Hollywood in Kodachrome, Hardback Book
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Hollywood in Kodachrome is a stunning portfolio of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, captured in rich, deeply saturated color photographs reproduced from original Kodachrome negatives and curated by collector David Wills and designer Stephen Schmidt, the creative team behind Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis and Audrey: The 60s.From Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, and Rita Hayworth to Fred Astaire, Humphrey Bogart, and Gregory Peck-and many more-the silver screen's elite are all here, in the full blush of youth, captured as if they were taken yesterday.

But the true star is the medium itself: late-1940s sheet Kodachrome, a film stock that remains legendary for its rich tonal range, precise color, and detail.

Including a foreword by Golden Age star Rhonda Fleming, and featuring more than 200 photos from classic films and publicity shoots, Hollywood in Kodachrome is a magnificent tribute to Hollywood's most beloved icons, captured at their glamorous best.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Photographs: portraits
  • ISBN: 9780062265548



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A good premise - color photographs of film stars from the 1940 taken using Kodak's brilliant Kodachrome film. The book had some beautiful photos of Lucille Ball and Rita Hayworth. However, I have seen much nicer photos of both Maureen O'Hara and Katharine Hepburn. 90% of the book is of female stars. The photo of Clark Gable was extremely disappointing. And then there were the missing - Robert Taylor, Van Johnson, Vivien Leigh, Van Heflin, Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie, Doris Day, Ann Rutherford, Harry James, Judy Garland, Fred McMurray, Randolph Scott - and so many others. I think if I had browsed this book in a bookstore - I would not have purchased it.

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