Look Closer... Vintage Photos That Were Never Edited

By Sophia Maddox | February 15, 2024

Ann-Margret is ready for takeoff

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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Perhaps it was her Scandinavian free-spiritedness -- Swedish-born actress and singer Ann-Margret seemed on call to be as sexy as necessary. Need an actress to smother Jack Nicholson with her cleavage? Ann-Margret would do it (in Carnal Knowledge, 1972). Need an actress to writhe in satin sheets and foam, then get sprayed by baked beans? Ann-Margret's your girl (in Tommy, 1975). Need an actress to ride a large motorcycle in a thigh-high sweater dress and calf-high boots? Ann-Margret's raring to go (in The Prophet, 1968). Need an actress who can shake her fringe top and miniskirt like a professional go-go dancer? Ann-Margret has that exact skill (in Appointment in Beirut, 1969). Need an actress you could cover in fluorescent paint and drag around a canvas like a human paintbrush while burly men in tribal garb howl and beat their bongos? That was so Ann-Margret's thing (in The Swinger, 1966). Need an actress to wear a bra at a photo shoot on a chilly day? Not her thing, man.

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.