We're prone to remembering actors and actresses as the characters they play: Audrey Hepburn and the capricious Holly Golightly are inseparable personas, and Marlon Brando might not even be recognizable without his token scowl and leather jacket. But behind-the-scenes photographs of celebrities offer rare glimpses at the real people typically buried beneath costumes and makeup.
Joel W. Finler's "Hollywood Movie Stills" [Titan Books, $24.95] showcases candid shots of stars such as Kirk Douglas and Joan Crawford.
Check out these classic movie stills:
"Hollywood Movie Stills" text copyright © 1995, 2008, 2012 (Titan Books) by Joel W. Finler. All rights reserved. All photographs used in the spirit of publicity, criticism and review.
Related on HuffPost:
Every Friday, HuffPost's Culture Shift newsletter helps you figure out which books you should read, art you should check out, movies you should watch and music should listen to. Learn more