Fashion changes rapidly over the decades and the 60s were no exception. The look of the “ideal woman” also changed from fuller figures like Marilyn Monroe to more svelte types like “the face of 1966” model, Twiggy.
Twiggy (real name, Leslie Hornby) was discovered at a hair salon and it was her hairdresser that gave her the name that represented her image to the modeling world.
Big Hair, Don’t Care 1966
One of the signature fashions of the 60s were the voluminous hairstyles. Big hair and hair spray to keep it in place all day were key elements for most women in the 60s.
And, while it’s common today to simply put your hair back in a ponytail for an athletic event or time spent at the gym, the women in this picture were dedicated to maintaining their updos, even while doing splits and getting ready for a gymnastic competition.
Meet The Flintstones, 1960
The caveman cartoon, "The Flintstones," first aired in 1960 and pushed out 166 episodes from 1960 to 1966. The show was said to have been based on the sitcom "The Honeymooners" and was also one of the first shows that had a married couple sharing the same bed.
Even today, "The Flintstones" remains one of the most famous cartoons in pop culture.
Alfred Hitchcock, The Master of Suspense, 1964
Before he was known to have grown too attached to actress Tippi Hedren, the legendary film director was snapped in this sort of behind the scenes style photo. Hitchcock’s films erupted during the 60s with now-classics like "The Birds," "The Man Who Knew Too Much," and "Vertigo," to name a few.
This photo was taken around the time of his latest film, Marnie, which starred Sean Connery and Tippi Hedren.
One of the biggest highlights of the 60s was the Woodstock music festival. Woodstock may have gained a more lighthearted reputation in pop culture but two people actually died during the festival. Still, the mega-concert is considered a notable event in American history, with many performers like Joe Cocker and Creedence Clearwater Revival taking the stage.
The highlighted performer was Jimi Hendrix, who was paid $18,000 to perform at the event. Altogether, it is estimated that one million people attended Woodstock.