HOLLYWOOD PINUPS

So much of vintage Hollywood was black & white, even the photographic publicity stills which came out at the time.

Nowadays, with modern technology, you  can find beautifully colorised versions of those black & white photographs, and personally, I love the vibrancy of some of those photos which seem to bring the stars to life as if they had just been before the photographer yesterday.

Someone who has spent a lot of creative time and energy in colorisation is Australian  Tom  Maroudas  whose website https://hollywoodpinups.com  has hundreds of photos to view and purchase.

From the Silents through to the 1960s, Tom digitally restores, enhances from B&W originals , scans from vintage prints or camera negatives. The photos are then printed on Kodak premium paper.

The 5 sizes of prints range from 8×10 up to 24×30, with prices from $29.95 to $99.95.

 

Below are some of these beautiful prints. Where possible Tom identifies the date of the photo and the photographer.

Edward G. Robinson

 

Greer Garson.

 

The original B&W photo of Greer.

 

Basil Rathbone

 

Deanna Durbin

 

Tyrone Power

 

Alan Ladd

 

Bette Davis

 

Fredric March

 

 

Joan Crawford, Clark Gable

 

George Raft

 

 

Errol Flynn

 

Tom also provides photos for book  covers.

 

 

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