Back in the day when The Platinum Page was just getting started the only photos I had to add to the site were in black and white, just like Jean's films. Who among us didn't watch her on screen and wonder what she looked like in real life?
A lot has changed on the world wide web and in digital image technology since then. What hasn't changed is Victor's love for Jean, as evidenced in each new amazing image he shares with her fans on his website Celluloid Legends In Color. It currently boasts six huge galleries devoted to The Baby.
Victor is my favorite Harlow color artist (I own several of his prints) and a true pioneer of this technique, and he remains the leader. One can hardly look at a YouTube video tribute to Jean without seeing his handiwork. (Please & thank you for remembering to credit him if you do use his images!)
Thanks to Victor and his lifelike colorization skills, we now have a better idea of just how lovely Jean looked in person. That's what I call Hollywood magic!
This Day 2 post for the Centenary Blogathon, hosted by The Kitty Packard Pictorial, is brought to you in conjunction with the fabulous new book Harlow In Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital, 1928-1937 by Darrell Rooney and Mark Vieira, from Angel City Press. Get your copy today!