Hidden Vintage Photos Tell A Different Story Of The Past

By | February 2, 2023

Lady Diana dancing with Clint Eastwood in the Travolta dress, worn specifically because she was meeting John Travolta that night

Historical photos often show us things that we don’t want to see, but that we can’t look away from. This collection of photographs show us extraordinary moments from our past that send chills down our spine. Some of these shots show moments that are hard to look at, but others will give you goosebumps in the best way possible.

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When Princess Diana visited President Ronald Reagan and his wife at the White House in 1985, Nancy Reagan constructed the evening so Diana would have some great guys to dance with. She invited John Travolta, Tom Selleck, and Clint Eastwood and made sure they knew it was their American duty to dance with the Princess of Wales - not that they would have had a problem with that.

On the night of the party Diana wore what’s now referred to as “The Travolta Dress,” specifically because Diana chose it to wear while she was dancing with the Saturday Night Fever star. The can be seen at the exhibit “Diana: Her Fashion Story” at Kensington Palace. 

Judy met Jerry Griffin at Woodstock in 1969

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Hundreds of thousands of people went to the Woodstock music festival in 1969, but how many people can say they met their significant other while they were there? Judy and Jerry Griffin met when Jerry’s friends stopped to pick up Judy while she was hitchhiking after her car broke down. Judy was unsure about riding with Jerry’s friends, but after she hopped in the VW Beetle she and Jerry made fast friends. Judy told People

I was just thinking, ‘Damn, now we can’t go,’ and we were dying to. Then Jerry and his friends pulled up. I stuck my head in and I saw that there was a woman in the car. I’d never hitchhiked before, but I figured, ‘Well, since there was a woman, it was fairly safe, and I probably should just get in the car.’

That ride culminated in a 50 year marriage, two sons, and five grandchildren. However it wasn’t until 2019 when the two found this photo that was taken of them at the festival. They’d known each other for less than 48 hours when the photo was taken.