Young and happy — Sharon Tate in the 1960s

Young and happy — Sharon Tate in the 1960s

Young and happy — Sharon Tate in the 1960s

One of the many forgotten movies of the 1970s stars Lynda Carter and Marjoe Gortner as a kind of free wheeling Bonnie and Clyde but with a country-pop music soundtrack and a newly minted Wonder Woman at the helm of the feature.

Like a lot of outlaw movies of the ’70s, the film features a lot of Dukes of Hazzard-light car stunts and shootouts. It’s definitely worth checking out if you like watching Lynda Carter tooling around in hot rods.

Lovely Jamie Lee Curtis — Late 1970s

After fresh faced Jamie Lee Curtis took the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween she had no idea why people would want to watch such a stressful movie. After all, why would audiences want to freak quiver review themselves out?

Curtis says that she didn’t really get it until she saw the movie with an audience full of people who were completely invested in Laurie’s survival. She told the New York Times :

I remember going to see it in Hollywood, and in the middle of the movie, when Laurie is walking across the street to the house where P.J. Soles’s character has just been strangled, this woman stood up and screamed, ‘Don’t go in there!’ In that second, I understood exactly what John intended. The audience cared about Laurie.

This just shows the power of seeing a movie like Halloween with a large group of people, it absolutely beats watching a movie alone at home.

Sharon Tate had everything stretching out in front of her. She was the star of films like Valley of the Dolls, a marriage to a successful director, and a house in the hills. But in turned into a nightily barged into her home to kill her and her friends in order to send a message to a Hollywood producer.

The world was shaken by Tate’s death, but no one more than her family. Sharon’s sister Debra, who was only 16 at the time, told People about the moment that her parents broke the news to her about the death of her sister:

My boyfriend at the time called to say he had heard on the radio that there was a fire at a house in Benedict Canyon and that one of the victims was Sharon Tate. My mom flung open the shower door and said, ‘Sharon’s dead.’ She was crying and wailing and shaking and her knees buckled and I remember the horror that comes with watching my little sister’s world crumble. It’s very horrifying when your parents fall out from beneath you.

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

Photos from the past have the power to inspire and intrigue, but this collection of beautiful shots have something more going on just beneath the surface. Each of these rare historical photos tells a story about a person, sure, but they can also transport us to a time and a place.

Featuring icons from the past that we all dream about, these photos are sure to induce a haze of nostalgia over everyone who sees them. They’ll take you back to most magical decades, when anything was possible and life was less chaotic.

Make sure to take a closer look at each of these photos, and spend plenty of time enjoying these rarely seen nostalgic moments in history.

In 1968, at the tender age of 13, Debbi Fields became one of the first “ball girls” for the Oakland Athletics. While her father worked as a welder for the Navy and her mother stayed home to take care of their five kids, Debbi was earning five dollars an hour to retrieve grounded balls.