Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:31:14 GMT | By Maureen O'Hare
The golden age of Cannes

The 65th Cannes Film Festival

Brigitte Bardot 1953 (© SIPA / Rex Features)
  • Brigitte Bardot 1953 (© SIPA / Rex Features)
  • Sun, sea and Sartre (© Sipa Press / Rex Features)
  • Kirk Douglas & Brigitte Bardot (© Sipa Press / Rex Features)
  • Pablo Picasso (© Sipa Press / Rex Features)
  • 1954: Scandal on the beach (© Sipa Press / Rex Features)
  • 1955: Amazing Grace (© Sipa Press / Rex Features)
  • 1959: Sophia Loren (© Sipa Press / Rex Features)
  • Bonjour Lolita (© Roger-Viollet / Rex Features)
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Kirk Douglas and Brigitte Bardot sunning themselves on the beach, Jean-Paul Sartre and Pablo Picasso hitting the town, Robert Mitchum cavorting with a half-naked starlet... We look back at the golden age of the Cannes film festival, when European literati rubbed shoulders with Hollywood royalty and everyone hung out on the beach.

Click through to see stars and style from 65 years of the Cannes film festival...

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