Iconic Moments Caught Behind The Scenes

By Sarah Norman | September 7, 2023

Bruce Lee and James Garner on the Set of Marlowe (1969)

Ever wonder what the real story is behind some of the best-loved films of all time? Curious to know more about the cast and crew that made classic TV shows what they are today? Check out this gallery of over 50 behind-the-scenes photos and images that tell us what really happened on the set of some of the most memorable movies and most popular television shows of our time.

test article image
Source: Pinterest

Bruce Lee was famous for his kung fu movies in Hong Kong and was able to finally break into the American acting scene with his feature in Marlowe. Due to his talent and expertise, Lee had begun instructing Hollywood actors in the skill of martial arts for various action scenes. Pictured here is Lee demonstrating his martial arts skills to fellow actor James Garner, who played detective Phillip Marlowe. Lee also brought his own clothes to the set of this film rather than wearing the costumes provided for him.

Promo Featurette for David Leans film, Doctor Zhivago

test article image
Source: Pinterest

The five-time Academy Award-winning film, Doctor Zhivago, was the first major Western movie to tackle the Russian Revolution that took place pre-World War II. This highly acclaimed classic was based on the controversial novel by Boris Pasternak, who wrote about the political turmoil amid the social upheaval taking place in early 1900's Russia. Due to the controversial storyline, the manuscript was not allowed publication in Russia and was therefore smuggled to Milan and published in 1957. Doctor Zhivago was filmed mostly in Spain where a remarkable Moscow movie set was built to reflect the book’s setting.