1946: Maria Montez, the red-haired Hollywood star arrived for the first Cannes Film Festival with 19 pieces of luggage and 22 hats for a week’s visit. With her is her French actor-husband, Pierre Aumont.
M. Georges Auric, the French composer, was awarded the music prize the Cannes Film Festival for his work in the British film, ” Caesar and Cleopatra,” and in two French films, “Pastoral Symphony” and “Beauty and Beast”.
For the best masculine interpretation Welsh-born Ray Milland won the prize for his part in “The Lost Weekend.”
The prize for the best cartoon was awarded to Walt Disney’s “Make Mine Music.”
The new Cannes Film Festival, described as a ‘perfect riot of democratic disorder’ will be repeated as an annual Riviera attraction.