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August 11, 2014

Rare Behind the Scenes Photographs From the Filming of 'Jaws' on Katama Bay, Martha's Vineyard in 1974

Back in 1974, a few malfunctioning pneumatically powered prop sharks, water logged cameras, unwanted sailboats drifting into frame, seasick actors, a blown schedule, a really blown budget, and an up-and-coming director named Steven Spielberg made movie magic on Martha’s Vineyard with Jaws. The film, based on Peter Benchley’s bestselling novel, went on to win multiple Academy Awards and is considered the original summer blockbuster.

Below is a collection of 15 rare behind the scenes color photographs from the making film of Jaws, most of them were taken by Charlie Blair on Katama Bay, Martha’s Vineyard in September, 1974.



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