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The Best Red Carpet Moments of the 1960s

Samantha Franco

The 1960s was a glorious time for movie premieres, award shows, and A-list parties. Thankfully, photographers were there to capture these events, with all the glitz and glamor of the hottest stars caught on film. Take a look at some of the best red carpet moments that happened throughout the decade!


Warren Beatty and Joan Collins.
(Photo Credit: Jack Albin / Archive Photos / Getty Images)

Actors Warren Beatty and Joan Collins attend the premiere of the 1960 film Can-Can in Hollywood.

Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh sitting together and laughing.
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Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh laugh and clap together as they watch the opening night of Milton Berle at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub inside the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.


Rock Hudson kissing Doris Day's cheek.
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Rock Hudson gives actress Doris Day a kiss on the cheek after accepting their Golden Globe awards in Los Angeles.


John Wayne and James Stewart talking to one another.
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John Wayne chats with James Stewart at the Warner Hollywood Theatre during the premiere of How the West Was Won in Los Angeles.

Elizabeth Taylor looks at the camera while Richard Burton looks at her.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton attend the benefit premiere of the film “Lawrence of Arabia,” in Paris, 1963. (Photo Credit: Bettmann / Getty Images)

Elizabeth Taylor attends the benefit premiere of Lawrence of Arabia with Richard Burton in Paris.

Clint Eastwood and Maggie Johnson smiling together.
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Clint Eastwood arrives at the US premiere of the 1963 film, The Victors, with his first wife, Maggie Johnson, in New York City.


Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison looking at one another intimately.
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Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison hold hands and smile at one another at the Los Angeles premiere of their film, My Fair Lady.


Catherine Deneuve and David Bailey sitting together.
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Catherine Deneuve and her husband, David Bailey, sit together at the premiere of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg in Rome.

Julie Andrews.
(Photo Credit: Bill Quinn / NY Daily News Archive / Getty Images)

Julie Andrews arrives at the premiere of her film, The Sound of Music, in Los Angeles.

A man stands behind Brigette Bardot while she is on stage.
(Photo Credit: Hal Mathewson / NY Daily News Archive / Getty Images)

Brigitte Bardot poses at the Hollywood premiere of her 1965 film, Viva Maria!

Princess Margaret meeting the Beatles.
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Princess Margaret shakes hands with the members of The Beatles, which includes Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and John Lennon, after meeting them in London.


Laurence Harvey stands behind Mia Farrow.
(Photo Credit: Central Press / Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

Laurence Harvey and Mia Farrow attend the premiere of the James Bond film, Casino Royale, together in London.

Sonny and Cher dancing together.
(Photo Credit: Frank Edwards / Archive Photos / Getty Images)

Sonny Bono and Cher dance together at the party that followed the premiere of the movie Doctor Dolittle at the Hollywood Paramount Theatre.

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway surrounded by people.
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Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway attend the premiere of their film Bonnie and Clyde in Paris.


Cicely Tyson and Miles Davis standing beside each other.
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Actress Cicely Tyson and musician Miles Davis together at the premiere of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter in New York City.


Barbra Streisand and Louis Armstrong smiling together.
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Barbra Streisand links arms with Louis Armstrong at the world premiere of Hello, Dolly in New York City.

Henry and Jane Fonda standing together.
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Henry Fonda with his daughter, Jane Fonda, at the premiere of Goodbye, Columbus at the Screen Directors’ Guilt Theatre in Los Angeles.

Gerard Malanga, Candy Darling, and Andy Warhol standing together for a photo.
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Andy Warhol is accompanied by Gerard Malanga and Candy Delight at the premiere of the film Midnight Cowboy in New York City.

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Samantha Franco

Samantha Franco is a Freelance Content Writer who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Guelph, and her Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Western Ontario. Her research focused on Victorian, medical, and epidemiological history with a focus on childhood diseases. Stepping away from her academic career, Samantha previously worked as a Heritage Researcher and now writes content for multiple sites covering an array of historical topics.

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys reading, knitting, and hanging out with her dog, Chowder!