Mar 29 2010

25 Rare Photos of Celebrities

Published by at 1:00 pm under Images

Rare Celebrity Photos

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In the same fashion as looking at old pictures of yourself and saying “I can’t believe that was me,” the same rings true when looking at pictures of celebrities.  While we don’t literally know these people we have been following their careers over the years and despite not having personal relationships with them, we somehow feel bad when they do, and happy when they do.  The point is, since they are so public, at times it feels like we actually do know these people.

So if I were to show you old pictures of me you probably wouldn’t react all that much.  However, the photos I’m about to share are pretty damned cool if I do say so myself.

Check out these 25 rare photos of celebrities

Thanks to Crack Two for the assist.

Madonna

Rare Celebrity Photos

Cher, Sonny, Dylan

Rare Celebrity Photos

Marilyn Monroe

Rare Celebrity Photos

Jack Nicholson

Rare Celebrity Photos

Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol, and John Lennon

Rare Celebrity Photos

Marlon Brando

Rare Celebrity Photos

Frank Sinatra

Rare Celebrity Photos

Kurt Cobain

Rare Celebrity Photos

Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson

Rare Celebrity Photos

Bruce Lee

Rare Celebrity Photos

Dennis Hopper

Rare Celebrity Photos

Sean Connery

Rare Celebrity Photos

John Travolta

Rare Celebrity Photos

John Voight and Angelina Jolie

Rare Celebrity Photos

Stanley Kubrick

Rare Celebrity Photos

Marilyn Monroe

Rare Celebrity Photos

Paul McCartney

Rare Celebrity Photos

Jane Seymour and Freddie Mercury

Rare Celebrity Photos

Alfred Hitchcock and Sons

Rare Celebrity Photos

JFK and Marilyn Monroe

Rare Celebrity Photos

Eric Clapton and Mom

Rare Celebrity Photos

Jimmy Page

Rare Celebrity Photos

Michael and Kirk Douglas

Rare Celebrity Photos

Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot

Rare Celebrity Photos

Michael Jackson

Rare Celebrity Photos

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101 responses so far

  • Tishy

    A lot of these pictures blew my mind. Especially love the one of Brando.

  • zomgmouse

    The JFK/Marilyn one was actually proven to be a fake, somewhere, sometime.

  • Bert

    These are pretty excellent pictures. Isn’t that Mia Farrow in the picture with Sinatra?

  • nini

    The Marilyn/JFK photo is fake. Check out: http://snopes.com/photos/people/jfk-marilyn.asp

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  • chrystani

    Love the Warhol And Lennon…

    Their grabbing each others wangs… Ha.

  • jj

    Hitchcock only had one daughter, Pat.

  • mike

    Michael Jackson hasn’t changed much

  • IFailedMath

    acidcow.com much?

  • GG

    thats is eric claptons grandmother not his mother and these photos would be better described as iconic not rare or shocking as any stumbler of note has seen them all.

  • http://www.mikeandmidge.com Mike Morgan

    Wow! these are really cool archival photos – wonder if they are all real especially the JFK and MM one!!!

  • http://www.wonderingjewdiaries.com Matt

    Shame about the Monroe/JFK one, I thought it was kinda cute.

    Also, can’t believe how badass Bruce Lee looks in that picture!

  • http://www.mrplumberonline.com Mr Plumber

    ha ha excellent pictures, Great camera resolution

    Plumber in rochdale – Mr Plumber

  • http://www.Zeusauctions.com/ Dan

    Thats David Hasselhoff, not Sean Connery

  • fabio

    hahahahhahah the brigit bardot one is amaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing

  • Freeze

    Bruce Lee forever! Not new to me as I’ve seen pretty much all his images, but good to see that he included with these legends.

  • Jules Jim

    Is not the Marilyn on the beach Jeanne Moreau?

  • Lono

    I’m with tishy – awesome pic of brando but love the majority.

    A print of jack n would be good. Any ideas?

  • Jim

    Wow, how did you take all those photos over all those years and in all those places???? WHAAAAAAT!? You didnt take ANY of them. Just takin credit???? FFFFFFFFFFFfUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

  • sm

    I don’t believe that the one of JFK and Marilyn Monroe can be real. Can someone convince me otherwise!?!? Is that documented??

  • http://www.car-free.ca Grover

    I didn’t know there was photo evidence of JFK & MM. Qool.

  • Anne

    The JFK Marilyn one isn’t real. It’s a photo by Alison Jackson, who uses celebrity look alikes to create her pieces. Here’s some of her work.

    http://www.mbfala.com/artists/_Alison%20Jackson/_other%20works/_942,28/

  • ss

    There is no David Hasselhoff anywhere, IT IS Sean Connery indeed, your blind :P

  • Daniela

    andy warhol and john lennon=WTF?! just looking at warhol’s expression makes me sick… not homophobic or anything is just that i love john lennon :(

    jimmy page’s and marlon brando’s pics are so cute!

  • TOMTOM

    Wow, these photos are amazing, nice find. I kept finding myself completely lost in thought contemplating what each celebrity might have been feeling at that moment.

  • Lennonsgirl

    I love John Lennon too, but this made me crack up…and I’m pretty sure Yoko loved John, and she didn’t seem to mind at all! Artists…

  • Me

    Rehash. These photos have been on other blogs. Come up with your own blog ideas.

  • ?girl

    wowee some weird (lennon & warhol) & some fake!!! good site thou’ (plz delete the lennon & warhol one as i wanna throw up so bad……..so sick………so gross………so dickish)

  • tiff

    Well, as someone who hadn’t seen any of these images before, and also as (non-professional) photographer, I really loved these. Rehash or not, I wouldn’t have seen them otherwise, so thanks.

  • toosa

    Think the one with Nicholoson and Beatty includes Lauren Bacall in the middle ;)

  • Rob

    The Hitchcock picture is fantastic, such a beautiful contrast to any other picture of him

  • FR

    Chances are the Hitchcock picture is of him and his three Grand daughters. Thanks Wikipedia! He had one daughter who then had three daughters of her own.

  • Guilherme Rossetti

    Gotcha 4 JFK and the blondie, awesome. Anyhow, would never leave Jackie 4 a cheap whore!

  • http://sunshine.by/ ioni

    Thank you! this was hilarious!
    Seriously, thank you for brightening this monday!

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  • stacy

    I love the one of Freddy Mercury.. Queen was one of the all time best rock n roll bands! If he was still alive his music would be iconic

  • flashback

    GG – u r so right. iconic would be better. these r great photos, but i have to admit. the only one that did shock me was sean connery. i had no idea he was a body builder!!

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  • Thizzlor

    Lol….Michael Jackson

  • Robert H

    jane seymour wasnt married to freddie mercury was she?

  • jrs

    No she wasn’t married to him this was a fashion expo along time ago.

  • mrsleeep

    Ah yes, another blog that just copies other blogs on the web.
    How original.
    The ‘blogosphere’ wouldn’t be nearly so lame if people didn’t act like parrots on crack.

  • Mada

    You missed a few:
    Frank Sinatra is in the picture with Mia Farrow, actress (also his 3rd wife) and between Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson in Lauren Bacall (famous actress)

    Great pictures.
    Love black and white Marilyn Monroe picture :)

  • Hattie

    Love the one of MJ! What a legend!

  • http://www.blitzwilson.deviantart.com Mimi

    Ooooh Lennon X Warhol!! You sly dogs!! (btw, if photos bother you, go to a different site, fatheads)

  • KayTee

    JFK and MM one is a fake!

    There is a famous artist, Alison Jackson, who does those for a living…check out this website for more: http://www.mbfala.com/artists/_Alison%20Jackson/_other%20works/

  • Veronica

    Hitchcock never HAD any sons. He only had one daughter…

  • http://www.enesbilgin.co.cc es

    sikcem bu artistleri de ama hee
    cok bi boklar sanki

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  • Gordon

    I think what I love most about most of all of these is how they all look like regular people doing regular things. There is no “glam” here, so to speak.

  • Nancy

    Isn’t that Mia Farrow with Sinatra?

  • http://themusicproducerdude.com/ ryan

    The one with John Lennon is odd.
    I like the one with Monroe and JFK, I didn’t realize there was such graphic proof of their affair.
    They are all pretty cool.

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  • http://www.nature-documentaries.com/ Nature Documentaries

    The first Marilyn Monroe one is absolutely stunning – every now and again you come across some non-hollywood pics of Marilyn that show just how incredibly beautiful she really was.

    The one with Jack seems a bit suspect tho’

  • Stephen

    Great photos!

    Sure that’s not Robert Kennedy with Marilyn Monroe?

  • http://www.petcliniconline.com/ petclinic

    Excellent………….these are really rare pictures.Thanx for remembering me all these celebrites. These are nice and unforgettable photos.

    Really…………………. good work.

  • gman

    Wow!! How about that hook nose on the young Michael Douglas?? He clearlly had some nose surgery when he was young. You can’t hide the hook!!

  • http://www.writingconsultation.com Sarah

    Eric Clapton and mum – awkward picture.

  • m.b

    Paul McCartney is so wasted, I’d love a spliff right now, a big, fat, spliff…

  • helen

    Really liked them – hadn’t seen them elsewhere so Thank You! Loved MM, and Connery. Some beautiful shots. Shame Alison Jackson (fraudster) has managed to get her art on here (in her other works you can tell it’s not MM cos the arse is too big lol).

    Thanks

  • http://acmebrandblog.blogspot.com matt

    didn’t i just read some yahoo! article about there only being one known photo in existence of jfk & marilyn together, and it WASN’T the one posted above! i guess someone either didn’t do their research for that article or the one about is a fake. i think the first option is more likely, lol

    http://www.examiner.com/x-27102-Culture–Events-Examiner~y2010m6d1-JFK-and-Marilyn-Monroe-only-known-photo-together-see-photo-and-video

  • http://stumblemovies jimmy page

    that dude was a beast @ 5 or 7 look at this picture Zeppelin all the way!!!!

  • Lee

    Marilyn Monroe was gorgeous, love those pics

  • Claire

    Alfred Hitchcock never had sons – he only had one daughter.

  • http://what-the-chic.blogspot.com Marnie

    The picture of Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow is so glamourous in a really cool way – the suits and cat masks. Tres chic!

  • http://www.astech-tools.com ASTECHTOOLS

    Bruch Lee, no one can do like him, transforming violent action into the beautiful melody.

    “Time” magazine description: If you see a figure swirling in the air, the moment 2 villains played fainted, and then also two flying fist, the other 2 villains crashed down too, you know that: Bruce Lee came!

    Bruch’s life is short, but he is the great dragon in the eyes of young forever!

    He is very cool in this picture, right?

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    Directors and Muses

    rare movie type for now, support him!

  • BORIS

    That Connery one is obviously a fake.

  • palpasal

    Marlon Brando photo is so cute (with his cat), MM and JFK photo is fake but MM is forever.

  • http://www.zaaph.com/ alfaz12

    totally auwsum, i really really luvd john travolta and was surprised to sean Connery

  • CH△MELEA

    That one of Jimmy Page makes me so ridiculously happy :D :) :) :)

  • mina

    Sean Connery….pose with briggite is about right as he is such a misogenist in real life….. some say a closet bisexual… who knows… anyway..yes they made me chuckle..

    :)

  • Lucas

    Bruce Lee’s photo is the classiest one on this list, followed very closely by Freddie Mercury, purely by virtue of him being Freddie Mercury.

  • http://www.jizzwhiz.blogspot.com Dr.Jizz

    I forgot Michael Jackson used to be black….

  • http://www.maniafun.com ManiaFun

    Perfect photos and I like one of marylin monroe.
    I don’t see it before ;)

  • Lia

    Luv the pics.There’s a two better ones of MJ you missed: one with Linda Blair from the Exorcist w/ his sisters and another with Steven Tyler at 54, check it out at the link below:

    http://lindamorgane.skyrock.com/2976410717-Linda-Blair-&-Michael-Jackson-1975.html

    http://en.michaeljackson.ro/photo/michael-attends-the-beatlemania-party-at-studio-54(6)-m-5.jpg

  • kristin

    someone did not do their homework at all when they made this website hmm?

  • Harish

    not bad at the momento. but not good enough. upload more realistic and un examinal stills.

  • anonymous

    ASIANS CAN ACTUALLY READ MINDS!!!!!!!!!
    they can hear and see what your visually thinking

    the reason alot of asians have completely expressionless faces, only associate with asians and dont associate with non asians very much is to avoid accidentally revealing that they can read read minds, if all over a billion asians were to show facial expressions all the time just as much as non asians, associate with non asians much more, and be much more friendly and talkative, then alot of them might accidentally reveal that they can read minds by accidentally showing a facial expression or dirty look when someone thinks, or visually pictures something in their mind they dont like or find astonishing or funny, and if they were all to associate with non asians alot more there would be alot more people around for them to accidentally show facial expressions when those other people think things they dont like, so they only associate with asians so there wont be anyone around for them to see that and have any accidents happen in the first place

    think about it, its not normal how alot of them act, and the entire way they act is all to hide their mind reading abilities, it makes perfect sense to do all of that to hide that they can read minds, because all of that is the perfect way to do it!
    every single asian on the planet is hiding their mind reading abilities, they value hiding their mind reading abilities more then their own lives!
    thats why nobody knows about it!

    try thinking, best yet visually picturing in your mind something something absolutely crazy as you possibly can when you are around asians, and try looking for asians who give people particular looks, especially dirty looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, that is them giving people looks when they hear and visually see someone thinking something they dont like, find funny or astonishing
    it still happens despite a large number of them having completely expressionless faces all the time, it would just happen alot more if none of them had completely expressionless faces all the time, its not uncommon!

    i know this sounds crazy, impossible, and completely unbelievable, BUT IT ISNT CRAZY WHEN ITS TRUE

    you have to spread the message!!!
    the world has to know about this!!!!

  • Alice

    Yes the John Lennon one was a bit “dickish.” I also noticed that Mia Farrow was in the Frank Sinatra picture. I also noted that that was actor Gary Lockwood in the picture with Stanley Kobrick.

    i loved the picture of Dennis Hopper.

  • http://t.co/A3yYrwK Schwindler Zvi

    Marilyn Monro looks so cute, but the set of the trio Yoko Lennon and hardballs “checking oil” is the best, thanks for sharing

  • http://aidyreviews.net/ Aidy

    What a wonderful and nostalgic collection. The JFK and Marilyn one was a huge surprise. I mean, we all heard the rumors, that pic is truly convincing.

  • http://therebelchick.com Jenn @therebelchick

    I just love that first photo of Marilyn Monroe. So beautiful!

  • Johnny Goneyo

    That photo of “Jimmy Page” IS NOT Jimmy Page. It has been out there as being him for years, but it has been proven not to be true. Some folks even say it’s Mitch Mitchell from the Jimi Hendrix Experience as a child, but it is definitely not Jimmy Page. Jimmy looked quite the same as a child as he did/does an adult. Look closely, it looks nothing like him!

  • Matt

    The photo of Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot was probably taken on location in Spain for the 1968 film SHALAKO, in which they co-starred. As for the picture of Hitchcock, the three children in the photo with him aren’t his sons, they’re his grand-daughters, the children of his only child, his daughter Patricia.

  • CCCC

    some of these aren’t surprising. like marlon brando, cobain, mercury, and mccartney all look similar to other folders.

    and if you know much of anything about warhol’s work below the superficial level of basic pop culture the picture isn’t surprising at all.

  • Bobby

    Cool. But Hitchcock only had a daughter, those kids must be someone else´s…

  • E

    The picture of JFK & MM together is listed on Synopes as a fake done by a photographer named Allison Jackson using models made up to look like them.

  • http://www.newzwars.com Henry

    Bruce Lee’s photo is the classiest one on this list, followed very closely by Freddie Mercury, purely by virtue of him being Freddie Mercury.

  • Sarah

    I’ve seen the photo’s of Bruce Lee, Eric Clapton, and Jane Seymour and Freddie Mercury before, so they’re definitely not rare.

  • prosenjit paul chowdhury

    Amar chai…

  • greg

    i love bruce lee one

  • amber

    i’ve seen the bruce lee one before

  • erica

    i’m so uposet you missed dame maggie in the warren and jack photo!

  • Innaunnakki

    you sure? :0

    • Ana Trifescu

      LOL! YES!

  • Erky Kapowski

    scrolled down to say this….you win.

  • Dash

    I guess these are “rare” in the sense of hard copies, because I know I’ve seen the “impossibly dapper Bruce Lee” one everywhere.

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