Rare Home Movies of Hollywood Icons

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This Saturday, October 15 people will be digging into their personal archives celebrating Home Movie Day. For those who don’t have a projector, the event provides an opportunity for people with reels of family memories and thrift shop finds to check them out on a big screen — many for the first time ever. The event will take place at 66 venues across 13 countries where historians, curators, archivists, and enthusiasts will be on hand to provide insight into the uniqueness and artistic relevance of amateur film.

English actor Roddy McDowall — best known for his role in the original Planet of the Apes — was also a home movie enthusiast. He recorded a group of Hollywood pals at random parties in the mid ’60s — and the list of friends reads like a who’s who of Tinseltown during its prime. Watch Dennis Hopper, Jane Fonda, Natalie Wood, Judy Garland, Rock Hudson, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Andrews, and many more hang out. It’s a great, rare opportunity to see what some famous faces were like off screen. Click through for more.

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Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Ashley, Lauren Bacall, George Axelrod, Dennis Hopper, Brooke Hayward. April 1965.

Natalie Wood, Paul Newman, Jane Powell. Malibu, August 15, 1965.

Natalie Wood, Jane Fonda, Hope Lange, Mike Nichols, James Fox, Julie Andrews, Troy Donahue, Sally Kellerman, David Selznick, Jennifer Jones. May 16, 1965.

Jane Fonda and Julie Andrews on Malibu Beach, 1965.

Robert Redford at the Westwood Fox, 1965.

Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Paul Newman, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Janice Rule, George Axelrod, Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Phyllis Newman at Roddy McDowall’s home. Malibu, 1965.

Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Ashley, Lauren Bacall, George Axelrod, Dennis Hopper, Brooke Hayward. April 1965.

Tuesday Weld at Roddy McDowall’s Malibu Beach house 1965.

Natalie Wood, Ruth Gordon, Christopher Plummer, and Robert Redford shooting Inside Daisy Clover on Santa Monica Pier and in swimming pool 1965. Also the great author Christopher Isherwood of Cabaret fame among with directors Alan Pakula and Robert Mulligan.