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    6 Breathtaking Vintage Photos That Will Mesmerize You

    Come take a trip down memory lane with us! Here, we look at historical images that convey the narrative of a wonderful moment in history. As we learn throughout our lives, time is our most valuable commodity…this collection of images tells a wonderful narrative of a period that represents love, innocence, fame, and amazement. A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say, but it’s the stories behind the photographs that actually connect the dots and touch our hearts. Enjoy!

    “Jungle” Pam Hardy — 1973

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    When she was 18 years old, Pamela Hardy became Jim Liberman’s sidekick on the drag racing “Funny Car” circuit. On the day she met him and his Corvette, she made a “spur of the moment” decision. He drove past in his Corvette, turned around, and returned as she was walking down the street. She climbed in the car and drove home with him, fascinated by all the cars and the aura of drag racing, and he hired her — and that was the end of it! Unfortunately, he was killed not on the drag strip but in a traffic accident after colliding head-on with a bus after just a few years.

    Cookie anyone? — Debbi Fields — ball girl and cookie maker

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    Debbi Fields was one of the first females employed in Oakland (at the age of 13) as a “ball girl,” an euphemism for the girls hired by teams to throw shag balls in the foul area. Later, as an entrepreneur, she ran Mrs. Fields Cookies with the support of her husband, Randy Fields. She married Michael Rose in 1998 after they divorced in 1996. She has appeared on shows such as “Vicki!,” “The New Hollywood Squares,” and “Frazier.

    Frank Zappa and his parents in 1970

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    In this image, Frank Zappa is spending time with his parents in this rich purple living room. Purple was clearly a favourite colour for someone. Frank Zappa was a musician who performed classical, jazz, pop, and rock music. Unlike other rock musicians, he was opposed to narcotics after a few uses of marijuana. He was a strong supporter of free expression, and some of his ideas were conveyed via his music. Among his records with his band “Mothers of Invention” are Who Are the Brain Police?, Valley Girl, Stairway to Heaven, and I Don’t Wanna Get Drafted.

    Valley of the Dolls — Sharon Tate — 1967

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    Sharon Tate, Patty Duke, and Barbara Parkins co-starred as Linda in Valley of the Dolls. The film is based on the novel by Jacqueline Susann and follows three actresses who become hooked to medications. Unfortunately, Sharon Tate was killed two years later as one of the five Manson murder victims. She was eight and a half months pregnant when she died. She had just married her director, Roman Polanski, a year prior.

    Farrah Fawcett was the ’70s golden girl!

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    Is it true that blondes have more fun? It all depends on where your life leads you. You can go someplace if you have the beauty of Farrah Fawcett, at least for a time. She became highly successful after starring in the hit sitcom “Charlie’s Angels,” and being married to Lee Majors, who appeared in “The Six Million Dollar Man,” was also a plus. She and Lee separated six years later, and unhappy of being labelled a “sex symbol,” she quit “Charlie’s Angels” and featured in “The Burning Bed,” a more serious part. She died of cancer at the age of 62, although she was surrounded by Ryan O’Neal, whom she had been with for the greater part of 29 years.

    And the Battle begins . . . with Lynda Carter 1976

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    The Battle of the Network Stars, a network series that debuted in 1976 and features competitions between stars from various networks. Lynda Carter was one of those stars, coming third in a swimming competition against other famous actors and actresses. She was very active and in fantastic shape by getting up as early as 5 a.m. to make time for her workouts as well as her day at the Wonder Woman series’ studio. She was well-prepared to compete in this contest.

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