They weren’t always famous and even when they were, their public persona followed them everywhere they went providing an easily-recognizable facade by which we recognized them. The rare photos below feature famous legendary public personalities in historic candid photos you have likely never seen before.
Elvis Presley as a teenager.
An older Elvis Presley showing legendary Muhammad Ali how to fight.
Albert Einstein sitting on the steps of his home wearing fuzzy slippers.
Arnold Schwarzenegger sledding with President George H. Bush at Camp David.
Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal carrying Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
A young Marilyn Monroe when she was a factory worker in Van Nuys, California (1944).
Clark Gable, Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney, and Judy Garland skipping out of a movie studio together.
Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney doing dishes.
Charlie Chaplin in a photo without his makeup and classic hat.
A young Marlon Brando photobombing a young Elizabeth Taylor.
Ernest Hemingway in his passport photo.
Cher at 19 years of age.
Iconic actress Brigitte Bardot with artists Pablo Picasso.
And Kirk Douglas helping a young Brigitte Bardot with her hair.
A meeting of the minds – Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Warren G. Harding, and Harvey Firestone sitting on lawn chairs in a yard.
A young Bill Clinton meets President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Alfred Hitchcock about to eat three little children alive (i.e. Hitchcock enjoying a sleigh ride with his grandchildren).