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Planet of The Apes – Behind The Scenes

9 Nov

Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, based on the 1963 French novel La Planète des singes by Pierre Boulle. The film stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly and Linda Harrison. It was the first in a series of five films made between 1968 and 1973, all produced by Arthur P. Jacobs and released by 20th Century Fox. The series was followed by a remake in 2001 and a reboot in 2011.

The film tells the story of an astronaut crew who crash-land on a strange planet in the distant future. Although the planet appears desolate at first, the surviving crew members stumble upon a society in which apes have evolved into creatures with human-like intelligence and speech. The apes have assumed the role of the dominant species and humans are mute creatures wearing animal skins.

Go Ape for these behind the scenes photos from the original and the best Planet of The Apes film. Amongst the snaps from the 1968 movie are actress Kim Hunter puffing away on a cigarette while getting made up as Zira. Doctor Zaius actor Maurice Evans in a Straw boater hat and shades chilling out on the beach and Charlton Heston in a red dressing gown. The backstage pictures were taken at various film locations around Los Angeles in 1967. (via Wikipedia and Voices Of East Anglia)

I Married a Witch photos

27 Oct

I Married a Witch is a 1942 fantasy romantic comedy film, directed by René Clair, and starring Veronica Lake as a witch whose plan for revenge goes comically awry, with Fredric March as her foil. The film also features Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward and Cecil Kellaway. The screenplay by Robert Pirosh and Marc Connelly and uncredited other writers, including Dalton Trumbo, is based on the novel The Passionate Witch by Thorne Smith, who died before he could finish it; it was completed by Norman H. Matson and published in 1941.

Movie Fan Magazines

21 Oct

Hollywood 100 years ago

8 Oct

Old Movie Posters for Adults

7 Oct

Famous Smoking Movie Characters

2 Oct

Movies like to glamorize all kinds of activities, including making smoking into a cool pastime.

Marlene Dietrich in Angel (1937)

Paul Henreid and Bette Davis in Now, Voyager (1942)

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not (1944)

Rita Hayworth in Gilda (1946)

Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint in On The Waterfront (1954)

James Dean in Giant (1956)

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in Breathless, or À bout de souffle (1960)

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Olivia Newton-John in Grease (1978)

Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct (1992)

Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction (1994)

Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

Keira Knightley in Atonement (2007)

Actresses with Ice-cream

19 Sep



Sue Lyon

Susan Turner (Shirley Temple) and Richard Nugent (Cary Grant) in an ice cream parlor in The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

Lana Turner

Viola Dana


Hannah & Kristina

Marilyn Monroe

Kim Novak and Debbie Reynolds

Audrey Hepburn

Brigitte Bardot

Ursula Andress

Ewa Aulin

Emmanuelle Béart

Lana Turner

Jean Simmons

The General (1926)

16 Sep

This shot from the movie The General is the most expensive shot in silent film history. It was filmed in a single take, that had to be perfect, with a real train and a ‘dummy’ engineer (notice the white arm hanging out the conductors window). Some of the locals who came to watch the filming, thought the dummy was a real person and screamed in horror; supposedly, one person even fainted. (via Jaeger Amzallag)

Star Wars Behind The Scenes (rare photos)

8 Sep

Star Wars is an American epic space opera film series created by George Lucas. The first film in the series was originally released on May 25, 1977, under the title Star Wars, by 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, followed by two sequels, released at three-year intervals.

Our Dancing Daughters

6 Sep

Our Dancing Daughters is a 1928 MGM silent drama film starring Joan Crawford and John Mack Brown (later billed after a career decline as “Johnny Mack Brown”), about the “loosening of youth morals” that took place during the 1920s. The film was directed by Harry Beaumont and produced by Hunt Stromberg. This was the film that made Joan Crawford a major star, a position she held for the following half century.