20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Life's behind-the-scenes gallery

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In 1954, LIFE magazine sent their movies editor Mary Leatherbee and photographer Peter Stackpole to the Bahamas where Disney was filming 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. See a marvelous gallery of photos over at the LIFE site. Above, the film's director Richard Flesicher. "These distinctive suits, as the original captions noted, were a technical problem because they 'had to be invented to clothe the fabled Nautilus crew– Victorian-looking yet practical and self-contained… the way Jules Verne imagined it for his mythical hero, Captain Nemo.'" 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea photo gallery