Forgotten Snapshots: Rediscovering the Past Through Photography

By Sarah Norman | March 28, 2024

Robin Williams hits the big time - 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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Very few things can pull people together than laughter and boy, was Robin Williams sure the master of doing just that. No matter how your day unraveled you could turn on an episode of Mork and Mindy and laugh it all away with family… and the rest of the country because just about everyone else was watching too. Nielsen ratings were very high, ranking at 3.

Mork & Mindy was Robin Williams’ first big break. This comedic role launched his career and propelled him towards stardom. Williams won the world over in his role as Mork from Ork, a bumbling alien who moves in with an earthling named Mindy. The roomies attempt to maintain a normal household which goes about as well as expected. 

1955 photoshoot with Marilyn and cute pup.

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This photograph taken by Milton H. Greene back in 1955 was for Look magazine's editorial on Oriental Gowns. On this occasion, Milton photographed Marilyn at his New York studio on March 28, 1955. As you can see the staging area included an embroidered ottoman, an abundance of cushions, and folding dressing screen. He had her dressed in an Oriental style black robe and snuggled up with an adorable Pekinese pup.

Marilyn loved animals, Frank Sinatra once gifted her an adorable white fluff she named Mafia Honey, or Maf for short. The name was said to be in jest and as a reference to his alleged “mafia ties” through Sinatra.