Exploring the Past: Vintage Images Reveal History's Dynamic Sides

By Sarah Norman | April 17, 2024

Cheryl Tiegs was the model for the 'Scotch' hair set tape in 1968

The faces of the groovy era you will see in this collection of photographs are nostalgic, inspiring, and intriguing. Behind their very public lives were real people with lives that were filled with excitement, heartache, highs, and lows. As you scroll through these slides and learn about the actors, singers, models, and other celebrities of the 1950s. 1960s. 1970s, and beyond, you will appreciate the achievements and contributions they made to our pop culture. 

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Some of the products of the past really make us scratch our heads. Case in point, Scotch Hair Set Tape, which pretty Cheryl Tiegs so beautifully modeled. Yes, this was tape for hair. According to the Scotch company, there were several ways the hair tape could be used. In this advertisement, the tape is used to hold pin curls in place and, according to the ad, it was much more comfortable to sleep with tape in your hair instead of bobby pins or curlers. The tape could also be used to hold hair in place until the gel or hairspray dried. You could all tape your hair down before you went to bed so you wouldn’t wake up with bedhead. Genius. 

Stevie Nicks in 1977, photographed by Sam Emerson.

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In the late 1970s, Stevie Nicks often wore black outfits when she was performing. She said it was because black is slimming, and she felt better wearing that color. But a bunch of craze fans began accusing her of being a witch and dabbling in Satanism. Nicks tried to assure people that she was not a witch, but the accusations kept coming. These people were so threatening and intimidated that, out of fear, Nicks stopped wearing black on stage. But she later said she never felt pretty in the seafoam greens and peach outfits that she wore. Finally, in 1983, she went back to dressing the way she wanted to while performing and she learned to turn a blind eye to the rumors spread about her.