During the 1960s flower power movement, American pop culture received an explosion of color, in the form of clothing, furniture, and advertisements. This big wave of arts and culture was illustrated through television shows, music, art, and more. It wasn’t long before the film industry was also influenced, and music became an established, politically charged tool, one which was overflowing with free love. Below are just some of our favorite photos from this era.
Actress and Model Lois Chiles, 1973
Taken in 1973, featured in the below photo is the beautiful Lois Chiles, the famous former fashion model and actress best known for her iconic portrayal of astronaut and Bond girl, Doctor Holly Goodhead, as seen in the James Bond Film, “Moonraker.” She also appeared in “The Great Gatsby”, “The Way We Were”, “Broadcast News” and the film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Death on the Nile”.
Additionally, Chiles also played the role of a hit and run driver in the film “Creepshow 2,” and also appeared in a small role in the thriller, “Coma” in 1978. More recently, in 2016, Lois Chiles established herself as a prominent painter and artist, with the release of her first solo art exhibition, “New Works,” which was featured on display in Houston’s Octavia Art Gallery.
Barbara Eden’s Baby Shower, 1965
In the below photo, a very happy Barbara Eden, actress, and soon-to-be mother celebrates her 1965 baby shower alongside friends Dawn Wells, Shelley Fabares and Lori Nelson. Eden was captivated audiences on TV all across America with her mystical alter ego on her role in the sitcom, “I Dream of Jeannie.” Throughout the shows’ episodes, the beautiful Eden stars as a genie in a bottle, whose bottle was discovered on a deserted island by a stranded astronaut called Tony Nelson.
Eden went on to film the unaired pilot of the 1973 television short, “The Barbara Eden Show,” as well as the pilot for the 1973 TV movie, “The Toy Game.” Following her many successful hits on-screen, Eden went on to write several books about her life and career, including her memoir, “Jeannie Out of the Bottle.”