Godzilla, King of the Monsters Behind the scenes
Preparing Godzilla to climb the building
Godzilla pre-production model. When designing the creature, it was difficult to decide whether or not to add the spines because the spines made Godzilla look like a herbivore. It was finally decided that the spines would be kept on.
Model in the works!
Concept art room. Trying to decide what Godzilla should look like was a big challenge.
Concept art of Godzilla's head.
Cast and Crew group photo, smiles all around!
The man behind the Legend, the Master of Monsters: Eiji Tsuburaya
Getting into the suit is no easy task, and once in the suit, there are even harder challenges to overcome.
The Godzilla suit awaits the next scene as crew are scattered around fixing up the set.
Separate Godzilla legs stomp through the city chasing people who are added in later.
A legend is born! The suit is being tested before the real filming. Haro Nakajima and Katsumi Tezuka (Both played Godzilla) had suffered from multiple electric shocks and burns while filming. The suit was also very difficult to breath in.
The once amazing Godzilla suit not looking so well after many takes. It had been burned and electrocuted a couple times after all.
(Left) Momoko Kochi (Emiko Yamane) and Akira Takarada (Hideo Ogata) sit before the uncompleted Godzilla suit. (Right) The Godzilla legs effortlessly kick down a small building in Tokyo.
Let's put on our "Godzilla" Caps!
(Left) Godzilla lays flat on his face in town for that there is no one in the suit. (Right) The Godzilla mask left to rest with a recent Godzilla model in the foreground.
The Godzilla suit being checked over before the actual suit actor gets into it.