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A blog collection of classic celeb photos.
posted by BeerFilter (38 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
He's a man of peace, but an unmatched fighter with his fists. He's a pill-popping honorary DEA agent with a girl-hypnotizing pelvis that just wants to rock.

Together they Fight Crime!
posted by chambers at 5:01 PM on February 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Great photos. Make them into advice animals!.

I call Bowie!
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 5:07 PM on February 12, 2011


Well I guess that's not technically an advice animal. Anyway, you get the idea.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 5:08 PM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Salvador Domènec Felip Jacint Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol.. I friggin love you!!!

(Also, a mate's got that Muhammed Ali and Elvis one as a large print signed by both men. Been jealous of that for years..)
posted by Ahab at 5:16 PM on February 12, 2011


Page 8 - I challenge you to find a photo of anyone more wasted than David Lee Roth.
posted by davebush at 5:16 PM on February 12, 2011


Page 8 - I challenge you to find a photo of anyone more wasted than David Lee Roth.

David Johansen in the next photo down on that page?

This post wins the contest for most more awesomer than it looked like it would be.
posted by snofoam at 5:24 PM on February 12, 2011


me: Is there a here after now?

bot: There is your mind. If you have made your mind hell, then that is where you go. If you have made your mind heaven, then going into your mind is heaven.

me: Is there a now?

bot: Yes, I am God.
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:46 PM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I challenge you to find a photo of anyone more wasted than David Lee Roth.

I was about to say the Ian McLagen, Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart one on page 3. At first I was about to call that one fake, because of three facts that don't add up:

A. They are all in a bathroom together
B. They are Ian McLagen, Ronnie "$5000 a day habit" Wood and Rod Stewart
D. (the one that doesn't add up) The mirror on the towel dispenser has not been removed to do cocaine on.

C. is for cocaine, which the letter is missing in my list to signify that the cocaine is all gone 'cause Ronnie did all of it.

But I suppose rock stars can afford their own mirrors, or maybe there is some naked groupie covered in coke somewhere outside the frame. So I guess it's legit.

However, upon viewing the Roth photo you speak of, damn you're right. Rock on, Dave. No one that could say you ever half-assed having a damn good time during your life.
posted by chambers at 6:07 PM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Child soldiers of the Kiss Army.
posted by Joe Beese at 6:08 PM on February 12, 2011


I never knew that Andre the Giant was such a player.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 6:21 PM on February 12, 2011


This is pretty great.
posted by box at 6:30 PM on February 12, 2011


But I don't think that's the real Pink Panther.
posted by box at 6:38 PM on February 12, 2011


Just remarkable. Thanks!
posted by Turtles all the way down at 6:41 PM on February 12, 2011


All those pictures of a young Carrie Fisher make me remember why I had such a crush on her when I was a wee lad.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 6:41 PM on February 12, 2011


1) It's fun to see celebrities young and beautiful when in your mind you think of them as old and characterful.

2) Hugh Hefner has always been a douche.
posted by maxwelton at 6:54 PM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I know it clocks me in at about 5 years old emotionally but "James Dean about to punch Rock Hudson in the dick" is going to get repeated over and over and over in my house.

Maybe it's all that (2008! Shit!) MeFi Crunk Punch Em in The Dick that has me all dick punchy.
posted by cavalier at 7:06 PM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I wanted to get angry at this tumblr-type blog for not providing any context, but sometimes, the caption (and it's reality) is simply enough. Why yes, that is Robert Redford getting photobombed by Dustin Hoffman, and I am enjoying it. Thank you. Oh, and then James Dean is about to punch Rock Hudson in the dick. Again, you are correct, and thanks for this.

Still, would a little context kill you? Yes? Oh well, I asked.

And why did no one tell me Walt Disney was the first Hipster? Sorry, I'll lay off of Hipsters now.



box: But I don't think that's the real Pink Panther.

Nor do I think that's the real Trent Reznor in the picture frame below.


davebush: I challenge you to find a photo of anyone more wasted than David Lee Roth.

Give them 5 minutes, and this deer would be a winner.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:16 PM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I know I'm lame because the first thing I noticed was the misspelling of Sean Connery's name in this post.
posted by immlass at 7:38 PM on February 12, 2011


Does it bug anyone else that they are no photo credits given to the photographers at all?
posted by ztdavis at 7:41 PM on February 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Apparently Che Guevara was really just a long-running character played by a young Benicio del Toro...
posted by hincandenza at 7:43 PM on February 12, 2011


Does it bug anyone else that they are no photo credits given to the photographers at all?
Yes. I know for a fact that all the photos of Freddie Mercury were lifted directly from past issues of the Official International Queen Fan Club Magazine and are all copyrighted. I'm guessing the other photos are likewise "borrowed" without permission since no credit is given.
posted by Oriole Adams at 8:17 PM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hugh Hefner as Popeye the Sailor Man.
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:25 PM on February 12, 2011


Couldn't resist.
posted by BeerFilter at 8:26 PM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Omg, such eye candy. Each one a gem. Love this.
posted by nickyskye at 8:45 PM on February 12, 2011


David and Iggy were a cute couple.
posted by droplet at 9:01 PM on February 12, 2011


A lot of these have been featured on Ain't it Cool News' behind the scenes pic of the day series.

Here is the original run before the site meltdown in mid December. The have continued the series but they do not have a running list of links anymore.

This is one of my favorites.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 9:32 PM on February 12, 2011


Dolly Parton and Mick Jagger
posted by stbalbach at 10:20 PM on February 12, 2011


Really liked the Hawkings shot. And yeah, some photographer credits would be nice.
posted by sharpener at 11:04 PM on February 12, 2011


The snapsnot of cool any of these photos is way cooler than I will ever be.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 12:12 AM on February 13, 2011


I just popped in to make sure a link to "Punch 'Em In the Dick" had been posted. Thanks cavalier!
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 3:56 AM on February 13, 2011


Colonel Sanders was a real, live actual man?!!! I'd always just assumed he was a chicken-centric, non-terrifying Ronald McDonald mascot invented by the KFC marketing dept.
posted by a little headband I put around my throat at 6:26 AM on February 13, 2011


I'd always just assumed he was a chicken-centric, non-terrifying Ronald McDonald mascot invented by the KFC marketing dept.

Wait. What? Seriously????
My god, I suddenly feel ancient.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:27 AM on February 13, 2011


Colonel Harlan Sanders was indeed a real person and an interesting cat. I think it's interesting in that his franchising success didn't occur for him until he was in his 60s.
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:34 AM on February 13, 2011


[That should have been Harland.]
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:39 AM on February 13, 2011


Carrie Fisher is tiny and adorable! Christopher Walken is gorgeous!
posted by arcticwoman at 9:30 AM on February 13, 2011


Although, looking through a few more pages what I am struck by is how fleeting is youth and we all get old (if we are lucky) and die.
posted by arcticwoman at 9:37 AM on February 13, 2011


Whoa. I can't believe no-one ever told me that not only is Sid Vicious still alive, he's currently time-travelling under the moniker Sam Rockwell.

(Google tells me i'm not the first to notice this, though.)
posted by pseudonymph at 9:46 AM on February 13, 2011


That was fun. This had to be Harrison Ford way before money, or..meth?
posted by Flex1970 at 7:49 PM on February 13, 2011


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