Edinburgh International Festival: Here are 20 mesmerizing photos of stars attending premieres in the capital over half a century ago

Current stars to have walked the red carpet include Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Lawrence, Sigourney Weaver, Greta Gerwig, Kevin Bacon, Elijah Wood, Clint Eastwood, Kylie Minogue, Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton.

Although not as high profile as Cannes, Venice or Sundance, Edinburgh can lay claim to being the oldest continuously running film festival in the world.

During this period it hosted the UK premieres of many box office and critical successes including Blade Runner, Alien, Back to the Future, Taxi Driver, Annie Hall, The Usual Suspects, Amelie and The Hurt Locker.

In the 1950s and 1960s, it was a glamorous affair that attracted many great filmmakers of the time.

Here are 20 photos to take you back to that time.

Darcy J. Skinner