Historical Photos We Had No Idea Existed
A quiet moment with Marilyn Monroe, 1950s.
When it comes to juicy gossip, few subjects offer the breadth of material like celebrities. Rich, famous, and the envy of many, celebrities live in a world most of us only dream about. Also, either thanks to wildly disparate lives or perhaps because of them, celebrities tend to find themselves in the craziest situations imaginable. However, the public lives of these illustrious luminaries often contrast greatly with their private moments away from the limelight. So here’s a snapshot of rare behind-the-scenes photos of some of Hollywood’s heavyweights.
Most pictures featuring the original Blonde Bombshell portray her wild and crazy life. This photo showed a rare moment of calm in the life of Monroe. Ironically, the woman born Norma Jean Baker actually preferred “Jean Adair” for her stage name. However, Monroe came from her mother’s maiden name and she ended up with Marilyn, thanks to a studio executive who thought she looked like Marilyn Miller.
Cousin Itt. Addams Family mid-1960’s.
The smartest, smallest, most popular flowing hair this side of your dog, Cousin Itt served as a pillar of the peculiar Adams Family. The ineligible cousin was played by two little people, Felix Silla and Roger Arroyo. Silla told the LA Times the costume was “hot and heavy. Like wearing a brick. All the guys on the set smoked. They just dropped their butts and stepped on them. The producers worried that I might step on a smoldering cigarette and go up in flames. They gave me synthetic hair, which was flame-retardant.”
Sting giving his autograph to a precocious Gwen Stefani, 1983.
Although it is against the unwritten code of Hollywood, even celebrities gush over other celebrities sometimes. Here a young Stefani understandably fangirls out over one of her idols. At the time Sting was red hot coming off five UK chart-topping albums over the previous five years. The Police also scored six Grammys and two Brit awards over that same span. ‘83 was also the year that Sting decided to go solo.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, taking on the town, 1996.
Three really, ridiculously good looking stars prowling the city, what could go wrong? As it turns out for them, not a lot. Depp and DiCaprio worked together on “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” and the latter was already filming “Titanic” which would change his and the lives of teenage girls everywhere forever. Pitt’s star was also on the rise after working with Morgan Freeman and David Fincher on “Se7en.”
John Travolta waltzing with Princess Diana at the White House, 1985.
The Reagans orchestrated this press op manna from heaven. The Saturday Night Fever star certainly didn’t see the magical moment coming, “I didn’t know or expect to dance with Princess Diana. It was the president’s wife, Nancy Reagan, that said, ‘It is her wish,’” Travolta told the Dutch TV station Één. Princess Diana played her part graciously but “wanted to dance with Mikhail Baryshnikov because he is my hero,’” recalled her friend Paul Burrell.
Joaquin Phoenix, 1996.
Phoenix got his acting start alongside his brother River in television. With siblings named River, Rain, Liberty, and Summer it’s no surprise both brothers ended up in the arts. The New York Times named him one of the greatest actors of the 21 century and he’s got the hardware to prove it. Phoenix earned an Academy Award for his portrayal of The Joker and a Grammy for his role as Johnny Cash in “Walk The Line.”
Sandra Bullock & Adam Sandler, 1994.
This photo of two of Tinsel Town’s giggliest stars came after the pair introduced an award at one of Hollywood’s many self-congratulatory shows. Bullock probably looks especially jubilant because she accidentally read Sandler’s line, “What was it like kissing Keanu Reeves?” Sandler rolled with it like a true professional, ad-libbing a story about Reeves actually being a terrible kisser, “I said Keanu kiss me don’t swallow me.”
A tender moment between Steve & Terri Irwin and an iguana, 1992.
Perhaps the most famous nature conservationist ever, “The Crocodile Hunter” thrilled audiences with his audacious and seemingly fearless interactions with all manner of terrifying animals. From massive saltwater crocodiles to poisonous snakes Irwin wrangled all kinds of animals impeccably attired in khaki head to toe. He hosted various popular wildlife shows alongside his wife Teri for 15 before his tragic passing in 2006.
“You talkin to me?,” Jodie Foster and Robert De Niro on the set of Martin Scorsese's “Taxi Driver,” 1976.
That famous line from “Taxi Driver” came via the improvisational genius of De Niro. Screenwriter Paul Schrader later admitted, “It’s the best thing in the movie, and I didn’t write it.” Apparently, the iconic actor saw The Boss, Bruce Springsteen say it in response to a screaming fan that De Niro had attended in Greenwich Village just days before.
Marilyn Monroe working with her acting coach, 1947.
Socialite and sex symbol of the ‘50 and ‘60s, Marylin Monroe lit up Hollywood and the box office as her films grossed over $200 million in her day ($2 billion in today’s money). After a successful career as a pinup model, she signed with 20th Century Fox. The studio spent six months teaching her to sing, act, and dance before casting her in several successful comedies. “As Young as You Feel” and “Monkey Business,” helped boost her popularity before showing her drama chops in movies like “Clash by Night” and “Don't Bother to Knock.”
Robert Downey Jr, Anthony Michael Hall, and Uma Thurman on the set of “Johnny Be Good,” 1987.
Written and directed by Robert Downey Sr. “Johnny Be Good” combined the powers of three future Hollywood stars. It was so early for Thurman that the credits read, "Introducing Uma Thurman." The movie also featured five eventual Oscar nominated actors in Downey Jr., Thurman, Seymour Cassell, Jennifer Tilly, and John Hawkes. Downey Sr. even made an appearance playing the NCAA Investigator.
John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, Andrea Martin, and Eugene Levy, 1983.
Second City Television operated as Canada’s version of Saturday Night Live. This funny foursome ranks as some of the show’s most famous alumni along with Tiny Fey, Mike Myers, and Martin Short. Candy’s resumé includes “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” “Uncle Buck” and he appeared in “Home Alone” with Catherine O’Hara. Levy became most famous for his role in “American Pie” while Martin starred in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” and took home multiple Tonys.
Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryder during a break while filming “Beetlejuice,” 1988.
From the singular mind of Tim Burton came “Beetlejuice,” a mischievous "bio-exorcist" from the netherworld. The fantasy horror comedy film essentially invented its own genre while cashing in nearly $75 million at the box office. The off-the-wall makeup netted the film an Academy Award for Best Makeup. Fun fact: Sammy Davis Jr. ranked as Burton’s first choice for Beetlejuice.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon calling home after winning the Oscars for “Good Will Hunting,” 1997.
Few pictures of celebrities winning Oscars could be described as “heartwarming.” However, the snapshot of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck reportedly calling their mothers after winning an Academy Award for “Good Will Hunting” falls in that category. Especially, if you know the backstory of how the pair wrote the movie while living together as struggling actors. Even after the script was bought, it spent years in development and almost never happened.
Princess Leia takes a nap on planet Hoth
Unfortunately, for Carrie Fisher, the setting for Hoth happened to be in Norway during the winter. Unable to capitalize on any vitamin D between shots, Fisher made use of a snowmobile to catch some much needed Zs while filming “The Empire Strikes Back” in 1980. Seeing as how the Star Wars films were printing money hand over fist, could we get a trailer for Carrie, please?
One of the nation’s funniest at one of the nation’s stuffiest.
In the late 1970s, a lanky, red-coiffed comedian named Conan O'Brien matriculated his way through Harvard before graduating a valedictorian in 1981. The future Simpson writer, talk show host, and leader of TeamCoco apparently studied history and literature while attending one of the nation’s premier institutions. Hard to imagine him losing a war of words even amongst such elite company. The man behind the camera? None other than John Candy.
Danny Devito & Arnold Schwarzenegger while filming Twins, 1988.
Few oddball pairings can compare to Mr. Universe and the diminutive “Mr. Dan,” which helped “Twins” rake in an astounding $216 million. In a genius business move, Devito and Schwarzenegger eschewed their typical salaries in exchange for 40% of the film’s box office returns. That shrewd decision earned the duo the highest paycheck of their extremely lucrative careers. Iconic director Ivan Reitman also deserves credit for talking Arnold into changing lanes from actions to comedies.
Beloved English broadcaster, biologist, and natural historian petting a macaw, early 1950s.
Few people on the planet have done more for wildlife conservation than Sir David Attenborough. The man best known for voicing nature documentaries for BBC for decades also continually advocated for the environment at every turn. In the UK he is considered a national treasure with over 18 species of plants and animals named after him to go with his 32 honorary degrees.
Freddie Mercury riding a train with his usual pizazz in Japan, 1982.
Although Mercury became famous for his outgoing and wild personality, those close to him insisted he was actually rather shy. Bandmate Roger Taylor once said, "In real life nobody knew Freddie. He was shy, gentle and kind. He wasn't the person he put over on stage.” Perhaps growing up with the four extra teeth that produced his famous overbite instilled that coyness from an early age.
As master of his domain, George Lucas in nerd nirvana.
For Stars Wars, George Lucas loomed as the man behind the curtain. His obsessive nature and genius creativity spawned a whole new world of filmmaking techniques. Amongst his cadre of models, the mind behind the galaxy far, far away devised a fantasy realm that swallowed multiple generations into borderline unhealthy fandom. Alongside Steven Spielberg, Lucas launched a franchise whose earnings rival that of most countries’ GDPs.
Harrison Ford and Karen Allen having a laugh on the set of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” 1981.
The stars of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” look jovial enough, but Steven Spielberg called it “one of my worst location experiences.” The director was referring to the 100 degree temperatures in Tunisia. Luckily for him, he avoided the food illnesses that afflicted over 150 members of the crew by eating canned food he brought from the UK. Karen Allen, who previously worked on National Lampoon’s Animal House obviously soldiered through.
18-year-old Mike Tyson with trainer Cus D'Amato before his first professional fight in Albany, New York, 1985.
Before Mike Tyson became known as "The Baddest Man on the Planet," or even "Iron Mike," he started out as "Kid Dynamite." Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Tyson rose through the ranks quickly, claiming his first belt at just 20 years. His ferocious fight style terrified opponents while his memorable sound bites delighted the media. "Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth" lives on today.
The Matrix stars
When “The Matrix” hit theaters in 1999, it blew minds; the box office numbers reflected the public’s amazement. When Morpheus told us, "I can only show you the door, you're the one that has to walk through it," the people responded by walking through that door to the tune of $460 million. The special effects of the Wachowskis' brothers also ushered in a new era of CGI.
Lorraine Bracco behind the scenes of “Goodfellas”, 1989.
“Goodfellas” was based on the book “Wiseguy” by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the movie. The writer chronicled the many acts of violence by the Mafia called the film, a "mob home movie", to The New York Times. Despite relating a number of disastrous deeds, Scorsese still left a college betting scandal and the theft of cosmetics magnate Estée Lauder on the cutting room floor.
Executive producer Steven Spielberg of “Inner Space” brought together the talents of this trio to the sci-fi film inspired by the 1966 picture, “Fantastic Voyage.” The movie also introduced Ryan and Quaid who would eventually get married. After an acrimonious divorce Quaid later called it his “most successful relationship.” Apparently, when Ryan’s star outgrew his, he handled it poorly, “We’d go out on the streets of New York and it would be like, ‘Meg! Meg!’ And I have to admit it, I actually did feel like I disappeared.”
The moments before the most iconic album cover in music history.
Shot in August 1969, the album cover of the Beatles’ Abbey Road remains one of the most iconic photos in history. The picture was taken just outside of EMI studios in London where the band developed many of their massive hits. The album was initially going to be called “Everest” but once someone floated the plan of taking the picture in front of the Himalayas they decided that was too much work. Instead, they could walk out their door, snap a shot, and call it “Abbey Road!”
Jimi Hendrix crashing in Ringo Starr’s apartment, London, 1966.
In the ‘60s The Beatles ruled the musical landscape, especially in the UK. When Jimi Hendrix landed in ‘66, he made an immediate impact on London’s blues and rock scene. He quickly rubbed elbows with the city’s resident musical royalty and began renting a flat at 34 Montagu Square from none other than Ringo Starr. Apparently, Hendrix even composed “The Wind Cries Mary” at that very place. Unfortunately, Starr had to ask him to leave after the legendary guitarist whitewashed the walls after taking some “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.”
Rose Byrne and Heath Ledger, 1999.
On the set of “Two Hands,” the established star Ledger helped his fellow Aussie Rose Byrne find her footing in Hollywood. As she said, “It was a whole mix of us: actors who got work, actors who didn’t,” Byrne said. “Being Australian, you’re outsiders, aliens, so you’ve got to band together. Heath was a real champion of that. He left early and started to get work here. He was so instrumental in helping me and a lot of people get work, and get into rooms.”
Sigourney Weaver & Rick Moranis on the set of “Ghostbusters,” 1983.
Dan Aykroyd’s own fascination with the supernatural gave us “Ghostbusters.” However, some unexpected inspiration actually came during Weaver’s audition. As Ivan Reitman said, "She got on all fours on my coffee table, howling like a dog!" By way of explanation, she told Reitman, "I really think that Dana Barrett should be possessed. She should be like that dog on the roof." The director immediately agreed, “She was barely out of my office and we were writing it already."
Sammy Davis, Jr. with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr backstage in NYC, 1965.
As one of the few black performers to crossover into mainstream Hollywood, Sammy Davis Jr. carried an extra burden unknown to his white counterparts. At his own potential expense, Davis repeatedly lent his celebrity and talents in support of King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In ‘65 Davis also talked Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennet into performing at Carnegie Hall for a “tribute to the greatest civil rights leader to emerge in the South since the Civil War.”
Rob Lowe, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Robert Downey, Jr, 1988.
The trio of ageless wonders were photographed at the Governor’s Ball after the Academy Awards. Obviously, the fact that Lowe looks exactly the same merits notice but can we talk about Downey’s tie? Future Iron Man was struggling with addiction issues at the time so we’ll give him a pass. As he said about his struggles, "Job one is get out of that cave. Come through the crucible forged into a stronger metal. Or whatever. But I don't even know if that was my experience."
Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford visiting Eric Idle in his home in 1978.
Eric Idle clearly brought the good times. The Monty Python star known for his complex wordplay could bring a smile to anyone’s face. On this occasion the faces were none other than Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. With over 150 songs to his name, it’s difficult to tell which award winning record the boys were going nuts over. Undoubtedly, Idle’s biggest accomplishment came with his musical “Spamalot,” which was nominated for an astounding 14 Tonys and took home three, including Best Musical.
George Harrison in his backyard, 1975.
As Harrison once said, “I play a little guitar, write a few tunes, make a few movies, but none of that’s really me. The real me is something else.” That “real me” for Harrison included inviting Hell’s Angels to stay at the Beatles offices, loving Formula One racing, and helping fund “Monty Python’s “Life of Brian.” The “quiet Beetle” was also apparently not that quiet. "He never shut up, said Tom Petty. "He was the best hang you could imagine."
Whitney Houston at home in 1982.
Houston got her start in show business early, singing background vocals for Chaka Khan and Lou Rawls. She also did some modeling at an early age after a scout saw her in Carnegie Hall. She became one of the first African Americans to grace the cover of Seventeen Magazine. In an incredible What-if, she auditioned and won the role of Sondra Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” but ultimately decided to continue with her music career.
Christian Slater, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, and Brad Pitt at the premiere of “Interview with the Vampire,” 1994.
Based on Anne Rice’s 1976 novel of the same name, “Interview With a Vampire” debuted to positive reviews and big box office numbers. The film grossed well over $200 million against a budget of $60 million. That hauled ranked as one of the most successful R-rated horror films of all time. Yet, despite all the accolades and the outrageously loaded cast, the film has not lived on in the way some others have.
Harrison Ford, 1978
In ‘78 Ford had just come off playing Han Solo in the first “Star Wars” but already looked every bit the part of a matinee idol. It's worth asking if any actor ever matched the heights of playing both Solo and Indiana Jones, two of the most iconic characters in cinema history. Throw in “Blade Runner,” “The Fugitive,” and “Apocalypse Now” and you’ve got one of the most impressive resumes by any actor. And why not throw in two self-piloted plane crashes to round out one of the most improbable lives ever?
A sparkling Betty White, 1948.
Over her long and prestigious career, White found her way into just about every nook and cranny of show business. She started out in radio before transitioning into a staple of so many game shows that she became known as "the first lady of game shows." The trailblazinging actress also earned the distinction as the first woman to produce a sitcom and one of the most distinguished. Over her life she earned five primetime Emmys, two Daytime Emmys, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Grammy!
The Time Tunnel sci-fi TV series with Robert Colbert, Lee Meriwether, and James Darren. (1966-67)
If you're a fan of classic television, you might remember the short-lived (but oh-so-memorable) series The Time Tunnel. This trippy sci-fi show only ran for one season back in 1966, but it left a lasting impression on viewers - and it's not hard to see why.
One of the most memorable things about the show was, of course, the swirling, psychedelic illusion of the time tunnel itself. It's a mesmerizing sight that's hard to forget, even decades later.
But the real heart of The Time Tunnel was its two main characters, played by James Darren and Robert Colbert (who you can see in the photo above, along with castmate Lee Meriwether). These intrepid scientists get sucked into the time tunnel and embark on a wild journey through history, visiting iconic moments like the Battle of the Alamo and the sinking of the Titanic.
It's a classic sci-fi adventure that's sure to thrill fans of the genre - and even if you've never seen The Time Tunnel before, there's no time like the present to give it a watch. So buckle up, travel back in time, and get ready for a wild ride through history with this unforgettable TV classic!
A pop culture moment in TV happened in 1969 when Tiny Tim married Miss Vicki Budinger on 'The Tonight Show' with 40 million viewers watching
On a December night in 1969, Tiny Tim and his young 17-year-old girlfriend, Miss Vicki, appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. During the show, the unlikely couple announced their engagement, leaving the audience stunned. But what happened next was even more surprising! Johnny Carson, always the showman, asked the couple if they wanted to get married right then and there on live TV. With a resounding “yes,” the couple exchanged vows in a spontaneous ceremony before 40 million viewers! Despite their twenty-year age gap, the couple claimed that their love was strong enough to conquer all. Unsurprisingly, their love story didn’t have a happy ending. The couple divorced about three years later.
Wonder-ful Woman! A very stylish Lynda Carter in 1972
We are just wowed by this stunning beauty! In 1972, Lynda Carter was crowned Miss World USA, and it's easy to see why. This photo of her captures her radiance and poise. But this was just the beginning of her rise to fame. It all started with a beauty pageant in her home state of Arizona, which she won with ease. Lynda went on to win the Miss World USA pageant, and represented the United States in the international competition held in London. Though she didn't bring home the crown, her reign as Miss World USA put her in the spotlight and opened doors for her in the entertainment industry. She went on to take acting lessons and get an agent, eventually becoming the iconic Wonder Woman we all know and love.
Audrey Hepburn in the classic white shirt, 1950s.
If there's one thing we all know about Audrey Hepburn, it's that she was an absolute icon when it came to fashion. Her classic, sophisticated style was the envy of women everywhere, and it's easy to see why.
From the iconic little black dress she famously wore in Breakfast at Tiffany's to her casual Breton look, Hepburn's fashion choices were always simple, elegant, and oh-so-chic. And it wasn't just regular folks who were inspired by her impeccable sense of style - designers like Coco Chanel were huge fans as well.
It's no wonder, then, that Hepburn was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Her fashion legacy is truly unparalleled, and it's no surprise that she's still inspiring new trends and looks to this day.
But of course, Audrey Hepburn wasn't just a style icon - she was also one of the greatest actresses of all time. In fact, she was ranked as the American Film Institute's third-greatest female actress from Classic Hollywood. From her stunning performances in movies like Roman Holiday and Sabrina to her iconic fashion choices, Audrey Hepburn was a true Hollywood legend who will never be forgotten.
Sharp Dressed Men- Here's ZZ Top in suits back in the early 70's.
Get ready to rock and roll with the sharp-dressed men of ZZ Top! This Texas-based band has been serving up their unique blend of blues and rock since 1969, and they're not slowing down anytime soon. With the iconic Billy Gibbons on lead guitar, the talented Dusty Hill on bass, and the steady beat of Frank Beard on drums, they've entertained fans around the world for over five decades. Fun fact: Did you know that Frank Beard is actually the one member of the band who doesn't have a beard?
Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger (Jamie Farr) on MASH was always pulling stunts to get a Section 8 discharge from the Army
Get ready for a crazy story! When actor Jamie Farr was struggling to find acting work, he got an offer to appear in a one-day role on a new TV show. Desperate for cash, he jumped at the chance - without even asking what the role was!
When he arrived on set, he was in for a shock. The wardrobe department handed him a Women’s Auxiliary Corps uniform and a pair of high heels. Yup, you read that right. Farr was a pro, and he dove right into the role of Corporal Max Klinger, a guy who was trying to get discharged from the army. He even showed off his hairy legs in the dress and heels, and the audience loved it! What was supposed to be a one-time gig turned into a regular role on the hit show MAS*H. And Farr's character, Klinger, became one of the most beloved and iconic characters on the show.
A very groovy and talented family- Beau, Jeff, Dorothy and Lloyd Bridges in the mid-1960s
That's a whole lot of talent for one family. It's true - Lloyd Bridges, known for his roles in Sahara, A Walk in the Sun, High Noon, and Little Big Horn (just to name a few!), was just the start.
He was married to his wife, Dorothy, for an incredible 61 years, and together they had four children. Their daughter Lucinda became an artist, while their son Garret tragically passed away in infancy.
The Bridges family's Hollywood legacy lives on through their other two sons, Beau and Jeff, who followed in their parents' footsteps and became actors in their own right. Beau starred in classics like The Other Side of the Mountain, Greased Lightning, and Norma Rae, while Jeff made his mark in films like The Fisher King, The Big Lebowski, and King Kong.
It's clear that talent is truly in the Bridges family's DNA, and their contributions to the world of film and art will be remembered for generations to come. So whether you're a fan of Lloyd's classic films, Beau's inspiring performances, or Jeff's unforgettable roles, one thing is clear - the Bridges family is truly a Hollywood dynasty.
Charles Bronson and his wife Jill Ireland in London, 1968.
Get ready to swoon over a true Hollywood love story! It all began on the set of the 1963 film The Great Escape, where English actress Jill Ireland met the ruggedly handsome American actor Charles Bronson. It was love at first sight, and the two were married in 1968.
Their love only grew stronger over the years, and they even shared the screen together in the 1970 film Rider on the Rain. Together, they had one daughter and adopted another, creating a beautiful family that was the envy of Hollywood.
But life isn't always sunshine and roses - in 1984, Jill Ireland was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite the daunting diagnosis, she never lost her fighting spirit. In fact, she became a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society and used her platform to raise awareness about the disease.
For six long years, Jill bravely battled cancer with the unwavering support of her loving husband Charles. Sadly, in 1990, she passed away from the disease. But her legacy lives on through her inspiring fight against cancer, her unforgettable performances on the big screen, and of course, her enduring love story with Charles Bronson.
A young Jerry Garcia playing a banjo back in 1963
STYX, one of the biggest rock bands of the '70s.
We’re talking about one of the most successful 1970s bands out there - Styx! These guys were totally progressive and way ahead of their time. With eight singles in the Top Ten and 16 in the Top 40, they were basically ruling the airwaves. They had it all - power ballads like “Lady” and “Babe”, techno hits like “Come Sail Away”, and rock anthems like “Too Much Time on My Hands”, “Renegade”, and “Blue Collar Man”. But they didn’t stop there! Styx was fearless when it came to experimenting, as they proved with their 1983 Kilroy Was Here album, which gave us the hit single “Mr. Roboto”. These guys were on the cutting edge of rock and roll, and we loved them for it!
Carrie Fisher napping in Finse, Norway during filming of 'The Empire Strikes Back' in 1979
We can't believe that the scenes from the frozen planet of Hoth from The Empire Strikes Back was actually filmed right here on Earth? That's right, in the remote town of Finse, Norway, where the cast and crew braved the freezing temperatures and blinding snow to bring the iconic scene to life. And who could forget Princess Leia, played by the lovely Carrie Fisher, bundled up in her warmest gear to battle the Empire on the icy planet? The filming location's high altitude, reaching over 4,000 feet above sea level, made it the perfect spot for the otherworldly planet Hoth. But we wouldn't recommend it as a napping spot unless you're a fan of freezing temperatures and snow drifts!
Big hair time! Bouffants, beehives and backcombing along with some black eyeliner were mandatory to be groovy in the 1960s
Get ready to tease and spray because we're talking about the iconic bouffant hairdo of the 1960s! This hair trend was all about volume, height, and a whole lot of hairspray. Jackie Kennedy may have brought it back into the limelight, but did you know that it actually originated in the late 18th century with none other than Marie Antoinette herself? Legend has it that the queen's thin locks were teased and piled high on her head to create the illusion of thick, luxurious hair.
Fast forward to the 1960s and we have British hairdresser Raymond Bessone, aka Mr. Teasy-Weasy, to thank for bringing the bouffant back in a big way. The style was all about teasing, backcombing, and setting with hairspray to achieve that signature dome shape. It's a hairstyle that's forever ingrained in our memories and nostalgia, and will always be a symbol of that groovy, mod era.
"I looked up my family tree and found three dogs using it". Comedian Rodney Dangerfield and his dog in his New York apartment, 1978
English metal band Judas Priest in 1979, they have sold over 50 million copies of their albums to date.
Doris Day and Jerry Lewis sharing a dance, 1950s.
Cheryl Tiegs was the model for the 'Scotch' hair set tape in 1968
Dames Diana Rigg and Helen Mirren in 1968
Pictured here are two English acting legends, Diana Rigg and Helen Mirren, taking a break in between takes on the set of the 1986 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic play, A Midsummer's Night Dream . Rigg played the role of Helena, while Mirren portrayed Hermia. The film's plot follows a group of young lovers, a troupe of actors, and magical fairies as they find themselves lost in a mystical forest. Along with Riggs and Mirren, the film also starred an impressive cast that included Derek Godfrey, Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Paul Rogers, and Barbara Jefford.
The legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot in 1976.
Bruce Lee teaching 6 year-old son Brandon how to kick a board in half
You wouldn't believe it from this cute photo, but some say Bruce Lee's family was cursed. Bruce Lee, an iconic martial artist, actor, and filmmaker, died at the young age of 32 from an apparent cerebral edema, leaving the world in shock and awe. Sadly, the curse seemed to strike again years later when his son, Brandon Lee, died tragically at just 28 years old during the filming of The Crow. The production team mistakenly loaded a prop gun with the wrong type of dummy rounds, causing another actor to unintentionally fire a shot that ultimately took Brandon's life. Despite the curse, the Lee family's legacy continues to inspire and influence generations of martial artists and movie buffs around the world.
Here's The Doobie Brothers back in 1971, they have sold over 40 million albums worldwide in their music career
John Lennon on a skateboard in 1965
It was 1965, and Lennon was at the peak of his fame as a member of the Beatles. The band was filming their second movie, Help, and photographer Henry Grossman was there to capture it all. In a series of shots, Lennon can be seen goofing around on a skateboard, trying out some tricks and having a blast. It's been said that these photos helped to popularize skateboarding, which was still a relatively new sport at the time. But Lennon wasn't just following the latest trend - he genuinely loved skateboarding. He passed on this passion to his two sons, Julian and Sean, who both became avid skaters themselves. So, the next time you see someone cruising down the street on a skateboard, remember that John Lennon might have had a hand in making that cool!
Here's Dom DeLuise showing off his director's chair while working on the film 'Hot Stuff' in 1979.
We all had a good laugh with Hot Stuff, the 1979 action comedy directed by none other than Dom DeLuise himself! The movie is based on a bestselling crime novel by Donald E. Westlake and features an all-star cast, including Suzanne Pleshette, Jerry Reed, and Ossie Davis. The plot revolves around three Miami detectives who use cutting-edge technology – wait for it – videotaping, to set up a pawn shop sting operation. Can you believe it? In today’s world of security cameras everywhere, it's hard to imagine how groundbreaking this was back in the 70s! Get ready for some high-tech hijinks and plenty of laughs in this classic crime comedy.