Look Closer... Vintage Photos That Were Never Edited

By Sophia Maddox | June 13, 2023

Cavett Has a Few Questions for Raquel Welch, 1972

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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Raquel Welch was considered one of the sexiest female celebrities of the 1970s -- well, in Playboy's words she was the "Most Desired Woman of the Decade" -- and Cavett was the thinking man's late-night talk show host. This meeting of the minds from 1972 would seem to have something for everyone, then. Cavett was known for his ability to engage guests in intellectual conversations on The  Cavett Show to an extent that more humor-focused shows (like Johnny Carson's Tonight Show) didn't. Welch was of course known for her glamour and sex appeal, but by the early '70s was becoming more and more appreciated as a real actress. Two years later, she would win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her turn in The Three Musketeers.

Randy, Janet and Michael Jackson at home in 1972.

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The musical legacy of the Jackson family is well known, having begun with the massive chart success of the Jackson 5 and continuing through the solo careers of Michael and Janet. Randy, Janet and Michael were the three youngest of the 10 Jackson children, and in 1972 were in different phases of their careers. Michael, then around 14, was inarguably the star of the Jackson 5 (with brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon) and was beginning to release solo albums. Eleven-year-old Randy had performed with the Jackson 5 on percussion, but didn't actually join the group as one of the "5" until 1975, as a replacement for Jermaine. Janet, who was about 6 years old in this shot, would find more success as an actress in the '70s and early '80s, not emerging as a major pop star until 1986 with her third solo album, Control.