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Rare Photos Of The 80s Hollywood Nightlife Will Give You A New Perspective On Your Favorite Celebs

The 80s were a colorful time, but sometimes it looks the best when you see it in black and white. Seeing these celebrities at all of their cool parties helps you get to see a side of them they aren't used to showing.

They aren't red-carpet ready, poised with interview bullet points conversation topics and interesting anecdotes. Instead these pictures feel real and much more honest. They are just having a fun time with their friends and are a little bit more willing to let go and allow the photographer to capture what it was really like.

Stephen Jerrome was there for a lot of huge events, and his collection of photographs called "Hollywood: Uptown & Underground" shows off just how different these stars were behind-the-scenes.

Anjelica Huston and Jack Nicholson

These two were at an art opening in Beverly Hills.

Drew Barrymore and Balthazar Getty

"Balthazar Getty and Drew Barrymore at a private party to celebrate the publishing of photographer Greg Gorman's first book," Jerrome said of the candid shot.

Carrie Fisher and Buck Henry

Even Princess Leia herself got in on the action. This was taken at an event for the movie Down And Out.


The pop star was playing hide and seek with the photographer at an event for Herb Ritts.

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis

Not everyone is happy to have their picture taken. Willis apparently said "Don't take my f***ing picture" right as this was taken.

Iggy Pop

The singer was backstage after a concert.

Kirk Douglas

He was being photographed on the terrace of a friends home.

Debbie Harry

Blondie singer, Debbie Harry, was hanging out with a jewelry designer named Smitty backstage.

Paul and Linda McCartney

The couple was attending the launch party for her most recent book.

But those aren't the only celebrities who partied through the 80s...

Arnold Schwarzenegger

"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," Jerrome commented on the photograph.

Rob Lowe

Lowe was attending a gallery opening in West Hollywood.

Daryl Hannah

Actress Kim Basinger was attending photographer Herb Ritts's photo show.

Richard Gere (far right)

Richard Gere goofing around with gallery owner David Fahey and photographer Herb Ritts.

Whoopi Goldberg

She was at an Amnesty International event.

Sylvester Stallone

Stallone was hanging out in a club in Hollywood.


This was taken before the model married David Bowie while she was on a night out on the town.

Jay Leno

He was celebrating an agent named Swifty Lazar at a private reception.

Billy Idol

The 80s icon as partying with his wife on New Years Eve.

Do these pictures make you want to go back to the 80s?