The glitz and glamor of the Cannes Film Festival over the decades – in pictures

walking sticks turns 75 this year.

So far, the film festival’s incarnation in 2022 has garnered a lot of attention for spotlighting French colonialismwhile allowing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to speak out against Russia’s war in Ukraine.

However, regardless of the politics around Cannes, there is one thing that always grabs the headlines: glitz and glamour.

Since its inception in 1946, photographers have eagerly taken on the big and good of show business as they descended on the French Riviera city.

And what did it lead to?

A damn good photo gallery. Take a look at the glitz and glamor of Cannes over the decades below.

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