In the 1950s, the Festival became more popular thanks to the attendance of celebrities such as Kirk Douglas, Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, Cary Grant, Romy Schneider, Alain Delon, Simone Signoret and Gina Lollobrigida. ~www.festival-cannes.fr
May 16 marks the start of the annual Cannes Film Festival. In celebration of its 65th anniversary, Marilyn Monroe was chosen as the icon to grace the festival’s official poster, which also pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the star’s death.
Please see my Allure of Cannes post for photos of my first trip to Cannes.