These Real Titanic Photos Are More Riveting Than The Movie

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24. The Grand Staircase

The ornate grand staircase that is famously replicated in the 1997 movie. This photo is actually the staircase of Titanic‘s sister ship, Olympic. The two ships had identical grand staircases constructed, but no known pictures exist of the actual staircase within Titanic.

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25. Grand Staircase in Wreckage

This is what was left of the grand staircase in the wreckage — not much, obviously. While filming the movie, James Cameron has stated that the replica staircase broke free and floated away unexpectedly. It is believed that that is exactly what happened to the actual staircase as well.

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