You ever want to have a glimpse at the glamorous and notorious parties of the 90’s? In a time devoid of social media we can’t get the blow by blow accounts of the big bashes like we can these days.
However, luckily for us, one struggling actor at the time had his camera to capture the moments when celebrities were partying. Randall Slavin was born in 1969 in Hollywood, California. During the 90s he was lucky to be attending the lush parties of the celebrities. He released the pictures so we can take a look at how they look then and how and with who they partied. Now, his page @randallslavin.com is packed with stunning and breathtaking photos from celebrities. Slavin had his photography debut in New York Times Magazine, and also his amazing work appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, and Esquire. In 2011 he received the prestigious Hollywood Style Award for “Photographer of the Year”
Scroll down and take a look at his first photographs of celebrities living it up, courtesy of Throwbacks.
He said “I would just go out at night and take pictures, and people were cool with it. They’d always want a copy. I would drop it off in some photo lab and pick it up the next day.”
“I think I was hyper-aware that I was around special people,” disclosed Slavin. “When you’re young and you run around and all your friends are actors, they’re in their own bands or they’re wanting to be writers, and you’re all hungry and starving.”
Neil Patrick Harris
“This was at Guy’s on Beverly. We were all young actor boys running around together, but this was sort of Neil [Patrick Harris’] fallow period — post-Doogie Howser, pre-Harold & Kumar. You could actually smoke inside a club, which is shocking today,” Slavin explained about the photo.
Scott Foley and Jennifer Garner
“This was taken at a Fourth of July party at director Steve Miner’s house; they were about to get married [in October],” Slavin said.
Kate Hudson at the Playboy Mansion
Reese Witherspoon and Eddie Mills
“We were backstage at the Wiltern after a Counting Crows concert when I took this picture of Reese Witherspoon and another young actor, Eddie Mills. They were hanging out a bit, and Eddie and I were friends. This was right after Fear came out — 1996 was sort of her breakout year,” disclosed Slavin.
Jude Law and Tracy Falco
“Samantha Mathis and her friend Tracy Falco [right, with Jude Law] rented this little house on Hillside, north of Franklin,” Slavin said. “We had this amazing summer there. When you’re in your 20s and you just all gather at this house — every day, every night.”
Jennifer Aniston and Adam Duritz
“Adam [Duritz, with Jennifer Aniston] sort of immortalized it in the [Counting Crows] song ‘A Long December’ — ‘drove up to Hillside Manor sometime after 2 a.m.’ Jude was doing a show on Broadway. I was there with Tracy, Samantha and Jeremy Davies. All the girls were just all over Jude. He was the most beautiful thing you had ever seen.” Slavin remembered.
Paul Rudd and Jeremy Davies
Taken in 1996, Slavin says this is one of his favorite photos. “This one of Paul Rudd [bottom], Jeremy Davies [on Rudd’s shoulders] and Robin Tunney [left] is my favorite as a photo and as a moment. A friend of ours opened for Hole so we got hooked up. Jeremy and Paul had done a movie. I was good friends with Jeremy. I remember hanging out with Jeremy when he booked a small part on the Buffy movie that was two lines.”
Cameron Diaz, Mila Jovovich and Cedric Lemoyne
He said that the man on the photo was in a band then. “After one of their shows, the guitarist invited us to his apartment on Crescent Heights for a party. I knew Cameron a bit because we both grew up in Long Beach.”
Scott Wolf, Jennifer McComb, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Randall Slavin and Mario Lopez
“What I love about this is that nobody’s looking at their phones. We’re actually, you know, being present with each other.” he noticed.
Charlize Theron and Leonardo DiCaprio
“That was Charlize’s [Theron] 22nd birthday party,” Slavin recalled. “Leo [DiCaprio] was in the midst of Titanic mania. They were actually walking away, and I called them and they both turned. I don’t think either of them have ever looked better than they did that night.” the photographer explained.
He snapped Hilary Swank in her agent’s office. Slavin said: “this was just after her first big role in The Next Karate Kid. It was long before Boys Don’t Cry. Even though she had her hair cut short, it didn’t have anything to do with that film.”