Hollywood and the entertainment world at large has seen a staggering level of growth in the last 100 years, so much so that you can pretty much travel to the far end of the world and still find a local villager who knows of Justin Beiber. But without discrediting the faces of 21st-century pop culture, show business seems to have lost a certain level of cool that was so prevalent in yesteryear show business.
Just take the rugged handsomeness and extraordinary talent of Marlon Brando, or the effortlessly cool shots of the French heartthrob, Alain Delon. These were the stars that put Hollywood on the map and cemented it as the global business we now know today. The California area at large was also a place bursting with creative zeal and attracted people all over the world, from artists and surfers to skaters, and spiritual gurus.
So sit back and enjoy a series of cool photos that encapsulated a period of time you probably wish you were apart of.
2Alice Cooper as you’ve never seen him before
The Godfather of Shock Rock is most familiar to peoples’ eyes when he’s dressed in his typically garish and gothic outfits, but in a career spanning some five decades, Cooper’s unique brand of macabre punk rock/ metal hadn’t always seen him drenched in eyeliner and make-up.
In the 70’s, Cooper would often go make-up free, and if we’re honest, we think he looks rather dashing compared to when he’s on stage belting out music amidst a backdrop of electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords.