Rare pictures of Hollywood legends have been released via an Instagram account called ‘historyphotographed.’ Catch a glimpse into the private lives of some of the most famous actors, models, singers, and artists in Hollywood. In fact, you can see presidents and international stars, too. These are not the posed publicity shots, or red-carpet smiles, but real moments, captured for eternity. See the stars as you have never seen them before.
Bruce Lee and his Family (Linda, and their children Brandon and Shannon)
Famous martial arts legend, director, philosopher and movie star, Bruce Lee founded the martial art style Jeet Kune Do. He was born in China Town, San Francisco, raised in Hong Kong and came back to the States to complete his education. Tragically, at the height of his career, he passed away, at the young age of 32, just a few years after this photograph was taken. ( Taken in the late 1960’s)
Michael Jordan playing basketball with Michael Jackson (1992)
Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, and Michael Jordan one of the best basketball players in the world. In the music video for “Jam” Michael Jackson taught Jordan some dance moves, and Jordan taught the King of Pop some of his moves. They are both cultural icons and were top of their game.
Hugh Hefner Lands a Big One
The late Playboy King, Hefner was always surrounded by beautiful women. Posing for his magazine could launch a career. Being a Playboy Bunny, or centerfold, launched many a career for young starlets. Living in the Mansion, Hefner also starred in a reality TV show, with his three girlfriends. Here he is seen in his prime, with a few ladies in tow.
Christmas with the Kennedy’s at the White House
On the 22nd November 1963, President John. F. Kennedy was assassinated in Fort Worth, Texas. It was a day that shook the nation, and to this day questions remain unanswered about his untimely death. Here he is seen, with his wife, Jackie, their children, and even the family dog, enjoying a family Christmas at the White House.
Ozzie and Sharon Osbourne ( With children Aimee, Kelly, and Jack, 1987)
The Osbourne family has been in the spotlight for years. Legendary rock star Ozzie Osbourne’s stage antics usually made headlines. In later years Jack and Kelly became reality TV stars, and Kelly hosted Fashion Police on E-Entertainment. Here they are seen as young children, with their famous parents – Ozzie and Sharon. (Who also hosted on the Talk.)
The Famous Charlie’s Angels: Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson, and Farrah Fawcett ( 1976)
Charlie’s Angels was remade years later and starred Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Lu. Demi Moore even starred in the sequel. The cult classic series made Jaclyn, Kate and Farrah household names. Everyone wanted to look like them, and copy their fashion and hairstyles.
Samuel L. Jackson as a Senior in High School
Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson has appeared in over 100 films. Box office hits like Pulp Fiction, Jurassic Park, and the Avengers, are just some of the films that he has starred in. Here he is seen as a young man, instantly recognizable, not yet the future legend he would become. To date, his films have grossed over 16 billion dollars.
Christina Applegate and her beau, Brad Pitt in 1988
Christina Applegate starred in the dark cult classic sit-come Married With Children, as moody teen Kelly. One of Brad Pitt’s earliest roles was in Dallas long before he graced the silver screen. In the history of Hollywood actors who are a couple always draws media attention. Back in the 80’s Christina and Brad were an item, long before Jennifer Anniston, or Angelina Jolie.
After publishing Journal d’un genie in 1963, Salvador Dali signs copies of the book
Salvador Dali’s surreal paintings hang in museums across the globe. In this photograph, Dali, surrounded by fans, can be seen with his iconic mustache wearing an expression that is quite dramatic. Captured for eternity, the famous artist and photograph are a part of art history, and the history of the 20th century.
Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning
Actress Brittney Murphy starred in films like Sin City, Riding in Cars with Boys and Uptown Girls. In December 2009 she passed away after contracting pneumonia. Ms. Murphy was only 32. Six months later her widower also passed away after contracting the same illness. Here she is seen, shining brightly, with her fellow actress, Dakota Fanning.
Rob Lowe, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Robert Downey Junior
Attending the Governors Ball, three young actors that would become Hollywood stars can be seen enjoying themselves. Sarah Jessica Parker would star in the cult series; Sex And The City, while Robert Downey Jnr would become Iron Man. Rob Lowe starred in St. Elmo’s fire, and would also star in the hit series, The West Wing. All three actors’ stars would shine brightly.
Johny Cash Eating Cake
Legendary singer Johny Cash is seen sitting in the bushes eating some cake. It’s a long way from media images, and record covers showing the country star. Johny and June Cash were both country singers, their story made into a Hollywood movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix.
Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, New York City
Two of the most famous actors in Hollywood – both passing away tragically – can be seen enjoying a cigarette break. In the background the famous New York City skyline. To this day, Marilyn Monroe and James Dean’s images live on. They are cultural icons that are seen all over the world, from coffee mugs to memorabilia.
A Young Knight, Christian Bale in the 1980’s
Before he became Batman, the dark knight, Christian Bale was a teenage boy like any other. Wearing 80’s stone wash denim jeans, a film poster in his room, and playing TV. games. A Hollywood star in the making, doing what all boys love – playing video games – still growing into his smoldering, good looks. Hoping to be a Superhero, when he grows up.
James Dean Dancing, 1955
Heartthrob, and actor, James Dean died tragically in a road accident when he was 24 years old. He starred in Rebel Without A Cause, East of Eden, and Giants. Here he is seen taking a dance class, practicing at the bar, while his teacher looks on. Instantly recognizable, Dean is a cultural icon and Hollywood legend.
Steven Spielberg with his Beloved E.T. 1982
E.T. was a box office hit and has become a household name. Steven Spielberg, the director, is seen here with his beloved Extra Terrestrial who accidentally got left behind on Earth, before befriending a young boy who helped him return home. Spielberg is one of Hollywood’s most successful directors, with a list of hits to his name.
Helena Bonham Carter, Age 17
English actress Helena Bonham Carter has played many diverse and eccentric roles. Helena starred in the Harry Potter films, Alice in Wonderland and The King’s Speech. She was also in Terminator Salvation. Working in the future on both independent films and box-office hits, here she is seen at the young age of 17.
Robin Williams High School Senior, 1969
In this 1969 photograph, the late Robin Williams can be seen smiling at the camera. Comedian and future Hollywood legend in the making. He would entertain audiences around the globe with his wit and acting ability, starring in many films from Good Will Hunting to Good Morning Vietnam.
Mick and Bianca Jagger Wedding day, 1971
Rock star Mick Jagger and his new bride can be seen looking radiant and celebrating their marriage. The Fashion Police may have had something to say about the bride’s daring wedding dress. A bottle of champagne popped, the happy couple’s marriage would not last forever, but, in this photograph, their bliss shines brightly.
Brigitte Bardot at Pablo Picasso’s studio on the Cote d’Azur during the Cannes Film Festival in 1956
Famous French impressionist artist Picasso is seen here with model, actress pin-up, Brigitte Bardot. In later life, Bardot would become an animal right’s activist. In this beautiful photograph, the two can be seen sitting in the sunshine, Miss Bardot in a pretty summer dress, outside his studio in Cannes.
Fidel Castro Plays Basketball
Cuban president, Fidel Castro’s image is a part of international iconography, printed on t-shirts across the globe. His face is easily recognizable and here he can be seen playing basketball, not quite the picture of a communist dictator. This picture was taken during an official visit to Poland, in 1972.
Andy Warhol shops for Campbell’s soup, 1964
Andy Warhol is a famous modern artist whose images, and style, are instantly recognizable. One of his most famous paintings is of Campbell’s soup and a part of post-modern iconography. Here he is photographed shopping for Campbell’s soup. Another famous work depicts Marilyn Monroe, her face immortalized through his art.
Steve Irwin Holds a Platypus
Australian zookeeper and ‘Crocodile Hunter’ died tragically in 2006 when a stingray barb pierced his heart. Irwin had been filming a series called the Ocean’s Deadliest. Here he can be seen holding one of Australia’s most famous and unique animals, the platypus.
Elvis Presley soaking in the Hawaiian sun in 1960…
The King of Rock and Roll needs little introduction. Actor, heartthrob and musician, Elvis Presley, died tragically in 1977. Here he is on vacation in Hawaii looking tanned and relaxed, guitar on his knee, soaking up the sun. A 20th-century icon, the King, like James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe, will always live on. They become a part of our collective memory.
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love take an old-school bathroom selfie in 1992
Long before camera phones, selfie sticks, Instagram, and social media, grunge rocker Kurt Cobain and actress and singer, Courtney Love posed for their own selfie. Here they can be seen in front of a bathroom mirror, taking a picture of themselves. Kurt Cobain had a heroin addiction, and would later commit suicide.
In 1953, John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier
Looking like a fairytale princess, Jackie Kennedy and John are captured from an elevated view in this stunning image. The bride’s flowing veil and train bright in the sunshine. John F. Kennedy would later be assassinated and Jackie, at a young age, left a widow. Here, though, recorded for history a beautiful moment from their wedding day.
The cast of 10 Things I Hate About You. Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julia Stiles, and Larisa Oleynik
The cult classic film starred up and coming young Hollywood stars and is an especially poignant image. Heath Ledger, while making Batman and starring as the Joker, would later tragically pass away. In this photograph, the cast is seen posing together carefree and young.
Mariah Carey was 18 and Will Smith was 19 in this 1988 photo
Long before he was the Fresh Prince, or starring in Men in Black, Will Smith was also a rapper. He would go on to become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Mariah Carey, a future pop princess, and R&B icon. Here the two are photographed together at the start of their very successful careers.
Clint Eastwood skateboarding in Rome in 1964
Actor, director, and Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has starred in many successful box office hits, from Dirty Harry to Million Dollar Baby. Known for his roles in westerns, action films, and drama’s ‘Dirty Harry’ is an American icon. Here he can be seen like you have never seen him before – skating through the streets of Rome.
A 1938 mug shot of Frank Sinatra when he was 23-years-old
King of the hill. A number one. Internationally famous singing legend Frank Sinatra was a part of the Brat Pack and had many hit songs. He had a few brushes with the law and here he can be seen at age 23 in a police mugshot. The great voice of Frank Sinatra will live on through his music and timeless songs.
Barrack Obama – Freshman student at College in 1980
The future president of the United States looks super hipster and tres cool. Relaxing with what looks like a cigarette President Obama is a regular college freshman, sporting a funky hat and button-down shirt. This is one amazing moment captured for history. The future leader of the free world could be any student but his future would be stellar. Yes, you can be president.
Brad Pitt with his childhood basketball team the Cherokee Rejects. (Springfield, Missouri, 1977)
Yes, Springfield, home to another famous American cultural icon! Have you guessed who? (Clue: his boss is Mr. Burns, and his son is called Bart) Brad Pitt is the one holding a basketball. When he was asked what the trophy was for Brad could not remember. It was a pretty long time ago, long before he became an international celebrity.
Bill Gates Arrested for Speeding
Bill Gates looks very relaxed in his mug shots! The future IT superstar and billionaire was arrested for speeding as well as driving without a license. We’re sure he can afford his own driver now and to pay any speeding fines that come his way. This picture goes to show that anyone is not above the long reach of the law.
Tommy Lee Jones on the Varsity Team
Before he launched his career as an actor Tommy Lee was launching himself at other football players as offensive guard for the Harvard football team. Playing against St. Marks, Tommy and the team were victorious. This dramatic black and white image capture perfectly the strength and athleticism of Mr. Jones.
Morgan Freeman As You Have Never Seen Him (1970’s)
Sporting an enormous Afro, Morgan Freeman looks more like Snoop Dog. He played the part of Easy Reader on an educational program for PBS. Kids watched The Electric Company to learn reading and grammar skills. “I’m just a clown who’s feeling down.” Mr. Freeman is retro cool in vintage 70’s fashion and huge sunglasses.
Muhammad Ali Trains Underwater (1961)
Dance like a butterfly, sting like a bed. Cassius Clay, as he was then called, was one of the world’s most talented boxers. He is seen training underwater at the St John hotel in Miami. This created more resistance and developed stamina. Ali trained underwater despite not being able to swim.
Iron Man and Mike Tyson Go Head to Head
Robert Downey Junior is posing with his Dad’s very famous friend, boxer Mike Tyson. Showing off his guns the future Iron Man looks fierce and strong, maybe Mike gave him a few pointers too. The picture is a part of celebrity culture and shows a youthful Robert Downey Jnr enjoying a fun moment with a family friend.
Sarah Silverman at a Casting Call (1980)
The future comedic giant and Emmy nominated writer and was at one of her first casting calls here. Long before she performed on Saturday Night Live or had her own show on the comedy channel, Ms. Silverman was a young hopeful like many other actors and comedians. Perseverance paid off, and Sarah Silverman’s career is bright and shining! Dazzling audiences with her wit and famous dead pan expression.
Ben and Jerry. Meet The Stillers
See this amazing family portrait shot of a very young Ben Stiller and his Dad, Jerry. They are visiting Broadway in New York, on their way to see The Gin Game. It’s 1976 so Ben has some growing up to do before he will delight international audiences in his many Hollywood blockbuster movies. Meet the Parents, Night at the Museum, Along Came Polly and many other wonderful comedies.
Terminator Takes on New York City (1968)
“I will be back.” Arnold Schwarzenegger was photographed on his first day in New York City. The future Hollywood legend had emigrated to the US and spoke little English. The future governor of California is seen taking in the sites, a camera around his neck, looking like any other tourist in the city. With his trademark chiseled features and athletic frame Arnie is instantly recognizable. He would definitely be back in New York, and become an American superstar.