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20 Rare Photos of World-Famous Celebrities In The 20th Century 

Mick Jacobs
March 24, 2017 3.6k votes 529 voters 14.7k views 20 items

List Rules Vote up the cool cats who will never go out of style.

While its characteristics change over time, the concept of "coolness" remains constant: it's all about the attitude. Being hip requires personality; a bit of badassery will do the trick, and age need not stand in your way. If you're especially trendy, you'll be happening long after the moment is captured on camera, just like these 20th-century celebrities.

Just because they're in black and white doesn't make them any less cool. If anything, it's old school, which anyone will tell you is the best type of cool.

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1969: The Beatles
1969: The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 20 Rare Photos of World-Famous Celebrities In The 20th Century
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1964: The Beatles And Muhammad Ali
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1960: Muhammad Ali
1960: Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 20 Rare Photos of World-Famous Celebrities In The 20th Century
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1957: Marilyn Monroe
1957: Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 20 Rare Photos of World-Famous Celebrities In The 20th Century
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