Before stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt became mainstays at the Oscars, the award show saw silver screen legends like Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly walk its red carpet in gorgeous gowns and sharp tuxes.
Just check out the photos below (curated by Getty Images) for a little glimpse at the glamour of Oscars’ past.
The actress Claudette Colbert congratulating Shirley Temple for her Oscar in Hollywood on March 8, 1935.
Nov. 18, 1932: From left to right, American film director Frank Borzage (1893-1962) sits with American actors Helen Hayes (1900-1993) and Fredric March (1897 – 1975) at a table during the Academy Awards at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles.
British-born American actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932 – 2011) with her husband, British actor Michael Wilding (1912 – 1979, right) at the 26th Academy Awards, held at the RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California, March 25, 1954.
American actress Grace Kelly (1929 – 1982) attends the Academy Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California, March 30, 1955.
Sylvester Stallone at the 1977 Academy Awards presentation. His film, “Rocky,” received the Best Picture award.
Singer and songwriter Isaac Hayes poses for a portrait holding his Oscar backstage at the 44th annual Academy Awards, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, where he performed and won for best original song from the movie “Shaft” on April 10, 1972, in Los Angeles, California.
Actor Mark Hamill presenting an award with his “Star Wars” co-stars C-3PO and R2-D2, at the 50th Academy Awards, Los Angeles, April 3, 1978.
Actor Rod Steiger and actress Katy Jurado attend the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on March 30, 1955.
Actress Ava Gardner wears a tiara and a evening gown as she sits in her seat in the audience of the Academy Awards ceremony which was held at the RKO Pantages Theatre on April 4, 1960, in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Natalie Wood and date attend the 29th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on March 27, 1957.
Best Actress winner Audrey Hepburn for “Roman Holiday” during the 26th Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 1954, held at the NBC Century Theatre in New York City.