Forgotten Snapshots: Rediscovering the Past Through Photography

By Sarah Norman | April 16, 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.

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".