Polaroid cameras reached their peak popularity during the 80s and 90s, allowing photographs to be taken in one instance, which was a great advantage before digital photography!
Not only were they popular for casual photographers, but also in the film industry, where they were used by various departments, including the design of props, costumes and script supervisors. This helped to create consistent scenes throughout the production, while offering guidance for editors during post-production.
While many films would end up destroying Polaroid photos after production, many opted to stay with them, providing a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at many classic film productions.
An example of this is the final movie of Star Wars from the original trilogy: The Return of the Jedi.
Polaroid photos offer an incredible view of costumes, extras, accessories and sets, while providing a fragment of some scenes that never reached the final cut. Check out the amazing polaroid photos of Back of the Jedi.