Exploring the Past: A Photographic Journey Through Time

By Sarah Norman | March 2, 2024

British TV personality and food author Nigella Lawson in 1983

Do you remember when Superman saved the day on I Love Lucy? Did you know that Mary Tyler Moore was a dancing elf in commercials for Hotpoint appliances? Or that Brigitte Bardot was an aspiring ballerina before she started acting? How much do you know about the woman who was considered the British Marilyn Monroe? Do you remember when Shirley Eaton appeared on screen covered in gold paint? Join us as we revisit some of these groovy moments from the past, and see pictures of Julia Louis-Dreyfuss when she was young, and Melanie Griffith with a pet lion.

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Nigella Lawson, who was born in 1960, graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in medieval and modern language. She got her start as a book reviewer and literary critic. She became the deputy literary editor of The Sunday Times in 1986, before becoming a freelance journalist and publishing her first book, How to Eat in 1998. She published her second book, How to Be a Domestic Goddess in 2000. She started hosting her own cooking show series, Nigella Bites in 1999, and since then, has hosted other shows and started her own cookware, Living Kitchen. 

Grizzly Adams TV series starring Dan Haggerty as Grizzly Adams and co-star Denver Pyle as Mad Jack. 1977-78

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The television show was based on the 1974 film of the same name. That, in turn, was based on the life of James Adams, who in the 1850s, fled into the mountains after being accused of a crime he didn’t commit. In the show, when Adams adopts an abandoned grizzly bear cub, he raises it to become an adult companion he calls Ben. In terms of human companions, he has an old trader named Mad Jack and a Native American named Nakoma. Grizzly Adams, with his uncanny link to the wilderness, has to watch for bounty hunters because there's a price on his head.