Look Closer... Vintage Photos That Were Never Edited

By Sophia Maddox | July 5, 2023

Randy, Janet and Michael Jackson at home in 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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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.

A pre-Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, circa 1971-72.

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In the comic books, Wonder Woman's alter ego is Diana Prince -- but to Americans who watched TV in the '70s, Wonder Woman (and, technically speaking, Diana Prince) will always be Lynda Carter. When this picture was taken, Carter was about 20 years old, soon to be a pageant winner. She was Miss World USA 1972 and a semifinalist in the 1972 Miss World pageant (held in London), after which she began to study acting and landed small roles on TV series and in B-movies. In 1975, Carter landed the role of Wonder Woman, whom she portrayed on TV through 1979. Current WW actress Gal Gadot is good -- she's very good -- but she'll never dethrone Lynda Carter as the all-time iconic Wonder Woman.