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June 26, 2019

Fascinating Photos Capturing the Summertime of Classic Icons

Take a look at these retro photographs of sultry classic figures having fun under the sun to celebrate your hot summer.

Newlyweds Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. relax in the shade of a beach umbrella with their dog at Catalina Beach, 1929. Photo by George Rinhart.

Marlene Dietrich on a seaside quay in France, 1932. Photo by Bruslin.

Cary Grant and Randolph Scott  in front of their new home which looks out over Santa Monica sea front, 1935.

Ginger Rogers rubs sun lotion onto her legs before a stint of sunbathing, 1936.

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard feasting on watermelon, 1940.


Bette Davis and her third husband, William Grant Sherry, playfully pose near the Pacific Ocean in 1947. Photo by Loomis Dean.

Elizabeth Taylor on horseback on a beach, circa 1949.

Audrey Hepburn relaxing during a break in filming in Sussex, England, 1951.

Ava Gardner posing on the beach during the shootings of the movie 'Pandora and the Flying Dutchman,' 1951.

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart visit Hawaii with their son Stephen, 1954.

Kirk Douglas using a pole to lift his sons, Joel and Michael, on the deck of a swimming pool, 1955.

John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1955.

Cary Grant and Grace Kelly pose on the French Riviera during the filming of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller 'To Catch a Thief,' 1955.

Brigitte Bardot strolling on the beach of Cannes during the Cannes Film Festival, April 1956.

Natalie Wood stands on the shoulders of Steve Rowland at the Thalians Beach Ball held at the home of Elaine Stewart in Malibu, California, July 15, 1956. Photo by Earl Leaf.

Clint Eastwood's wife Maggie sprays him with a garden hose in the backyard of their new house, Sherman Oaks, California, August 19, 1960.

Marilyn Monroe and husband Joe DiMaggio walk the beach hand-in-hand in Sarasota, Florida, March 1961.

Sophia Loren on a boat excursion near Naples with husband Carlo Ponti, 1961. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Paul Newman, wearing a swimming suit, on the Lido seashore in Venice, Italy, 1963.

The Beatles splash onlookers at Miami Beach, Florida, 1964.

Tony Curtis and Christine Kaufman explore the rocky beaches of Cannes, France in 1965.

Debbie Reynolds eating a sundae, 1965.

Paul Newman holds a beer and a cigarette as he watches a friend fish from the deck of a boat during a break in the filming of his directorial debut, 'Rachel Rachel,' Florida, 1967. Photo by Mark Kauffman.

Maggie Smith and husband Robert Stephens play with sons Toby and Christopher on the beach, Malibu, March 1971. Photo by Michael Rougier.

Princess Grace of Monaco taking a photograph at a swimming competition at Palm Beach, Monte Carlo, 1972.

Farrah Fawcett plays tennis in an episode of the television program 'Charlie's Angels,' mid 1977.

Diana, Princess of Wales and son HRH Prince William holidaying with Dodi Al Fayed in St Tropez, France, July 17, 1997. Photo by Michel Dufour.




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