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Brigitte Bardot plays cards on the set of <i>Viva Maria</i>, 1965.
Brigitte Bardot plays cards on the set of Viva Maria, 1965. Photo: ICONIC IMAGES/DOUGLAS KIRKLAND

Would a photograph of Brigitte Bardot playing cards with a cigarette dangling out of her mouth on the set of Viva Maria!, a 1965 comedy-adventure about two women who become socialist revolutionaries, make your day? What about Marilyn Monroe discussing sound with Clark Gable and director John Huston while filming 1960s The Misfits? Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole tangled together in a broom closet for a scene in the 1966 heist comedy How to Steal a Million? Or young Michael Caine looking nothing like old Michael Caine sleeping in a lawn chair in Mallorca, Spain, on the set of Guy Green’s 1968 mystery film The Magus?

They’re all part of the second “Art of Behind the Scenes” photo exhibit displayed against a backdrop of the Mediterranean, showcased at Saturday’s 8th Annual Filmmaker Dinner in honor of the Cannes Film Festival, and hosted by Finch & Partners and Jaeger-Lecoutre — and we’re bringing you a slideshow of them simply because they’re great. Enjoy!

Photo: Terry O’Neill

Actors Peter O’Toole and Audrey Hepburn get uncomfortable together in a cramped broom cupboard in a scene from the crime caper How to Steal a Million, 1966.

Photo: © Eve Arnold/MAGNUM PHOTOS/© Eve Arnold/MAGNUM PHOTOS

John Huston discusses sound with Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, and a sound man (back to the camera) on the set of The Misfits, Nevada, 1960.

Photo: ©Robert Capa/Magnum Photos

On the set of Notorious directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Hollywood, 1946.

Photo: Douglas Kirkland

French actress Brigitte Bardot plays cards on set of the comedy-adventure film Viva Maria, 1965.

Photo: © Eve Arnold/MAGNUM PHOTOS/© Eve Arnold/MAGNUM PHOTOS

Andy Warhol at the Silver Factory with his first sophisticated anchored camera, New York, 1964.

Photo: Ghislain DUSSART/Ghislain DUSSART/RAPHO

Jean-Luc Godard during the filming of Le Mepris in Villa Malaparte, Capri, Italy, January 1963.

Photo: © ERICH LESSING/MAGNUM PHOTOS

On the set of Moby Dick, directed by John Huston, 1954.

Photo: Terry O’Neill

British actor Michael Caine takes a rest with Anthony Quinn during the filming of Guy Green’s 1968 film The Magus on Mallorca.

Photo: © Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos/© Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos

American writer and movie director Norman Mailer during a “speaking party,” 1968.

See Vintage Photos of Classic Film Sets