Thursday, May 16, 2013

Vintage Photographs of Photographers at the Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes International Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world. Founded in 1946, it is one of the most prestigious and publicised film festivals in the world.

To celebrate the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from May 15 to May 26, 2013, we'll collect some of interesting photographs of photographers at Cannes from the past.

At the 15th annual festival in 1962, Natalie Wood poses for photographers alongside her Splendor in the Grass co-star Warren Beatty

Celebrity photographers at the 1962 gathering take their place atop rocks to compete for the best angle

Kirk Douglas and Tilda Thamar, an Argentine actress, make their own movie on the beach at the Sixth Annual Cannes Film Festival, in 1953

While in town with Splendor in the Grass co-star Warren Beatty, Natalie Wood poses for a pair of off-duty U.S. sailors near the Croisette, 1962

Some intrepid members of the press corps, 1965

When he wasn’t entertaining Cannes lunch crowds in 1959, Gene Kelly served as a member of that year’s festival jury

Grace Kelly, holding court with photographers and posing harborside, during her 1955 visit

A 20-year-old Brigitte Bardot cavorts on the beach with Austrian actor Carl Moener who was in town for the premiere of the French mob classic Rififi, in 1955

Hungarian-born star Zsa-Zsa Gabor poses for photographers in 1960

Newlyweds Elizabeth Taylor and film producer Michael Todd, in 1957. The pair were at Cannes for a screening of Todd’s film Around the World in 80 Days

A Dutch actress, her name lost to history, poses for photographers at Cannes in 1962

Photographers at the Cannes Film Festival, 1962

Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood are caught by the paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival in 1962

German actress Elke Sommer poses for photographers at Cannes, 1962

Jane Birkin takes up photography at Cannes in 1975

Geraldine Chaplin smokes a cigar at the Cannes Film Festival on May 2, 1967

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

Kirk Douglas faces photographers as he walks down the Croisette to the Palais for the opening of the 33rd Cannes Film Festival, 1980

Photographers at the Cannes Film Festival, 1980

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