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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

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

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

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

Actor Diana Dors poses for photographers during the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.
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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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Alfred Hitchcock poses for photographers on a boat in Cannes during the film festival in 1972.

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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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.

Festivalgoers pose on a pedal boat in 1963.
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Festivalgoers pose on a pedal boat in 1963.

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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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.
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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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.

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

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

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

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

Actor Claudia Cardinale arrives at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival.
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Actor Claudia Cardinale arrives at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival.

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