Beautiful Vintage Photos Bring the Past to Life

By | February 15, 2023

These moments from history deserve a closer look...and nothing brings out the true life of these moments in time than color. So we hand picked a collection of once black and whites, now in vibrant color.

While these gorgeous colorized photos of the past are definitely a must-see, not all of the stories are fit for consumption, so proceed with caution. Black and white definitely didn't do these photos justice... this colorized collection of photographs captures way more than expected.

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Hayworth came into prominence during that strange time in Hollywood when starlets were stripped of everything that made them unique so they could be placed into any film that their contract requested.

Even though Hayworth had her name changed (she was born Margarita Carmen Cansino) and had her hair thinned by electrolysis she brought a seriousness and joy to her roles. Director George Cukor told The New York Times:

She had natural elegance. I saw that immediately, before they fixed her hair, something I may have contributed to did ask for Rita on her first loan out, ‘Susan and God,’ where she really had little to do. Yes, I knew, right away, she wasn't just another pretty girl. Rita made some of her material better than it was.

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Sophia Loren has been one of the most eye catching actress since her debut in the 1951 film Quo Vadis when she was only 17 years old. Since then she’s appeared in a myriad of roles. In all that time it’s never felt like she’s made a misstep.

When asked if there’s anything she would have done differently with her life, Loren offered this sage advice:

In a long, long career like I had—and by the way, I have—it’s very difficult to be able to criticize some of the moments that you do by yourself that you never tell to other people. It’s a very normal thing to do because you cannot every time have a big victory – no, there have been moments, maybe weak moments, where you did something that you are not really very happy about.