This photograph was taken in February of 1968 when the Beatles, together with their wives/girlfriends attended a Transcendental Meditation program at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India. They first met Maharishi in 1967, while the famous Transcendental Meditation teacher was in England for a lecture tour. This particular trip of the famous band proved to be productive and gained a lot of media attention.
The English rock band, especially George Harrison, was instrumental in shaping Western attitudes and behaviors about Indian spirituality. They took time to promote the benefits and practice of Transcendental Meditation. It is believed and proven that this non-religious method promotes relaxation and self-development.
Fabulous Sigourney Weaver In The 80s
Susan Alexandra “Sigourney” Weaver earned her popularity when she played the lead role of Ellen Ripley in the 1979 sci-fi film, "Alien." reprising the role in three sequels earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She started using the name Sigourney after getting inspired by a particular character in the novel, "The Great Gatsby."
Sigourney was a tall teenager with a height of 5’ 11 ½ inches before she turned 18. She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in English, from Stanford University. Weaver is married to stage director, Jim Simpson, and the couple has one daughter, Charlotte Simpson.
Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was a British actress best known for her character, Sylvia, in the 1960 drama film, "La Dolce Vita." Prior to entering the acting industry, she worked as a fashion model during her teenage years. She also joined prestigious beauty contests such as Miss Sweden, which she won.
Her strong sex appeal and controversial private life created headlines in various gossip magazines, like her highly publicized romances with Frank Sinatra, Yul Brynner, and Errol Flynn. She became a pinup model for Playboy magazine and got involved in publicity stunts. She married and divorced twice. At the age of 83, Ekberg died due to complications of illnesses.
Model And Actress, Andie MacDowell Back In 1984
Andie MacDowell made her film debut in the 1984 adventure movie, "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes." In 1989, she received international recognition and an Independent Spirit award for Best Female Lead, and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for her role in the 1989 movie, "Sex, Lies, and Videotape."
The beautiful MacDowell modeled for Calvin Klein and has been an ambassadress for L’Oréal. She appeared in other notable films like "Green Card" (1990), "Groundhog Day" (1993), and "Multiplicity" (1996). She is part of the main cast of the TV series "Cuckoo," a British-Irish sitcom. Andie married and divorced twice and has three children with her former husbands.
Bruce Lee and His Son Brandon
This classic picture shows a happy father in Bruce Lee with his son Brandon Lee, sometime in 1967. The legendary actor and influential martial artist died in 1973 due to a cerebral edema. Brandon grew up to be a famous actor, too. His breakthrough role in acting came in 1992 when he was offered the role of Eric Draven in "The Crow." On March 31, 1993, while shooting the said film, Brandon, 28 years old at the time, was killed after having been accidentally shot with a prop gun.
In an interview prior to his tragic death, Lee quoted a passage from Paul Bowles' book, "The Sheltering Sky;" a quote that is now inscribed on his tombstone. It reads, “Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really.”