The Cannes Film Festival Is Turning 70! Look Back at Glamorous Photos from the Very First Fest
The very first Cannes Film Festival took place in September 1947, with the stunning seaside city as the backdrop for photo shoots like these.
The famed Croisette promenade was jammed even back then.
Pictured: designer Jacques Fath and French film stars Renée Saint-Cyr, Claire Maffei, Jacqueline Pagnol and Henri Vidal.
French actress Simone Renant with French director Jean Delannoy and French screenwriter Jean-Paul Sartre.
Former Cannes mayor Dr. Raymond Picaud (second from right) with actresses Katia Lova (second from left) and Jacqueline Gauthier (right), among others.
Also packed in 1947? The beach!
French actor/director Charles Vanel with a group of swimsuit-clad starlets.
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.
French actor Maurice Chevalier (center) accompanied by French actresses Simone Renant (left) and Renée Saint-Cyr.