Look Closer... Vintage Photos That Were Never Edited

By Sophia Maddox | July 11, 2023

10 year-old Jack Black looked like 'Peter Brady' in 1979. 

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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Jack Black rocked his way into our hearts in the late '90s as one half of Tenacious D, a comedy act (with Kyle Gass) that poked fun at adolescent heavy metal fantasies while cranking out some pretty kickass music. In a way, that's what Black has continued to do in every film and TV show since -- he brings a childlike enthusiasm to every project, then proceeds to nail the performance like a pro. It's controlled chaos, it's madness with a purpose. He's just a big kid, as they say -- but he once was a little kid. A little 10-year-old kid with a contagious smile who looked eerily like... a young Christopher Knight, TV's Peter Brady?

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.