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17 amazingly candid Oscars photos from the 1980s


WHAT’S BETTER THAN looking at celebrities back when they were little babies and wearing ill-advised gunas?


With that in mind, we present these beautifully candid shots from Oscars ceremonies of yore.

1. The stage during the 1988 telecast

Stage during telecast Source: Alan Light

2. And the lobby afterwards

lobby Source: Alan Light/Flickr

3. Tom Cruise, back when he was little baby

Tom Cruise Source: Alan Light

4. Mayim Bialik AKA Blossom/Amy from The Big Bang Theory!

Rehearsal shot - Mayim Biyalik Source: Alan Light

5. A reminder that Meryl Streep > you

Meryl Streep Source: Alan Light

6. Meryl laughing at something Kurt Russell just said > everything

meryl Source: Alan Light/Flickr

7. Jodie Foster = you on a night out

foster Source: Alan Light/Flickr

8. Tom Hanks looking like a startled baby deer

hanks Source: Alan Light/Flickr

9. Drew Barrymore and Corey Feldman

drew Source: Alan Light/Flickr

10. Geena Davis is a princess

geena Source: Alan Light/Flickr

11. River Phoenix

river phoenix Source: Alan Light/Flickr

12. Kevin Kline and John Cleese

kevincleese Source: Alan Light/Flickr

13. Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson

dennisnick Source: Alan Light/Flickr

14. Morgan Freeman staring into your soul

morgan Source: Alan Light/Flickr

15. Kim Basinger in an, ahem, interesting guna

kimb Source: Alan Light/Flickr

16. The one and only Robin Williams

robinw Source: Alan Light/Flickr

17. And, of course, our own Brenda Fricker

brendan Source: Alan Light/Flickr

More photos are available to view on Alan Light’s Flickr. Be warned: you’ll want to spend hours on it. 

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Amy O'Connor

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