With the fame and fortune that many people receive, it can be easy to forget their pasts. Old people were once young. Young people were once children. And children were once babies. But, all of those famous people still have photos from those times. You just have to know the right place to look. Here are some archived photos the general public wasn’t meant to see.
A Young Future President
Before he became the 37th President of the United States, Richard Nixon was an undergraduate student attending Whittier College. He later went on to graduate from Duke University School of Law in 1937. While he became president, Nixon will always be most famous for being the first president to resign from office after the Watergate Scandal.
New Harvest… First Gathering
Here is a picture of Dolly Parton, posing for the cover of her album, New Harvest… First Gathering. It was her 18th solo album, but also her first self-produced album. Dolly had also made her first attempt to top the pop charts with this one. However, the album only reached number 77 on the pop charts. Of course, it still managed to top the country charts. Her song “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal.
The Dynamic Duo
Here we have two comedy legends that got rich off of their comedy chops, Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David. Aside from a loss of hair, Seinfeld doesn’t look like he’s aged much. But for David on the other hand, it’s probably strange for some people to see him with color in his hair. The two created the self-titled “show about nothing”, Seinfeld, and they’ve been profiting ever since.
The Debut Of The Cars
Right here is the cover of the debut album of the The Cars. Releasing in the summer of 1978, it had sold over one million copies by the end of its first year. Several of the album’s singles remained on the charts, peaking at number 18, for 139 weeks. It’s been regarded as The Cars best music, with lead guitarist Elliot Easton even joking that it should’ve been called “The Cars Greatest Hits”.
Checking Out Records
Here is a young Bob Dylan, checking out albums in a music shop. It’s a little surreal to see, considering he’s one of the most significant singer/songwriters of the last few generations. He’s proven to not just be great on his own, but has also performed with other rock legends too. Some of these artists include Tom Petty, George Harrison, and The Grateful Dead. One time, when George Harrison was hanging out with Dylan, Petty, Jeff Lyne, and Roy Orbison, the group decided to do a jam session for Harrison’s latest album. And it was a complete hit.
Reading For Vogue
Marlon Brando’s well-known for his acting career. However, as a handsome, young man he also did a bit of modeling for Vogue, as pictured here. He’s been in plenty of big movies, both as a young man and an older gentleman. He’s a bit of a polarizing figure, being known to be a part of several activist groups. However, he was also known to generally not be a kind person. Regardless, he’s left his impact on popular culture.
Actor, filmmaker, political figure, and musician, Clint Eastwood really seems to have done it all. As a man currently in his 90s, it’s easy to forgot how ruggedly handsome he was back in his prime. He was best known for appearing as more antiheroic characters in Western movies and television series.
Just Starting Out
This is Denzel Washington. He doesn’t look too much different how he does now, but he wasn’t quite as sharp back then. This was when he was just starting out. Little did we all know, Denzel would wind up becoming one of the biggest names in Hollywood. He started out on television on the hospital drama St. Elsewhere, which ran from 1982 to 1988. But after he transitioned to film, there was no one that could stop his rise to fame.
A Baby-Faced Spock
Leonard Nimoy’s first big break was in the 1964. And while he certainly wasn’t old, he wasn’t an incredibly young man. But this image is from the 1950s. Not a wrinkle on his face. This was him after he had enlisted in the US Army reserves. He spent 18 months in the reserves before leaving the military as a Sergeant.
Back In Her Prime
If you’re unfamiliar with Diana Rigg, at least by name, perhaps you’ll know he better as Olenna Tyrell. The cunning, old matriarch of House Tyrell in Game of Thrones was once considered the most desirable woman in the world. She was also incredibly brash and open about her love life. At one point she was even dating a married man.
Born James Newell Osterberg, here we have famous rocker Iggy Pop crowdsurfing. He seems to be having a particularly relaxed time, especially considering this is Woodstock. Iggy Pop is often considered the godfather of punk. He proved himself to be a talented musician, even catching David Bowie’s attention. When he became a solo artist, Bowie was the one that helped him write and produce The Idiot and Lust for Life.
Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains hasn’t proven to be the most famous film in Diane Lane’s filmography. It’s a film about Lane’s character, Corinne, and a few friends forming a punk band. The group ends up becoming feminist icons and a national sensation. It’s simply interesting to see Diane Lane with a shaved head and eye make-up like this.
Four Young Lads
If you were to look at these four children, would have assumed they would eventually start one of the most famous bands of all time? Probably not. It’s hard to find images of famous people in their younger years, let alone childhood, but these four, cute boys ended up becoming the rock phenomena of the century.
The Prince Of Darkness
Here’s another cute child who would grow up into an incredible rocker. This kid would end up with a lot of titles and names, such as the “Godfather of Heavy Metal” and “Price of Darkness”. But he’s most well-known as Ozzy Osbourne. That’s right, this innocent-lookin child would eventually grow up into one of the most insane rockers of his time. And people loved him for it.
Donald Hugh Henley’s proven to be an exceptional musician throughout his life. Pictured here a younger Henley, the co-lead and a founding member of The Eagles. He had an exceptional career with the rest of the band, as well as a stellar solo career. While his band’s had great success, as a solo artist, Henley had eight Top 40 singles, sold 10 million albums worldwide, won two Grammys, and won five MTV awards.
What A Photoshoot
Orson Welles once described Eartha Kitt as the “most exciting woman in the world”. And it’s easy to see why. She was a real triple threat, being an accomplished singer, actress, and dancer. She had been on Broadway and television, with one of her most notable rolls being Catwoman in the third season of Adam West’s Batman. And let’s not forget her six Top 30 US singles.
Helen Rachel Slater appeared in the title role in the 1984 film Supergirl. While the film, itself wasn’t well-received, she has been recognized for her work by DC Comics. She’s continued to appear in Superman Family-related media, such as Smallville and even the Supergirl TV series. It’s interesting to note how a successful career was kicked off by a rather mediocre movie.
A Future Oscar Nominee
Sally Field began appearing in sitcoms, but the beauty would later go on to appear in several films. Eventually was nominated for Best Actress in 1979 at the Oscars for her performance in Norma Rae. And this led to several other award nominations down the line.
Some Humble Pie
In January 1969, Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Peter Frampton, and Jerry Shirley got together for form a supergroup of a band. That being Humble Pie. They began pumping out hit after hit. Their music was actually one of the first albums to be described as “heavy metal”.
If you’ve never heard of the film Zardoz before, then you probably didn’t know that this picture was of Sean Connery. Despite his strange appearance here, Connery still had a certain charm to him, even into his later years. At the age of 69 he was still voted “Sexiest Man of the Century”.
On The Phone
This is an image of Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors, on the phone. He often joked about becoming a member of the infamous “27 Club”, and it was unfortunate that he did just that. However, after his death, his fame seemed to quadruple. Unfortunately, his death also seemed to reinforce the myth relating to the 27 Club.
Jimi Hendrix In The 101st Airborne
Jimi Hendrix is best known as a rock icon. But before he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he had enlisted in the US Army. He put on performances, like the one pictured here, as a member of the 101st Airborne Division in 1961. He honorably discharged after a year and ended up switching his focus to music full time.
Johnny Cash first met Elvis when he was doing a performance from a flatbed truck in front of a small crowd of two to three hundred people. The two ended up hitting it off and talking shop after the performance. Elvis even invited Johnny to his next performance at the Eagle’s Nest. It’s just interesting to see two rock legends getting along like this.
Cannes Film Festival
Here’s another image of a few legends, that being Brigitte Bardot and Kirk Douglas. It’s fun to look at the pair chilling on the beach while attending Cannes Film Festival. Although, the two didn’t have an interest in each other. Douglas had more of an interest in Anne Buydens, who was the new head of protocol for the festival.
SJP And RDJ
Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr., pictured here, were actually together for eight years back in 1989 to 1991. However Downey’s selfishness and substance abuse issues led to them breaking up. Fortunately, while they haven’t rekindled their relationship, they’re at least on friendly terms again.