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Through the Magpie Eye: Behind the Scenes of the Original Twin Peaks

Published: Mon May 22 2017

Pretty sure these pictures here are probably old news in ‘internet years’, but what with all the hubbub surrounding the new series of David Lynch’s nightmare soap opera, now seemed like a good time to copy and paste these mint photographs taken during filming of the old Twin Peaks.

The story goes that as there was no official still photographer on set, Richard Beymer AKA the guy who played Benjamin Horne (and Tony in West Side Story), was given free reign to wander round with his camera. I’m sure actors often take photos whilst killing time on set, but what sets Richard’s apart is the fact that they’re actually decent. No grubby fingers over the lens here.  

For more Twin Peaks related spiel, maybe read this interview we did with David Patrick Kelly (he's the guy who played Jerry Horne).