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32 Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Iconic Movies

A candid look into movie magic, presented by Getty Images.

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1. The Seven Year Itch (1955)

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Marilyn Monroe stands over a subway grating and has her skirt blown up by a giant blower. About 1,500 New Yorkers formed an audience outside the food store, at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue.

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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Director and screenwriter Stanley Kubrick finds his shot on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey at the MGM British Studios in Borehamwood, England. On the left is American actor Keir Dullea in a spacesuit.


9. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

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Tracy Reed being made up before shooting begins on the set of the film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

10. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

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George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn on the set of Breakfast at Tiffany's, based on the novel by Truman Capote and directed by Blake Edwards.

11. Help! (1965)

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Members of the Beatles climb out of a pool during the filming of Help! in Nassau, Bahamas. From left: Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney (in background), John Lennon, and George Harrison.


14. Easy Rider (1969)

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Dennis Hopper holds a bottle in his hand as he directs a setup for the film Easy Rider in New Orleans. Actor Peter Fonda stands next to him in sunglasses and motorcycle leathers while a group of extras and onlookers mill about behind them.


19. Mission: Impossible (1996)

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Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, filming a scene for the movie Mission: Impossible in a studio. In this scene, he clings to a replica of a TGV train built on the set, against a blue screen.


27. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Machines making snow and wind on set of the movie It's a Wonderful Life; actor Jimmy Stewart wiping away perspiration and artificial snow.


32. The Great Escape (1963)

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A film crew ready to shoot Steve McQueen's motorcycle escape sequence on the set of The Great Escape, directed by John Sturges, in Bavaria, Germany.