Rare Photos That Paint A Vivid Story Of The Unknown Past

By Sarah Norman | October 21, 2023

Elizabeth Montgomery as 'Samantha' in a 'Bewitched' Christmas photo.

Wild rock star antics, groovy babes, cool dudes, screwball comedy and memories of Christmas pop-culture past… It was all ‘happening’ during the grooviest of eras. Come reminisce with this oddball collection of memories from entertainment history.

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Here is the lovely Elizabeth Montgomery as 'Samantha' in a 'Bewitched' Christmas photo. In the series, she played an extraordinary woman attempting to be ordinary. She marries a mortal man and promises to keep her magic powers under wraps... and shenanigans ensue. In addition to starring in the show, she also took on the role of Samantha’s wilder, and sassy cousin Serena for 24 episodes. She received 5 Emmy nominations as well as 4 Golden Globe nominations during the Run of Bewitched.  

After the show was canceled, she felt the need to take on more dramatic and controversial roles over the years to attempt to avoid being typecast. Montgomery also dedicated herself to women's rights and became a huge gay rights activist.Then, in 1995, she was diagnosed with cancer and died eight weeks later at 62-years-old.

Early photo of Goldie Hawn, 1960s.

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Here's an early photo of flower child Goldie Hawn back in the 60's. Hawn's career began in the short-lived CBS situation comedy Good Morning, World, but really took off on the sketch comedy show, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. This is where her reach grew and garnered her some much deserved international attention. The show ran from 1968–1973 and established Hawn as an “It Girl” in the 1960s, so at the show’s conclusion she had no problems landing roles. Her first major film role was in Cactus Flower (1969), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. From there the bombshell kept churning out roles and earning awards and Goldie’s still rocking it today.