Monday 26 January 2015

Pictures: Cannes Golden Moments


1953: Brigitte Bardot makes her debut at the Cannes Film Festival, posing for photographers on the beach
1954: Simone Silva poses topless with Robert Mitchum during the Cannes film festival. Having been elected 'Miss Festival', Simone Silva was asked to leave the festival after her semi-nude pose which resulted in one photographer breaking his arm and another his leg in the rush for pictures
1955: Gina Lollobrigida is surrounded by French Navy sailors
1955: Grace Kelly poses at the harbour
1959: Sophia Loren is the photographers' favourite at the 12th International Cannes Film Festival
1957: Elizabeth Taylor is pictured at the 10th Cannes International Film Festival
1959: Kim Novak and Cary Grant attend the 12th Cannes International Film Festival
1962: Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood attend the festival
1966: Raquel Welch arrives on the back of a motorbike
1966: Catherine Deneuve and husband David Bailey attend the Cannes Film Festival
1968: George Harrison and his wife, model Patti Boyd, are pictured at London Airport, on their way to the Cannes film festival
1974: Jane Birkin goes out on a pedalo
1974: Jack Nicholson is pictured wearing a hotel bathrobe
1977: Arnold Schwarzenegger promotes his film Pumping Iron

For 66 years The Cannes Film Festival has been synonymous with glamour and the golden age of film. Here are some memorable moments...

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