Classic Hollywood Stars Like We’ve Never Seen

By | August 23, 2022

Stevie Nicks, a true iconic bohemian beauty, 1970s.

It's always fun to see iconic celebrities in photos where they are letting loose or shown in an unfamiliar context. And we have 60 photos that will get the wheels of your imagination turning. See the future president John F. Kennedy in a photo booth with his new bride, Jackie. Check out Freddie Mercury at home with his long-time partner, Jim Hutton. Look at a childhood photo of The Rock with his dad - who was a professional wrestler at the time. Plus 57 other candid photos that will create a sense of shock, wonder, and delight.

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Oh Stevie Nicks! You were the queen of the '70s. While fronting Fleetwood Mac, her band topped the charts. But offstage, her life was out of control - there was a lot of partying and a lot of money being spent. During the making of the Rumors album she said, "I used to carry a gram of cocaine in my boot." For years, Nicks battled addiction - which escalated during the '70s and brought turmoil within the band when she had a "doomed" affair with drummer Mick Fleetwood; during a drug-fueled frenzy.

Nicks got a wake up call in 1986, when a plastic surgeon's warning convinced her to go to rehab. The surgeon looked into her nose and said "You have a really big hole in your nose and it's very dangerous." He told Nicks that your next hit could be your last hit of anything - because the hole in your nose is very high and you could have a brain hemorrhage. Wake up call! Nicks listened to his warning and changed her ways. Smash-cut present day, Fleetwood Mac is back out on the road and touring.

Keith Richards, Tina Turner and David Bowie photographed in New York City by Bob Gruen, 1983.

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What a party this must have been. Celebrities hanging out with each other is so intriguing, And here's three musical icons, Keith Richards, Tina Turner, and David Bowie - ripping up the town of NYC - while drinking right from the bottle. Sure, this might be a typical night out for these musical heavies, but behind the camera is Bob Gruen - one of the most well-known and respected rock photographers. For over forty years, Gruen has been photographing the likes of  Muddy Waters, the Rolling Stones, Elvis, Madonna, Bob Dylan, The Clash, and Johnny Rotten.

When John Lennon moved to New York in 1971, Gruen became John and Yoko’s personal photographer. He's responsible for the iconic images of John Lennon wearing a New York City t-shirt as well as the former Beatle standing in front of the Statue of Liberty giving the peace sign. Gruen's photos show an intimacy he has with his subjects  - who let him get up close and personal - especially when they're chugging bottles of Jack Daniels.