Hidden Stories Capture How Insane The Groovy Era Was

By Sarah Norman | May 23, 2023

Mackenzie Phillips Had A 10-Year Intimate Relationship With Her Dad

Warning, these photos will conjure chills and goosebumps from an intense feeling of nostalgia. 

Take a closer look, if you dare, because the stories behind these photographs will show a different side to the nostalgic past than you already know.

The too hot for TV photos that we've collected here each tell a story that will change the way you think about some of the biggest stars of the era. As you'll soon find out, more often the more wholesome someone's image was the darker their private life turned out to be.

The following stories and photos are for mature eyes only. They'll shock and titillate, and most of all they'll make you see the groovy era in a completely different light. Proceed with caution...

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Mackenzie Phillips may have starred in American Graffiti and One Day At A Time, but her personal life was far from perfect. For most of her young life, this gifted actress was dealing with dark secrets. Not only was she shooting cocaine on a regular basis, but she was hiding a romantic relationship that could have destroyed her career.

On the night before her wedding to Jeff Sessler, Phillips alleges that she and her father - John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas - got so high that she blacked out. When she woke up the two were in the middle of drugged out intercourse. She says that neither of them spoke about the encounter for months. As mentally scarring as this moment was, Phillips says that the two carried on with their incestuous relationship while touring as the New Mamas and The Papas.

While speaking out the dark relationship with Larry King, Phillips said that her father didn't see a problem with their coupling because they were both adults. She explained:

My father lived in a world of his own creation, there’s a fine line between genius and insanity as we all know. He tried very hard to live a life of his choosing… I think that to him if sex happened between a father and a daughter and no one protested where’s the problem?

Phillips has never changed her story, but the rest of her family says that she's either misremembering the events or simply making them up, with half sister Bijou Phillips going so far as to say that Mackenzie ruined her relationship with their father through the allegations.

How The 'Whipped Cream' Girl Sold 6 Million Herb Alpert Records

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To sell six million copies of an album in 1965 was no small feat. It took great tunes, determination, radio play, and a smoking hot cover photo. With Whipped Cream & Other Delights, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass combined sexy salsa influenced tunes with an erotic cover that changed the way mid-century music lovers thought about this sweet treat.

The cover features model Dolores Erickson slathered in whipped cream, and licking her finger while holding a rose. It's a classic album cover that definitely sent America's blood pressure through the roof. However, things aren't what they seem with this album cover.

Photographed by Peter Whorf, Erickson isn't actually covered in mounds of whipped cream - most of what you're seeing is a fluffy white blanket. To get the perfect shot, Erickson posed in a strapless bikini while wrapped in the blanket. Because real whipped cream melts under lights, Whorf sprayed cans and cans of shaving cream on her body, and just a little whipped cream was put on her head and finger. Erickson later said that she had a "lovely time" working with Whorf, although she was shocked when she saw the final photo. She claims that she actually the prints from her husband, but with six million units moved of this LP he probably saw the photo at some point.