Groovy Photos You Probably Haven't Seen Before                                                                                                                    Here's something you don't see every day, Santa Claus and Alice Cooper playing ping-pong together! 1972

 Collected here are groovy images that will make you want to curl up and relax with over sized bowl of cereal and television shows old. Who couldn’t go for a painting lesson with Bob Ross while listening to some funky tunes or a binge-watching session of Happy Days, or I Love Lucy? Come flip through these photos and pick out what favorite pastime you’re going to hunker down with this weekend.
Pictured here are actress Barbara Hershey and actor David Carradine and their son, Free Carradine (who has changed his name to Tom). They met in 1969 while working on Heaven with a Gun and lived together until 1975. They had their son and appeared in multiple films together and even did a racy magazine spread together, recreating some scenes from the film Boxcar Bertha. Sadly their relationship fell apart in 1974, around the time Carradine was arrested for burglary arrest and had begun having an affair with Season Hubley.                                                                                                                   

Actress Sela Ann Ward was a Bama Cheerleader and Homecoming Queen back in 1976.

Source: Pinterest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Actress, author, and producer Sela Ann Ward had her breakthrough TV role as Teddy Reed in the drama series Sisters (1991–96), for which she received her first Prime time Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She received her second Prime time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for the leading role of Lily Manning in series Once and Again (1999–2002). Ward later played Stacy Warner in the hit medical drama House, and starred as Jo Danville in CSI: NY (2010–2013).

Clint Eastwood and Jayne Mansfield on an airplane on the way to attend the 1962 Barbary Coast Fandango as judges for a costume contest.

Source: Pinterest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pictured here is actor, director, Clint Eastwood and bombshell Jayne Mansfield traveling together back in 1962. They two icons were the guest stars at San Francisco’s Barbary Coast Fandango, an Old West-themed festival that was sponsored by The San Francisco Chronicle and California Historical Society. They were asked to judge their costume contest along with artist Lorrie Bunker, and supervisors Peter Tamaras and Charles Ertola.

Among the attractions at the event was that attendees could ride a Wells Fargo stagecoach that was robbed 15 times by Black Bart. They could pan for gold, or literally try to find a needle in a haystack to win a sewing machine.The last day of the Fandango, Mansfield was tasked with presenting a trophy to the winners of the fast draw competition.

Baseball greats Pete Rose & Johnny Bench served with the US Army Reserve unit in Ft. Thomas, KY in 1968.

Source: Reddit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Here’s a snapshot of Baseball greats Pete Rose and Johnny Bench, who both served with the US Army Reserve unit in Ft. Thomas, KY back in 1968. Pete Rose played in Major League Baseball from 1963 to 1986, and managed from 1984 to 1989. He won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, two Gold Gloves, the Rookie of the Year Award.

Johnny Bench was a catcher for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983 and is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Bench is a 14-time All-Star selection and a two-time National League Most Valuable Player. He was also instrumental in six division title wins, four National League pennants, and two World Series championships. ESPN named him the greatest catcher in baseball history.                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Animals had their first No. 1 hit single in 1964 with House of the Rising Sun

Source: Pinterest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          English rhythm and blues and rock band, The Animals had their first number 1 hit in 1964 with "The House of the Rising Sun". It became their signature song, perfect for their gritty, bluesy sound. Their version is certainly the most popular, Eric Burdon revealed in an interview that he first heard the song while in a club in Newcastle, England, it was sung by folk singer Johnny Handle. Deep-voiced frontman Eric Burdon also brought to life hits such as "We Gotta Get Out of This Place", "It's My Life", "I'm Crying" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood".                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Miami Dolphins RB Larry Csonka (1968-74 & '79) was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1987.
Source: Pinterest                                                                                                                                        Pictured here is Lawrence Richard "Larry" Csonka, former professional football fullback. After highschool and then college ball, Csonka was the No. 1 pick by the American Football League's Miami Dolphins in the 1968 Common Draft.

He signed a three-year contract but his career off to a shaky start. It was only the fifth game of the 1968 season, vs. Buffalo, when he suffered a concussion and spent two days in the hospital. Just three weeks later, he suffered yet another concussion, On top of that, he also had a ruptured eardrum and a broken nose. He missed three games in 1968 and then three more in 1969.

But he recovered and went on to a perfect season with the Miami Dolphins in 1972 and won Super Bowl championships in 1972 and 1973. He was inducted to both the College Football Hall of Fame (1989) and Pro Football Hall of Fame (1987). 

Who else used to eat Alpha Bits cereal growing up in the 60's and 70's

Source: Pinterest                                                                                                                                      Ah yes, the sixties and seventies were the golden era for cereal as well as music and television. These two decades served up oh so many bowls of pure sugar for breakfast and many of them remain popular favorites today. 

Alpha-Bits were a popular Saturday morning cartoon companion, they were made by Post Foods, and were frosted alphabet-shaped multi-grain cereal bits. In the 90’s Post rolled out Marshmallow Alpha-Bits as well.

The cereal was originally introduced in 1958, was taken off the market in 2006, then rose from the ashes in 2008 with a "0% Sugar!” “Limited Edition" version.... The old recipe was reintroduced later in 2008.

We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents. Who else watched 'The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross' on PBS...

Source: Reddit                                                                                                                                             We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents...'The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross' was the best. How could anyone not love this guy, his epic afro, and all his ‘happy little trees’? For a half hour, Bob Ross, who was just the epitome of ‘chill’ would make these beautiful landscapes while talking viewers through the process. Ross just had this almost contagious calm about him and such an easy and approach to what would normally seem like complex oil painting techniques. The show ran from January 11, 1983 until May 17, 1994 and in this time, it won three Emmy Awards.                                                                                                                                     The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour with guest Rick Springfield in 1972.
Source: Reddit                                                                                                                                             After the release of their first album with their hit single, “I Got You, Babe,” back in 1965, Sonny and Cher’s popularity skyrocketed. The couple began making television appearances and even more performances. It didn’t take long for the couple to get their own show.

The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour was a variety show starring the famous couple and ran from August of 1971 until May of 1974. It was canceled do to the couple's divorce, though the duo reunited in 1976 until 1977 for The Sonny & Cher Show, which had an identical format to their old show.                                                                                                                                                                                   America is a soft rock band formed in England in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley. Their dads were stationed at the U.S. Air Force base in London.

Source: Pinterest                                                                                                                                      The soft rock band, America was formed in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley. They spent the rest of the decade achieving significant popularity after releasing a string of hit albums and singles. Their debut 1971 album, America, included the transatlantic hits "A Horse with No Name" and "I Need You". Followed by hits such as "Ventura Highway" Hat Trick, and "Muskrat Love". In 1975 they had a number one single with "Sister Golden Hair" alongside "Daisy Jane." Their compilation album, History: America's Greatest Hits, was released the same year and was certified multi-platinum in the United States and Australia. 

Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) - Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine were a funny pair in this western!

Source: Reddit                                                                                                                                          Two Mules for Sister Sara is an American-Mexican western starring Shirley MacLaine and Clint Eastwood. In it, an American mercenary gets mixed up with a nun on the run and the two become good friends. Sister Sara is raising money to assist Mexican revolutionaries who are fighting the French. 

It received (mostly) favorable reviews, for example, Roger Greenspun of the New York Times reported, "I'm not sure it is a great movie, but it is very good and it stays and grows on the mind the way only movies of exceptional narrative intelligence do"

Michael Ontkean, Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville and Kate Jackson were in the TV series, The Rookies (1972-76)

Source: Reddit                                                                                                                                          The Rookies was a police procedural series that aired between 1972 until 1976. As could be predicted from the title, it follows the follows the exploits of three rookie cops. More specifically, the series centers around officers, Danko (Sam Melville), Webster (Georg Stanford), Gillis (Michael Ontkean), and their superior Lieutenant Ryker (Gerald S. O'Loughlin) at the Southern California Police Department. Kate Jackson played Registered Nurse Jill Danko, officer Danko’s wife. The show depicted highly dramatized versions of police cases and often intertwined work with the officer’s home lives. It was during the show’s third season that a two-part episode (entitled "S.W.A.T.") aired on and it served as the pilot for the spin-off series S.W.A.T.                                                                                                                                                                              Pink Floyd's 'Crazy Diamond' Syd Barrett posing with a mouthful of sugar cubes in 1967.
Source: Pinterest                                                                                                                                        Here's a random shot of Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett posing with a mouthful of sugar cubes back in 1967. Pink Floyd was originally formed in London, but their progressive and psychedelic music quickly achieved international success. They distinguished themselves from other psychedelic groups of the time with their philosophical lyrics, extended compositions, and elaborate live shows. Not only did they become one of the most commercially successful groups of the era, but also one of the most influential groups in music history.                                                                                                                                                                                    Linda Evans in 1964. Joan Rivers said about her, She is one of the only people in the business I've never heard anything negative about.
Source: Reddit                                                                                                                                             Here's a lovely shot of Linda Evanstad, or as she is professionally known, Linda Evans back in 1964. Joan Rivers once said about Evans. "She is one of the only people in the business I've never heard anything negative about." Which is pretty impressive because Rivers always had the gossip on everyone.   

Evans first gained notoriety for playing Audra Barkley in the Western television series, The Big Valley, which ran from 1965 to 1969. Prior to that, she played guest roles in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Wagon Train, and Outlaws. She appeared in a slew of detective shows throughout the 1970s, such as The Rockford Files, Mannix, Harry O, Banacek, McCloud and McMillan & Wife. 

In 1980 she co-starred in one of Steve McQueen's final films, the western Tom Horn and then she landed the role of Krystle Carrington, in ABC’s iconic soap opera Dynasty (from 1981 until 1989).

Fonzie (Henry Winkler) and Ashley Pfister (Linda Purl), a divorcee and mom of a 6 yr old girl, who becomes his steady girlfriend. 1982

Source: Reddit                                                                                                                                             Here’s a good one of Fonzie (Henry Winkler) and his steady girlfriend Ashley Pfister (Linda Purl) on Happy Days. Linda Purl actually played two different roles on Happy Days. Originally, she was Richie Cunningham’s occasional girlfriend Gloria in season two of the show (1974). Then she returned to the series as Ashley Pfister, a divorcee, and mother of a 6 yr old girl, who ends up becoming Fonzie’s steady girlfriend a full eight seasons later in (1982–1983).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Behind the scenes of Superman with Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve in 1978.
                                                                                                                                                                    Here’s a behind the scenes look at the iconic superhero film Superman (1978) with Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve. Directed by Richard Donner and based on the DC Comics character of the same name, Superman depicts Superman's origin story, including his infancy as Kal-El of Krypton, his years in the town of Smallville, and his life as (disguised) reporter Clark Kent, who develops a romance with Lois Lane.

At the time of its release, it was the most expensive film made with a budget of $55 million.It was met with critical and financial success, bringing in worldwide box-office earnings of $300 million dollars, making it the second-highest-grossing release of the year.                                                                                                                            Sigmund and the Sea Monsters was series about a lovable sea monster-Sigmund-who befriends three kids Johnny, Scotty and Robyn. 1973-75

Source: Pinterest                                                                                                                                         The children’s fantasy television series, H.R. Pufnstuf is a children's television series was a live-action, life-sized-puppet program. There were seventeen episodes that originally broadcasted from September of 1969 to December of 1969. It was first ranked #22 and then later #27 on TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever. The series was pretty psychedelic and full of nods to the stoner-culture. In it, a young boy named Jimmy is trapped on the magical Living Island, where pretty much everything can talk and he’s hounded by an evil witch. The evil Witchiepoo is always trying to steal Jimmy’s magic talking golden flute, named Freddy, and with the help of the friendly dragon, H.R. Pufnstuf, Jimmy tries to escape and return home.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Robert Conrad as frontier secret agent James West in The Wild Wild West from 1965-69.
Source: Pinterest                                                                                                                                      Here's Robert Conrad striking a pose as frontier secret agent James West in The Wild Wild West. The Wild Wild West was a television series that was developed a western that also featured a number of fantasy elements. Because the Western genre was beginning to lose out to the spy genre, the combination of technologically advanced devices and the Victorian era time-frame gave The Wild Wild West quite the ratings winning edge. Technically, this show could be credited with origins of the steampunk subculture. Violence was a heavy issue for the series however, some episodes were exceptionally violent for the time and that was ultimately the show’s downfall. Despite having very high ratings, the series was cancelled near the end of its fourth season.

John Saxon is an American actor and martial artist who has worked on more than 200 projects over the last 60 years.

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Actor John Saxon has worked on over 200 projects during a span of 6-years. He is really well known for his considerable work in the western and horror genres, as well as for his role as Roper in the 1973 film Enter the Dragon. One of his most iconic roles was that of Lt. Donald Thompson, the father of Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) in the 1984 slasher horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street. In then in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare where he played himself.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Racecar royalty, NASCAR legends Kyle and Richard Petty in 1976.
Source: Pinterest                                                                                                                                          Richard Lee Petty, nicknamed The King, is a former NASCAR driver who won the NASCAR Championship seven times! Statistically, he is the most accomplished driver in the history. He won a record 200 races during his career (the Daytona 500 a record seven times). Petty was a second generation driver his father is Lee Petty, who won the first Daytona 500 back in 1959 and was a three-time NASCAR champion. Pictured here Is Richard Petty with his son Kyle, who is also a well-known NASCAR driver now too.                           






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