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April 11, 2016

Hollywood in Early Color Photographs: 28 Glamor Vintage Portraits of American Actresses From the 1930s and 1940s

As a distraction from the stock market crash and the rise of the Great Depression, Americans began turning their attention to movies and television. The 1930s were part of the Golden Age of Hollywood, when actors were movie stars and films were genre-based masterpieces. This era contains some of the best actresses of all time, many of whom are Academy Award winners, as well as classic film stars.

Below is a gallery of 28 fascinating color portrait photos of Hollywood female stars from between the 1930s and 1940s:

Anna May Wong, 1938

Barbara Stanwyck, 1941

Bette Davis, 1935

Betty Grable, ca. 1940s

Carole Lombard, 1936

Doris Day, 1945

Dorothy Lamour, ca. 1930s

Frances Farmer, 1937

Gene Tierney, ca. 1940s

Ginger Rogers, 1942

Gloria Swanson, ca. 1930s

Greta Garbo in the early 1930s

Hedi Lamarr, 1941

Ida Lupino, ca. 1940s

Ingrid Bergman, 1939

Jean Harlow, 1936

Jean Peters, ca. 1940s

Joan Crawford, 1938

Judy Garland, 1945

Katharine Hepburn, 1936

Lana Turner, 1943

Lauren Bacall, 1944

Lizabeth Scott, ca. 1940s

Lucille Ball, 1945

Olivia de Havilland, 1941

Rita Hayworth, 1940

Shirley Temple, 1935

Susan Hayward in the late 1930s


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