Written By: Eliza Berman

For the historically inclined, LIFE magazine’s archives offer a treasure trove of Halloween inspiration. Music lover? There’s Little Richard’s signature look and Elvis Presley’s smart army get-up. For coordinated couples, there’s Hollywood’s onetime leading couple (Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton) playing one of history’s leading couples (Cleopatra and Antony). And for those with a “quarantine beard” to work with, Donald Sutherland displays a daring feat of facial topiary.

Project Mercury astronauts wearing pressure suits (top L-R) Alan Shepard, Virgil Grissom; Leroy Cooper; (bottom L-R) Walter Schirra, Donald Slayton, John Glenn, & Malcolm Carpenter.

Project Mercury Astronauts

Ralph Morse / (c)The LIFE Picture Collection

Elvis Presley at Fort Dix, New Jersey, shortly before his discharge from the U.S. Army.

Elvis Presley

Al Fenn / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Actress Marilyn Monroe posing wearing her famous gold lame gown for the motion picture "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."

Marilyn Monroe

Ed Clark / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Hillary Rodham (later Clinton) of Wellesley College talking about student protests which she supported in her commencement speech.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Lee Balterman / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

The Beatles: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

The Beatles

John Dominis / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Carolyn Jones and John Astin, with other cast members, from The Addams Family.

The Addams Family

(c) Don Cravens Estate / The LIFE Images Collection

Jayne Mansfield posing hot water bottle likenesses floating around her in her pool.

Jayne Mansfield

Allan Grant / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Queen Elizabeth II in front of the microphones while awaiting to reply to to the welcoming speech at University College of West Indies.

Queen Elizabeth

Cornell Capa / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Members of pop group Jackson Five (clockwise L-R): Jackie, parents Joe and Katherine, Marlon, Tito, Jermaine and Michael in their backyard.

The Jackson Five

John Olson / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Comedy group The Three Stooges (clockwise from L): Curly Joe DeRita, Moe Howard, Larry Fine.

The Three Stooges

Michael Rougier / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Jane Fonda as Barbarella.

Jane Fonda as Barbarella.

Carlo Bavagnoli / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

British PM Winston Churchill sporting top hat with coat and scarf.

Winston Churchill

Alfred Eisenstaedt / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Jim Morrison of The Doors wearing leather and singing alone on stage in front of a purple psychedelic backdrop.

Jim Morrison

Yale Joel / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Sophia Loren costumed in sheer gown in brothel scene from the movie "Marriage Italian Style."

Sophia Loren

Alfred Eisenstaedt / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Kier Dullea and Gary Lockwood from motion picture "2001: A Space Odyssey."

2001: A Space Odyssey

Dmitri Kessel / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

John F. Kennedy and wife Jackie waving to a crowd during campaign appearance.

John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy

Paul Schutzer / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Pablo Picasso wearing a minotaur head mask on the beach at Golfe Juan near Vallauris.

Pablo Picasso as The Minotaur

Gjon Mili / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Scientist Albert Einstein in his study at home.

Albert Einstein

Alfred Eisenstaedt / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Raquel Welch in roller derby uniform during filming of motion picture "The Kansas City Bomber."

Raquel Welch

Bill Eppridge / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Baseball great Jackie Robinson in Brooklyn Dodgers uniform.

Jackie Robinson

Allan Grant / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Country music star Johnny Cash walking along the line of a railway track.

Johnny Cash

Michael Rougier / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Dorothy Dandridge posing in costume for the motion picture "Tarzan's Peril."

Dorothy Dandridge

Ed Clark / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Humorous portrait of half shaved actor Donald Sutherland.

Donald Sutherland

Co Rentmeester / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Julie Andrews in live broadcast of Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Cinderella."

Julie Andrews as Cinderella

Gordon Parks / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra.

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor

Paul Schutzer / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Mia Farrow on set of "A Dandy in Aspic."

Mia Farrow

Bill Eppridge / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Dancer Fred Astaire clad in top hat, tails and spats, twirling cane in one hand as he dances "Puttin' on the Ritz" number for the movie "Blue Skies.".

Fred Astaire

Bob Landry / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on the launch of Desilu Studios, pondering their new venture.

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

Leonard McCombe / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

Little Richard posing in mod fringed shirt.

Little Richard

Ralph Morse / (c) The LIFE Picture Collection

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