60 Unedited Photographs From Hollywood's Past

People | November 3, 2019

Written by Jacob Shelton

When we see celebrities onscreen or hear their music it’s like we know them, but really, fans are just getting a piece of someone whenever they experience their work. These photos show the interior lives and moments when stars weren’t trying to be on.

Whether it’s a picture of a young Tom Cruise about to get dumped, or Princess Diana dancing at the White House, the stories behind these photos speak to fact that celebrities are never who we think they are. No matter which star of the groovy era you like, there’s something on here that’s going to blow your mind. Read on.

This article originally appeared on our sister site: groovyhistory.com

Howard Hughes designed a special bra for Jane Russell to wear in "The Outlaw," a 1943 American Western film

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Throughout the history of cinema there are a number of inventions and contraptions that were used to get something special out of a performer. While filming The Outlaw Howard Hughes joined the long list of cinematic luminaries whose ingenuity changed film forever when he designed a special bra for sexpot star Jane Russell to wear so it would show off more of her bust. Russell says that she wore the Hughes contraption for a few minutes before she ditched it and stuffed a normal bra with tissue and tightened the straps. She later said:

I never wore it in The Outlaw, and he never knew. He wasn’t going to take my clothes off to check if I had it on. I just told him I did.

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Jacob Shelton


Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.