CANNES in the '60s
Inspired by the Festival’s golden age in the 1950s and ‘60s, when Old Hollywood’s most famous residents decamped to Cannes for their infusion of sunny Riviera glamour -the cinema icons were ready to trade the grit of the Walk of Fame for the breezy charm of the Croisette. Imagine the event where a free-spirited Brigitte Bardot just months before her sex-kitten re-christening in “And God Created Woman”; an impeccably styled Grace Kelly just days before she met the Monegasque royal who would make her a princess; and a diamond-decked Elizabeth Taylor, visiting with her third prince, Mike Todd. This is Cannes Film Festival as it used to be, back in its super-elegant heyday. For the past 65 years Cannes carried by its prestigious ambiance and it is still seen as the center of sequins and starlets, of gold and of anchored yachts, the city of glitter and stars; a holiday paradise for the wealthy and the powerful, alive with the buzz of international conventions and thrilled of the red carpet of the Festival Hall steps.