In Memory of the Astrodome: 13 Awesome Derrick Dolls Pictures, from When Cheerleaders Were Cheerleaders

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They don't make `em like the Derrick Dolls anymore.
Everyone got a big piece of Astrodome nostalgia yesterday, after the media was granted a tour of the dusty, dilapidated old stadium.

It put us in mind of the glory days of the Dome, when cheerleaders had hair that reached to the skies and embodied everything that the phrase "Fashions of the `70s and `80s" can mean.

So we contacted Vivien Hemphill, who runs the Derrick Dolls Alumni Facebook page. She gave us permission to root around in their copious collection of photographs.

The Alumni, by the way, are beginning to get more organized, going to charity events and appearances. A reunion this summer is expected to draw more than 100 former Dolls.

"We all still look pretty good," she says.

Ah, but we bet they no longer sport the hairdos and style sense they had way back then. Which might be a good thing.

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13. Now that's a 50-yard line
With women lolling barefoot on the Astroturf, surrounding an all-time classic NFL logo.


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12. K-Tel has the hits!!
All your disco-floor favorites on one LP!! Order now!!!


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11. A lady does not expose her shoulders
We like how this picture shows the Astroturf for the cheap, hardly cushioned throw rug it was.


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10 Subtle.
We're sure a lot of planning and research went into getting just the proper angle for this shot.


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4 comments
Jww Weghorst
Jww Weghorst

Thanks for a great post. She deserved much better.

Edmond Frederick
Edmond Frederick

The Astrodome...I still remember the feeling of awe as a Youngster walking into the stadium for the AMA Flat-track and TT Races annually...the roar of those HARLEY-DAVIDSONS, TRIUMPHs, BSAs and YAMAHAs powersliding at breakneck speeds round and round the huge infield track...for us maturing gearheads...those were the days! And from the small town of Mauriceville, Texas, It made me so proud to say of the most gorgeous DERRICK DOLL ever..."I know and went to school with her!"  Linda Hoffpauir Guillot

Edmond Frederick
Edmond Frederick

The Astrodome...the 8th wonder of the World; I still have the binoculars my parents bought to watch the infield activity...I used them for close ups on the Derrick Dolls and also the Awesome AMA Flat-Track and TT Motorcycle races held annually. Those were the days!

mike kulig
mike kulig

Every photo here today is better than any of your photos from yesterday.

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