Forgotten Snapshots: Rediscovering the Past Through Photography

By Sarah Norman | May 3, 2024

Valerie Bertinelli, Battle of the Network Stars, 1979.

Collected here are reminders of humanity's strength, sources of nostalgia, and moments of unity. Whether it be moments of victory, a place of common gatherings like a record store, or those special entertainers and public figures who somehow always managed to bring people together. Here are some snippets into our unified past. 

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Pictured here is Valerie Bertinelli in the 1979 run of Battle of the Network Stars. Bertinelli was playing on behalf of the CBS team along with Team Captain Jamie Farr, Catherine Bach, Patrick Duffy, Lou Ferrigno, and Leif Garrett.
 

The series aired on ABC but featured teams of TV stars from all three major networks competing against each other in sporting events. ABC, CBS, and NBC would gather their teams, choose a team leader and let the games commence. Regular occurring events included swimming, kayaking, volleyball, golf, tennis, outdoor bowling, cycling, running, and 3-on-3 football There was also the baseball dunk, the obstacle course and a game of "Simon Says". 

Swedish actress Anita Ekberg (1960's).

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Pictured here is the lovely Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg back in the 1960s. As an actress, she is best known for her role as Sylvia in the Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita (1960), but she got her start in the industry as a model. It wouldn’t be until the mid-50’s when she finally broke into films.

The Swedish starlet with her voluptuous physique and colorful private life was a favorite among the gossip magazines. She had highly publicized romances with leading men like Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power, Yul Brynner, Rod Taylor, and Errol Flynn. For a time, she was even publicized as "Paramount's Marilyn Monroe".