Photographed below is legendary Hall-of-Famer Kenny “Snake” Stabler, pictured alongside his coach, John Madden. Before joining the NFL as the quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, Stabler played football for the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa. Though no one is 100% sure how exactly this famous footballer player got his nickname, Stabler always says that it originated from a comment made by his high school football coach Denzil Hollis, who said, “Damn, that boy runs like a snake,” as he watched Stabler weave in and out on the football field.
Stabler is most known for bringing the Raiders a Super Bowl XI victory in 1976. Throughout the ‘70s, Stabler’s career blossomed. In 1974, he was named NFL’s Most Valuable Player, and was even selected to hold the honorable title as a quarterback on the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team! Though Stabler passed away in July of 2015, his legacy continues to live on in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, an honor which the late football player earned posthumously in 2016, just a year after his death.
Betty White and Lorne Greene Host the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,1968
In the below photograph sits the legendary, eccentric actress Betty White, alongside “Bonanza” actor Lorne Green, as they host the 1968 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For Americans, this celebrated New York City parade is just as much of a holiday tradition as is turkey, football and awkward family conversations at the Thanksgiving table. Back in the day, White and Green were regular hosts of this annual parade, hosting this traditional Thanksgiving for 9 straight years, from 1962 to 1971.
It was in 1968, the very year this photo was taken, that the iconic Snoopy balloon made its first official debut in the parade. While this quintessential Thanksgiving event first started back in 1924, it was not until the 1927 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that balloons appeared among the parade’s display. Before this, believe it or not, the first three years of this parade featured not floating fantasy creatures, but actual real-life animals from the Central Park Zoo!
“Raw Wind in Eden”: A Fashion Model, a Playboy, a Crash Landing...and a Mystery Man (1958)
The below photo features the starring cast members of the 1958 film, “Raw Wind in Eden." Originally titled, “The Islander,” the plot of this film-noir adventure/thriller follows the story of a fashion supermodel named Laura (played by actress as Esther Williams, pictured below) and her playboy friend Wally Drucker (played by actor Carlos Thompson) in the events following their plane's crash landing on a small Mediterranean island.
Upon surviving their plane crash, Laura and Wally find themselves on this Eden-like island, and soon become acquainted with its fellow island dwellers. As the plane crash survivors begin to live among the island locals, new relationships form and complex love triangles emerge, as Laura falls for the mysterious Moore.
Pretty in Pink: An Especially Pink Pink Floyd,1968
Below are the especially pink members of the world-renowned rock band, Pink Floyd, posing under a pink blanket, in front of a pink background, taken in 1968. Comprised of band members (from left to right) Nick Mason, David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Richard Wright, whether it be through unique photographs like this one, or when playing live on stage in front of thousands, no matter what they do, or wherever they go, you better believe Pink Floyd will leave a lasting impression.
Though originally from London, Pink Floyd’s unique, progressive and psychedelic music style soon reached international recognition. But what made this band different from all the other psychedelic rock bands at the time was their ability to produce philosophical lyrics, lengthy musical compositions, and elaborately energetic live shows. Named by the lead singer of the band, Syd Barrett, the name was created by combining the names of two blues musicians, renowned for their bass-influenced style of picking: Pink Anderson, and Floyd Council.
Striking a Wild Pose! “Mara of the Wilderness” Co-stars Lori Saunders and Wolf, 1965
Below is a truly iconic shot of actress Lori Saunders, posing alongside her wolf co-star in the hit adventure movie, “Mara of the Wilderness” (1965). Throughout her longstanding acting career, Saunders is most known for her performance as brunette middle-sister, Bobbie Jo Bradley, on the rural situation-comedy TV series, “Petticoat Junction” (1965–1970).
Following her role as Bobbie Jo, in 1973 Saunders went on to appear as Mr. Drysdale’s secretary “Betty Gordon” in the last season of the television series, “The Beverly Hillbillies,” a show she aced on for another year, up until 1974. Additionally, from 1973 until 1974 Saunders appeared as “Betsy” on the situation-comedy western TV show—described as “a wild west version of Gilligan’s Island”— "Dusty’s Trail".