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27 Perfectly Retro Pictures From The Cannes Film Festival

A journey back to the glory days of the Cannes Film Festival, presented by Getty Images.

Posted on May 18, 2017, at 5:25 p.m. ET

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French actor Brigitte Bardot sunbathes on the beach during the Cannes Film Festival in 1953.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger shows off his muscles during the 38th Cannes Film Festival in 1977, at which he presented the documentary Pumping Iron.

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Women sunbathe on the beach during the Cannes Film Festival in 1962.

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Actor Diana Dors poses for photographers during the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.

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Alfred Hitchcock poses for photographers on a boat in Cannes during the film festival in 1972.

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Left: American film producer Mike Todd kisses his wife, actor Elizabeth Taylor, at the Cannes Film Festival in 1957. Right: French actor Catherine Jourdan sits for a portrait by the shore in 1978.

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Festivalgoers pose on a pedal boat in 1963.

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Clients wait for their hair to dry at an open-air salon overlooking the Mediterranean Sea during the Cannes Film Festival in 1958.

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Italian actor Sophia Loren waves to her fans as she arrives at the Cannes Film Festival in 1964.

Left: Dustin Hoffman poses with his wife, Anne Byrne, at their hotel swimming pool during the 1975 Cannes Film Festival. Right: Festivalgoer Sylvia Casablancas enjoys some spaghetti at a party hosted by French photographer Louis Dalmas in 1960.

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British actor Michael Caine promotes his film Alfie at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival.

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Twelve "Daleks" arrive in Cannes from Shepperton Studios, England, for the showing of the new Dr. Who movie in 1965.

Left: Sammy Davis Jr. signs autographs for his fans in 1966. Right: Actor Raquel Welch is bombarded by fans and photographers in 1966.

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Actor Gina Lollobrigida arrives at the Nice Airport to attend the Cannes Film Festival in 1972.

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Brigitte Bardot watches Pablo Picasso at work in his studio during the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.

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Actor Robert Redford, director Sydney Pollack, and pianist Arthur Rubinstein and his wife, Nela, pose for a photo at the Cannes Film Festival in 1972.

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From left to right: Dennis Hopper, Feliciano, Peter Fonda, J. Jefferson, and Jack Nicholson dance in unison while promoting the film Easy Rider in 1969.

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Actor Grace Kelly is surrounded by flowers at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955.

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French film star Yves Montand smokes on his yacht in 1965.

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English actor Jane Birkin takes a pedal boat out on the water during the 28th Cannes Film Festival in 1974.

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Filmmaker Roman Polanski (center) poses with British actor Francesca Annis and British actor Jon Finch during the 1972 Cannes Film Festival, where he presented his film Macbeth.

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French actors Jean-Claude Drouot and Christiane Minazzoli attend a Cannes dinner party in 1966.

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Actor Claudia Cardinale arrives at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival.

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Actor Jayne Mansfield and her husband, Mickey Hargitay, share a snack during the Cannes Film Festival in 1964.

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