Feast Your Eyes: Vintage Images Expose A Wilder Side To The Past

By Sarah Norman | November 10, 2023

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. 

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

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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.