64 Unsettling Photographs From The Past

By | January 12, 2022

What we are shown in magazines, television shows, and on the news is often a sanitized version of reality. We see the end results, but we don’t often see the struggles to get there. This collection of intriguing photos of the past try to do just that…show you how celebrities looked before they were famous, what led up to major events in history, and who we have to thank for getting us where we are today. Behind the typical sanitized images we see, you will find the real, gritty, fascinating stories that show raw emotions, true integrity, and untold bravery of the human experience. 

Photo showing Cousin It's face (Felix Silla) on the set of the Addams Family. 1965.

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You have probably seen some of Felix Silla’s television and movie roles, but it is unlikely that you recognized him. Like his role as Cousin Itt in The Addams Family, many times, Silla acts in a costume that renders him unrecognizable. In addition to his role as Cousin Itt, Silla played an Ewok in Star War’s Return of the Jedi. At slightly over 3-feet tall, Silla was often cast as a child … he played a young boy in The Towering Inferno and Battlestar Galactica. Silla’s career was diverse and interesting. He began performing as a tumbler and trapeze artist with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and, later in life, had a harmonica band that played shows in Vegas. Did you know that Felix Silla was one of the voice artists on the video game, The Sims 2?

The Most Inappropriate Selfie. 

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The look on this guy's face seems to say he doesn't care about the horror going on behind him, but there has to be more to the story. (facebook)

Mike Piscitelli snapped this pic of Jason Dill on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. When the photo circulated on social media in the coming years, both men took some heat for the image. The young man has a look of total enue, like he is bored and disinterested in the horrific scene behind him. Some people called this “the most inappropriate selfie”. But the photo doesn’t tell the whole story. According to the two men, they were both extremely hungover and staggered out of their apartment on the morning of September 11 to see smoke in the sky. The photo was snapped rather hastily. A short time later, the gravity of the situation hit home for both men … a sobering event that forced them to sober up quickly.