Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Marcello Mastroianni: Divorce, Cannes Style

The 65th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, one of the most iconic and famed film festivals, starts today May 16, 2012.

This year marks the Festival's 65th anniversary, and to commemorate this occasion nothing better than Marilyn Monroe's popular birthday cake photograph. Coincidentally, this August it'll be Marilyn's 50th death anniversary; and an interesting fact: Marilyn Monroe never attended the Festival or strolled through the Boulevard de la Croisette.

Below a photograph of Italian cinema legend, Marcello Mastroianni, who attended 1962's Cannes Film Festival to promote "Divorce, Italian Style" ("Divorzio all'italiana"). Not sure if this photo was taken at the Carlton or Martinez, but one thing is certain, Mastroianni's elegance blends perfectly with the impressive Mediterranean background.

Photo: Telegraph

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