Hollywood’s Golden Age Beauties In Color


Hollywood’s Golden Age Beauties In Color

Hollywood's Golden Age Beauties In Color
Hollywood’s Golden Age Beauties In Color

The Golden Age of Hollywood started as early as the 1930’s and soon became one of the most viable and profitable businesses in America. Back in those days, people were going to the movies at least once a week. As the technology got better, the movie industry was able to delve in and pursue newer creative directions, thus resulting in an explosion of creativity and story exploration known as the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Now, even though there was still some censorship to be had, the movie industry attracted a large audience with enticing stories and romantic characters struggling to overcome long odds. This was the time when movies like The Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach, Casablanca, It Happened One Night, Gone with the Wind, Mr Smith Goes to Washington,  It’s a Wonderful Life, All About Eve, King Kong, Citizen Kane, Some Like It Hot,  Duck Soup, Singin’ in the Rain, Roman Holiday, and many more came into existence.

By the 1940’s, however, Kodachrome took the world by storm, flooding audiences with an unprecedented amount of color. Up until that time, movie goers were accustomed to seeing their favourite stars on film posters, magazine covers, or billboards in black and white. But then, they were exposed to incredibly vibrant colours that made the movie characters look more like actual human beings than ever before. With that being said, here are 50 of Hollywood’s Golden Age beauties in color from between the 1940’s up until the 60’s.


1. Vera Ellen

2. Joan O’Brien

3. Marilyn Monroe

4. Ann Rutherford

5. Linda Cristal

6. Kim Novak

7. June Haver

8. Barbra Streisand

9. Faith Domergue

10. Elizabeth Taylor

11. Connie Stevens

12. Stefanie Powers

13. Gene Tierney

14. Nancy Berg

15. Janet Leigh

16. Esther Williams

17. Monique van Vooren

18. Patty Duke

19. Karin Booth

20. Julie Christie

21. Audrey Hepburn

22. Donna Reed

23. Jane Powell

24. Tuesday Weld

25. Carroll Baker

26. Diana Dors

27. Rosanna Schiaffino

28. Anita Ekberg

29. Gita Hall

30. Nancy Kelly

31. Sylvia Syms

32. Micheline Presle

33. Shelley Winters

34. Grace Kelly

35. Sono Osato

36. Betsy Palmer

37. Linda Evans

38. Mary Tyler Moore

39. Sophia Loren

40. Susan Hayward

41. Valerie Allen

42. Lois Smith

43. Patricia Roc

44. Joan Collins

45. Patricia Neal

46. Ava Gardner

47. Barbara Nichols

48. Edie Adams

49. Dorothy Provine

50. Barbara Stanwyck

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