Our love of heroes is undeniable when we look at history, storytelling, and human nature. Sweethearts make us swoon. Villains are a thing we loathe. It’s all here in this gallery, and the eye-catching shots will surely impress. Take a look at stories of unsolved mysteries, discover visual spectacles such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers at their first concert, be blown away by Amy Winehouse when she was eight years old dressed as Minnie Mouse, and marvel at the Monkees’ souped up cars.
The collection includes shots of Sonny Bono shirtless, Goldie Hawn hawking wine, and little Bill Gates in 8th grade. Take a break – we’ve got photos to amaze you! Let’s go!
The 1980s were a great time for Andre the Giant.
Gigantism caused by excess growth hormone caused Andre the Giant to grow to 7 feet 15 inches high and weigh 520 lbs. His size prompted him to be called “The Eighth Wonder of the World.”
He was one of the most famous wrestlers in the world during WrestleMania III in 1987, and he also played Fezzik, the giant in The Princess Bride. It is said that Andre the Giant consumed 119 beers in a six-hour period. Can you guess how many giant pee breaks he would need to take?
A picture of Jamie Lee Curtis just before Halloween
Are you excited about the new Halloween movie reboot? Jamie Lee Curtis starred in the first Halloween movie back in 1978, when she played Mike Meyers (the masked killer, not Austin Powers). She was one of film’s best scream queens after appearing in the film. In her latest Halloween movie, Curtis will reprise her original role, further proving her status as a scream queen.
Although time has passed, Curtis was certainly hot back then. Her lineage to the horror throne was forged by being the daughter of Janet Leigh, who was stabbed to death in Psycho. Additionally, Curtis is married to Christopher Guest, the director of Spinal Tap and Waiting for Guffman.
The 1980s style of Christie Brinkley.
One of the most famous supermodels in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues is Christie Brinkley. SI brings in the supermodel when a normal model just won’t do. Brinkley first appeared in the special issue in the late 1970s. She went on to appear on three consecutive covers starting in 1979. She was also featured on over 500 magazine covers at the time, making her the face of the world.
She reprised her role as “The girl in the red Ferrari” in Vegas Vacation, the sequel to National Lampoon’s Vacation, in 1997.
Demi Moore, Young
It might surprise you to learn that Demi Moore was born in Roswell, New Mexico, the UFO capital of America. Here is a photo of her when she was a very young girl. Upon moving to Los Angeles at 15, Moore signed with Elite Modeling Agency, which led her to Europe, where she worked pin-up jobs. Moore enrolled in acting classes after being inspired by her neighbor, German actress Nastassja Kinski. Despite her age, Moore appeared on the cover of the January 1981 issue of the skin magazine Oui.
A limo carrying Ivanka Trump and her dad, Donald.
Ivanka attended the same Manhattan’s exclusive, all-girls school that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis also attended. She compared her boarding schools as prisons and envied her friends who had more freedom. Despite partying while studying, she has become an extremely successful businesswoman, fashion designer, television personality, and author, as well as helping her dad to become president.
On January 28, 1986, the Challenger’s crew boarding.
Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, one of the most horrific space launch tragedies in history. In the Challenger mission, all seven members of the crew were killed. What made this especially horrific was that Christa McAuliffe was a teacher trained for the Challenger mission and a member of the Teacher in Space program. As a teacher, she was a popular teacher, so students from all over the country tuned in to watch the live broadcast of the launch.
In the aftermath of the accident, NASA’s Space Shuttle fleet was grounded for almost three years.
A lifelong criminal, Charles Manson started his hippie movement through his family, which includes the original Charlie’s Angels. The Family formed in 1967 in San Francisco, then moved to an abandoned movie ranch in California.
Despite taking massive amounts of psychedelics and having group orgies, the Manson Family was also responsible for killing the actress Sharon Tate and four others on August 9, 1969. As a result of rejection he received from the music industry for failing to launch his musical career, Manson is believed to have orchestrated the murders.
It is worth noting that Manson once befriended Beach Boy drummer Dennis Wilson, who invited him and his followers into his home. Seeing how freaked out he was by Manson, Wilson just left his house to him, hoping that he would eventually leave.
David Bowie, 1975, in an interesting photo.
As soon as I think of David Bowie and 1975, I think of massive amounts of cocaine. During the time when the Young Americans album was released, Bowie gave a long, rambling speech at the Grammy Awards that year, which he later attributed to his cocaine addiction.
Iggy Pop was Bowie’s roommate in 1976, which also sounded like a recipe for trouble. One crazed night, Bowie repeatedly rammed into their dealer’s car for five minutes.
Photographer Steve Schapiro shot this photo of Bowie during a 12-hour straight photo session. The image was later used on the album’s back cover.
There are many people who remember Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate. Polanski allegedly forced Tate to have threesomes and make adult tapes for him to give to his friends. Here she is with her hair stylist before they were both brutally murdered.
As such, Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate were kind of swingers. But it was the 1960s, and free love was one of the mantras. Here’s Tate with Jay Sebring, a hair stylist who was killed by the Manson Family in the 60s. A journalist introduced Tate to Sebring in 1964, and they started dating. When Tate went to work on the film Roman Polanski directed, The Fearless Vampire Killers, in 1966, they ended their relationship.
On August 1969, the day before The Manson Family murdered Tate and Sebring, photographer Voytek Frykowski took this picture of them.
It’s impossible not to like Marilyn Monroe in pink
A picture of movie sex symbol Marilyn Monroe at home in 1952, wearing a pink outfit. Her IQ was measured at 168, which was higher than Albert Einstein’s. When she wasn’t working, she loved reading and listening to Beethoven, Mozart, and Louis Armstrong.
With her naturally brown hair, Monroe began her modeling career as Norma Jeane Mortenson. In 1962, Marilyn died and people continue to bring flowers to her grave for twelve years after she had cosmetic surgery on her nose and chin. She was buried in her favorite green Pucci dress.
In 1985, Cyndi Lauper and Hulk Hogan attended the Grammy Awards.
It is important not to forget that Cyndi Lauper once reigned the WWE and helped start WrestleMania. During WWE’s first WrestleMania event, on March 31, 1985, Lauper climbed into the wrestling ring at Madison Square Garden. Vince McMahon planned to expand his franchise worldwide. Lauper’s colorful persona was a great fit with the rest of the crew – including Hulk Hogan. For her song, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, she even featured Captain Lou Albano in the video.
After winning a Grammy that year for Best New Artist, Lauper said, “The Grammy means a lot to me because I never thought I would amount to anything. I always wanted to make art.”.
When Alice Cooper’s snake strangled him, he had to have it cut off?
He has performed on stage with a guillotine and haunted house gags along with fake blood all over his performances. Alice Cooper is known for his stage theatrics. Although Cooper cut off his own head, it was said he also cut off the head of a snake that attempted to strangle him. In his drinking days, Cooper would do a lot of crazy things. However, he did not bite a live bat’s head.
“For the last time, it wasn’t me who supposedly bit off the head of a live bat,” Cooper said in an interview. “If anyone did that, it was Ozzy.”
On a ledge, Susan Sarandon without a shirt
During the filming of Bull Durham in 1988, Susan Sarandon forgot to wear a shirt for the photo shoot. An autographed version of this photo is available for $79 on eBay.
Her mother is an advertising executive and she was born in Queens. She got her first big break in 1969 – when she went to a casting call with her husband at the time, Chris Sarandon. During the audition for the movie Joe, her husband didn’t get the role – but she was cast as one of the leads – opposite Peter Boyle. And that was the beginning of Susan Sarandon’s career…
During the Night of the Hurricane Benefit concert on Dec. 8, 1975, Muhammad Ali visited Bob Dylan backstage.
A meeting of minds; here’s Bob Dylan backstage with Muhammad Ali in 1975 at Madison Square Garden, where Ali gave Dylan a huge boxing glove as a gift. This meeting took place during the Night of the Hurricane Benefit concert. As Dylan wrote in his song Hurricane, the concert was to raise money for wrongfully imprisoned boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.
After Joni Mitchell’s set, Ali came on stage and the crowd went wild. Things started out well when Ali interviewed Carter over the phone from prison. Ali then launched into a long rambling diatribe that lost the crowd.
Back to the Future II (1989) star Michael J Fox
In Back to the Future, Michael J. Fox’s character, Marty McFly, wore the self-lacing Nike Mag shoe. The movie was set in the year 2015, and the shoe would come to life, light up, and form to Marty’s foot. Sure, the shoe looked like a piece of sci-fi fantasy – but Nike actually made this footwear item come to life in 2011. Nike designed the 2011 Nike Mag shoe to be an exact replica of the one in the film. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s disease research auctioned 1,500 pairs of the once mythical shoe on eBay.
In the 1970s, Ric Flair picked up some Coors at the store.
One of my favorite wrestlers is “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. “Woo!” As one of the legends of WWE, Flair claims to have slept with more than 10,000 women and consumed up to five beers and five cocktails every day for over 20 years. In the 1970s, he was getting an early start on these stats.
The wrestler was married four times and had difficulty separating his onstage persona from his offstage life. The alcohol addiction almost killed him. Last year, Flair was in a medically induced coma after years of excessive drinking. He was given only a 20% chance of living after being placed in a medically induced coma before having kidney failure. Those are two things you can’t “woo” about.
The 1983 swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated features Cheryl Tiegs.
It was her 1979 swimsuit poster, in which she was shown in a pink bikini, that established Cheryl Tiegs as America’s first supermodel.
Her nine appearances in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues include three covers in 1970, 1975, and 1983. The 1983 photo shoot took place in Jamaica. Tiegs was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota and is the daughter of a teacher.
Her career was launched when she appeared in Seventeen magazine.
An iconic pose by Bridgette Bardot
During the 1950s and 1960s, Bridgette Bardot was associated with the French New Wave. Her best known work is with Jean Luc Godard and Louis Malle. In the span of her career, Bardot appeared in 47 films, performed in numerous musicals, and recorded over 60 songs. Her career ended in 1973 when she retired at the age of 39. In 1985, she won the Legion of Honour award – but refused to accept it. In retirement, Bardot became an animal rights activist. By auctioning off her jewelry, she raised three million francs to fund the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals.
Miss Elizabeth and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.Miss Elizabeth and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.
It was Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth who were the first couple to marry in professional wrestling at SummerSlam 1991 in Madison Square Garden, New York. In spite of the fact that the couple was legally married in 1984, the on-air wedding was billed as “The Match Made in Heaven”.
In 1985, Miss Elizabeth was known as the “First Lady of Wrestling” and had a WWE career that lasted from 1985 to 1992. She won a Slammy Award in 1987 for “Woman of the Year.” Sadly, she died of a drug overdose on May 1, 2003.
On the stage in 1968, Jimi Hendrix is enjoying himself.
Jimi Hendrix was the best guitarist in the world. He had to explore other options before becoming a musical legend. Hendrix, who was 19 years old when he was caught riding in stolen cars, had the option of going to prison or joining the Army. He enlisted in the Army on May 31, 1961. He completed basic training at Fort Ord, California, and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division after eight weeks.
He opened for The Monkees on their first American tour in 1967 with his band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience. As a result of Hendrix’s performance on stage, the Monkees fans, mostly young kids who liked the TV show, were blown away and couldn’t comprehend what they were witnessing. The tour was so disapproved of that Hendrix and his band left after six shows.
When his parents saw Bill Gates riding his groovy bike in the 1970s, they had no idea he would become the richest person in the world.
It was Bill Gates’ bike that would have been envied by any twirly mustached hipster in Williamsburg. From this shot, you might think Gates was just an average nerdy kid riding around the neighborhood. However, he is the son of smart people. Gate was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, where his father was a prominent lawyer and his mother served on First Interstate BancSystem’s and United Way’s board of directors.
A Teletype Model 33 ASR terminal and a block of computer time on a General Electric computer were purchased by Gates’ school when he was in eighth grade by synchronicity. This machine inspired Gates to become interested in programming, and he wrote his first computer program on it that allowed users to play tic-tac-toe with the computer. The rest is history.
In the 1985 film “Weird Science,” Kelly LeBrock plays Kelly.
The film Weird Science is a great John Hughes flick – and is one of the first computer geek movies. The theme song was composed by the band Oingo-Biongo, fronted by Danny Elfman, who later became a TV and movie theme composer most notably for the Simpsons theme song.
The 1985 film starred Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith – who created their ultimate dream girl in the form of Kelly LeBrock. Do you blame Hall? He passed on National Lampoon’s European Vacation to star in Weird Science. He got a kissing scene with LeBrock at the tender age of fourteen.
The A-Team’s Mr. T (1984)
It’s a fool who doesn’t like this photo! One Laurence Tureaud is known by his stage name, Mr. T. Here’s some T trivia: Mr. T got his unique hairstyle after reading National Geographic. He noticed the hairstyle of the Mandinka warrior and decided to adopt the ‘do to convey his African origins. The gold jewelry bling Mr. T wore on the TV show The A Team cost around $300,000. It took him about an hour to put it on.
He was soon cast in the iconic role of Clubber Lang in Rocky III after Sylvester Stallone noticed him on the NBC TV show, America’s Toughest Bouncer.
Sports Illustrated photo of Kathy Ireland at bat, 1987.
It is well known that Kathy Ireland was a supermodel during the 1980s. She appeared in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. That’s one swimsuit model dynasty! If you believe that being featured in so many SI swimsuit issues is a feat, think again! In 1993, she founded Kathy Ireland Worldwide (kiWW) – a brand company that has made her boatloads of money, and one of the wealthiest former models in the world. In 2012, products from her company brand sold for $2 billion. In 2015, Ireland had accumulated $420 million in personal wealth.
Ireland was awarded “The Greatest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Of All Time” at the 1989 Sports Illustrated swimsuit’s 50th Anniversary event.
A one-piece jumpsuit worn by Pam Grier in 1974
In 1974, Pam Grier wore a one-piece jumpsuit as Foxy Brown. In addition to The Big Bird Cage, Coffy, Sheba Baby, and Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, Grier is the queen of 70s blaxploitation films. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in Jackie Brown.
She was discovered by director Jack Hill, who cast her in the 1971 prison film, The Big Doll House. Grier’s character in Coffy was referred to as the “baddest one-chick hit-squad ever!”.
As if that wasn’t enough, Grier also dated basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The Taj Mahal, India, as seen from George Harrison’s 1967 selfie.
The Beatles and India have a strong connection thanks to George Harrison taking a selfie in front of the Taj Mahal decades before the term was invented. His love for Indian classical music led him to work with Ravi Shankar – whose influences can be heard in Harrison’s Beatles compositions.
His passion for Indian culture was shared with the rest of his bandmates as well. Harrison’s interest in Indian music was sparked on the set of the movie, Help – when a scene was filmed at an Indian restaurant in London as part of the film. Harrison got interested in sitar after hearing Indian musicians playing instruments in the scene.
In 1989, Amy Winehouse was dressed as “Minnie Mouse”.
A hologram of Amy Winehouse will tour next year. After she died from drug and alcohol abuse in 2011, an Amy Winehouse hologram is set to tour. Using new proprietary technology, the Amy Winehouse hologram will go on tour seven years after her death. There’s a chance this could be cool, but it could also be creepy. Michael Jackson and Tupac have both performed as holograms following their deaths. Creepy?
As an eight-year-old in North London, Amy Winehouse loved dressing up as Minnie Mouse long before she was a hologram.
Sinatra with a drink in his hand stepping out of a helicopter in the 1960s
Back in the 50s and 60s, Mr. Chairman of the Board and the Rat Pack had free reign in Las Vegas. He loved the booze and slapping around the broads. Here he is stepping out of his helicopter holding his drink, without spilling a drop. In the days that made the TV show Mad Men look like a documentary – there was rumors that Sinatra once (or perhaps many times) paid a prostitute to let him eat scrambled eggs off her body. Talk about a breakfast of champions!
There is a story that Sinatra modeled the wedding singer character in The Godfather after Sinatra.
It was once said that Ann-Margret was the female Elvis
In fact, Ann-Margret’s movie career was even better than Elvis’s – if you look at the quality of the films she appeared in. She went from being regarded as the “female Elvis” to becoming a mainstream Hollywood movie star. She starred in Mike Nichols’ Carnal Knowledge in 1971, playing Jack Nicholson’s girlfriend. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards for her performance.
Her voice on the animated TV show The Flintstones in 1963 is unforgettable – she sang the tender ballad, “The Littlest Lamb.” For the live-action film version of The Flintstones, Viva Rock Vegas, she sang a version of Viva Las Vegas.
1959 photo booth photo of Waylon Jennings, Buddy Holly, and someone’s middle finger.
This photo looks like it was taken last week, but this is actually Waylon Jennings and Buddy Holly, circa 1959, having a laugh in a NYC photo booth. As well as being friends, Jennings was to be on the plane that crashed in 1959, killing Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens. In his song American Pie, Don McLean dubbed this the day the music died.
As Holly’s bass player on the Winter Dance Party Tour, Jennings gave up his seat on the plane to The Big Bopper and took the tour bus instead.
In a jesting manner, Holly told Jennings that he hoped the bus broke down. Jennings replied, “I hope your old plane crashes.”
It’s all history from there.
In 1973, the Brady ladies attended a charity baseball game at Dodger Stadium.
A charity baseball game in August 1973 featured the Brady Bunch, which was one of the biggest TV shows of the 1970s. Here are Jan, Marsha, Cindy, Carol, and Alice the maid (well, at least the actors who played these roles) striking a pose that day.
In addition to Peter, Greg, and Bobby – the Brady boys were on hand that day to bat with Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Don Newcombe, and Ella Fitzgerald who provided celebrity support.
In their swimsuits, Sonny and Cher enjoy the sun.
Despite his reputation for being a wimp, Sonny Bono looks somewhat jacked in this 1972 swimsuit shot.
The couple married in 1964 and had a daughter named Chasity. Cher began her career as a session singer and sang backup on a number of Spector’s recordings, including “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes. In the 1970s, they launched the TV shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and The Sonny & Cher Show. After divorcing in 1975, they ended their careers.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, a Welsh beauty from the 1980s.
It’s Catherine Zeta-Jones, as she was as a child in her native Wales. Zeta-Jones, who was born and raised in Swansea, was a child actor in the West End London productions of Annie and Bugsy Malone. Interestingly, her dad’s name, David Jones, sounded like David Bowie’s real name: David Jones, who owned a candy factory.
When Zeta-Jones won £100,000 in a bingo competition, things changed dramatically for her family and future career. Zeta-Jones was a hyperactive child, so her parents were able to send her to the Hazel Johnson School of Dance at the age of four because of her family’s modest means.
Pre-Batman Adam West, early 1960s.
So what did Adam West do before he starred in the 1966 television series, Batman, where he portrayed the Caped Crusader? He joined the army in the 1950s and became an announcer on the American Forces Network. After receiving his discharge, West moved to Hawaii where he played a sidekick on the TV show The Kini Popo Show, which had a chimp named Peaches. (No seriously.)
Moe’s son-in-law, Norman Maurer, directed The Three Stooges in The Outlaws Is Coming – one of his early notable roles.
In the early 1980s, John Taylor of Duran Duran adorned the walls of many teenage girls.
The 80s synth-pop band, Duran Duran, was the epitome of an English haircut band; lots of flashy clothes and fancy haircuts – but little substance. They were named after a character from the sci-fi movie Barberella. And John Taylor played bass for the band. His first band was called Shock Treatment. Duran Duran was formed by him and classmate Nick Rhodes while attending the School of Foundation Studies & Experimental Workshop Birmingham Polytechnic (perhaps the longest school name in history).
With Duran Duran’s fame exploding, Taylor became a staple of teen magazines and appeared on People magazine’s annual “Sexiest People” list.
Taylor once said he looked through fashion magazines to choose his girlfriends.
In 1950, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were a comedy team.
In France, Jerry Lewis was considered a comedy genius at one point and Dean Martin was his sauvable, slightly boozy, crooning sidekick. The comedy duo met in 1945 and premiered their show at Atlantic City’s 500 Club the following year. Martin was a nightclub singer before becoming a super-group, while Lewis was a comedian who lip-synched to records as part of his comedy act. As Martin tried to break into a song, Lewis kept interrupting and heckling him, causing the audience to convulse with laughter.
Before separating and going solo, Martin and Lewis cranked out films, radio and TV appearances.
In the 1984 film “Splash,” Daryl Hannah plays Madison, a beautiful mermaid.
Daryl Hannah’s breakout role in Splash in 1984 cemented the careers of Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard, as well as SCTV alumni John Candy and Eugene Levy.
Darryl Hannah’s fully functional mermaid tail was designed and created by Academy Award-winning visual effects artist Robert Short. Hannah swam so fast with the tail that her safety team couldn’t keep up. As the tail was difficult to remove after a scene, Hannah kept it on as the cast ate lunch.
In the studio with Dolly Parton, 1966.
As someone born in a one-room cabin on the Little Pigeon River in Pittman Center, Tennessee, Dolly Parton accomplished quite a bit for someone who was born there. Dollywood, the theme park she owns in Pigeon Forge in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, is among her many things.
When Parton was offered a spot on the Porter Wagoner Show in 1967, she got a huge boost in her career. As a result of Wagoner’s guidance, Parton was signed to RCA Victor. That same year, she released her first song, a cover of Tom Paxton’s “The Last Thing on My Mind” – reaching the country top 10. For Dolly Parton, there was no turning back.
In 1971, Duane Allman performed at Fillmore East.
Allman Brothers Band performed at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East Theater on March 11, 1971. The first of a series of shows that would become part of rock history ended with a 23-minute version of “Whipping Post” – which set new standards for Southern rock, a genre that was just beginning to blossom.
Three months later, the Allman Brothers Band were back at the Fillmore East; the venue was closing, and Bill Graham had handpicked the band to give the place a sendoff. It was three months later when Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident in Georgia. The Allman Brothers Band played until dawn.
1970s wine advertisement featuring Goldie Hawn.
Laugh In, which ran from 1968-1970, and the film Butterflies Are Free, released in 1972, had made Goldie Hawn a star by this point.
In the Texas Pavilion of the New York World’s Fair, Hawn made her professional show business debut with the production Can-Can. A year later, she got a job working as a go-go dancer in New York City. Her first acting role was in a CBS sitcom called: Good Morning, World. Goldie portrayed the stereotypical “dumb blonde” type.
In 1954, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall are at home with their children Stephen and Leslie.
The Bogart’s son Stephen has the classic Bogart mug. Imagine being the children of the star of such classic films as To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep? After living in Hollywood for over a decade, Bogart and Bacall moved to Benedict Canyon in 1947 – which had been previously owned by Hedy Lamarr. The Bogarts’ home was built on six and a half acres with a pool, picket fence, and eight rooms. Bogart also raised chickens and had eight chicken coops. There was a mix of Dutch, Early American, and French provincial furniture inside.
What a perfect home for two screen legends!
A 1973 photo of Jane Seymour kicking it.
From 1993-98, Jane Seymour starred on the TV series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. She played Roger Moore’s first James Bond appearance in the 1973 film Live and Let Die, which was her coolest role. It ranked her 10th on a list of the Top 10 Bond Babes. After being sexually harassed by an unnamed but famous film producer in the 1970’s, Seymour almost quit acting.
Seymour, 67, became the oldest woman to be photographed for Playboy when she posed for the magazine a third time in February 2018.
Michael York and Jenny Agutter in “Logan’s Run” – 1976.
Logan’s Run is a great movie. The 1973 film has a simple premise, this idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: one must die at the age of 30. In this way, the movie is somewhat like Blade Runner, except instead of replicans, it involves people over 30 being hunted down and killed.
The movie might seem like it was shot inside a shopping mall – only because it was shot inside a shopping mall. The first choices for Logan and Jessica, played by Michael York and Jenny Agutter, were Jon Voight and bionic woman Lindsay Wagner. Farrah Fawcett, from Charlie’s Angels fame, even appears in Logan’s Run.
Back in 1956, Joan Collins was looking hot.
Joan Collins played Lady Godiva Rides Again in 1951, her first film role.
A London native, Collins wasn’t easy to get into the business; her father was an agent whose clients included Shirley Bassey, the Beatles, and Tom Jones. It’s not bad to be the daughter of an agent who represents the world’s biggest stars at the time. In 1956, she looked hot.
As Alexis Carrington on Dynasty, Collins played the vengeful ex-wife of tycoon Blake Carrington, a role she did well. She recently appeared on the new season of American Horror Story.
John Belushi and Joe Cocker twinned on Saturday Night Live in 1976.
Definitely! This is the character impression on Saturday Night Live from Oct 2nd, 1976. It’s the one that made John Belushi stand out among his SNL castmates – and made him a breakout star. Belushi performed alongside Joe Cocker – who was the musical guest – with his best Joe Cocker impression, as the two sang the song Feelin’ Alright together.
When Belushi was a member of the National Lampoon live show, Lemmings, in 1973, he played Joe Cocker for the first time.
A 1986 photo of Julia Roberts with that amazing smile.
As a result of her older brother, Eric Roberts, Julia Roberts soared to international success. To give her a head start, her parents ran an acting school in Georgia. Her first screen role was in the 1988 movie Satisfaction. The movie was a vehicle for Family Ties star, Justine Bateman – and followed an all-girl band in search of not only a summer gig, but also satisfaction. Liam Neeson was a young star in the film.
Her breakout role was in the 1990 romance Pretty Woman, in which she played a fun-loving prostitute.
The sci-fi film Runaway (1984) stars Kirstie Alley
IMDB says this is from a Scientology training video on how to use the e-meter. This Michael Crichton movie has a similar plot to Blade Runner.
As a police officer specializing in malfunctioning robots, he uncovers a homicidal plot to create killer robots… and his son becomes one of their targets.
As well as Tom Selleck, Gene Simmons from KISS plays Luther, a baddie in this movie.
In 1971, Led Zeppelin was at their peak of debauchery.
During this period, Led Zepplin was living it up hard, staying at the Riot Hyatt on Sunset Strip, renting out a full floor for maximum debauchery.
As much myth as Led Zepplin has inspired, the most notorious story is said to have occurred when they played at the Seattle Pop Festival on July 27, 1969. A groupie returned to the Edgewater Inn when the group was playing. In some way, a mud shark was involved – and it was used to pleasure the woman.
Apparently there is a granny out there in Seattle who has some amazing stories to share.
In the 1980s, Lita Ford was a lovely woman.
This was the very first all-girl rock band that spawned Joan Jett’s career. Lita Ford was the lead guitarist for The Runaways, one of the first all-girl rock groups. She joined the band as a 16-year-old in 1975. The band split in 1977 after disagreements over musical direction. While Joan Jett wanted a Ramones-influenced sound, the rest preferred hard rock.
In 1983, Lita Ford released her debut solo album, Out for Blood. It was somewhat of a commercial flop, but Ford gained momentum with her third album, Dancin’ on the Edge.
A guest appearance by Margaret Nolan on “The Saint,” a TV series from 1963.
Another stunning Bond girl, Margaret Nolan began her career as a model, appearing in numerous TV shows as well as the Beatles movie, A Hard Day’s Night.
In 1964, Nolan played Dink, Bond’s masseuse, in the James Bond movie Goldfinger. Nolan was painted gold and wore a gold bikini for the title sequence, ads, and soundtrack cover. This exposure led to the playboy pictorial James Bond’s Girls in 1965.
The photo is from a guest appearance on Roger Moore’s future James Bond show, The Saint.
In 1984, Prince released the album “Purple Rain.”
YES – let’s be baptized in Lake Minnetonka! What a great movie – that also showcased Minneapolis’ music scene in the early 1980s. Plus, what an amazing soundtrack. Prince’s 1984 movie Purple Rain made him a force to be reckoned with. In addition, the film featured three motorcycles. Prince rode a highly stylized 1981 Hondamatic CB400A automatic – while stunt riders rode two manual CB400s that were modeled after his bike.
Ugggh, when the movie concept was first presented to Warner Bros., John Travolta was suggested to play Prince.
Stewardess for Playboy Bunny, 1972.
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, James Caan were always on board Hugh Hefner’s personal DC-9, The Big Bunny.
The jet was painted black and had the silhouette of a white rabbit in a bowtie on the tail. The $5 million plane had leather sofas in the living room, a discotheque for dance parties, and an oval bed covered in silk sheets and Tasmanian possum fur bedspread for Hef to lounge around in pajamas.
Lobsters and roast beef were served by stewardesses wearing black leatherette miniskirts and knee-high boots.
In 1976, Robert Conrad as Pappy Boyington relaxes with a mug of beer on the set of his TV show “Baa Baa Black Sheep.”
NBC’s Baa Baa Black Sheep was a military TV show starring TV tough guy, Robert Conrad. It was based on the World War II Black Sheep Squadron.
Conrad’s first paid acting job came in 1956. He had to stand outside a Chicago movie theater when Giant was showing. The theater manager thought it would boost attendance.
Conrad enjoying a brewski on the set of Black Sheep, looking very much like Robert Conrad.
1966: The Monkees and their Monkeemobile.
Along with the Munster Mobile, the Monkeemobile is one of the most iconic TV cars of the 1960s. It is a modified Pontiac GTO designed by Dean Jeffries. A tilted forward split two-piece windshield, four bucket seats, an extra bench for the third row, and a parachute at the rear were among the features of the car.
On their first American tour, the opening act was Jimi Hendrix. The TV band loved the guitarist. But his iconic guitar-style didn’t mesh with the fans of The Monkees.
From 1961 to 1998, ABC’s Wide World of Sports aired on TV. Here’s a photo of host Jim McKay.
Wide World of Sports always opened with a montage depicting the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat – a skier rolling down a hill like a ragdoll.
McKay was the host of Wide World of Sports for 37 years and wore the best sports blazer in the business. He also covered not 10, not 11, but 12, Olympic Games on television. During the 1972 Summer Olympics, McKay stayed on air for fourteen hours without a break and reported on the Munich massacre. He is universally respected for his reporting.
A 1977 photo of Debbie Harry, Suzi Quatro, and Joan Jett.
This is not only a list of hot women from 70s rock – but also three incredible musical entities. Debbie Harry was the lead singer of Blondie. Suzi Quatro was an early punk pioneer, and Joan Jett broke out from The Runaways to become a major musical force. Here are these three musical pioneers hanging out in LA in 1977. It is likely that this shot was taken during Blondie’s first Los Angeles tour.
Taking this photo helped establish Harry as an international icon. It was taken by Blondie co-founder and guitarist Chris Stein.
1976 performance by Rush.
Canada’s most famous export – Rush – is right up there with maple syrup and hockey. The band started in 1968, but really took off when Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson teamed up with drummer Neil Peart.
Peart brought elements of complex compositions, eclectic lyrical motifs drawn from science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy to Rush’s early sound. Things shifted with Peart – who brought in elements of science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. The target audience for Rush became nerdy dudes, and I mean that positively.
Throughout the band’s evolution, Rush’s musical style shifted more toward prog-rock, and now they’re one of the top selling bands of all time.
“Vegas” actor Robert Urich married “Sound of Music” actress Heather Menzies in 1975.
It’s what you get when you mix the actress who played Louisa in The Sound of Music with the action star from Vegas. The couple looks happy in 1975, but Robert Urich died of cancer in 2002. Following his death, Menzies founded The Robert Urich Foundation to raise funds for cancer research. In 2002, Menzies was diagnosed with cancer and died from it in 2017.
Photo by John Vachon, 1953, of Marilyn Monroe on location while filming “River of No Return”.
On the set of the 1956 Otto Preminger film River of No Return, Marilyn Monroe, the legendary blonde bombshell, is seen. Although the movie was set in Northwestern America in 1875 – the script premise was heavily influenced by the 1948 Italian film, Bicycle Thieves. Monroe starred with the great Robert Mitchum.
In this shot, Monroe is photographed by John Vachon, who worked for Look Magazine for many years. His first job was as a filing clerk for the Farm Security Administration before he was recruited by Walker Evans to join a small group of photographers.
On the set of River of No Return, Monroe injured her foot, and Vachon captured shots of her on crutches in a swimsuit.
Early 80s Red Hot Chili Peppers.
It’s the Red Hot Chili Peppers from back in the day, when they often wore sweat socks over their private parts during performances. In 1983, the Chili Peppers were formed in Los Angeles. At that time, they stood out with a great mix of funk, punk, psychedelic rock, and a great sense of humor.
The original lineup consisted of singer Anthony Kiedis, guitarist Hillel Slovak, bassist Flea, and drummer Jack Irons, who were all classmates at Fairfax High School.
In August 1984, the band released their first album, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, produced by Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill. MTV helped build their fan base – and then socks on their private parts followed soon after.
Do you remember this 1988 ad for Jordache Jeans?
There’s nothing cheesier than this couple wearing stonewashed jeans, mullets, and standing in front of a Ms. Pacman machine.
Founded in 1969 by the Naccache brothers, the store started selling discount brand-name jeans in New York City, and soon expanded to four. The main store of their company was looted and set ablaze during the 1977 New York City blackout. With the insurance, they launched the Jordache brand – which launched in 1977 as well.
Jordache is a contraction of Joe, Ralph, David, and Avi Naccache, the four owners of the company. The initial ad featured a topless woman on horseback.
In 1976, Linda Ronstadt is hastening down the wind
Linda Ronstadt’s 1976 album cover: Hasten Down the Wind, which became her third consecutive million-selling album – the first female artist to accomplish such a feat in history. Ronstadt won the ‘Best Pop Vocal Performance – Female’ Grammy in 1977 for Hasten Down the Wind.
Hasten Down the Wind featured songs by Warren Zevon and Karla Bonoff and spent several weeks in the top three of the Billboard album charts.
Ronstadt, you rock!
Only months before the murder that devastated the world, Sharon Tate was pregnant.
This shot isn’t disturbing at all – the young actress who was married to Roman Polanski would soon be brutally murdered by the Manson Family. In 1967, Tate and Polanski collaborated on The Fearless Vampire Killers, which she also starred in.
Tate wore a dark wig and played Janet Trego in the 1964 Beverly Hillbillies episode “Giant Jackrabbit.”
In 1969, Tate was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with her child when she and four other members of the Manson Family were murdered in her home with Polanski.
Catherine Bach in her best Daisy Duke outfit
In the television series, The Dukes of Hazzard, Catherine Bach played Daisy Duke, a female cousin to Bo and Luke, the Duke Boys. Daisy Duke short shorts would not exist without Catherine Bach.
She grew up on a ranch in South Dakota, so the producers were looking for a Dolly Parton look-alike when she auditioned. Although she wasn’t from the South where the show was set, Bach was hired on the spot. Her original costume was to wear a tight white turtleneck, go-go boots and a poodle skirt. Bach asked if she could bring her own outfit, and she returned with a homemade T-shirt, cut-off denim shorts, and high heels. As a result, pop culture changed forever!