20 Nostalgia-Inducing Photo Booth Snaps of Famous People


[Editor’s note: It’s Labor Day, so your devoted Flavorwire team is taking a break. To keep you entertained, we’re leaving you with our most popular features of the summer months. This post originally ran July 14th.] Here at Flavorpill, we love a photo booth. There’s something so satisfying (and pleasantly retro) about the art of the instant photograph, and we love the spontaneity that always seems to come from all those quick photos in succession, with only a small space to work with. But we’re not alone in our photo booth love. Actors, musicians, artists and celebrities of all kinds have also been known to step behind the cheap velvet curtain and indulge in the fun of automatic photography, and inspired by these shots of Elvis we recently spotted at Retronaut, we’ve pulled an Amélie and obsessively collected a few of the results here.

Elvis, 1950s. Photos via Retronaut.

Truman Capote, Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer. Photos via and via.

Waylon Jennings & Buddy Holly, 1959. Photo via.

Eli Roth and Zooey Deschanel, 2011. Photos via Vanity Fair .

Morgan Freeman. Photos via.

Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio’s passport photos, 1954. Photos via.

Beyoncé and stylist Ty Hunter. Photos via.

Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, 2011. Photos via Vanity Fair .

Bill Murray. Photos via.

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, 1969. Photo via The New York Times .

An 18-year-old James Dean, 1949. Photo via.

Andy Warhol, 1963. Photo via The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Edie Sedgwick. Photo via.

Tom Waits & Ricky Lee Jones, 1979. Photo via.

A young Miles Davis. Photo via.

André Breton, 1925. Photo via.

Gala and Salvador Dalí. Photo via.

Allen Ginsberg, 1945. Photo via.

Jackie Kennedy and John F. Kennedy. Photo via.

Jason Bateman and Paul Rudd, 2011. Photos via Vanity Fair .