Old Oscar photos that show you how glamorous Hollywood used to be

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While the Academy Awards ceremony that honours the best in film is changing every year, and getting slightly more casual with the style of the times, these vintage photos of awards past are a peek into the glamour of old Hollywood stretching all the way back to the 1920s.

Check out the photos below, curated by Bob Ahern, Director of Archival Imagery at Getty Images.

The first organizational meeting of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927.

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Actor Jimmy Stewart in US Air Force uniform at the Oscars podium in 1942.

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Elizabeth Taylor with her husband, British actor Michael Wilding, at the 26th Academy Awards in 1954.

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Frank Sinatra attends the 27th Academy Awards in 1955.

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Presenters Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly wait backstage during the 28th Annual Academy Awards.

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Muhammad Ali and Sylvester Stallone at the 49th Annual Academy Awards in 1977.

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C-3PO in a bowtie and R2-D2 join Mark Hamill and 'Star Wars' sound designer Benjamin Burtt, Jr. at the 1978 Oscars after the film was released.

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Jodie Foster at the 61st Annual Academy Awards in 1989. She won best actress for 'The Accused.'

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