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Samuel-L-Jackson_New-York-City_Untapped CitiesActor Samuel L. Jackson spotted during a music video shoot in Brooklyn.

Photographer Gregoire Alessandrini, who we’ve previously featured in our vintage photo column on the MeatpackingTimes Square and Iconic Diners of NYC posts, has recently shared photos he snapped of celebrities in New York in the 1990s on film sets and at events. “As a film student and a young writer/photographer in the 1990’s, I always carried a camera with me,” he describes, and his website is a treasure trove of images of a bygone New York. Today, Alessandrini is an executive audiovisual producer at Louis Vuitton in Paris.

Spike-Lee_New-York-City_Untapped CitiesDirector Spike Lee filming a music video at Yankee Stadium.

Hughes-Brothers_New-York-City_Untapped CitiesAlbert Hughes and Allen Hughes, known professionally as the Hughes Brothers, directed Menace II Society and From Hell.

Jennifer-Jason-Leigh_New-York-City_Untapped Cities  Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh at the New York Film Festival.

Rupaul_New-York-City_Untapped CitiesModel and drag queen RuPaul with a crying infant at his book signing of Lettin’ it All Hang Out.

David-Hines_Al-Sharpton_New-York-City_Untapped CitiesDavid Hinds, lead vocalist of reggae band Steel Pulse, with talk show host and civil rights activist Al Sharpton.

Gerard-Depardieu_New-York-City_Untapped CitiesActor Gerard Depardieu, who has completed about 170 films since starting in 1967, at a movie premiere.

James-Brown_New-York-City_Untapped Cities The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, on the set of NY Undercover.

For more photos of celebrities in New York, visit Gregoire Alessandrini’s blog. See more photos of New York in the 1980s and 1990s in Iconic Diners of NYC in 1990s, Times Square’s Transformation in the ’90s, and NYC’s Meatpacking District in the 1990s.

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