The 88th annual Academy Awards are just a few days away, but before we get swept up in Sunday’s ceremony, we’re looking back at the ultra-glamorous past of Hollywood’s big night.
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, and get ready for this year’s ceremony, which airs on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Red carpet coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET.
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, California. Borzage won Best Director for his film, “Bad Girl.” Hayes won Best Actress for “The Sin of Madelon Claudet.” March won Best Actor for “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”