Forgotten Snapshots: Rediscovering the Past Through Photography

By Sarah Norman | April 1, 2024

Cindy Morgan sitting pretty on the set of the film, Tron (1982).

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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Computer culture was really just budding when Tron came out, so in a way, it served as a landmark film for that counterculture. It’s biggest fans were those who spent a chunk of their youth in arcades and who witnessed the birth of the Internet. It was the first time that an entire world was created with computer animation.

For those unfamiliar with this iconic film, the story synopsis is as follows: “A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.” It stars Jeff Bridges, the lovely Cindy Morgan, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, and Barnard Hughes.

The Rebel Yell-er, Billy Idol back in 1978.

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William Michael Albert Broad, aka, Billy Idol, first achieved fame back in the 1970s as the lead singer of the punk band Generation X. He eventually embarked on a solo career which was a good call because that’s what led to Idol becoming an idol on an international level. He was pretty much the poster boy for the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion". His debut studio album Billy Idol (1982) was wildly successful, with hit singles "Dancing with Myself" and "White Wedding".

His second studio album Rebel Yell (1983) once again, was a huge commercial success. It was certified double platinum, selling two million copies in the United States. A number of successful albums followed these until the second half of the 90’s when he decided to step out of the public eye and focus on his personal life. He released comeback album Devil's Playground in 2005 and in 2014 came Kings & Queens of the Underground.