Hidden Photos From History Show A Chilling Side To The Past

Rare Collection | November 11, 2020

Written by Jacob Shelton

Not all historical photos were meant to be seen by the public. The pictures that we've collected have been hidden away from history, and kept secret to spare their subjects from embarrassment.

Many of these photos show a chilling side to the secretive past of many of our most well known celebrities and historical figures. You'll blush with embarrassment after seeing some of these cringeworthy shots.

Proceed with caution while looking through these photos. Not every shot is meant for viewers of all ages, and many of them are far too hot for TV... 

The Village People, Michael Jackson, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, and Bruce Jenner at Studio 54⁠

source: reddit

Think the of all the secrets being hidden in this photo. Sure, most of the members of The Village People were out and proud (save for singer Victor Willis who has firmly noted that he's straight), but it's an understatement to say that Bruce Jenner and Michael Jackson each had their extremely personal dramas going on behind the scenes.

While Jane Fonda was successfully rehabbing her career from the "Hanoi Jane" incident, Jackson was struggling with years of abuse from his father as he was breaking away from the Jackson 5 in order to establish himself as a viable solo artist. His following years were some of the most successful of his life, but this was also the beginning of a dark, strange road for the performer.

Following Jenner's gold medal win at the 1976 Olympics he was American hero, but he was dealing with gender dysphoria in a way that he couldn't even name at the time. After this photo was taken it was another 25 years before Jenner would come out as a transgender woman.

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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.