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

By Sarah Norman | March 8, 2024

Bill Bixby, Mr. Rogers and Lou Ferrigno on the set of 'The Incredible Hulk,' 1979

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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This ranks up there as one of the strangest crossovers in television history. In 1980, Mr. Rogers left the Neighborhood of Make-Believe to go on a field trip to the set of the TV show, The Incredible Hulk. There, he met with actors Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno and gave his audience a behind-the-scenes look at how Ferrigno was transformed in to the frightening green Hulk. There was a reason for this bizarre visit. Ratings showed that kids weren’t watching The Incredible Hulk because they were scared of the Hulk. By having the totally non-scary Mr. Rogers show kids that it was all make believe, it was hoped that rating would rise. 

Keith Richards, David Bowie and Tina Turner partying back in the good ol' days.

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That’s a lot of talent in one photograph. You know it is a great party when Keith Richards, Tina Turner, and David Bowie all show up. Here’s an interesting question. If there was karaoke at this party, do you think this trio would sing The Rolling Stone’s hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do with It?”, or David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”? There's enough Jack Daniel's there that who knows what song they would pick.