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The Cannes Film Festival Is Turning 70! Look Back at Glamorous Photos from the Very First Fest
Even though it’s been seven decades, not a lot has changed for the glitzy celebration of movies and their stars
By Kate Hogan
Posted on May 15, 2017 at 2:05pm EDT
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The very first Cannes Film Festival took place in September 1947, with the stunning seaside city as the backdrop for photo shoots like these.
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The famed Croisette promenade was jammed even back then.
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Pictured: designer Jacques Fath and French film stars Renée Saint-Cyr, Claire Maffei, Jacqueline Pagnol and Henri Vidal.
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Only slightly different than the red carpet of today.
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French actress Simone Renant with French director Jean Delannoy and French screenwriter Jean-Paul Sartre.
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Former Cannes mayor Dr. Raymond Picaud (second from right) with actresses Katia Lova (second from left) and Jacqueline Gauthier (right), among others.
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Also packed in 1947? The beach!
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French actor/director Charles Vanel with a group of swimsuit-clad starlets.
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Inside the theater, Swedish director Ingmar Bergman (center). Films from 16 countries were presented, judged by a panel that included one representative from each of those nations.
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French actor Maurice Chevalier (center) accompanied by French actresses Simone Renant (left) and Renée Saint-Cyr.
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