Rare Moments In Time Never To Be Forgotten

By Jack Ripley | May 29, 2024

Golden girl Susan Anton in the 70's.

The way that time makes our memory hazy can't be fought, it's the natural progression of life, but thanks to these rare photos from the groovy era there are at least a few moments that will remain crystal clear. Each story and image collected here will stay with us forever.

Some of the most important moments in history happened during the groovy era, and thanks to the following snapshots we'll never forget them. However, many of these photos aren't exactly what they seem.

Look closer... each of these photos contains a story within a story. Sometimes the stories are just waiting to be told, and other times they were nearly lost to history. These images are the key to going back... to finding those lost moments that we can keep with us forever.

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Susan Anton can be seen in everything from Cannonball Run II to The Larry Sanders Show, and even Baywatch, but to people who came up in the '70s she's always going to be the Muriel Cigar Girl. Through her ads with Muriel she became a cultural icon, something that's absolutely mind boggling today.

Anton wasn't set on being a cigar model for her entire life, and parlayed her success into acting, and her first love, singing. Although, she admits that when she first started her modeling career she thought that she should keep her singing in the shower. She told Las Vegas Magazine:

When the Miss Redlands pageant came along there was a talent portion. I had this secret feeling. I thought 'I’m going to enter that and sing. I could sing.' I had never sung in front of anybody, but I just had a feeling I could do it. I decided to enter that pageant and I won, and that then sent me to Miss California, which sent me to Miss America. I finished second runner-up to Miss America, and so singing onstage and being in front of an orchestra and performing for an audience, I realized that this is what I really wanted to do.

Claudia Cardinale, 1967.

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Who is she? She can't just be some woman on the street, she's clearly a star. Claudia Cardinale may not have been the cat's pajamas of the American film industry, but she definitely made waves in Fellini's 8 1/2 as well as Girl with a Suitcase. If you've looked into Italian cinema you know exactly who this gorgeous gal is.

Cardinale actually cracked the U.S. in the '60s thanks to her role in The Pink Panther (a British production that put her on the map for the English speaking parts of the west), and she went on to star in genre pictures like Once Upon a Time in the West, a film that's become a staple of Sunday afternoon viewings since its release in 1968.