John Madden (1958)
You know John Madden for his famous voice and commentating style, as well as his famous series of NFL games – chances are you've played at least one of his games since the first one came out in 1988. Madden played during one season for the Philadelphia Eagles, drafted in the 21st round at number 244 overall, but his career was cut short in his first training camp due to a knee injury.
He ended up as an assistant coach for Allan Hancock College, but would go on to coach the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl win in 1976.
Young Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson (1974)
Here's another glance into the music world that almost any fan would have liked to be a part of. Stevie Wonder would always tell a story about how young R&B artist Michael Jackson would drop in on Wonder while he was recording in the studio.
According to Wonder, the Prince of Pop would ask endless questions about why Wonder made certain instrumental or recording choices in an effort to learn more about music production, and this photo is proof. Is it possible this is where Jackson got all of his recording acumen from?
Claudia Cardinale (1967)
Claudia took the world by storm, and not just for her olive skin, piercing eyes, and limitless legs. Her acting took the world by storm, appearing in Pink Panther and plenty of other Hollywood films during the 60's and 70's.
Eventually, she grew tired of Hollywood and returned to Europe to star in films in French and her native Italian cinemas, such as Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western masterpiece Once Upon a Time in the West.
Angie Dickinson (1962)
Angie Dickinson looks ready to ride off in the future, and a six-decade-long career in Hollywood, pert and perched on the back of that lucky scooter. Dickinson would go on to star in over fifty movies and would achieve awards from the Golden Globes all the way to the Emmys.
She's giving us one of her bright, friendly, and saucy smiles. Maybe it's because she knows how many people are going to be drooling over these photos, and how many movies she'll go on to make her mark in.
Muhammad Ali Preparing to Destroy George Foreman (1974)
How does a boxing legend train? With an axe, according to this action-packed shot of the championship fighter. There's nothing like a little bit of outdoor work to get you sweating and your muscles burning, and it would turn out to be exactly the thing to keep Ali as the champ during the Rumble in the Jungle.
Ali won by knockout near the end of the eighth round in a major upset, as Ali was a four-to-one underdog against the immense and unbeaten Foreman. The fight has been called “arguably the greatest sporting event of the 20th century.”
A Doe-eyed Marilyn Monroe (1961)
Photos by Eve Arnold show a Marilyn Monroe at the height of her beauty and control. The photographer later said: “She manipulated everything – me, the camera. She knew a lot about cameras and I had never met anyone who could make them respond the way she did.
She got what she wanted because she wasn't under all the kinds of pressure she felt during a film shoot: remembering her lines, enduring hours of preparation. With me, she was in charge of the situations.” They are some of the most real photos of Marilyn available today.
Conway and Knotts Fooling Around in The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
These two classic and beloved actors starred as Amos and Theodore in The Apple Dumpling Gang, playing a duo of outlaws during the California gold rush. The Apple Dumpling Gang was a comedy Western, and became one of the biggest box office hits, and one of the most successful films Disney made during the 1970s.
It was the first film to feature Conway and Knotts as a duo – they would go on to make plenty of other movies together, including The Private Eyes, The Prize Fighter, and a number of Apple Dumpling sequels.
Andre The Giant And Minnie Mouse At Disney Land (1975)
Andre the Giant was a seven-foot-four, five hundred and twenty-nine pound professional wrestler, and he might have passed away, but we're still a little bit afraid of him.
I'm sure you think that Minnie doesn't seem too small in his arms, but we want you to remember: there's a full-grown woman in there. He also posed with Mickey, Goofy, and all the other Disney characters. You probably remember Andre the Giant as Fezzik in The Princess Bride.
Margaret Hamilton in a Maxwell House Coffee Commercial
You'll remember Hamilton from her most famous role as the Wicked Witch of the West in the classic and beloved movie The Wizard of Oz. But, if you grew up in the seventies, you'll remember her as “Cora,” in coffee commercials.
While Hamilton's Witch is ranked fourth on the AFI's 2003 50 Best Movie Villains of All Time list (behind only Darth Vader, Norman Bates, and Hannibal Lecter), she was also known for her advocacy of children and animal causes, and a commitment to public education.
Samantha and Serena from Bewitched
What's to say about these two classic actresses? Well, for one, they're actually only one person. Elizabeth Montgomery played both Samantha Stevens and her eccentric and tattooed cousin Serena, in a very I Dream of Jeannie style dual role.
Bewitched is the longest-running paranormal television series, running from 1964 to 1972.
Olivia Newton-John Guests Stars on Cliff Richard’s Show (1972 )
Cliff Richard had a successful television show (It's Cliff Richard) that ran from 1970-1974. Olivia Newton-John was one of the co-stars, and here we see them having a relaxing moment off-set. Newton-John looks ready to jump into international superstardom, and would eventually be the one with the more famous name.
She ended up selling around one hundred million records worldwide and winning four Grammy awards. Of course, she was going to be famous – just look at those boots! Do they ever end?
Robert Plant, Linda Ronstadt and Ronnie Wood Conversing
What music fan wouldn't have given an arm and a leg to eavesdrop on a conversation between three Rock and Roll Hall of Famers? Plant, the lead singer and lyricist of Led Zeppelin, helped create the “god of rock and roll” archetype with his long mane of hair and bare-chested performances.
Linda Ronstadt has performed in numerous musical styles, including rock, country, light opera, and Latin, and has earned ten Grammy Awards, as well as a host of others. Ronnie Wood is a multi-instrumentalist member of the Rolling Stones since 1975, as well as a member of the Faces and the Jeff Beck Group.
Elvis Presley Playing With His Puppy (1956)
Presley had already reached the first level of his decades-spanning stardom when this picture was taken, and the lead-up to it might be even better than the cuteness you now see before you.
Presley was signing autographs – at a gas station, of all places (the fifties were weird) – when a man stepped up to the table and slapped him. A brawl broke out, and every single man involved in the fight had to appear in court the next day. Yes, including Elvis.
Jennifer O’Neill kisses Gary Grimes, Summer of ’42 (1971)
Summer of '42 is a coming-of-age dramedy film based on Herman Raucher's memoirs of a one-sided romance from his early teen years, while he was vacationing in Nantucket Island. In the story, a young teen falls for a mysterious married woman whose husband has gone fighting in World War II.
This image shows us one of the tender and loving moments of the film, as actress Jennifer O'Neill pecks young actor Gary Grimes on the forehead.
Power Couple Christopher and Lynda Day George
Christopher and Lynda first met on a movie set in 1966, but ended up falling in love while working together in 1970. They ended up married the same year, and would stay lovers and partners until 1983, at the time of Christopher's death.
George was best known for his television series The Rat Patrol, but also starred in numerous films and plenty of other shows. Lynda Day was a cast member on Mission: Impossible from 1971 to 1973, and like her husband has also been in numerous movies.
American Actress Gene Tierney (1954)
Here's Gene having her normal, everyday stroll with her pet leopard, in her leopard print bikini and headscarf. Howdy neighbor, nice weather we're having!
This picture is actually from a photo shoot in 1954, for a film called The Egyptian. This pin-up image became famous, for a couple of reasons, and we're sure you can figure them out. Gene was a life-long actress, having several Broadway credits, and dozens of movie and television credits – and even a few radio appearances.
Johnny Cash and a Fuzzy Kitten (1983)
We've mentioned him on this list already. The Man in Black, as Cash came to be known, was famous for his rock and country music all over the world, selling more than ninety million records internationally. His iconic and easily-recognized voice and singing style made him well-known right from the get-go, but he is also famous for his somber lyrics and sometimes depressing music.
However, it seems The Man in Black was just like the rest of us at heart, and couldn't help but smile when he found a cute little kitten. While this tabby might not have inspired any songs, there's nothing wrong with a cuddle.
Bonanza Cartwright Brothers (1967)
In this black-and-white photograph, Michael Landon and Dan Blocker horse around on the set of the western show Bonanza (1959-1973). It is NBC's longest-running western, and boasts four hundred and thirty-one episodes, the second-longest-running western (after Gunsmoke) and is also on the current list of top 10 longest-running live-action American television series.
In addition, it has landed on numerous best-ever lists, presenting a historical look, action, adventure, and even pressing moral dilemmas.
Barbara Feldon and Don Adams in Get Smart (1965-1970)
With “high-tech” gadgets, a host of fun spycraft, and classic sixties humor, Get Smart set the spy spoof stage for years to come, including the Austin Powers movies, and a reboot of Get Smart with Steve Carell. The most famous part of the show was the shoe phone, which allowed the field agents to communicate with each other and their headquarters.
The show has numerous famous lines, such as “Missed it by that much,” “Sorry about that chief,” and “If you don't mind 99” (99 was the main character's number).
Kim Basinger (1977)
Kim began her life as a model, and started her career in acting with a part in a remake of From Here to Eternity in 1979, a movie that was originally released in 1953, which had a private in the army cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command fall in love.
Basinger made her starring debut in the 1981 film Hard Country. Hailed as a sex symbol in the eighties and nineties, Basinger rose to star heights thanks to her performance in Bond film Never Say Never Again, going on to earn a Golden Globe for The Natural, and also starred in Tim Burton's blockbuster Batman.
Barbara Eden Playing Good Jeannie and Evil Jeannie in I Dream of Jeannie
If you've seen Barbara Eden's famous show, you know about her famous 'do, outfit, and smile. But Barb also played her evil twin sister, who would sometimes appear to cause trouble for Jeannie and her beau Captain Nelson.
This was done with a little bit of early camera trickery, which you may not believe, but yes: all the way back in the sixties they were working on special effects. Barb's career didn't end there, going on to play Stella Johnson in the movie Harper Valley PTS, and much more.
The Cast of The Bad News Bears (1976)
When an ex-minor league player becomes the coach of a team of little league misfits. Who could have known their team would go on to win the ultra-competitive league championship? The Bad News Bears was a blockbuster of a sports comedy film featuring Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal.
Michael Ritchie directed it and Bill Lancaster wrote it. The entire team has turned out in their uniforms for a group picture, which shows us the entire principal cast.
Clint Eastwood, Western High Plains Drifter (1973)
Clint the Squint, fresh off his directing debut of Play Misty for Me, went back to his Western roots with High Plains Drifter, a movie about a mysterious, prepotent and nameless stranger who metes out justice in a corrupt frontier mining town. The film was a box office hit, bringing in almost three times its budget, making it the sixth-highest grossing Western in North America in the 1970s.
That might seem like faint praise, but Westerns were a dime a dozen in the seventies – it was up against titles like Blazing Saddles, Little Big Man, The Shootist, and of course plenty of Eastwood's own movies. High Plains Drifter remains popular and acclaimed even today.
Natalie Wood and Steve Rowland (1956)
Little Natalie Wood only stood five-foot, three-inches, but standing on actor, singer, and producer Steve Rowland's shoulders surely gave her a bird's eye view. This famous series of photos come from 1956, during the “Thalians Beach Ball.” Thalians is a charitable organization dedicated to mental health causes and held the ball to raise awareness and funds.
Hollywood names originally founded the organization, and honor a yearly Mr. or Ms. Wonderful, not only for their work on the stage or screen, but for behind-the-scenes philanthropy.
Iggy Pop (1972)
Iggy Pop, born James Newell Osterberg, had his heart set on becoming a rock star from a young age, and nothing was going to stop him. He would eventually meet and befriend another rock legend, David Bowie, which gave Iggy's career a potent boost, launching him as a solo artist.
There are plenty of images that show Iggy Pop contorting on stage, but this one is one of a kind, as he shows off his famously emaciated physique and flexibility, bending his body backward until his messy rock star hair almost touches the stage.
The Bobby Fuller Four in the 1960s
As the name suggests, Bobby Fuller founded the Bobby Fuller Four in 1962 in Texas, producing plenty of memorable hits with a classic southern rock and roll vibe. Their best-known songs include “Let Her Dance”, “I Fought the Law”, and “Love's Made a Fool of You.”
6+ Unfortunately, only four years after forming Bobby Fuller was found beaten and dead inside his car, parked outside his Hollywood home. While it was officially ruled as a suicide (due to gasoline found in his system), many of his friends believe he was killed by mobsters. The band decided to continue but disbanded in 1967 without any chart success.
Bruce Springsteen aka The Boss (1970)
Bruce Springsteen, seen here with long, flowing locks and a classic muscle T-shirt, became known for his unique brand of “working-class rock.” His distinctive voice and undeniable stage presence pushed him on to music stardom, and he would sell over 120 million records worldwide.
He earned a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999, inducted by Bono of U2. His legendary backers, the E Street Band, earned their own place in the Hall in 2014, inducted by The Boss himself.
John Wayne and His Son Posing on the set of True Grit (1969)
John Wayne, born Marion Robert Morrison, is a man of multiple talents, who had a long career as one of the most famous actors in Hollywood and spent a long time on both sides of the camera. He ended up making almost a hundred and fifty movies beginning in the 1930s.
Seen here on the set of one of his most famous films, True Grit, is Wayne as his character U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn, who sports an eyepatch, and Wayne's son Ethan, who was only seven at the time.
14-Year Old Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver (1976)
Jodie Foster's very first role was when she was the tender age of three, but it wasn't for eleven more years when the world at large would learn about her. Here she's playing her character Iris, an underage prostitute that Robert De Niro's character Travis Bickle is obsessed with saving. While Foster is cute in this old photo, she is also clearly a young girl.
Some people showed concern over Foster's casting, especially during the dangerous final shootout, but not only did she have psychologists close by, she also enjoyed the filming greatly.
Journey Lineup: Neal Schon, Aynsley Dunbar, Gregg Rolie, Steve Perry and Ross Valory (1978)
Journey has had plenty of lineup changes, but the most famous was the one that came together at the end of the seventies, composed of the long-haired and short-sleeved musicians we see here, is the one that garnered the most fame and notoriety. They released a number of hit songs, including “Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'” in 1979, “Don't Stop Believin'” in 1981, and “Any Way You Want It” in 1981.
The band's journey continues to this day, joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, with a diverse collection of names, including Perry, Schon, Rolie, and Valory.
Robby Benson and Lynn-Holly Johnson in Ice Castles (1978)
Lynn-Holly Johnson played one Lexie Winston in Ice Castles, a romantic drama about a figure skater who must go against the odds to overcome the loss of her sight, and her boyfriend Nick Paterson, played by Robby Benson, who dreams of being a hockey player.
The movie shows Winston's rise to, and fall from, stardom after a freak injury that blinded her. Does she continue on to her goals? Watch the film and find out.
Penrod Pooch as Hong Kong Phooey with his Cat Sidekick (1974)
While most of the images on this list are live-action, here's an uncommon cartoon you might not be familiar with. Hong Kong Phooey was a cartoon parodying Kung Fu movies and shows, which were at the height of their cultural power in the seventies.
In the show, Penrod Pooch is a janitor at a police station but has a secret identity as Hong Kong Phooey, who goes on adventures to take down bad guys, get into fights, and have some laughs. He gets help in these adventures from his sidekick cat, who is named Spot.
The 1967 Ferrari Dino 206
There were plenty of objections to the 1967 Ferrari Dino 206 when people first saw it, but that all changed when they got behind the wheel. It was ahead of its time as a small, well-handling version of the more expensive Ferraris that were coming off the assembly line.
This yellow automobile looks ready to fly, with gull-wing doors extended and trunk open. It was the first Ferrari manufactured in high numbers and was lauded both for its intrinsic driving qualities and the groundbreaking design.