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November 13, 2011

49 Candid and Intimate Photos Reveal the Glitz and Weirdos of Hollywood Club Scenes in the 1980s and Early ‘90s

Where can you spy Paul McCartney and his late wife Linda making silly faces, a brunette Madonna playing hide-and-seek, and Rob Lowe rocking adorably geeky glasses? At the Hollywood parties, art openings, and clubs of the late-1980s and early ‘90s, of course!

Photographer Stephen Jerrome covered the underground social gatherings and lavish soirees Tinseltown had to offer during that era, immortalizing movie stars, musicians, and fashion designers as they drank cocktails and schmoozed with other famous party-goers.

His series Hollywood: Uptown & Underground is a collection of all the photos from this period. From movie stars like Jack Nicholson and Madonna, these black & white photos capture a familiar but detached world, one full of unabashed mingling, open bars, and parties till dawn. Kind of sounds like our Saturday night.

Welcome to the underground.

Bruce Willis saying "Don't take my fucking picture." Stephen Jerrome was shooting at a private party hosted by Vanity Fair; the only photographer in the room. That's Demi on the left.

Artist Keith Haring during a rare visit to L.A.

Iggy Pop off-stage.

Clothing designer Pepito Albert during his L.A. heyday.

A little trick in camera allowed photographer to extend the negative in-camera for this triple some one-night loft party way downtown.

One of the most famous models of them all, Petty Moffitt, hasn't changed her look in fifty years, and she's still as "now" as ever.

Linda Lovitch in the legendary studio of the late photographer Steven Arnold.

Toni Bazil and Terri Garr at the I-Hop on Santa Monica Blvd.

Paul and Linda McCartney at a launch party for Linda's last book.

Slow motion dance performance, underground club style.

Actor James Woods and one of the most beautiful women in the word...whomever she is!

More silly nonesense at a club on Hollywood Blvd.

Billy Idol and then wife on New Years Eve.

Gallery owner David Fahey horse-playing around with photographer Herb Ritts and Richard Gere.

Hollywood cool. Waiting for a club to open.

Debbie Harry and jewelry designer Smitty backstage.

The girls are asking, "Are you talking to me?"

Model Lauren Hutton. She was on crutches that night.

All for show at an underground club downtown...way off the Hollywood path. By day, the woman with the whip was a nurse!

Madonna at a private party hosted by the late photographer Herb Ritts.

Kirk Douglas photographed on the terrace of author Sidney Sheldon's Beverly Hills home.

Kitten Natividad, ex-wife of Russ Meyer, and Diane H. busting out at the Stock Exchange nightclub.

Rock & Roll energy in Hollywood.

Model Iman when she was partying alone...before her marriage to David Bowie.

An in-camera triple exposure of a club kid downtown.

Hat fashion at the Stock Exchange nightclub.

Actor Vincent Price and wife Coral Browne, not long before Price passed away...this taken at a small fund-raising dinner in Beverly Hills.

This rare gathering centers around model and famous muse, the late Tina Chow, second from left, with her father (left), son Max, her mother, and Tina's former husband, Michael Chow at his restaurand in Beverly Hills.

Rob Lowe at a gallery opening in West Hollywood.

Club kids at four in the morning...going home.

End of a long night as the Mona Lisa looks on glumly.

Sly not getting kicked out of a club in Hollywood.

Actor and model Steve Lyon with two friends af the Stock Exchange nightclub.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, as handsome as he ever was in his pre-govenor days admired by Mrs. Vincent Minnelli, step-mother of Liza, at a private reception in Beverly Hills.

Believe it or not, the artist inside this monster was a very handsome another no-name loft party.

Hair and cigarettes on Sunset Strip.

The models (and stylist in glasses) having fun after a fashion show.

Jay Leno at a private reception hosted by the legendary Hollywood power agent Swifty the old Spago on Sunset Strip.

Whoopie out to support Amnesty International.

Surprise guest Ivana Trump wearing Therie Mugler at a fashion show. Another rare visitation by the New York glitrerati.

Valentino with model in the lobby of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel during a rare visit to L.A.

Mud Men at a fashion show.

The late photographer Herb Ritts with Daryl Hannah at Herb's photo show in Hollywood.

Actress Shawn Young seeing double at the old Bistro in Beverly Hills.

Balthazar Getty and Drew Barrymore at a private party to celebrate the publishing of photographer Greg Gorman's first book.

Carrie Fisher and writer/actor Buck Henry at a small party to launch the film "Down and Out in Beverly Hills".

This young man, with five rings in his foreskin, died of AIDS, his wings unfinished.

Anjelica Huston and Jack Nicholson, cornered at an art opening in Beverly Hills.

1 comment:

  1. Kirk Douglas: The argument against plastic surgery

    Rob Lowe: the man doesn't age

    Jay Leno: Wearing the same stupid facial expression...




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