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

By Sarah Norman | November 24, 2023

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. 

Did someone order a tongue sandwich? Mike Douglas, Gene Simmons and Cher in a publicity shot for 'The Mike Douglas Show' in 1979

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Gene Simmons of the band Kiss was known for his freakishly long tongue, vomiting fake blood on stage, and adopting a demon-like persona when he was playing his bass guitar. In this pic, we see Simmons and Cher as guest stars on The Mike Douglas Show. Did you know that Simmons and Cher dated in the late 1970s and even lived together? During the time they were in a relationship, however, Simmons fell in love with singer Diana Ross, who he later lived with as well. These two weren’t the only girls in Simmons’ life. He has claimed to have slept with a many as 5,000 women in his lifetime.