Category: 1980s

Ashford & Simpson photographed by Bobby …

Ashford & Simpson photographed by Bobby Holland, 1982.

Cher photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanit…

Cher photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, 1986.   

Mike Tyson and his wife Robin Givens on 20/2…

Mike Tyson and his wife Robin Givens on 20/20 with Barbara Walters – Aired on September 28, 1988.

In an interview with Barbara Walters at the couple’s New Jersey home, Givens accused Tyson of domestic abuse and being mentally unstable. Givens began by listing Tyson’s qualities, but quickly moved on to his deficits. “He’s got a side to him that’s scary. Michael is intimidating, to say the least. I think there’s a time when he cannot control his temper and that’s frightening to me, to my mother, to anyone around.” She described her seven months of marriage as “torture, pure hell, worse than anything I could possibly imagine,” as Tyson listened. “Does he hit you?” Walters asked. “He shakes, he pushes, he swings,” she responded. “Just recently I have become afraid. I mean very, very much afraid.” A week after the interview aired, Givens filed for divorce.

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Madonna Polaroids by Richard Corman, 1983.

In June 1983, 24 year old Madonna was rising on the club charts with singles Everybody and Burning Up. Photographer Richard Corman captured pre-fame Madonna at home one month before the release of her debut album. At the time she was living on East 4th Street between Avenue A and B.

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Oprah Winfrey, Robin Givens and Jackee Harry publicity photos for “The Women of Brewster Place” (1989)  

Nancy Wilson photographed by Bobby Holland, …

Nancy Wilson photographed by Bobby Holland, 1983.

Patrice Rushen cover session for her album &…

Patrice Rushen cover session for her album “Straight from the Heart” (1982).

Photos by Bobby Holland

Keith Haring photographed by Richard Corman,…

Keith Haring photographed by Richard Corman, 1984.

Jean-Michel Basquiat and Madonna while they we…

Jean-Michel Basquiat and Madonna while they were dating, circa 1983.

Photo by Maripol

Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and his girl…

Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and his girlfriend, actress Robin Givens, read the news about his smashing seventh-round knockout fight against Tyrell Biggs on October 17, 1987 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.