Saturday, October 13, 2007

American Gangster

One night in October of last year - it was October 24th to be exact - I was driving the night shift and took a break at around 9 pm to get a Starbucks tall black coffee at their place on 6th Avenue and 24th Street. What I found when I got there was a movie set taking up the whole block on 24th between 5th and 6th.

The movie is called American Gangster and it's finally being released this week. All I know about it is that it stars Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe and it's set in 1969. I hung around for awhile (didn't see any stars), took these shots, and I've been waiting a whole year to post them because I thought it would be cool to show them just when the movie came out. So if you go to see this movie and you see this scene, remember - you saw it here first!


Anonymous said...

Since the picture shows the nightclub as "Small's", I'm guessing it's supposed to be the legendary Small's Paradise, one of Harlem's greatest clubs for decades at 135th and Seventh. I believe by the late '60s it was owned by baskeball legend Wilt Chamberlain. It is now the Thurgood Marshall Academy, with--of all things--an IHOP at street level.

Eugene Salomon said...

Thanks for that, rexlic. Very interesting!

NYC taxi photo said...

really cool, I wonder why they didn't shoot this in Harlem? The second shot with the figure and the Rolls Royce is my favorite

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