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02/23/2016 05:01 pm ET Updated Feb 24, 2016

These Vintage Photos Of The Academy Awards Are Pure Old Hollywood Glamour

So stunning!

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 (19
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    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."
  • The actress Claudette Colbert congratulating Shirley Temple for her Oscar in Hollywood on March 8, 1935.
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    The actress Claudette Colbert congratulating Shirley Temple for her Oscar in Hollywood on March 8, 1935.
  • Actress Bette Davis holding her Oscar for the film "Jezebel" as she talks to director William Wyler, at the 11th Academy Awar
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    Actress Bette Davis holding her Oscar for the film "Jezebel" as she talks to director William Wyler, at the 11th Academy Awards, Los Angeles, Feb. 23, 1939.
  • Portrait of American actress Hattie McDaniel (1892 - 1952) holding her Academy Award from the film "Gone With the Wind," 1940
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    Portrait of American actress Hattie McDaniel (1892 - 1952) holding her Academy Award from the film "Gone With the Wind," 1940. 
  • Oscar winners (left to right) Peggy Ann Garner (1932 - 1984), James Dunn (1901 - 1967), Ann Revere (1903 - 1990), and Ray Mil
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    Oscar winners (left to right) Peggy Ann Garner (1932 - 1984), James Dunn (1901 - 1967), Ann Revere (1903 - 1990), and Ray Milland (1907 - 1986) at the 18th Academy Awards, at Grauman'’s Chinese Theater, Hollywood, March 7, 1946. 
  • March 19, 1947: The four most coveted Oscars, presented annually by the Motion Picture Academy, held after the presentation c
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    March 19, 1947: The four most coveted Oscars, presented annually by the Motion Picture Academy, held after the presentation ceremony in Hollywood, California, by (left to right) Olivia de Havilland, selected as Best Actress her role in “To Each His Own,” Harold Russell, handless war veteran who received the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in “The Best Years of Our Lives,” Cathy O'Donnell, who accepted the Best Actor Award for Fredric March for his role in “The Best Years,” and Anne Baxter, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Razor’s Edge.”
  • Loretta Young (right) congratulating actress Jane Wyman on her Best Actress Oscar for the film "Johnny Belinda," at the 21st
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    Loretta Young (right) congratulating actress Jane Wyman on her Best Actress Oscar for the film "Johnny Belinda," at the 21st Academy Awards, Los Angeles, March 24, 1949.
  • Actress Claire Trevor holding her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the film "Key Largo" with Walter Huston holding his
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    Actress Claire Trevor holding her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the film "Key Largo" with Walter Huston holding his Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the film "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," at the 21st Academy Awards, Los Angeles, March 24, 1949.
  • Humphrey Bogart and his film star wife Lauren Bacall pause for a smoke as they arrive at the theater for Academy Awards cerem
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    Humphrey Bogart and his film star wife Lauren Bacall pause for a smoke as they arrive at the theater for Academy Awards ceremonies in Los Angeles March 20, 1952. Bogart received the Oscar as best actor for "The African Queen."
  • British-born American actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932 - 2011) with her husband, British actor Michael Wilding (1912 - 1979, ri
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    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. Taylor and Wilding presented the award for Best Documentary Feature to Walt Disney for "The Living Desert."
  • Best Actress winner Audrey Hepburn for "Roman Holiday" during the 26th Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 1954, held at the N
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    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.
  • Actor Bob Hope looks on during the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on March 30, 1955.
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    Actor Bob Hope looks on during the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on March 30, 1955.
  • Actor Rod Steiger and actress Katy Jurado attend the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on March 30, 1955.
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    Actor Rod Steiger and actress Katy Jurado attend the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on March 30, 1955.
  • American actress Grace Kelly (1929 - 1982) attends the Academy Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California, March
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    American actress Grace Kelly (1929 - 1982) attends the Academy Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California, March 30, 1955.
  • Actress Natalie Wood and date attend the 29th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on March 27, 1957.
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    Actress Natalie Wood and date attend the 29th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on March 27, 1957.
  • Actress Ava Gardner wears a tiara and a evening gown as she sits in her seat in the audience of the Academy Awards ceremony w
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    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.
  • 27th March 1973: Sacheen Littlefeather (Native American actress Maria Cruz) holds a written statement from actor Marlon Brand
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    27th March 1973: Sacheen Littlefeather (Native American actress Maria Cruz) holds a written statement from actor Marlon Brando refusing his Best Actor Oscar on stage at the Academy Awards, Los Angeles, California. 
  • Actress Rita Moreno kissing the cheek of director Robert Wise, both Oscar winners for their film "West Side Story," at the 39
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    Actress Rita Moreno kissing the cheek of director Robert Wise, both Oscar winners for their film "West Side Story," at the 39th Academy Awards, Los Angeles, April 9, 1962. 
  • Actors (left to right) Raquel Welch, Gene Hackman and Cloris Leachman (holding her Best Supporting Actress Oscar) at the 44th
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    Actors (left to right) Raquel Welch, Gene Hackman and Cloris Leachman (holding her Best Supporting Actress Oscar) at the 44th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, April 17, 1972.
  • Singer and songwriter Isaac Hayes poses for a portrait holding his Oscar backstage at the 44th annual Academy Awards, held at
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    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 Anthony Hopkins and actress Charlotte Rampling pose backstage during the 48th Academy Awards on March 29, 1976, at Doro
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    Actor Anthony Hopkins and actress Charlotte Rampling pose backstage during the 48th Academy Awards on March 29, 1976, at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.
  • Sylvester Stallone at the 1977 Academy Awards presentation. His film, "Rocky," received the Best Picture award.
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    Sylvester Stallone at the 1977 Academy Awards presentation. His film, "Rocky," received the Best Picture award.
  • Actor Mark Hamill presenting an award with his "Star Wars" co-stars C-3PO and R2-D2, at the 50th Academy Awards, Los Angeles,
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    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.
  • Helen Reddy and Dudley Moore performing at the 52nd annual Academy Awards on April 14, 1980.
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    Helen Reddy and Dudley Moore performing at the 52nd annual Academy Awards on April 14, 1980.
  • Lauren Hutton during the 52nd Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.
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    Lauren Hutton during the 52nd Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.
  • Presenters Billy Dee Williams (second from left) and Bernadette Peters with Best Sound winners Peter Sutton, Bill Varney, Ste
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    Presenters Billy Dee Williams (second from left) and Bernadette Peters with Best Sound winners Peter Sutton, Bill Varney, Steve Maslow and Gregg Landauer for “The Empire Strikes Back," at the 53rd Annual Academy Awards on March 31, 1981.

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CORRECTION: This post previously misidentified Walter Huston as John Huston. 

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