The irreverent actor and comedian John Cleese is a master of his craft, and he’s been doing it since the early 1960s. Cleese has always been a man of many talents, often doing his own scriptwriting, producing, and acting for his films – including the quirky comedy sitcom from the 70s, “Fawlty Towers.” He rose to fame when he starred in the first “Monty Python” film series, in 1979.
Above we see the comedian in a very “John Cleese” photo, meaning he is sitting beneath a tree in his garden, wearing a tall Mexican hat, and playing the guitar for an audience that includes his cats and an array of stuffed animals – among them a ferret, a rhino, a mouse, and a turtle.
Desi Arnaz Jr.
One of the most famous TV couples of all time was Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz. They dominated the screens back in the 50s and 60s, and their lives, both as individuals and as a married couple, were so extraordinary that they spawned several film and TV shows. Desi and Lucille had a son in 1953, named Desi Jr., who also became an actor and musician.
Above we see a young Desi Arnaz Jr. playing the drums on his Los Angeles home terrace, back in 1979. That terrace truly looks like a perfect place to play and get artistic inspiration, and regardless, it seems young Desi inherited artist genes from both his parents.
Gerald and Betty Ford
In the very classic black and white photo below we see the 38th President of the United States, Gerald Ford, with wife Betty and son Steven about to say grace before dinner. That beautiful dining room was on the second floor of the White House, where Ford and his family lived from 1974 to 1977. In fact, this photo was taken weeks after Ford was sworn into the presidency.
We wonder who the fourth plate was for – perhaps they were waiting on one of their other four children. In any case, we can’t imagine what the rest of the house looks like if the dining room alone looks straight out of a magazine.
American actor David Cassidy rose to fame with his role in the popular 70s musical sitcom, “The Partridge Family.” For the rest of the decade, Cassidy became a teen heartthrob and music superstar, and you really just need to look at the photo below to prove it.
Cassidy is seen striking a pose in his colorful, laid-back shirt, brown leather pants, and a brown fedora hat, all with a background of his groovy Los Angeles home kitchen. This handsome young man had beauty and talent, and we can definitely see why he became the crush of every teenage girl back in the 70s.
The iconic ‘Piano Man,’ Billy Joel poses at his home in New York, in 1978. Of course, we see all of his gold records framed in the background, and Joel looking as smug as he should in his vintage brown jacket and fantastic 70s haircut.
Joel rose to fame with his hit song “Piano Man” in 1973 and went on to write some of the most famous songs of the 70s and 80s. He is considered to be one of the great pianists, singers, and songwriters of his time, a reputation that is well-deserved. The man is in his 70s and he’s still filling up arenas and giving astonishing concerts.