Behind The Scenes: The Towering Inferno (1974)

As always I want to give a huge thanks to Quint over at Ain’t It Cool News for his continuing behind the scenes series. This time it is a shot of the miniatures used for the classic Irwin Allen disaster film, The Towering Inferno. The film was directed by John Guillermin and starred some of the biggest stars in Hollywood at the time! Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Richard Chamberlain, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner, and Susan Blakely.

Thanks to Scott Callison for sending Quint the photo in the first place and to DrGregoryHouseIT for posting that awesome trailer on YouTube! Thanks to the always awesome IMP Awards for the original poster you see above, make sure to click the link to see it in it’s original size…it’s absolutely gorgeous. They just do not make movie posters like that anymore.


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2 thoughts on “Behind The Scenes: The Towering Inferno (1974)

  1. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Proof that Irwin Allen effects were serious business, back in the nascent blockbuster era.
    And I know it’s not the right building, but I can imagine that guy at the bottom putting on an ape suit and climbing up that tower, swatting remote-controlled planes along the way.

    Even in my imagination, the Union’s not having any of it.

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