Groovy Photos So Beautiful We Can't Look Away

By Sarah Norman | September 13, 2023

Elizabeth Taylor at the Gare de Lyon, Paris. (1971)

Photos from the past have the power to inspire and intrigue, but this collection of beautiful shots have something more going on just beneath the surface. Each of these rare historical photos tells a story about a person, sure, but they can also transport us to a time and a place.

Featuring icons from the past that we all dream about, these photos are sure to induce a haze of nostalgia over everyone who sees them. They'll take you back to the most magical decades, when anything was possible and life was less chaotic.

Make sure to take a closer look at each of these photos, and spend plenty of time enjoying these rarely seen nostalgic moments in history.

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From her gilded beginnings as the scion of a wealthy socialite family, Elizabeth Taylor was destined for greatness, her exquisite beauty and innate talent propelling her to the dizzying heights of film industry stardom. With iconic performances in timeless classics such as "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958) and "Cleopatra" (1963), she captured the hearts and minds of audiences around the world, solidifying her place as one of the true legends of the silver screen. Yet even as she dazzled on the big screen, Taylor's personal life was the stuff of media frenzy, as she weathered the tumultuous highs and lows of seven marriages and divorces throughout her storied lifetime.

Hot couple -- Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley in 1983

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If there's any proof to the age old adage that musicians get chicks regardless of how attractive they are it's the marriage of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley. We're not trying to body shame Billy Joel or anything, its just that these two look like they're from completely different planets.

Joel and Brinkley were married for a little over a decade, but finally called it quits in 1995. Even though their marriage ended their friendship remained intact, and Brinkley says that the two have been known to sing Christmas carols together over the holidays. She told People:

Many years after our divorce, Billy would still come to my house for the Christmas singalong and play the piano, and all our friends would come over and sing Christmas carols. Singalongs are one of my favorite things to do. And you know that’s what makes everybody happy.