Hollywood stars on Vacation in the Fifties

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September 4.2021

 

Long before Netflix was a thing, people flocked to the movies to escape reality, and discovered the golden age of Hollywood with glamorous actresses in elegant gowns and charismatic men with square jaws and cleft chins. At that time, when celebs needed a little Rest & Rejuvenation, they used to go to the refined world’s most Relaxing beaches, where sunbathing and exclusive nightlife, and luxurious resorts became their oyster. Take a trip back in time with these iconic photos of old Hollywood stars on holydays.

 

 

 

 

Santa Monica USA. Cary Grant and Randolph Scott

Cary Grant and Randolph Scott playing beach ball in front of their new home which looks out over Santa Monica sea front.

 

 

 

Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh in Rome, Italy

In 1955, actor Tony Curtis and his wife, actress Janet Leigh, took a vacation to Rome, one of the world’s most charming cities.

 

 

 

French actress Brigitte Bardot sitting on the beach during the Cannes Film Festival, 1953. (Photo by Patrick Morin/RDA/Getty Images)

 

French bombshell Brigitte Bardot became synonymous with the sleepy seaside town of St.-Tropez after appearing in the 1956 film and God Created Woman. This once-rustic fishing village is now a frisky, glitzy playground for jet setters and yachts.

 

 

 

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio in San Francisco, California, USA

In the mid-1950s, Marilyn and her second husband, baseball player Joe DiMaggio, were in vacation in San Francisco.

 

 

 

Sinatra. Cuba’s capital, Havana

Stars like Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Marlon Brando, and Nat King Cole used to flock to Havana’s venerable Hotel Nacional in pre-revolutionary Cuba, to gamble the night away smoking cigars and drinking rum.  El Floridita, Ernest Hemingway’s old-school watering hole and the birthplace of the daiquiri, still serves the author’s signature drink, a sweet, boozy Papa Doble.

 

 

 

Churwalden, Switzerland: Grace Kelly & Family

Princess Grace of Monaco, Prince Rainier, and their children went sledding in Churwalden in the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski resort, during their winter vacation.

 

 

 

Sophia Loren in Cannes

Italian actress Sophia Loren, with its dog on the Cannes seashore, circa 1955.

 

 

 

Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy: Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida

Actors Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida in Santa Margherita Ligure, near Genova in Italy.

 

 

 

Kurt Gouglas, his wife and Brigitte Bardot

Kurt Douglas and his wife, Anne, paired up with Brigitte Bardot for the quintessential beach photo, at Cannes Festival in 1953.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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