We are not sure if you were alive back in the ‘60s, but we bet you know a thing or two about them either way. After all, this was the decade of Woodstock, the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement and the assassination of JFK. Knowing this, it is not a stretch to call the era a period of change and growth for the United States and the rest of the globe. Are you ready to take a walk down memory lane and take a closer look at this decade? Let’s go!
Beach Time for Brigitte Bardot
The French actress Brigitte Bardot was one of the most popular celebrities back in the ‘50s and ‘60s. She was a huge icon who left her mark on the industry for generations to come. She had been a performer ever since she was a young girl. Throughout her long career, the star appeared in projects like And God Created Women, Contempt, and A Very Private Affair.
The photo you are looking at was taken during the early ‘60s. Brigitte Bardot was snapped as she took a break at the French Riviera. Can you believe that the beautiful star is now in her eighties? Time sure passes in the blink of an eye. We can only hope the actress is having a blast now that she has retired!
Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland Were Costars in 15 Movies
This is a photo of Jill Ireland and Charles Bronson. Dating back to 1971, this photograph of the English actress and American actor was taken as they headed out for a stroll in Santa, Monica. Some people might think it is better to separate pleasure and business, but they proved that it is not impossible to do both things together. They starred in 15 movies in the past, and she even poked fun at it! The actress joked, “I’m in so many Charles Bronson films because no other actress will work with him.”
The lovely couple got hitched in 1968. They enjoyed a happy marriage to one another until Ireland died of breast cancer in 1990. You know what the kids say these days – they are certainly relationship goals!
Behind the Scenes of The Battle of the Network Stars
Here is a photo of Joyce DeWitt, who shot into fame when she starred in Three’s Company. She is accompanied by two other women who had been competing under the ABC banner during the Battle of the Network Stars in 1978. ABC broadcasted the series and pit their own stars against their counterparts from the rival networks CBS and NBC.
Viewers had a great time watching the biggest stars of the era battle it out in events like cycling, kayaking, bowling, volleyball, and more. These lovely ladies had a blast when they took part in the contest alongside the likes of Lynda Carter, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, and a whole lot more.
Linda Carter Guest Starred In Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch made its premier in April 1975, and it did take long before it became a huge hit on the small screen. This action television series follows two police detectives called Starsky and Hutch as they went about their jobs and their lives in Southern California.
At the time, actress Lynda Carter had been enjoying the height of her successful career. On the show, she made a guest appearance in a two-part special with the title “The Las Vegas Strangler”. She brought a woman named Vicky to life. The character helped the leads figure out the mystery of a serial killer who murdered chorus girls!
Jungle Pam Started Doing Antics on the Race Track
In the ‘70s, Jungle Jim Liberman was the person you went to if you wanted to see epic showmanship. He is best known for the antics he got up to on the race track. He once sped backward while running at a speed of 100 miles per hour. He had a lot of fans from all over. The list included a woman who went by the name Pam Hardy.
She got plenty of inspiration from him, which is why she decided to go and become the assistant of the showman. Go figure – she earned the nickname “Jungle Pam” to go with his name! Many people found it hard to keep their eyes away from the buxom beauty, who boasted of loads of antics up her sleeve as well.
Jungle Pam Liked To Do Outrageous Stunts Like Jim Did
Jungle Pam definitely knew how to both enjoy and give everyone a show at the race track. This does not mean she was not around to do her job as assistant to Jungle Jim, however. Each time he performed any of his unbelievable stunts, she was always there to prep the car and then guide him accordingly.
If you are eager to see her and the audacious moves she is known for, you should check out her old videos. Among other things, Jungle Pam liked to perform contortions and gyrations on the race track.
Jamie Lee Curtis Was The Lead Star Of Perfect
Are you a millennial? If so, you probably know Jamie Lee Curtis for starring in Freaky Friday alongside Lindsey Lohan. It is either that or her Activia commercials. Back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, she was one of the biggest stars in the industry. The talented actress has appeared in both hits and flops.
She and John Travolta teamed up for a movie called Perfect in 1985. The film was based on a series of Rolling Stone articles that talked about the rising popularity of fitness clubs among Angeleno singles. She brought workout instructor Jessie Wilson to life and sported leotards like the one you are looking at. It turned out to be a flop and only received 19 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. To no one’s surprise, it took home a number of Golden Raspberry awards as well.
A Lovely Picnic in the Middle of the Highway
Isn’t this amazing? The photo you are looking at was snapped on the 4th of November in 1973 in the Netherlands. The photographer immortalized a group of friends having a picnic somewhere unexpected. This happened during a “car-free Sunday” during the great oil crisis of the time.
In those days, the price of oil climbed from $3 to over $12 in a number of countries. Such a thing happened because of an embargo. It led to short and long-term effects on the global economy and politics that affected the lives of people from all over the world.
Raquel Welch Went On The Dick Cavett Show
Dick Cavett is a comedy writer who fronted The Dick Cavett Show from 1968 until 1974. This well-known late-night talk show essentially featured the author as he chatted away with his guests. The likes of Katherine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Orson Welles, and David Bowie appeared on the show!
Back in the summer of 1970, the show aired one of the most interesting episodes of its run. For that episode, his guests were none other than Janis Joplin and Raquel Welsh. The latter talked about this sex-change comedy she has worked on. Joplin explained that she had a hard time following the plot since it “kept changing.” Welch could not help from saying, “Well the whole movie is about change!” Back then, it was still considered to be a controversial topic, but the audience members burst out laughing anyway.
Looking For Fashion Inspiration
Well, this is not something that happens on a daily basis. The photo below was snapped in 1959. In the photo, you can see the Swedish stewardess Birgitta Lindman and a showgirl. Lindman was asked to inspect the getup the latter was wearing after finding out that they were getting shorter uniforms soon.
The year before this was taken, Lindman became a star after she appeared on the cover of Life magazine. She joined a competition for such an opportunity and bet 53 other candidates for the job. This is not what most people think of when they think about in-flight entertainment, but if the shoe fits!
Lynda Carter Participated In The Battle of the Network Stars
Now, it is time to talk some more about The Battle of the Network Stars. In the photo below, here is Lynda Carter with her teammates after the swimming event. The show made its premiere in 1976 and had been on air until 1988. ABC revived it just this 2017 as well.
The actress is most popular for portraying Wonder Woman in the past. On the ABC show, she joined various events and rallied for ABC alongside Richard Hatch, Hal Linden, Farrah Fawcett, and more. They had been put up against CBS and NBC stars. After the regular events, the showrunners eliminated the team with the lowest score. The two other teams played Tug-of-War. ABC won the year this was taken!
Heather Locklear In All Her Glory In 1981
Heather Locklear became a big star when she snagged a role in the soap opera Dynasty. This was her first big role for television. She brought a character called Sammy Jo Carrington to life from 1981 to 1989. Aside from this, she also appeared in Melrose Place and got nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series category a number of times.
While she was a huge Hollywood personality back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, she did not have the same luck when the 2000s rolled in. It was sad to hear that the actress was admitted to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation after she made suicide threats last year.
Linda Ronstadt Took Home 11 Grammy Awards
Linda Rondstadt has 11 Grammy Awards under her belt! The talented musician is easily among the biggest personalities the music industry has seen in the past century. She got her start in the music industry during the ‘60s. The following decade, she became known as the “First Lady of Rock”.
She has released 30 albums over the course of her career. We bet you know Hasten Down the Wind. Released in 1976, it went on to become her third consecutive million-dollar hit. What is even more interesting is the fact that she was the first female artist to accomplish such a thing.
Tina Louise Claimed Gilligan’s Island Destroyed Her Career
Tina Louise is a New York City native who got her start in the entertainment industry when she was only two years old. When she hit her teens, she took up acting, singing, and dancing. She has starred in various minor roles in musicals. She got her onscreen debut when she starred in God’s Little Acre.
This marked the beginning of a successful career in show business. She later starred in more film and TV projects. Among other things, she also worked on the hit TV show Gilligan’s Island. It might be the biggest project she worked on, she said that it ruined her career and never attended reunions.
Flight Attendants Of the Sixties Were Even More Glamorous And Youthful
In the past, it was common for young girls to aspire to be a flight attendant. Back in the day, these ladies had a reputation for their brilliance and bubbliness. A flight attendant was the epitome of glamour and youth. Some may say this is still the case today, but there is no denying that many things have changed.
What you need to know was that the ‘60s was considered the “Golden Age of the Stewardess.” In the past, the only people who could afford to travel by air had been rich men. Flying has since become more accessible. Because it is no longer that much of a privilege, flight attendants lost some of their status.
The Guard of Honor Fainted As Queen Elizabeth II Passed By
Now, no one is going to be surprised to hear that the British military has a strict protocol. However, we doubt you have an inkling about how strict it can get. Do you need some proof? If that happens to be the case, you only need to look at the guard of honor who collapsed just as the Queen passed by.
Who would have thought there are specific guidelines and rules a British military man needs to follow if they are about to faint? Guards need to bend their knees a little to prevent poor blood circulation should it ever come to this. Taken in 1970, the single unconscious soldier definitely sticks out like a sore thumb among the civilized and upright men beside him in this amazing photo.
Vietnam Soldiers Were Reunited with Their Family
Whoa, will you take a look at her face in this photo! The Vietnam War erupted on the 1st of November in 1955. The conflict spanned the rest of the decade and even extended to the ‘60s.
The war only came to an official close on the 30th of April in 1976. However, there had been causes for celebration even before that day arrived. This photo shows an air force pilot by the name of Lt. Col. Robert Stirm, who was a POW. This photo shows him after his release and reunion with his family.
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Was An Activist Put On Death Row
If you do not know who Joan Trumapauer Mulholland happens to be, you are in for a real treat. This is a story you should always bear in mind. She had been an activist and Freedom Rider active during the height of the civil rights movement in the ‘60s.
She decided to set aside her friends, family, and education to fully involve herself in the movement. She participated in her very first sit-in but got arrested soon after this. A lot of her fellow activists got arrested as well. Did you know that, for two months, she was even put on death row at the Parchman Penitentiary? We are glad to hear that she got released and keeps fighting for equality until now.
Robyn Hilton Was The Inspiration For The Term ‘Blonde Bombshell’
Robyn Hilton made it big as a model and actress, but she first started her career when she worked as the local weather girl for Twin Falls, her hometown. The Idaho native opted to go somewhere else to establish herself in the industry. Soon enough, she landed a couple of gigs here and there. Among other things, she appeared in Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles and Playboy.
If she did not land the role in the comedy flick, she would not be as big as she is now. A lot of people were smitten by that pretty face of hers. Some even believe the term ‘blonde bombshell’ was first used in reference to her! It happened after she was on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
The Story Of Dorothy Counts
It was in 1957 that Dorothy Count made history. She was the first African-American student to enroll at a previously all-white school. The year before this, 40 black students applied for a transfer into white-dominant schools after the passing of the Pearsall Plan in North Carolina.
She was 15 years old when she went to her first day of school at the institution on the 4th of September in 1957. This gave other people of similar backgrounds the go-signal to do the same thing. Sadly, she still underwent plenty of harassment. White students were urged by the White Citizens Council leader to “keep her out” and even “spit on her”. We are both sad but glad that her father eventually pulled her out of there for her own good. She received an honorary diploma from the school in 2008.
Finding A Burning Cross on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Front Lawn
No one would like to see a cross burning up in their yard, right? Well, Martin Luther King Jr. looked completely unfazed because he is not your ordinary man. We all know just how extraordinary the civil rights leader is. He was no stranger to violence and threats as he had received a lot of those in the past already. His home was even bombed in 1956!
He found this burning cross in his front yard during the spring of 1963. He was aware of the fact that all eyes were on him, anticipating how he would handle the situation. He did not show fear and kept going.
A Prisoner Was Used To Test the Safety of This Roller Coaster
We know how inhumane this sounds. Sadly, it did happen in the past. As a matter of fact, it was not so long ago when prisoners had been used as crash test dummies for roller coasters before they were due to be opened.
However, there is very scarce information about the inmate in the photo above. At any rate, the general consensus is that he was placed on death row and only had to wait for the day to come. How sad is this?
Lyndon Johnson And John F. Kennedy During the Cuban Missile Crisis
Do you know the Cuban Missile Crisis? If so, you must be a huge history nerd or you are much older than our target audience. For the uninformed, it was an exchange between the U.S. and the Soviet Union from the 16th to 28th of October in 1962.
This was considered a period of high tension because it was thought to be the closest the Cold War came to actually turning into a full-on nuclear war. In the photo above, you will see John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson discussing the serious situation.
There Is Nothing Unexpected About This Photo of Alfred Hitchcock
Here is the critically-acclaimed filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock behind a drum set with two large bones in lieu of drumsticks. If it had been anyone else, we would have thought it was weird but let us not forget who we are talking about. During his six decades in the industry, he created 53 films. Along the way, he earned the nickname “The Master of Suspense”.
His film style has been accurately described in this manner: “A Hitchcock film is an organism, with the whole implied in every detail and every detail related to the whole.” He came out with one of the most popular films of the ‘60s: Psycho. It continues to be one of the greatest movies ever made.
The Iconic Whisky A Go Go
If you know your history, you might know what was once found at 8901 Sunset Boulevard at the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. It is the legendary Whisky A Go Go, a nightclub whose doors opened in 1964. One of its claims to fame was that it served as a venue for big bands when they were just starting out. Some acts who performed there are Buffalo Springfield, Iggy and the Stooges, and The Doors.
The club even earned its own spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. The iconic Hollywood venue kickstarted the development of similar establishments that tried to outdo it. The Roxy Theatre and the Rainbow Bar are examples of its competitors.
Muhammad Ali Reading About His Fight
How awesome is this picture of Muhammad Ali reading a newspaper with a story on his fight in the ‘60s? The pro boxer is easily one of the biggest sports icons of the 20th century! It is a title he deserved. Aside from his prowess on the ring, he was also a philanthropist.
When this was taken, he was a heavyweight boxer. Aside from that, he is the one and only three-time lineal heavyweight champion the sporting world has ever seen. We know it sounds like he is a tough guy, but do not forget about his provocative side. He was big on activism and spoken word poetry too!
On The Way To Woodstock
Here is a photo of a guy grinning from ear to ear while he drove his Ford Mustang along the roads of Bethel, New York. He was headed for the Woodstock Music Festival, which took place one summer weekend in 1969. More than 400,000 people gathered on a dairy farm there from August 15 to 18.
There were 32 acts during the music festival. The Grateful Dead, Joan Baez, Jimi Hendrix, and Santana all performed their own sets there. The music festival has even been called a turning point in music history!
Running Errands without Taking Off His Costume
This is actor Kirk Douglas as he sends off his ballot for the Academy Awards in 1960. He was even dressed in his Spartacus costume here! Back in the ‘50s and ‘60s, no one could outshine the actor in the world of show business. While he is no longer in his prime, he has since received an Oscar Lifetime Achievement Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The film Spartacus ended up raking in a total of four awards at the Oscars. Back then, it was the most successful big screen project Universal Studio has worked on.
John Wayne And His Daughter On Set
This photo was taken in the ‘60s. It shows John Wayne with his little girl on the set of his film, The Alamo. Also known as “The Duke”, the actor and filmmaker was thought to be a blockbuster hit draw for over three decades!
He managed to establish himself as the face of the Western genre. In fact, you might be interested to hear that 83 films from his acting history had been credited under the genre. He was often cast in roles of cowboys, cavalrymen, and gunslingers.
Surfing Back In The Day
The photo you are looking at was taken in the ‘60s as well. What was happening here? Well, the surfers had been performing awesome maneuvers in the waters of Hawaii! Surfing was not yet as popular as it is now. Although there were some people hitting the waves already, it only got big in the ‘50s and ‘60s.
In those days, surfers were known for their hippie vibes. They were dubbed “beach bums” as well. The Beach Boys, The Surfaris, and a bunch of movies put the spotlight on this cultural phenomenon too.
Maureen McCormick and Patrick Swayze Show Off Their Disco Digs
Look at this photo closely because you might not notice you are staring at two of the greatest stars of the ‘60s here! On the far left of the photo, we have Maureen McCormick in this amazing red ensemble that she paired with high boots. While the actress has also worked on a number of different projects over the course of her career, none of them managed to overshadow her performance as Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch.
The other big star here would be Patrick Swayze, the second person from the right. He was known for his dashing looks and acting chops, which is why it is not surprising to hear that he went on to become one of the most popular actors in those days. He has achieved Hollywood icon status after starring in hits like Dirty Dancing and The Outside.
Going Gaga For The Beatles
This photo was taken in 1964 and shows us what the Beatlemania was like. The members of the Beatles were running away from their swarm of female fans after enjoying a dip in the Miami waters. The term used to describe the craze over the rock band. It allegedly lasted from 1963 to 1970 when they split up.
The fanfare that surrounded this English rock band did not only exist in the United States. In fact, it existed no matter where they went. Beatlemania is still one of the biggest frenzies directed towards a musical group to this day.
Kids Ready To Board The School Bus
Here is a photo of children as they lined up in pairs to get on the school bus after class. The schoolkids can be seen wearing clothes and styles considered popular in those days. Many of the children also have lunch pails with them! This is a great way to show what life was like back in the ‘60s.
Nowadays, most people refuse to send their kids to and from school on the school bus as much as they could. Many parents want to drop off and then pick up the kids by themselves instead. No one can even fathom letting their kids walk a couple of blocks without parental supervision! It wasn’t like that before.
Smoking A Cigarette At The Park
You can see this young California hippie resting on the grass during the Human-Be-In gathering held at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco sometime in July 1967. The hippie subculture relies on the core beliefs of art, nature, music, open-mindedness, and community living.
The lifestyle has also been linked to recreational drug use. This has tarnished the reputation of the members of this subculture. At any rate, it is cool to remember that these were the same people associated with anti-war protests, Woodstock, and other cultural developments of the decade. San Francisco was a huge hub for the free love movement, and the influence persists to this day.
Summer Weather Shopping
These young ladies are Joy Calig and Sue Bennett, who had been 17 and 16 years old here. They lived in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. It was a suburb not far from the coast. This meant that Malibu was near where they lived, but the length of the trip depended on the traffic. It was probably better in 1965!
In Southern California, the weather makes it seem like it is summer year-round. Anytime was a good time to visit Malibu! Maybe it was considered hip to go to the store in nothing but a bikini back then.
Going On Trips With The Family
The girls below were waiting for their parents to finishing fastening their bikes to the car roof. If you grew up in Missouri, you might know that biking trips around the forests in the state was the best way to bond with your loved ones. Springtime, of course, is the ideal time to do such a thing.
Anyone who had a great childhood will probably tell you that going on trips with their siblings and parents were the best. For some, it is a yearly tradition. For others, it was only a once-off. At any rate, we are sure they all cherish these moments of happiness now.
The Beach Boys Back At The Recording Studio
If you are interested in creating a playlist for the decade, you must put The Beach Boys somewhere in there! Sorry, we don’t make the rules. “California Sound” makes it sound like the West Coast is the place to be. They swept us off our feet when their songs got air time. Pet Sounds was truly a bop!
Are you wondering what you are looking at? It is none other than Al Jardine, Brian Wilson, and the rest of the band recording the album at Western Recorders in Los Angeles back in 1966. Do you think they had any idea how big of a hit it was going to be?
A Large Celebration For A Large Leap
On the 13th of August in 1969, New York City celebrated the Apollo 11 Moon Mission by holding a parade! The lead car was occupied by none other than command module pilot Michael Collins, lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin Jr., and Commander Neil A. Armstrong. They smiled and waved at all their fans.
The three of them were known for boarding the first manned lunar landing on the 20th of July in 1969. The parade was the biggest in New York history in those days. We cannot think of a better way to end the segment than a Neil Armstrong quote: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Television And Chill With The Boys
These young men were all members of the same college fraternity. Take in the ‘60s, they had been chilling out and doing what frat boys are known to do. Nothing better than to drink beers and watch TV!
We bet they had been engrossed in The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, or Perry Mason. If they are not so interested in talk shows, perhaps they were keeping up with Bewitched, Gilligan’s Island, and The Brady Bunch instead. We cannot tell for certain, but there are more things to focus on than that.
Ali MacGraw Relaxing In The Grass
Ali MacGraw was one of the greatest stars to make a name for herself in that decade. The lovely actress-model had been an icon who charmed every single one of us when she starred in Goodbye, Columbus. Apparently, her performance as Brenda Patinkin in that movie earned her the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
In 1966, she graced the cover of the magazine called Mademoiselle. We are sure she did not have a clue just how big she was going to become. She had been 27 years old when the photo was snapped. She won an Oscar and Golden Globe when she brought Jenny of Love Story to life as well.
The Monkees Posing For A Portrait
This is such a cool shot of The Monkees! The portrait was taken at the Sunset Gower Studios in Los Angeles in 1966. From left to right are Mickey Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Davey Jones.
The TV show dominated two years of the late ‘60s as well. It was certainly a great deal of fun watching a show that focused on four men on their journey to rock ‘n’ roll success. They were successful in certain ways. We doubt it is possible for us to forget about “Daydream Believer” and “Last Train to Clarksville”.
Spending A Day At The Newport Beach
If you were alive in 1965 and lived near Newport Beach, you would know that this was a common sight back then. It seemed like every person in town wanted to go to the beach and have some fun in the sun. Well, we do not doubt that some people had the time of their lives.
It was the beach to go if you wanted to play some volleyball, surf, or just splash around in there. If you are not fond of the water, it is also a great place to just lounge in the sand. We bet this was taken on an extremely hot day. That would certainly explain the number of people present on the beach.
Taking A Breakfast Break
Here is the beautiful Audrey Hepburn while she took a break from the notorious pose she had to do over and over for the Breakfast at Tiffany’s movie. It was shot on location in New York in 1961.
The actress portrayed a woman called Holly Golightly. A socialite from the city, the character managed to charm nearly everyone she came across. This is probably the single most iconic role the talented actress ever took on. Knowing how many films she has starred in, this is not something we say lightly either! It has been a long time since this was taken, but she is still the epitome of class and beauty.
Having Fun At Rehearsals
Let us take a look at other celebrities who were very famous in those days. Here are Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke as they rehearsed for The Dick Van Dyke Show on the set. This was snapped on December 2, 1963 in Los Angeles.
The Dick Van Dyke Show went on to become one of the biggest sitcoms of the ‘60s. It had a five-season run on CBS. The primary focus of the show was the life of Rob Petrie, a comedy writer brought to life by Van Dyke himself. The show raked in 15 awards during the Emmys in those days.
The Supremes At Rehearsal
“Stop In The Name Of Love” had been the biggest hit The Supremes released during the course of their career. In the photo, you will see the group rehearsing for a Hullaballoo stint on the 11th of May in 1965.
Host Frankie Avalon had been singing alongside Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Florence Ballard during a rehearsal for a performance. The lovely ladies all hailed from Detroit in Michigan and went on to be the biggest Motown act in the country. They boasted of 12 singles that achieved the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. They are even considered to be the most successful American vocal group!
The Scream Queen Back in the Day
Do you have any idea who the little girl below is? We only talked about her earlier in this article! It is none other than actress Jamie Lee-Curtis when she was only seven years old. It was taken in LA in 1966.
She was born to a pair of Hollywood stars, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. Her parents divorced in 1962 when she was no older than three years old. The photo shows her about a decade before she made her big screen debut in the 1978 horror movie called Halloween. We doubt anyone knew she would be the very definition of a scream queen when she grew up!
A Throwback To Simpler Times
Below, you can see a number of people queueing up for their own balloon in 1968. Taken in Central Park Zoo, the sellers actually blew up each balloon in front of their customers! The balloons were fairly simple objects back then. They were solid-colored spherical plastics and nothing more than that. Despite this, little children enjoyed carrying one with them the entire day.
Perhaps the best thing about them in those days was the price. One could buy a single piece for only a few cents. This is one of the biggest changes we have tackled thus far. How much do they cost now?
A Welcome Surprise
The children in this photo were all thrilled because they had been blessed with a broken fire hydrant! This happened on the streets of Harlem, and you should know that the summer heat can get oppressive over there. The chance to play in the water is going to make the sweltering day a whole lot better.
Taken in 1966, the photo makes a lot more sense when you consider that the temperatures reached a whopping 104 degrees that summer. Who would not want to find a free way to cool off in such conditions? For the kids in this photo, summer got a whole lot better after the hydrant broke.
Ducking And Covering In School
If you grew up in the ‘60s, you are probably familiar with all the “duck and cover” drills that had been common among grade school kids. This Brooklyn middle school children had been in the middle of one such drill when the photo was snapped in 1962.
The drills were conducted to prepare everybody should a nuclear attack ever happen. This was an effect of the Second World War, which was still pretty recent at the moment this was taken. We are sure they were relieved that the drills never had to be applied in real life, but it was always better to be safe than sorry. Aside from that, we sure the kids enjoyed learning from Bert the turtle!
Tony Curtis Polishes Things Up
Here is Tony Curtis as he polished the apple of his eyes – his Rolls Royce! This incredible photograph was taken in 1961, which meant he was already a huge star. He got his big break when he starred in projects like Sweet Smell of Success and Some Like It Hot.
The actor appeared in over a hundred big screen projects spread out among different genres over the course of his career. He took on the most iconic role of his career just one year before this photo was snapped! He starred in Spartacus in the role of Antonious. He was once married to actress Janet Leigh, the mother of his children Kelly and Jamie Lee.