Colorized photo Dolores Moran

Dolores Moran at The Beverly Hills Hotel, 1948.

This photo of American film actress Dolores Moran was taken at the infamous Beverly Hills Hotel in 1948. Dolores was more well known for her affairs with married men than her limited film career. Dolores began as a pin-up model before she began landing several supportive roles in some minor films. In 1944, Dolores  landed…

Colorized photo of Salvador Dali

Salvador Dalí painting “The Face of War”,1940.

Salvador Dalí , whose full name is Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol  was a prominent surrealist painter known for his highly imaginative works and bizarre behavior. Dalí was born in May of 1904 in the small Spanish agricultural village of Figueres and is most widely known for his painting The Persistence of…

Colorized photo Vietnam War

American Paratroopers in Southern Vietnam, 1965

This photo was taken in the jungle area of Ben Cat, South Vietnam, Sept. 25, 1965 by french photographer Henry Huet. The soldiers in the photo are paratroopers of the U.S. 2nd Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade. The guns being carried by the soldiers are M-16’s. Although I would have preferred to color the stocks of the…

A Return and Rework of “Plunging Necklines of 1949”

The past few months, I have been asked several times for a higher resolution version of this photo. The photo was originally taken by Nina Leen for Life Magazine in 1949 and for some reason I worked with a lower res version. This wasn’t intentional and I decided to revisit and touch up some details…

Colorized black and white photo of Anna Karina

Anna Karina, 1959.

With the Doe-eyed expressive look of a silent film star and the charisma of a self-confident woman of the 60’s Anna Karina has a unique look that is often imitated but never duplicated. Born Hanne Karin Bayer; 22 September 1940) Anna Karina is a Danish-French film actress, director, and screenwriter. Anna is best known for…

Colorized black and white photo of Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Love or hate her, there is little doubt that Marilyn Monroe is one of the largest pop culture icons in history. Although it has been over half a century since her death, Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) continues to appear in magazines, television shows and social media.I have never really been a fan of…