as this year's Cannes Film Festival hasn't finished so far, i want to show you some glamourous and impressive pictures from the past years..
LOVERS IN THE LIMELIGHT
Forget the Brads and Angelinas of today – old-school stars like Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood (here at the 1962 festival) were true style icons. TRIVIA: Wood and Beatty shared the fi rst-ever Hollywood French kiss in Splendor In The Grass in 1961.
EXCESS BAGGAGE IS HOW MUCH?
British actress Janette Scott inspects her wardrobe and luggage, prior to her departure for the 1954 Cannes Film Festival. Now that’s what we call a holiday wardrobe! TRIVIA: Scott’s role in the 1962 fi lm The Day of the Triffi ds gets a mention in Science Fiction/Double Feature, the opening song of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Photographers crowd onto rocks in the water to shoot stars at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival. TRIVIA: The word “paparazzi” comes from the 1960 Federico Fellini movie, La Dolce Vita. It was the name of a photographer in the fi lm – and apparently also means a buzzing insect!
Britain’s answer to Marilyn Monroe, Diana Dors rests on a balcony overlooking Cannes beach during the 1956 festival – the year she was dubbed the “Queen of Cannes”. TRIVIA: Dors’s real name was Diana Fluck: “They asked me to change my name. I suppose they were afraid that if my real name Diana Fluck was in lights and one of the lights blew…”
STRIKE A POSE
Polish-born French actress Bella Darvi poses in front of the Carlton Hotel during the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. TRIVIA: Darvi played a Babylonian courtesan in 1954’s The Egyptian, a sword-and-sandal epic. Marlon Brando was slated to star in the fi lm, but allegedly backed out because he couldn’t stand Darvi!
Marin At The Cannes Film Festival
French actress Marina Vlady sits in a chair and applies her make-up in a mirror during the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, May 1962.
Cathia Boueff Looks For Fame At The Cannes Film Festival
Watched suspiciously by two women on a bench, 15 year old Cathia Boueff poses in a bikini on the beach in a bid to be 'discovered' during the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, May 1962.
Woman At The Cannes Film Festival
Profile view of an unidentified woman with an ornate necklace and plunging decolletage as she attends an event at the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, May 1962.
Wood & Beatty At The Cannes Film Festival
American actors Natalie Wood (1938 - 1981) and Warren Beatty, who appeared together in 'Splendor in the Grass,' pose for photographers on the beach during the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, May 1962.
Bernadette Stern At The Cannes Film Festival
French actress and ballerina Bernadette Stern, with her hands on her hips and dressed in a sleeveless fringed shirt that exposes her midriff, poses amid the foliage during a photo shoot at the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, May 1962.
above: the official poster of the 62nd Festival de Cannes is inspired by a photogram of l’Avventura (1960), the timeless masterpiece of that master of film, Michelangelo Antonioni. The poster was created by Annick Durban.
French actress Brigitte Bardot sits on the beach during the Cannes Film Festival in 1953. The festival was started in 1939 as a response to the way the fascist governments of Italy and Germany interefered with a film festival in Venice. Photo: RDA/Getty Images, Jan 01, 1953
Arnold Schwarzenegger finds a unique way to promote "Pumping Iron" on May 19, 1977 at the 38th Cannes Film Festival. Photo: AFP/AFP/Getty Images, May 19, 1977
Grace Kelly poses dockside during the Cannes Film Festival on May 6, 1955. The first film festival was planned for September 1939. A little inconvenience called World War II nixed that idea. Photo: RDA/Getty Images, May 06, 1955
Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, and Jack Nicholson form up a kick line at the Cannes Film Festival to promote "Easy Rider" in 1969. Six years later, the Palm d'Or would finally be reintroduced. Photo: RDA/Getty Images, Jan 01, 1969
Sophia Loren poses with flowers on the balcony of her Cannes hotel on May 13, 1959. Years later, another Italian sex symbol, Monica Bellucci, would say, "When I have to go to Cannes, that is boring to me." Photo: RDA/Getty Images, May 13, 1959
Alain Delon and Bella Darvi go boating during the Cannes Film Festival on May 5, 1958. The festival was launched for real in 1946, and made a secret agreement to take alternate years off so as not to compete with the film festival in Venice. Photo: RDA/Getty Images, May 05, 1958
Jane Birkin takes up photography at Cannes in 1975. Twenty years earlier, the festival had introduced the Palm d'Or award for the first time. Photo: Keystone/Getty Images, Jan 01, 1975
Brigitte Bardot runs barefoot on the sands at Cannes in 1956. That year she appeared in the film that launched her to international stardom, "And God Created Woman." Photo: George W. Hales/Getty Images, Apr 28, 1956
Gina Lollobrigida arrives in a dress that kind of matches her three dogs on May 17, 1972. She was there to promote "King, Queen, Knave," the film adaptation of the Vladimir Nabokov novel. Photo: RDA/Getty Images, May 17, 1972
Jayne Mansfield strolls on the beach with her chihuahua on May 11, 1964. The year before, Mansfield had become the first mainstream American actress to appear nude in a film, in "Promises! Promises!" Photo: RDA/Getty Images, May 11, 1964
Geraldine Chaplin smokes a cigar at the Cannes Film Festival on May 2, 1967. Two years earlier, she was at Cannes to promote "Dr. Zhivago." "Although I went all over the world promoting it, I'd never got to see more than the credits before being whisked away. Finally, at Cannes, I was to sit through the whole thing through. When I appeared for the first time, I fainted from the shock -- and woke up in the ladies room," s
he said. Photo: RDA/Getty Images, May 02, 1967
Michael Caine poses with models while promoting "Alfie" in 1966. That year, the Grand Prix was shared by an Italian movie and a French movie with very similar titles: "Signore e signori" ("Ladies and Gentlemen") and "Un homme et une femme" ("A Man and a Woman"). Photo: RDA/Getty Images, May 01, 1966
Kirk Douglas lets his feet do the talking on May 9, 1966. The word "ciao" ("hello" or "goodbye" in Italian) is written on the sole of his shoe. Photo: RDA/Getty Images, May 0
Alfred Hitchcock casts a spell at the Cannes Film Festival with his wife, Alma Reville, and actress Tippi Hedren to promote "The Birds" on May 11, 1963. Photo: RDA/Getty Images, May 11, 1963
Brigitte Bardot arrives at the Cannes Film Festival amid a flurry of admiring men in 1956. A few years later, tired of the scrutiny that her celebrity brought her, Bardot moved to southern France and became a recluse. Photo: Haywood Magee/Getty Images, May 12, 1956
Other Amusements At The Cannes Film Festival
An unidentified elderly woman in sunglasses smokes a cigarette in a holder as she plays cards during the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, May 1962.
Watching The Ladies
An American serviceman with a camera around his neck turns to watch a pair of women, both of whom wear back-exposing outfits, as they stroll down the Croisette during the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, May 1962.
CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE 62ND CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Isabelle Huppert and Robin Wright Penn chose to wear CHANEL for the most prestigious moment of the festival: the awards ceremony.
ISABELLE HUPERT AND ROBIN WRIGHT PENN IN CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE
FITTINGS AT THE CHANEL SUITE
During the two weeks of the Cannes Film Festival, actresses dropped by the CHANEL suite for their fittings before walking up the red carpet.
LILY COLE, FRIDAY 22