Friday, January 24, 2014

Color Photos of Movie Stars in the 1940's

Here's a small collection of stunning color photos of movie stars from the Hollywood's Golden Age, ca. 1940's from Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, and Rita Hayworth to Fred Astaire, Humphrey Bogart, and Gregory Peck. These unseen color photographs reproduced from original Kodachrome negatives and published in "Hollywood in Kodachrome," curated by collector David Wills and designer Stephen Schmidt.

Including a foreword by Golden Age star Rhonda Fleming, and featuring more than 200 photos from classic films and publicity shoots, "Hollywood in Kodachrome" is a magnificent tribute to Hollywood’s most beloved icons, captured at their glamorous best.

Elizabeth Taylor, 1949. Photograph: Independent Visions.

Trudy Marshall, Jeanne Crain, Gale Robbins, June Haver and Mary Anderson, 1944. Photograph: David Wills.

Ann Sheridan, 1941. Photograph: George Hurrell/David Wills.

Lucille Ball, Lover Come Back, 1946. Photograph: Ray Jones/David Wills.

Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca, 1942. Photograph: Bert Six/David Wills.

Guy Madison, 1947. Photograph: Bob Beerman/David Wills

Lucille Ball & Gene Kelly, Du Barry Was a Lady 1943. Photograph: Clarence Sinclair Bull/David Wills.

Ava Gardner, 1944. Photograph: Clarence Sinclair Bull/David Wills.

Errol Flynn, 1940. Photograph: George Hurrell/David Wills.

Rita Hayworth photographed for Max Factor, 1946. Photograph: Kobal Collection/Robert Coburn.

(via The Guardian)

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