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Rare 1979 Photo Surfaces of Jamie Lee Curtis Wearing Michael Myers Mask

Photo Credit: Getty Images, Michael Ochs Archives | Donaldson Collection

Happy Birthday, Jamie Lee Curtis!

As I sit here typing this, eternal scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis is celebrating her birthday, and oh boy did we just uncover an awesome little treat for the occasion. Curtis of course rose to prominence as a horror icon courtesy of John Carpenter’s Halloween, and as we recently showed you, she still to this day has a whole lot of fun embracing her slasher movie roots.

Little has changed, it seems.

Back in 1979, shortly after the October 1978 release of Halloween, Curtis appears to have taken part in a photo shoot that saw her donning the Michael Myers mask and wielding his trademark weapon of choice. The vintage photograph, which we found through Getty Images, was taken by Maureen Donaldson, and it’s dated January 1st, 1979. It’s from the Michael Ochs archives.

In the photo, Jamie Lee Curtis is standing in a kitchen with one of the screen-worn Myers masks over her head, and she’s armed and ready to do some killing. It’s hard to tell exactly why this photo was taken – it was either just for fun or was part of a bigger shoot that doesn’t seem to have ever surfaced – but it’s a fun little vintage relic that we thought you’d get a huge kick out of.

We love you, Jamie Lee Curtis. Always and forever.



  • I’m always wondering why the producers killed her in Halloween: Resurrection!
    They could make a reboot/sequel with Laurie getting crazy and becoming a new killer. In my opinion, that would be awesome for the old fans and for the new generation.

    • The Horror Hunter

      She wanted H20 to be the last movie. When they decided to make resurrection she asked to be killed off.

      • Ohh, Jamie Lee Curties is a great actress! I can’t consider myself a Halloween fan but I’ve enjoyed some movies.

        • DJV1985

          From an interview she gave she said that when she did H20 (one of my favourite after the original) she was promised that it would be the ending chapter, that if they made another it would either be a brand new story (maybe a copycat killer) or it would be a sequel without her backstory but then they decided to do another and she was offered a ton of change so that they could put her name on the poster and she said yes but if she was bumped off for good with no chance of her being alive.

          • Saturn

            H20 was a damn fine Halloween movie – and was a PERFECT end to the franchise (I actually remember crying at the cinema when it looked like Michael was done for.,…..) – but no, they had to come back to the well one more time…..

            Really, H20 was a PERFECT end to the H movies.

          • DJV1985

            Totally agree with you on that. It should’ve ended with that.

  • Ugottabekiddingme

    I take it you don’t frequent the site…. this isn’t a discovery.

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