The Bruce, 1970s.
Man this guy was cool. Just look at his style. Bruce Lee was the king of Golden Harvest cinema with such classic martial arts films as Enter the Dragon, First of Fury, and The Game of Death – where he fought a 7’2 Kareem Abdul Jabbar (who was Lee’s martial arts student in real life). Lee was born in San Francisco’s Chinatown to immigrant parents from Hong Kong. His mom was a Cantonese opera star.
Lee is credited for changing the face of cinema – for being the first major Asian actor to appear in starring movie roles that made it big in America. Lee is also credited for founding the martial art Jeet Kune Do. Plus, as you can see in the photo, he was one hell of a cool cat.
Times have changed. Back in the 60s, in the days where Mad Men would almost seem like a documentary, the role of women was largely seen by society as being a housewife, taking care of the home, and making sure you looked pretty for your husband when he comes home from work. The 60s was also a time for change – and ushered in the Women’s Liberation Movement. The premise of the movement was that that economic, psychological, and social freedom were necessary for women to progress from being second-class citizens in their societies. And such second-class citizen duties of women at the time – was putting on curlers and shopping for their husband’s chicken pot pie dinner.
Stevie Nicks doing the splits backstage, 1978.
This photo proves that Stevie Nicks was very flexible. She’s also very tiny – clocking in at a height of 5’1. Nicks went to high school in Arcadia, California and that’s where she met her soon-to-be musical/romantic partner, Lindsey Buckingham. Nicks fell for Buckingham after seeing him play “California Dreamin'” at Young Life club – which was a religious meeting group. Two years later they formed a band called: Fritz. By no means a corny first band, Fritz opened for both Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin between 1968 and 1970.
Before joining Fleetwood Mack, Nicks and Buckingham continued to perform as a duo, secured a record deal with Polydor Records, and released the album Buckingham Nicks in 1973.
Taking a Dr. Pepper break on set of Halloween, 1978.
Even scary movie monster, Michael Myers, gets thirsty. Here’s actor Tony Moran – taking a break from slashing people on set – to clown around with an ice cold Dr. Pepper. The 1978 movie was filmed for a meager budget of $300,000, but went on to gross $47 million at the US box office. Halloween has become one of the longest running movie franchises. Director John Carpenter thought the hiring of Jamie Lee Curtis in the lead role was the ultimate tribute to Alfred Hitchcock – who had cast her mother, Janet Leigh, in the legendary role in Psycho.
These dudes and a kitten hitchhiking to Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic , near Austin, TX, 1980.
Why does it not seem so hard to believe that this motley pair, and a kitten, would be hitchhiking on route to a Willie Nelson concert in Austin, Texas? What they’re heading to is Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic – which is a concert created in 1972 by the legendary country musician. Nelson was inspired to create the concert after performing at the Dripping Springs Reunion that was hosted at Hurlbut Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas. Nelson decided to host the Willie Nelson’s mate1 search Fourth of e locale. The lineup for the first year included: Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Doug Sahm and Tom T. Hall. The event attracted a wholesome crowd such as this pair. Would you give these two a lift?