Turn on the TV and you can probably find 20 different shows produced in hundreds of different studios with thousands of different people in the background. Back in the grooviest decades between 1920 and 1960, things were much different. TVs and movies became new platforms where comedy, mystery, romance, and other ideas could take shape and be witnessed by people across the country. No longer did people have to rely on paperback – now there were moving pictures with actors acting out the pages of their books! Check out our collection of 60 of the grooviest pictures from the grooviest decades in entertainment history.
1. Patty Duke starring in The Patty Duke Show (1963-1966)
Patty Duke (pictured) played two roles on the TV show named after her. She played Patty and Cathy Lane in 105 episodes during its 3-year span. The show centered around two identical cousins (odd, right?) and how they would get into a whole lot of teenage mischief.
2. Farrah Fawcett Guest Stars on The Sonny and Cher Show (1977)
This photo shows the happy times the sexy Farrah Fawcett had while she was invited as a guest on the acclaimed The Sonny and Cher Show. This episode aired in 1997 and both Fawcett and Cher acted as mannequins in a skit. Things began to get uncomfortable when two male actors came into the store and reposed the mannequins.
3. Paul Newman and Robert Redford Ping-Ponging on the Set of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
On set, Newman and Redford were as professional as can be, but when the cameras stopped rolling, the ping pong tables were unfolded and balls went flying. The movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was based loosely on the true story of two olden day Western outlaws. Even though the movie received pretty poor reviews, it earned more than $100 million on a moderate $6 million budget. Not too shabby, especially for the ‘60s.
4. Raquel Welch Just Chilling (1967)
In this picture, we the see lovely Raquel Welch lounging on a yellow sofa without a care in the world. Ms. Welch was one of the most infamous sex symbols of her generation and probably of all time. Although her looks brought her fame and fortune, in private she was quite reserved and had a distaste for glamour.
5. 21-Year-Old Rock Star Buddy Holly (1958)
This picture was snapped only one year prior to his unfortunate death by plane crash. Whether you realize it or not, this glasses-sporting musician actually left a huge mark on rock n’ roll – he pioneered the two-guitarists, one-bassist, one-drummer lineup that most rock bands follow to this date. He was cited by several artists such as Elton John and The Beatles to be a tremendous influence in their musical careers. In 1986, Buddy Holly was ranked on Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 100 Artists list.