Colorized Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly and a Kitten Colorized

A former model and stage actress from a wealthy Philadelphia family, Grace Kelly was an american film actress who came to film prominence with “High Noon” (1952) and her Oscar-nominated supporting role in “Mogambo” (1953) alongside Clark Gable.  Grace Kelly went on to star in three consecutive Hitchcock  films, “To Catch a Thief” (1955), “Dial M…

Lauren Bacall Colorized

Lauren Bacall Having a Smoke

First off,  I admit I made a mistake in posting a colorized photo yesterday in which I believed was Lauren Bacall. It was in fact, Grace Kelly and I had been misinformed by a few different sources….mybad. This black and white photo of Lauren Bacall looking badass is one of the first three photos I…

Summertime Pool Loungin’ , 1961

  Summer is in full swing and the pool is the ideal place to have a drink and beat the heat. Until last year, I’ve spent most of my life living  in the stygian pit that is southeastern Georgia. Georgia is a great place to live but the summers are brutal and every summer seems…

Colorization of a Carriage Ride Through 1953 New York

I recently stumbled across some of street photographer Vivian Maier’s black and white photographs from the fifties and was really blown away with her work. Like Frank Larson, the raw feel of her photography of candid New York in the 1950’s makes me feel like I could step right through the photo in 1953. For…

Colorization of black and white photo of two woman at the beach

Colorization of 1920’s Bathing Beauties at the Beach

 These ladies most likely went to jail after this photo was taken. The original black and white photo was taken in the 1920’s and this was extremely risque swimwear for that time period. In the early 1900s, modesty laws were very strict and required most women to wear long one piece garments as well as stockings at the…

Colorization of X-1E On Rogers Dry Lake With Collapsed Nose Gear

Colorization of the Bell X-1E on Rogers Lake, 1956

This black and white photo was taken on June 18th 1956 and was pulled from the NASA digital archives. The cool looking plane with the slightly busted up nose is a Bell X-1E, the very first plane to exceed the speed of sound in level flight. The united states government referred to these planes as…

Colorization of Downbeat Jazz Club, NY 1948

Looks like everyone is having a great time at the Downbeat Jazz Club except for the guy in the red on the right  From the Library of Congress,this black and white photo was taken in 1948 by William P.Gottlieb inside the famous Downbeat Jazz Club on 52nd Avenue in New York. Some great musicians performed…