Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Photographer Carlyle Blackwell Jr, used the Paul Hesse Studio in Hollywood to perfect his natural color photography.  By the 1950's brilliant color photography was replaced with natural color.

Actress/Singer, Frances Langford in the film So This is the Army, 1943. Photo shot by Carlyle Blackwell Jr.

Maybelline ad shot in 1947 by Carlyle Blackwell Jr.

Norma Christopher, Queen of the 1947 Tournament of Roses. Maybelline ad shot with natural color, by Carlyle Blackwell Jr. Hollywood.

Ingrid Bergman in Joan of Arc, 1948.  Shot in natural color, by Carlyle BlackWell Jr.

Doris Day, early 1950's, shot by Carlyle Blackwell Jr in natural color.

Jackie Rainbow, Miss September, 1954 Playboy magazine. Photo shot by Carlyle Blackwell Jr. in natural color.

Carlyle Blackwell is best remembered for his natural color pictures of Marilyn Monroe and Italian racing cars, in the 1950's.  Stay tuned the rest of this week to see Blackwell in action!!!!

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