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Hollywood Walk to Cannes

15.05.12

As the stars come out to play for the 65th annual Cannes film festival, held from wednesday May 16 to May 27, this year's poster sees the iconic Marilyn Monroe take centre stage for the Cannes Film Festival. We remind ourselves of the array of stars about to walk the red carpet and wonder who will steal the show at this years festival style stakes...

As we ponder the style stakes we look back to L.A and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Consisting of more than 2,400 five-pointed brass stars embedded in the sidewalk along the fifteen blocks of Hollywood Boulevard. The stars are permanent hollywood monuments to achievement in the industry and are sparkling with movie stars and directors past and present.

Among the famous plaques you’ll find the names of actors, directors, producers, musicians, all of them legendary enough to gain their spot on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Among the stars on the walk are of course the famous Norma Jeane Mortensen Baker or Marilyn Monroe as she is better known.

The Festival poster captures marilyn blowing out a birthday cake, a moving tribute to the anniversary of her passing, which coincides with the Festival anniversary, it will be the 50th anniversary of her death on August 5 this year.

Famous for its A-list stars and champagne-soaked parties Cannes still remains the  festival of choice for controversy and the heads-up on what to look out for later in the year...