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May 10, 2017

When Roller Disco Was All the Rage! 16 Interesting Vintage Photos of Famous People on Roller Skates from the 1970s and '80s

Some of these photographs are taken from a wide variety of films with rollerskating themes or scenes such as 1972’s Kansas City Bomber and 1968’s Funny Girl, with Raquel Welch and Barbra Streisand respectively. However, not just only film stars but the photographs are also famous singers and musicians such as Cher, Sandy West of The Runaways, Grace Jones, Judas Priest and many more...


Andy Warhol roller skating, 1979.

Bettie Page and Gus the Gorilla roller skating, ca. mid-1950s.

Grace Jones roller skating at Compo Beach, 1973.

Judas Priest, 1981

Raquel Welch tearing up the derby track in the 1972 film, Kansas City Bomber.

Diana Ross, ca. 1970s.

Sandy West of The Runaways at Hermosa Beach, 1977.

Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson and Howard Leese backstage at the “Japan Jam” on the island of Enoshima in Japan, 1979.

Richard Pryor, ca. early 1980s.

David Lee Roth and a friend.

Cher, ca. late 1970s.

Dorothy Stratten and Hugh Hefner, 1979.

Natalie Wood, 1970.

Disco diva Donna Summer and her husband Bruce Sudano.

Gene Kelly in Paris shooting the 1974 film, That’s Entertainment.

Barbra Streisand (as Fanny Brice) in the 1968 film, Funny Girl.

(via Dangerous Minds)

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