Hollywood in Kodachrome

Hollywood in Kodachrome

1940-1949

Book - 2013
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Curated from the luscious Kodachrome stock of the 1940s, renowned preservationist David Wills presents a dazzling Hollywood collection as never before printed. Drawn from Wills's vast collection of first-generation negatives and prints, meticulously scanned and gorgeously printed, these icons of film and style are brought back to life almost more vibrantly than they were ever seen at the time. Now, with HOLLYWOOD IN KODACHROME, Wills offers a stunning gallery of hundreds of impossibly lush, full-colour photos of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age. Photographed using late 1940s sheet Kodachrome a film stock that remains legendary for its tonal range, colour accuracy, and detail the silver screen's elite are brilliantly captured in unparalleled quality. Vividly portrayed in luxuriant detail, the stars in HOLLYWOOD IN KODACHROME include Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra, Joan Crawford, Gregory Peck, Lucille Ball, William Holden, and many more. Including a foreword by Rhonda Fleming, and featuring more than 200 photos from classic films and publicity shoots, HOLLYWOOD IN KODACHROME is a magnificent culmination of the 1940s' most beloved icons.
Publisher: New York, NY : It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013.
ISBN: 9780062265548
0062265547
Branch Call Number: 779.2 WILLS
Characteristics: xix, 331 pages : chiefly colour portraits, colour illustrations ; 30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Schmidt, Stephen - Author

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Jan 26, 2018

If you have great admiration and respect for the art of Hollywood glamour portraits from Tinseltown's "Golden Age" - Then - Believe me - You are in for a real super-duper treat here - 'Cause "Hollywood In Kodachrome" is, literally, gonna leave you absolutely awestruck.

Thoughtfully compiled by David Wills - This beautifully presented volume showcases (for your viewing pleasure) the most wondrously flawless faces of some of the brightest stars of Hollywood Heaven from 1940-1949 (in full, lush, radiant colour).

Yes. Indeed. This grand publication is an absolute treasure of photographs all coming from a wonderfully unique era in movieland history. It was an era that had clearly defined both beauty and handsomeness in a way that has never been so admirably expressed since.

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