Arts & Culture

Billy Bob Thornton Hosts Morrison Hotel Gallery Exhibit Opening

Friends, fans and famous faces gathered at the Morrison Hotel Gallery at the Sunset Marquis Hotel to celebrate photographer and gallery co-owner Timothy White’s photography exhibit opening, and to enjoy the hotel’s huge holiday celebration, hosted by long-time friend of White’s, Bad Santa Billy Bob Thornton.

Billy Bob Thornton with Timothy White signing his Bad Santa poster.

Billy Bob Thornton with Timothy White signing his Bad Santa poster.

The holiday-themed party took over the hotel including the restaurants, café and Bar 1200 with live music, dancers and a Santa Claus.

Kathy Bates, Timothy White

Kathy Bates, Timothy White

Joining the celebration were Timothy White’s close friends, Julian Lennon, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Debbie Carrington, Dwight Yoakam, Downtown Julie Brown andJohnny Galecki among others.

Downtown Julie Brown with Julian Lennon.

Downtown Julie Brown with Julian Lennon.

The exhibit features just a small selection of an incredible catalog of work from White, and includes a never-before-seen image of Robin Williams from a photo shoot for The Bird Cage, photographs of Jay Z, Elizabeth Taylor, Sharon Stone and a Bad Santa Billy Bob Thornton among others.

Timothy photographed both posters for the Bad Santa movies, among hundreds of other movie posters in his career.

Never-before-seen Timothy White photograph of Robin William from "The Birdcage" photo shoot.

Never-before-seen Timothy White photograph of Robin William from “The Birdcage” photo shoot.

The exhibition will be up at Morrison Hotel Gallery at the Sunset Marquis Hotel through December 26th and all images are available for purchase.