Ah, don’t you wish you were at Cannes right now? (well, we do…)
Here, as the 65th edition of the French Riviera’s film extravaganza gets underway, LIFE.com presents a gallery of both rare and classic pictures from Cannes in 1962 — photos made 50 years ago that still, today, convey the glamor and the blithe sensuality that set the festival apart.
Pictured: French starlet Philomene Toulouse angling for attention with her pet fox and bare torso at the Cannes Film Festival.
Animals consists of McGinley’s color studio portraits of live animals with nude models. The exhibition is his first made up exclusively of selections from this growing, and ambitious, body of work. The artist visited various sanctuaries, zoos, and rescue establishments across the United States, erecting a mobile studio wherever possible and working with a number of pre-eminent animal trainers. The animals are not mere props in photographs of people; on the contrary, McGinley considers them the subjects of these images. There exists both tension and tenderness between the models and wild animals, as they claw, clutch, nibble, and hug one another.