Below, America’s favorite goofy redhead actress Lucille Ball gives actor John Wayne something to talk about! A scene from a classic episode of “The Lucy Show,” aired on November 21, 1966, in this episode of the comedy television series, “Mr. Mooney sends Lucy to deliver some papers pertaining to the financing of John Wayne’s latest production. Despite his orders to drop off the papers with one of the studio’s secretaries, Lucy insists on meeting Mr. Wayne in person at lunch and spills ketchup all over him. She then trails him to his movie set and causes all sorts of havoc.”
The oldest of two siblings, growing up Ball viewed herself as a tomboy, and not one who enjoyed frilly, fancy ribbons. Due to her somewhat boyish nature, she often rough-housed with her father, bonding time which would later further Ball’s rowdy, loud personality and demeanor. Because of Ball’s large amounts of high, often unmanageable energy, when doing laundry Ball’s mother would actually put a leash around her rambunctious daughter, to ensure she stayed close and caused as little trouble as possible.
George Harrison and Pattie Boyd,1968
The below photograph features Beatles’ guitar player and singer/songwriter George Harrison, alongside model, photographer and author Pattie Boyd, his former wife. At the time, Boyd was caught in between one of rock and roll history’s most infamous love triangles, between Harrison and Eric Clapton. In fact, one of Clapton’s most famous songs, “Layla” and a majority of the other songs on his album, “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs” were actually written about his real-life love with Boyd, still Harrison’s wife at the time.
When Clapton first wrote this song of unrequited love for Boyd, surprisingly enough, Harrison and Clapton were actually best friends at the time. However, after suffering through Harrison’s nonstop infidelity and outright disrespect, Boyd soon became fed up with his antics, and eventually decided to leave Harrison to be with Clapton. Though she chose to leave Harrison for Clapton, Boyd, now 74-years old, still maintained her friendship with Harrison. The two would remain lifelong friends until he lost his battle with cancer and passed away in 2001.
The Swedish Model and Actress Maud Adams, in 1966
Pictured in the below photo is head-turning Sweedish actress Maud Solveig Christina Adams. Best known for her portrayal of not one, but two Bond girls in the iconic James Bond films—the first being “The Man with the Golden Gun” (1974), the second being the “eponymous” character in “Octopussy” (1983). In addition to her iconic roles in the James Bond movie franchise, little known to many of her fans, Adams also appeared briefly in an uncredited role in the film “A View to a Kill” (1985).
It wasn’t until her role as “the doomed mistress of the villain” in the Bond movie, “The Man with the Golden Gun” that Adams was truly recognized as the ultimate face of international beauty and fame. Looking back on her appearances as minor characters in the Bond films over 30 years ago, Adams, now 74 years of age, still reflects back on roles like that of the infamous seductress, Octopussy.
TV’s Adam West and Batdog: the Ultimate Superhero Duo
Below we see TV's Adam West, posing on the beach with none other than his trusty Great Dane sidekick, Batdog! Beginning his acting career in the 1950s, West is most known for his iconic role of Batman, in the Batman television series. In recent years, West appeared as a cartoon version of himself on Nickelodeon’s “The Fairly OddParents” (2003–2008). Additionally, he also held a recurrent role as a cartoon version of himself as the mayor of Quahog, on the hit TV comedy, Family Guy and on The Simpsons .
On the big screen, West appeared as a wealthy husband who meets his untimely death in Paul Newman's The Young Philadelphians (1959), and in 1964, the role of one of the first two humans to arrive on Mars in “Robinson Crusoe on Mars.” Though West sadly passed away at the age of 88, on June 9th, 2017, his legacy still continues to live on to this day.
Italian Film Star Claudia Cardinale Looking off into the Distance During an Event in 1963
The photograph below captures the beautiful Claudia Cardinale: an Italian film star who successfully captured the hearts of millions of adoring fans all over the world. Blessed with much more than just beauty, Cardinale’s raw talent is exemplified in her performances in films, including, “Girl with a Suitcase” (1961), “The Leopard” (1963), and Federico Fellini’s "8½" (1963).
Though Cardinale first caught the attention of Europeans through her performances in a myriad of hit European films throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, it was not long before this Italian film actress and international sex symbol became a household name in the U.S., and later the rest of the world, through her iconic performance in the film, “ The Pink Panther.”