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.



6 responses »

  1. It’s great that you highlight Hollywood Pinups. I’ve been a fan of Tom Maroudas’s work on Facebook for a long time. Colorization, if done right, can be a lot of fun.

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