Beautiful photos of Cannes through the decades

The film festival has always been associated with the height of glamour - and nothing says so more than these vintage photographs

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A look back over four decades of the world's most renown film festival.

Brigitte Bardot runs barefoot along Cannes beach,1956

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Party guests recreate a classic scene from La Dolce Vita, 1960

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Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood pose for photographers,1962

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Sophia Loren waves to photographers, 1964

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French actress Catherine Deneuve, 1966

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George Harrison with his wife Patti Boyd on their way to Cannes, 1968

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English director Alfred Hitchcock arrives on the Croisette by bicycle, 1972

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Jane Birkin goes out on a pedalo, 1974

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Arnold Schwarzenegger poses on the Cannes beach, 1977

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British actress Floella Benjamin poses on the beach, 1977 

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Paul and Linda McCartney, 1980

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David Bowie gives a press conference presenting the Japanese movie 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence', 1983

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