Look Closer... Vintage Photos That Were Never Edited

By Sophia Maddox | February 1, 2024

A great shot of Loretta Lynn with her golden-brown acoustic guitar and her golden palomino back in the day. 

Few things are as satisfying as a trip down memory lane -- and it's even better when you find something you didn't notice before. Because as Ferris Bueller said -- life moves pretty fast. Here are dozens of pictures of celebrities and remarkable people of yesteryear in all their beautiful, vintage glory. The glamour, the fashions, the hair -- whether classically elegant, effortlessly cool, or interestingly tacky, we shall not see their like again. Here's to the movie stars who were larger than life, here's to the rock stars who lived on the edge, here's to the comedians who still make us smile, here's to the bit players who had those moments of glory that changed their lives forever. It's all good, it's all groovy, and the rest is history.

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Loretta Lynn is the all-time most successful female recording artist in country music, with 24 chart-topping singles and 11 number-one albums to her name. The Academy of Country Music named her "artist of the decade" for the 1970s, she's been inducted into every conceivable hall of fame, and she is a Kennedy Center honoree. Her best-known tune is the autobiographical and sentimental "Coal Miner's Daughter," released in 1970, but Lynn made her name with feisty, rebellious songs that often carried messages of rebellious empowerment if not outright feminism. The songs "You Ain't Woman Enough (to Take My Man)" and "Fist City" are addressed to man-stealing women, while "Rated 'X'" and "The Pill" discuss, respectively, double standards in male-female relationships and birth control.   

Dr. Frank N. Furter with Columbia and Magenta. (1975) 

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There are cult films, and there are cult films. The cultiest of all cult films has to be The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in which Tim Curry (center) played Frank N. Furter -- a  self-described "sweet transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania." This bizarre gender-bending musical (the film version of the successful stage production The Rocky Horror Show) went virtually unnoticed when it opened in 1975, and might have vanished, just another weird movie that flopped. But an executive at 20th Century Fox noted that offbeat "midnight movies" were becoming a thing, and arranged to have the film screened at theaters looking to make a little money on the late-night crowd. It proved to be the right movie for the right audience -- fans, often in costume, came back week after week to watch, sing along, and shout retorts at characters on the screen. The movie's addictive, ritualistic appeal has kept it in theaters to the present day, making it the longest-running theatrical release of all time.