I hate to admit that I haven’t seen any of the Oscar nominated movies so I can’t offer up any “Oscar Picks”. However, that won’t stop me from watching the Academy Awards, and of course the pre-award show, because I am usually most fascinated with the fashion on the red carpet. In honor of the 88th annual Academy Awards tomorrow night, I thought providing a quick look back at years gone by would be kind of fun. Here’s a retrospective of the prestigious award show featuring just a select few of Hollywood’s most legendary stars and old Hollywood glamour. Sometimes less is more…I am surprised how little jewelry was worn in the early years of the award show. Lesson learned: Classic and chic never goes out of style.

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The year was: 1951.

Academy Awards 1959 at the Pangages Theater reviving charm

The year was: 1959.

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Grace Kelly. The year was: 1955.

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Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood. The year was: 1962.

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Joan Crawford, Gregory Peck, Maximilian Schell and Sophia Loren. The year was 1963.

Joanne Woodward who had just won an Oscar and her husband Paul Newman at the Academy Awards in 1958 REVIVING CHARM

Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman. They year was: 1958.

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Elizabeth Taylor. They year was: 1953

Kirk Douglas at the academy awards oscars reviving charm

Kirk Douglas. They year was: 1954.

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Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The year was: 1955.

marlon brando 1955

Marlon Brando. The year was: 1955.

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Audrey Hepburn. The year was: 1954.

Photos via Time Magazine and Elle.