60 Unedited Photographs From Hollywood's Past

By | November 3, 2019

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

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.

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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.

Jack Nicholson was terrified of running into Michelle Phillips' ex-boyfriend 

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Before Jack Nicholson was the most recognizable Lakers fan in the world, he was just a character actor doing his best to stay afloat in Los Angeles. Prior to 1969 he mostly appeared in B-movies by Roger Corman, but that year he took a supporting role in Easy Rider that quickly earned him the role that defined his career in Five Easy Pieces.

At the time he was seeing Michelle Phillips of the Mama’s and the Papas, and even though the two got on like gangbusters he was so afraid of her ex, Dennis Hopper, that he slept with a hammer under his pillow. It seems that even though the two men worked together on Easy Rider they weren’t good enough friends to date the same person.