Colorized black and white photo of Fred Astaire.

Fred Astaire, 1940

 Regarded by many as the greatest dancer in showbiz, Fred Astaire revolutionized the movie musical with his elegant and seemingly effortless dance style. This particular photo was taken in 1940 to promote the upcoming film You’ll Never Get Rich. At first glance, you may miss some of the details in the colorization. If you look closely…

Colorized black and white photo of Times Square,1903

Colorized Photo of One Times Square Under Construction, 1903

This photo of Times Square under construction was taken in 1903 by an unknown photographer. The narrow building being constructed in the center of the photo was designed by architects Cyrus L.W. Eidlitz and Andrew C. McKenzie to serve as the headquarters for The New York Times. After completion of the building in 1904, The New York Times thought…

Colorized and restored black and white photo of The Brox Sisters

The Brox Sisters, 1924.

Several years before everyone was singing and dancing to The Andrew Sisters “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, The Brox sisters were making a name for themselves on Broadway. The Brox Sisters were an American trio of singing sisters originally from Edmonton, Canada who broke into show-business in the early 1920s.  Bobbe, Kathlyn and Lorayne’s last names…

Mae Clarke Colorized

Mae Clarke , 1931

This photo of Mae Clarke was taken in 1931, which was a great year for her. She starred opposite Boris Karloff in the original Frankenstein and also had a grapefruit smashed in her face by James Cagney in The Public Enemy. Mae’s posture and subtle eye-rolling coupled with the fact she is smoking and knitting, give…

Judy Garland Colorized

Described by Fred Astaire as “The greatest entertainer who ever lived” , Judy Garland was an American actress, singer and Vaudevillian who we all recognize as the lovable Dorothy from “The Wizard Of Oz”. Born “Frances Ethel Gumm” in Grand Rapids, Minnesota , Garland was the youngest of three sisters and was born into a family of performers. Both of…

Lilyan Tashman

Lilyan Tashman Colorized

I had never heard of Lilyan Tashman until I ran across her photo on the library of congress webpage. I am glad I did because it opened me up to tons of black and white photos from the early 1900 silent film era. Lilyan Tashman was born in brooklyn and was basically the queen of…