Groovy Photos Of Celebrities Hanging Out At Home

Seeing inside someone’s home can be like staring straight into their soul. While not everyone has the funds to purchase their dream house, many celebrities get the chance to do just that.

Back in the 1970s, stars had their homes decorated in the grooviest way. There was shag carpeting, linoleum floors, sunken living rooms, and avocado green décor plastered all over the place. These photos show us a glimpse of that era’s most famous celebrities lounging around in their far-out pads.

Anderson Cooper And Gloria Vanderbilt Get Comfy In Bed

Anderson Cooper (right) looks almost unrecognizable in this photo from 1972. He is pictured with his brother Carter and their mother Gloria Vanderbilt in their Southampton, New York home.

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Cooper is best known for anchoring his own news show on CNN where he has covered many of history’s most crucial events. His mother was a fabulously famous heiress and socialite. As a child, Vanderbilt was part of the “trial of the century,” which was a custody battle between her parents.

John Lennon And Yoko Ono’s All-White House

Those who’ve seen the “Imagine” music video might not know that it was filmed in John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s home. This photo shows the pair in their English Tittenhurst Park home in July of 1971 and you may notice there isn’t really any furniture.

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Lennon and Ono met at one of her performance art shows while he was in the Beatles and they instantly hit it off. After Lennon left the Beatles, the two formed their own music group called the Plastic Ono Band. They were married from 1969 to 1980 and share a son named Sean Lennon.

Blondie Cooks Up Something In The Kitchen

Chris Stein and Debbie Harry of the rock group Blondie were just as happy as could be in their New York kitchen. The space is small, but they obviously added their personal touches including animal oven mitts, an Elvis poster, and a hanging plastic parrot.

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Blondie were pioneers in American punk and new wave with several chart-toppers such as “Heart of Glass,” “Call Me,” and “The Tide Is High.” Over the course of their almost 50-year career, they’ve sold over 40 million albums worldwide and have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Mick Jagger Struts Out Of His Home

The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger kept things sophisticated as he left his Chelsea, London home in January 1970. Jagger has always showcased his unique, personal style that defies the boundaries of masculinity or femininity.

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With a career that has lasted over five decades, he continues to be one of the most popular frontmen in rock history. His energetic live performances are one of the reasons why the Stones’ music has stood the test of time.

Truman Capote’s House Was A Little Fishy

Author Truman Capote is pictured in 1976 in front of a colorful fish painting in his home. His eclectic personality matched his home with bright colors, unusual statues, and of course, a lot of books. Some of his most famous works include Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood.

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He had quite a public persona, which included a distinctive, high-pitched voice, offbeat style, and elaborate fabrications. Capote used to make up stories that he was friends with celebrities when he had never met them in person.

Elton John Still Has A Big Spending Streak

Elton John shows off his silly side in this April 1972 photo. He is seen riding a small motorbike and showing off his four luxury cars. John has been a culprit of overspending since the beginning of his fame, whether it be cars, shoes, or sunglasses.

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This photo proves that his on-stage persona matches his real life. He is dressed in metallic platforms, velvet bellbottoms, and can always be seen wearing colorful sunglasses. Although it isn’t pictured, there is a giant grand piano inside his home where he writes the music to accompany partner Bernie Taupin’s lyrics.

Christopher Knight Didn’t Really Live At The Brady Bunch House

Most people likely know Christopher Knight for his role as the middle brother, Peter, on The Brady Bunch. Although the show wasn’t a fan-favorite when it originally aired, it garnered a massive young fan base when it went into syndication.

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Here, Knight is pictured in his San Fernando Valley, California home with his pet dog near an interesting fountain. As he grew up, he distanced himself from acting and worked as a businessman. He now owns and operates a furniture company called Christopher Knight Home.

Freddie Mercury, Coming Up With A New Hit Song

Queen’s frontman, Freddie Mercury, kept music with him at all times. This photo was taken in his Shepherds Bush flat in London and featured many posters of his musical influences.

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Mercury kept a guitar close by in case something inspiring popped into his head. Queen was one of the most influential rock groups of the 1970s with hits including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” and “Somebody To Love.” Mercury was a firecracker performer with spectacular costumes, booming energy, and powerful vocals.

Get A Kick Out Of Chuck Norris’ SoCal Home

One of the most iconic martial arts actors in movie history is Chuck Norris. Norris is also an accomplished screenwriter and did a lot of writing at his desk (pictured) in his Palos Verdes home.

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The office is adorned with martial arts awards and features some classic ’70s wood paneling. Norris’ claim to fame was opposite Bruce Lee in 1972’s Way of the Dragon. His student and friend, Steve McQueen, encouraged him to take acting lessons, which launched his long film career.

Joan Jett Rocks Out On Her Guitar

It’s striking how much Joan Jett’s personality is reflected in her bedroom. The portrait of Jett playing guitar was taken around 1976 or 1977 in her family home in Canoga Park, California.

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Posters of rock stars line the walls and her record player is draped by dozens of records out of their covers. Jett is most famously known as the frontwoman for The Runaways and was one of the first women who tapped into the punk rock genre.

David Hasselhoff: A Star In The Making

This is a classic photo of actor David Hasselhoff in 1979. He is quite the multi-tasker by engaging in a telephone call, reading a script, and finishing the novel Semi-Tough in his Hollywood Hills home. His velvet blanket and boldly patterned bed frame are the epitome of late ’70s interior design.

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Around this time, he set the Guinness World Record for being the most-watched man on TV with parts in The Young and The Restless, Knight Rider, and Baywatch. Fans of “The Hoff” may not know that he is a professional singer and is still releasing music today.

Donna Summer Warms Up By The Fire

This ’70s photo of Donna Summer in her living room looks so cozy. She’s seen relaxing on her couch right next to a lit fireplace. Some unique features in the room include her metal bird statues, wooden plant beams, and colorful artwork.

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During her heyday, Summer was referred to as the “Queen of Disco” with influential works including “Love to Love You Baby” and “Hot Stuff.” Before she succumbed to lung cancer in 2012, she sold over 100 million records worldwide, won five Grammy Awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Karl Lagerfeld’s Art Deco Paris Apartment

Designer Karl Lagerfeld didn’t have his signature white ponytail yet in the ’70s, but he sure knew how to live in style. He is pictured in his study in September of 1974 at his Paris apartment.

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It may not be too visible, but the brown and beige daybed in the foreground was designed by the famous French architect Michel Roux-Spitz. His entire apartment was decorated in the Art Deco style. Lagerfeld spent his days as the creative director of Chanel and Fendi and also had his own fashion label.

Miles Davis’ Soothing Living Room

Sunken living rooms were a staple of ’70s décor and jazz musician Miles Davis had one of the all-time best. He is pictured holding his trumpet in a room that looks as if it could be his personal jazz studio.

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Davis was considered to be one of the greatest performers in history and the most recognized jazz musician of his era. He was also called an “arbiter of style” in both his attitude and fashion.

Frank Zappa In His Music Room

Music was extremely important to Frank Zappa, so he kept it with him everywhere he went. Here, he is seen strumming on his guitar at his house in 1971. His piano with plenty of sheet music stands in the background.

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Zappa was recognized as one of the most talented guitar players in history with many of his live performances filled with intricate and improvised solos. He composed music in a wide array of genres that ranged from rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral, and more.

Billy Crystal Puts On A Happy Face

Comedian and actor Billy Crystal’s career has spanned many decades. This photo was taken when he was barely starting out in the business in October of 1977 at his West Hollywood home.

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It’s fun to see him with a Marx Brothers poster because they’re most likely one of his many comedic influences. His shirt is a reference to his claim to fame as Jodie Dallas on the sitcom Soap. It was a nighttime parody of daytime soap operas. In recent years, Crystal is a frequent host of Saturday Night Live.

John Cleese Having A Good Ol’ Time

John Cleese was a founding member of the British comedy troupe Monty Python, who were especially popular in the ’60s and ’70s. This photo was taken in November of 1970 and features Cleese in his Holland Park garden.

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As he sits under a tree playing a guitar, he is joined by his cat and various stuffed animals. During the mid-1970s Cleese co-wrote and starred on the sitcom Fawlty Towers as Basil Fawlty. Also, Cleese has a home on the Royal Crescent, which is one of the most famous Georgian architecture sites in the United Kingdom.

Billy Joel In Front Of Some Of His Awards

The piano man himself, Billy Joel, is seen here in front of several awards he won over the years. The photo was taken in his New York home in 1978. Known as the “Piano Man” by some fans, that’s also the title of one of his most famous songs, which was about his ex-wife and manager Elizabeth Weber Small.

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Joel has become one of the best-selling musicians of all time with over 150 million records sold worldwide. He is in the top three most popular solo acts in the United States and is known for his frequent concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Joanne and Paul Newman Relax at Home

After finalizing his divorce from wife Jackie Witte in 1958, actor Paul Newman was quickly remarried the same year, to actress Joanne Woodward. The couple married and moved in together in an apartment in Greenwich Village.

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Both actors managed busy schedules and dedicated time to studying scripts and memorizing their lines. Yet, whenever they could, they spent time together relaxing at home.

Clint Eastwood Working Out In His Sleek Pebble Beach Pad

Although Clint Eastwood has been a huge Hollywood movie star for decades, he doesn’t choose to live there full-time. This 1978 photo shows Eastwood in the kitchen of his masterfully designed home in Pebble Beach, California.

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He loves the area so much that he served as the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea for a couple of years in the mid-1980s. He owns a ton of other properties including a mansion in Bel-Air, a ranch in Burney, an apartment in Burbank, a house in Idaho, and an oceanfront manor in Hawaii.

Liberace Lived A Life Of Luxury

There isn’t anything more glamorous than seeing Liberace in his $55,000 marble bathtub. He is surrounded by monogrammed towels, gold candelabras, and a giant crystal chandelier. Bubbles fill the air as Liberace shows off his bejeweled rings on every finger.

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He was most famously known for being a pianist and singer with a long career that included concerts, TV specials, movies, and endorsements. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Liberace was the highest-paid entertainer in the world and made sure to spend his life living like a king.

Cher And Gregg Allman Having A Lazy Day

In 1977, this photo was snapped of Cher and rock guitarist Gregg Allman. It looks as though they are having a lazy afternoon in a hammock at their home in Beverly Hills, California.

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The Goddess of Pop and the rock star were married in 1975. They had one son together, Elijah Blue.

Tommy Moore At Home With His Family

A lot of people might not remember, but Tommy Moore was the original drummer for The Beatles. He played with the band from May to June 1960 before going back to a more steady job.

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Here, he is hanging out at home with his family, his wife Veronica (Vera) Hughes, and his two children.

Robert Redford Strolling Outside His Apartment

Robert Redford was an actor during the Golden Age of Hollywood, having starred in numerous motion pictures. Some of his more famous works include Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Way We Were, and All The President’s Men.

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Here he is spotted outside of his New York City apartment in 1978.

Elton John Playing The Piano

Elton John has been on the map since the 1960s, releasing hit after hit such as “Rocket Man,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “I’m Still Standing,” and so many more.

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Here, Sir Elton John is doing what he does best, playing the piano. Instead of on a grad stage, though, he is in the comfort of his own home wearing a bathrobe.

Freddie Mercury When He Wasn’t On Stage With Queen

Freddie Mercury was the lead singer of Queen, notable for his four-octave vocal range; he is often cited as one of the greatest rock singers in history. During his heyday, it might have been hard for fans to think of Mercury as a normal person, lounging in his yard.

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Yet, here is a picture of then rock star doing just that!

Jane Seymour Enjoying Breakfast On The Balcony

Throughout the 1970s, Jane Seymour made a name for herself as the lead actress in the television series The Onedin Line, as well as a Bond Girl in the 1973 film Live and Let Die.

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Here, the Golden Globe-winning actress is enjoying a relaxing morning on her balcony with some breakfast.

Clint Eastwood With His Daughter

Clint Eastwood first found success in various Western television shows. Soon, he became a prominent face on the silver screen in Hollywood, starring in movies such as Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven, and Every Which Way but Loose.

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Here, he is taking a break from the spotlight to enjoy a day with his daughter at home in Pebble Beach near Carmel, California.

David Cassidy Hanging Out With His Mom And Dog

David Cassidy was a meg-star during the 1970s. First, as one of the leading members of the musical-sit com The Partridge Family and then as a pop singer. During the decade, he was pretty much a teen idol!

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But even teen idols need downtime. Here, Cassidy is relaxing at home with his mom, Evelyn Ward, and their dog.

Jane Fonda Studying Lines At Home

The 970s were a huge time for Jane Fonda. In 1971 she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for Klute and again in 1978 for Coming Home. Besides Hollywood, though, Fonda was a stage actress.

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Here, she was photographed sitting at home studying lines for an upcoming Broadway play.

Time For Tea With Paul McCartney And Wife Linda

The 1970s was a time where Paul McCartney was relearning how to live life after the breakup of the Beatles.

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This photo shows him and wife Linda living on a farm in Nashville, Tennessee. They loved the country life with bare feet and rocking chairs and made time for an afternoon cup of tea.

David Bowie Lounges In The Living Room

David Bowie’s home shows how much music was part of his everyday life. He is sitting in his home in Kent, England with a piano and guitar in plain view.

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Bowie went on to become one of the best-selling artists of all-time with hits such as “Starman” and “Changes.” One of his lyrics was even featured in the opening credits of The Breakfast Club.

John Travolta Kept His Memorabilia

Actor John Travolta rose to fame in the 1970s after starring in classic hits such as Welcome Back Kotter, Saturday Night Fever, and Grease.

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Here, he is sitting on a shag carpet in his Los Angeles home as portraits of himself line the walls. He is even pictured in a Vinnie Barbarino shirt, which was his character on Welcome Back Kotter.

Olivia Newton-John Pets Her Dog

Olivia Newton-John was a breakout star of the 1970s after starring as Sandy in Grease alongside John Travolta.

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This photo shows her in the garden of her Hertfordshire, England home petting her dog. Newton-John went on to be a successful solo artist with hits such as “Physical” and “A Little More Love.”

Barbra Streisand Powders Her Nose

During a party at Barbra Streisand’s New York City townhouse, she snuck away to touch up her makeup.

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Streisand got her big break in the 60s on Broadway and soon became a movie star with roles in Funny Girl, Hello, Dolly!, and A Star is Born. Streisand is one of the richest performers of her generation with a net worth of over $400 million.

Sally Field Relaxes In Her Room

One actress who has been in the entertainment industry for several decades is Sally Field. She first got recognition on the 60s show called The Flying Nun.

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Field later became a serious actress with roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Steel Magnolias, and Forrest Gump. She went on to receive two Academy Awards. Here, Field is seen relaxing in her New York home.

Bob Hope Gets Some Puppy Love

Actor and comedian Bob Hope loved spending time with his dog at his Toluca Lake, California home.

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Hope was actually from London, England and started doing vaudeville acts in the 1920s and 30s. His self-deprecating performances later revolutionized modern stand-up comedy. Over the course of his career, he was in 70 TV shows and movies with him being the star in 54 of them.

Louis Armstrong Shows Off His Trumpet

Louis Armstrong was a world-renowned jazz musician and he kept his love for music close to his heart. He is pictured in his Corona, New York den showing off his trumpet and other memorabilia.

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Nicknamed “Satchmo,” “Satch,” and “Pops,” Armstrong’s career spanned over five decades with hits such as “What a Wonderful World” and “We Have All the Time in the World.”

Joni Mitchell Chills At A Party

Joni Mitchell is one of the most influential folk singers of her generation with songs such as “The Circle Game,” “California,” and “Both Sides Now.”

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Mitchell was often seen at Los Angeles parties during the 1960s and 70s. This is her at a house party on September 21, 1972. Other guests included the members of The Mamas & The Papas and John Denver.

Meat Loaf & Jim Steinman Share A Laugh In Their Loft

Musicians Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman are seen in their New York City loft sharing a laugh on November 10, 1977.

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The two were frequent collaborators with Steinman writing the music and lyrics and Meat Loaf performing. This photo was taken just a month after Bat Out of Hell was released.