54 Rare Historical Photos

By | November 17, 2022

Bill Paxton, Liam Neeson and Patrick Swayze in the film, "Next of Kin" (1989

Rare, historical, and (some) just plain bizarre. That's the best way to describe these 54 very unique photos in this gallery. Have you ever wanted to see Alfred Hitchcock dressed up like Ringo Starr from Beatles? We can take you there. How about Robin Williams decked out as a Denver Bronco's cheerleader - during the height of his Mork and Mindy days? Yeah we got that and a lot of other hard-to-find visual oddities.

Take a gander of rare shots of young David Bowie, Jackie Kennedy, Elvis with his parents, and not one, not two - but three Elvira pics. So get ready to have your mind blown with some history factoids and your eyes dazzled with some very rare photos. 

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First of all, pretty great cast for this movie that I knew very little about: Bill Paxton, Liam Neeson and Patrick Swayze, as well as Ben Stiller and Helen Hunt in smaller roles. Simple movie fish-out-of-water premise: A Chicago cop, originally from some hillbilly town sets out to find the killer of his brother. Meanwhile, his other hillbilly brothers decides to find the killer himself. Action ensues.

Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Michael Keaton, Ray Liotta, John Malkovich, Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, Ron Perlman, and Tim Robbins were considered for roles in this forgettable movie.

Singer/actress Chris Noel hosted her own radio show for the GIs in Vietnam. She did (4) tours of Vietnam and her helicopter was shot down twice. (Photo from 1966)


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Chris Noel was a Hollywood sex symbol who became a Vietnam War icon. She was a model who turned actress - who then turned to entertaining the troops in Vietnam. Noel worked on the Armed Forces Radio And Television Service. Her program "A Date With Chris" made her fondly known by vets as "the voice of a California dream girl" by many Viet vets - while her pin up pics were very popular with the troops.

Noel entertained four tours of Vietnam and her helicopter was shot down twice.  For her work, she received the Distinguished Vietnam Veteran award in 1984 from the Veterans Network.