Morrison Hotel Gallery Shares Nostalgic Photos of Pop Culture Legends

Media is all glitter and glamour, where the images of the celebrities we all love and adore are edited to ensure utmost perfection. But, every once in a while, an image that shows that celebrities are still the same as us–people who have their own lives to live.

That’s something that photos recently shared by the Morrison Hotel Gallery perfectly captures.

These behind-the-scenes images of the biggest stars of the yester years capture both the skill and talent of the photographers behind the lenses responsible for the said shots. At the same time, they also offer a glimpse of the lives of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Some of the subjects are still alive today, albeit with their star a little bit dimmer than before. Others have since passed away, leaving behind a legacy that will not be forgotten anytime soon.

Regardless of whether they’re still with us or not, the vintage images are a perfect way to try and reminisce of the years gone by and make yourself feel like you’re part of their world.

Scroll down below to see some never-before-seen photos of some of Hollywood’s brightest and most iconic stars in their heydays.

View this post on Instagram

Released exactly a quarter-century ago today, Hole's 'Live Through This' is widely considered the swan song of a movement and a masterwork of its own devices. Released by DGC Records on April 12th, 1994 on the heels of the grunge’s mainstream realization and just one week after the tragic death of its prodigal son and founder/frontwoman/singer-songwriter Courtney Love's (@courtneylove) husband, Kurt Cobain (@kurtcobain), the breakthrough sophomore album’s title and tracks are subsequently imbued with all the provocativeness they rightfully deserved. Outliving the scandal surrounding its initial release, the multi-platinum album featuring contemporary classics like "Doll Parts", "Violet", "Jennifer's Body" and "Asking For It" is a usual suspect within round-ups of the greatest album of all time. Further punctuating the record's brilliance is the brand packaging for 'Live Through This' which would offer an acerbic evocation of Love's own preoccupation with beauty, patriarchal power structures, maternity and anti-elitist ideology. Through the years ahead, Hole and its legendary founder have carried the genre's torch into the twenty-first century with more radio-friendly incarnations and no shortage of contemporaries eager to follow in their angst-ridden footsteps. — Ph. Clay Patrick McBride, Courtney Love, Electric Lady Studios, NYC, 2009 #morrisonhotelgallery

A post shared by Morrison Hotel Gallery (@morrisonhotelgallery) on

View this post on Instagram

Long live the King of Pop👑 In penning Henry IV, Shakespeare once aptly proclaimed, "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," and in doing so, laid definitive prophecy to the convoluted legacy of Michael Jackson, the late-great King of Pop who would otherwise be celebrating his 60th birthday today. Though controversy underscored much of a great life abbreviated, the legend of Jackson is immortalized as one of music history's greatest with preeminent contributions to the realms of both artistic and philanthropic excellence. From van-guarding the 1982 rise of music video culture with best-selling album of all time 'Thriller' to 1987's 'Bad', the first album in history to spawn five number-one singles ("Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "Man in the Mirror", "Dirty Diana") among countless additional accolades of global significance, the record leaves little room to dispute of Time magazine's coronation of "the biggest thing since the Beatles…the hottest single phenomenon since Elvis Presley [who] just may be the most popular black singer ever." While a string of rising stars have proven prodigal sons laying lofty claim to the "King of Pop" dynasty in the decade that has transpired since the icon's passing, history ceaselessly echoes the praises of Jackson's preeminence, leaving behind a throne unfilled and a truly unprecedented catalogue. — Ph. Janet Macoska, Michael Jackson, 1988 #morrisonhotelgallery

A post shared by Morrison Hotel Gallery (@morrisonhotelgallery) on

For more nostalgic photos of pop culture icons and legends, make sure to visit Morrison Hotel Gallery on Instagram and Facebook.