50 Rare Vintage Photos Sure To Cause Major Nostalgia

By Jack Ripley | June 26, 2024

Before she was Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous Joanna Lumley was Purdey in the New Avengers in 1977.

The Brady Bunch, Captain Kangaroo, and The Banana Splits… flower power, groovy tunes, risque films, and crazy clothing. The free spirit of the groovy era was nothing if not a whole lotta fun! These 50 or so images gathered here are timeless and sure to cause a major case of nostalgia for those zany days.

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She would become best known for her character Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous (1992-2012), a role she’s won two BAFTA TV Awards for, but she’s done a number of insanely awesome things. For one, she was in The New Avengers (1976–77). She was nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the Broadway revival of La Bête. In 2013, she received the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards and in 2017, she was honored with the BAFTA Fellowship award. She had roles in James and the Giant Peach (1996), Ella Enchanted (2004), Corpse Bride (2005), The Wolf of Wall Street(2013), and of course, she returned to Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie in 2016.

Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley on the set of Viva Las Vegas in 1964.

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Ah yes, the King and Ann Margret on the set of Viva Las Vegas back in 1964. These two were more than just co-stars. Elvis himself, and his closest friends all confirmed that aside from Presley’s family, Ann-Margret quickly became the most important woman in the King’s life. As they worked together, Ann-Margret and Elvis discovered they share many things in common and soon their relationship became romantic.

Inevitably, though, it had to end, at least to Ann-Margret it seemed. She explained in her autobiography:

There were other factors in Elvis’s life that forced him apart from me, and I understood them. Elvis had always been honest with me, but still, it was a confusing situation. We continued to see each other periodically until we had dated for almost a year. Then everything halted. We knew the relationship had to end, that Elvis had to fulfill his commitment.

His "commitment" being the promise he had made to young Pricilla and her family: to marry her once it was time to settle down.