While I absolutely abhor the practice of colorizing black and white films (a fad that has happily died), I have to admit that I am utterly fascinated with the colorization of black and white portraits of film stars. As I poke through cyberspace always looking for the right photo to accompany a blog post, I am struck by some of the beautiful work out there. I have many vintage hand colored postcards that are lovely, but I have to say I am really liking computer technology for this purpose.
So, I'd like to post a few of my favorites and take this opportunity to wish you all the happiest of new years. I have it on good authority that 2014 is going to be a wonderful year!
Aren't these just the bee's knees? Many thanks to the artists who generously share these with us.
|Garbo and Adrian do it again in "Romance"|
|Garbo's eyes were the bluest of blues - I love this one|
|Vivien Leigh looking divine in "Waterloo Bridge"|
|Clark Gable looking even finer in color|
|I like this colorization of Harlow. Sometimes her hair comes |
out looking electroplated, but here she looks very natural
|Ronald Colman and Vilma Banky looking colorfully gorgeous|
|Valentino smolders in color.|
|Glorious Gloria even more glorious in color|
|William Powell and Clara Bow toast |
to the new year! I am totally loving Clara's gloves.