Exploring the Past: Vintage Images Reveal History's Dynamic Sides

May 17, 2024

Another celeb couple back in the day was Rick Springfield and Linda Blair, he was 25 and she was 15 when they met and dated from 1974-76

The faces of the groovy era you will see in this collection of photographs are nostalgic, inspiring, and intriguing. Behind their very public lives were real people with lives that were filled with excitement, heartache, highs, and lows. As you scroll through these slides and learn about the actors, singers, models, and other celebrities of the 1950s. 1960s. 1970s, and beyond, you will appreciate the achievements and contributions they made to our pop culture. 

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In the 1970s, it seems, folks didn’t raise much of an eyebrow to underage relationships. Singer Rick Springfield was a 25-year-old struggling musician in the seventies when he did a show at the Whiskey A Go Go. Afterward, Linda Blair, one of the hottest young Hollywood actresses of the time thanks to her recent role in The Exorcist, approached Springfield and asked him if he would like to join her at the club down the street for a drink. She noted that her sister, Debbie, would buy him a drink. He soon learned why. Blair was only 15 years old. That didn’t stop him from accepting the invitation. The couple enjoyed their drink, then went back to Springfield’s apartment to enjoy other things. Blair and Springfield kept their relationship quiet, but the press caught wind of it. As you can imagine, Springfield faced some scrutiny about his underaged lover. 

Cheryl Tiegs was the model for the 'Scotch' hair set tape in 1968

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Some of the products of the past really make us scratch our heads. Case in point, Scotch Hair Set Tape, which pretty Cheryl Tiegs so beautifully modeled. Yes, this was tape for hair. According to the Scotch company, there were several ways the hair tape could be used. In this advertisement, the tape is used to hold pin curls in place and, according to the ad, it was much more comfortable to sleep with tape in your hair instead of bobby pins or curlers. The tape could also be used to hold hair in place until the gel or hairspray dried. You could all tape your hair down before you went to bed so you wouldn’t wake up with bedhead. Genius.