Glitz and Glamour at the Venice Film Festival

A worker prepares the red carpet at the entrance of the cinema palace on the eve the 65th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido on August 26, 2008.
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Sweeping it Under the Red Carpet
The entrance is prepared for the festival's opening. The first film ever shown at Venice was Rouben Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which screened at 9.15 p.m. on August 6, 1932.

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