Vintage Photos We Never Knew Were Captured

February 22, 2024

Polaroid of Farrah Fawcett taken by Andy Warhol in 1979

These snapshots not only offer a look into the dark recesses of everyday life, but they show the way in which Mother Nature seems to be conspiring against us at every turn.

These rarely seen photos are sure to shock even most readers. You'll want to make sure you keep the lights on while you peruse these eerie photographs from some of the most spine-tingling moments in history.

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There's no doubt that Farrah Fawcett is one of the most beautiful women of the 1970s, so it's not a surprise that Andy Warhol wanted to snap a Polaroid of her for his series of somewhat candid shots of famous people. At the time, the photo was a one-off lark, but as time has gone on, original paintings of the photo have become pieces of contention for Fawcett's family.

Warhol painted two portraits of Fawcett after she posed for him in September 1980, and even though Fawcett claimed that the portrait was hers when she passed away in 2009, he former partner Ryan O'Neal claimed that it was his. This wasn't a big deal until her will stated that "all" of her artwork would go to the University of Texas, but O'Neal wanted to keep the portrait, which has been appraised to be worth $18 million, for himself.

O'Neal won the painting in a trial after claiming that it was his final connection to Fawcett, saying:

I talk to [the painting], I talk to her. It’s her presence in my life and her son’s life. We lost her. It would seem a crime to lose it.

But now it seems that O'Neal no longer has compunctions about holding onto the piece.

Stevie Nicks back in the 1970s

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In the 1970s, there was Stevie Nicks and then there was everyone else. Not only was she the witchy frontwoman of Fleetwood-Mac, but she had a kind of mystique that you don't just get from being a singer or an actress.

Nicks brought something new to rock music in an era full of overblown stadium rock bands running on pure testosterone. The Mac was one of the most successful groups of the era, but thanks to the feminity of Nicks and keyboardist/singer/songwriter Christine McVie the group brought more nuance to their music than many of the other platinum groups of the era.

Even through the group's ups and downs they've managed to mystify listeners with their sun soaked, pop rock goodness, and we've got Nicks to thank for leading the way.