Bob Landry, Time Life Pictures / Getty ImagesStars on HolidayThe Great American SummerFrom Elizabeth Taylor’s beach romps to Clark Gable’s schooner adventures, VIEW A GALLERY of classic images from a bygone era when famous names knew how to relax. Grab your seersucker and come along.The Daily Beast05.29.09 1:38 PM ETSilver Screen Collection / Getty ImagesOnly Hollywood legends like Liz Taylor and Clark Gable could make summer look so glamorous. Sail away with Humphrey Bogart, go tanning with Ginger Rogers, or hit the green with Audrey Hepburn and see more photos of classic stars’ golden summer memories. Bob Landry, Time Life Pictures / Getty ImagesALL-AMERICAN GIRLActress Rita Hayworth takes a bite out of a hamburger as she sunbathes in a white two-piece on the beach.Gordon Parks, Time & Life Pictures / Getty ImagesLIFE OF LEISUREMarried actors Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman in 1959, the year after they starred in The Long, Hot Summer together.Archive Photos / Getty ImagesBOGEY AND BABYWhen Humphrey Bogart met Lauren Bacall on the set of To Have and Have Not in 1944, she was 19 and he was 45. But despite the age difference, they set sail together in 1945, and tied the knot later that year. John Kobal Foundation / Getty ImagesTHAT'S THE RUBLegendary dancer Ginger Rogers knew better than to hit the beach without protection, so she applied a coat of sunscreen to her famous legs. Herbert Gehr, Time Life Pictures / Getty ImagesMOONLIT SWIMMen romancing their dates near the poolside at the Country Club over the weekend in 1942.LIFE'S A BALLSandi Blum frolics in Miami with a beach ball.Hulton Archive / Getty Images SAILING WITH THE WINDScreen star and heartthrob Clark Gable enjoys a day out on actor Allan Jones' schooner, the Alrene, in 1936. Hulton Archive / Getty Images SUMMER HOLIDAYActress Audrey Hepburn, barefoot and wearing an appropriate post-Memorial Day dress, playing golf.John Kobal Foundation / Getty ImagesCHARMED LIFEActresses Joan Crawford and Dorothy Sebastian shared hamburgers, sodas, and a few laughs on the sand in 1927. GONE FISHIN' Eleven-year-old Robert Singer relaxes on the bank of the Chagrin River near Cleveland, OhioJohn Kobal Foundation / Getty ImagesCLASSIC BEAUTYElizabeth Taylor on the beach during the filming of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly, Last Summer, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Taylor received an Oscar nomination for the 1959 role.Jon Brenneis, Time Life Pictures / Getty ImagesLAZY, HAZY DAYSA summer afternoon in a hammock in 1957.Silver Screen Collection / Getty Images MARILYN, THE TEEN YEARSNorma Jeane Baker, pictured in the center, who would become future bombshell Marilyn Monroe, out rowing with a couple of friends, in 1941.Archive Photos / Getty Images BANDSTAND CHARMERTeen idol and pop star Fabian Forte poses, circa 1960.Allan Grant, Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images SWINGERSWest Side Story acrobat and actor Russ Tamblyn on Venice Beach with movie actress Venetia Stevenson, in 1955. The Hollywood couple married in 1956 when Stevenson was 17.Leonard McCombe, Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images PRINCE HARRY'S PRECURSORSWealthy tourists play an impromptu polo game on an airfield in 1951.William Vanderson, Fox Photos / Getty ImagesQUICK GETAWAYA pool attendant retrieves an ambitious young girl from a fountain where, as the sign says, bathers are not allowed, circa 1937.AFP / Getty Images AFTERGLOWFirst lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis relaxing in a chair in 1961, a few weeks after former President John F. Kennedy won the U.S. presidential election.Hulton Archive / Getty Images AT HIS PEAKElvis Presley performs outdoors to the adulation of a young crowd, circa 1957. His breakthrough performance on American Bandstand took place only months earlier.A DIP IN THE LAKETwo young women sit in a rowboat and dangle their feet in the water of Lake Winona, June 1940.Hulton Archive / Getty Images NOT UNTOUCHABLESean Connery holds Swiss actress Ursula Andress while she does a handstand on the set of his first James Bond film, Dr. No, in 1962.Alfred Eisenstaedt, Time & Life Pictures / Getty ImagesON THE DOCKFuture Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller at his vacation estate in Seal Harbor, Maine, in 1958. Later that year, he was elected governor of New York.Herbert Gehr, Time Life Pictures / Getty ImagesSUMMER LOVIN'A young couple embraces on the beach on a summer night at Coney Island.