Russian artist Olga Shirinina, better known by her nickname "Klimbim," is into colorizing old, vintage photos and freshening up history for all of us. She is primarily dedicated to the history of her motherland: she has colorized portraits of the Romanov family, personalities of the Russian Revolution, and the heroes of the Second World War. But that's not the only theme she likes.

This time, the theme of the Golden Age of Hollywood is in the limelight. The talented artist colors the actresses and actors of the bygone classical Hollywood era of the early to mid twentieth century.

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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

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AzKhaleesi
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2 months ago

uh... I wanna see the whole dress it's so pretty!

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#2

James Dean

James Dean

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Erin
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2 months ago

He was a pretty, pretty man.

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Almost all big-hitting actresses of the era are on this list: the sex symbol Marilyn Monroe, the charming Elizabeth Taylor, the mysterious Audrey Hepburn, and so on. And then there are the iconic dreamboats like Marlon Brando and James Dean. It's fair to say that it is quite a robust line-up. But the credit shouldn't go to only the actors: Olga "Klimbim" Shirinina makes these icons bright again. Back then, almost everybody knew the names of these Hollywood stars. But now these once-iconic images require refreshment.

#3

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

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Tracy Moorhead
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2 months ago

She was a beautiful woman!!

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#4

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Katarina Kay
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2 months ago

How is she so pretty?

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And surely enough, Olga refreshes our cultural memory quite remarkably. One could say she brings the pop back into these once-bright icons. Check them out yourself. And if you've become a newfound fan of Olga "Klimbim" Shirinina, just follow her on her social media.

#5

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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Nea
Community Member
2 months ago

I always prefer her b/w pictures. Somehow they exude beauty like colored pics dont.

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#6

Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney

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Lyop
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2 months ago

Wow. The green dress is amazing!!!

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#7

Greta Garbo & Robert Taylor

Greta Garbo & Robert Taylor

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Elizabeth Styles
Community Member
2 months ago

This belongs in the top the colors make this photo come to life! Sure we have seen many portraits (esp. of Ms. Hepburn) but I personally appreciate better a whole room.

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#8

Lana Turner

Lana Turner

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Carol Roeder
Community Member
2 months ago

What a cutie a

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#9

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

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Daria B
Community Member
2 months ago

Her name appears in a Clash song. ♡ Anyway, she kinda reminds me of Mila Jovović in this photo.

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#10

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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Emma Dingle
Community Member
2 months ago

The first evolution of that meme (idk what it's called but it's the one with the two ladies and the man) xD

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#11

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

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Niamh Regan
Community Member
2 months ago

Handsome

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#12

Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner

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Bean59
Community Member
2 months ago

LOVE that bathing suit

#13

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
2 months ago

B&W or colour; so beautiful.

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#14

Anita Ekberg

Anita Ekberg

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Boris Krivy
Community Member
2 months ago

More beautiful than Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, but not by much.

#15

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Tifferooski
Community Member
2 months ago

Audrey would have played a good Tinker Bell, with blonde hair of course.

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#16

Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

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PeachPossum
Community Member
2 months ago

Trivia: Marlene Dietrich is the only actress ever inducted into the Makeup Artist's Guild. She always did her own makeup. Her nose was a bit crooked. To hide this defect, she drew a line down from the bridge to the tip with a silver pencil, then applied a light foundation over the top. The silver caught the light and made her nose look straight. She insisted that any direct light to her face was cast from above (often butterfly lighting) to accentuate her cheekbones.

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#17

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

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Stannous Flouride
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2 months ago

Wrong eye color.

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#18

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

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Strawberry Hellcat
Community Member
2 months ago

I wish she'd used a photo with the "Gilda" gown, but this is gorgeous too!

#19

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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Marky Mark
Community Member
2 months ago

As a man I think: "great legs!". As a parent, I think: "put on some pants or you'll catch a cold".

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#20

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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Nadine
Community Member
2 months ago

Cool photo either way.

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#21

Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow

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Bobby Sammons
Community Member
2 months ago

Too bad she died at shuch and early age, 26, but death doesn't respect anyone.

#22

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Catherine Stevens
Community Member
2 months ago

When the kid next to you is not shutting up.

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#23

Anita Ekberg

Anita Ekberg

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Boris Krivy
Community Member
2 months ago

A beauty for the ages.

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#24

Merle Oberon

Merle Oberon

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PeachPossum
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

The artist is Gerald L. Brockhurst (British, 1890-1978): The work is Merle Oberon, 1937, which was sold at auction in 2018 to an unknown bidder. Hollywood actress Merle Oberon kept a number of secrets from both the producers and the public. She hid her East Indian and Maori ancestry out of fear she would be blacklisted. She claimed to have been born in Tasmania when she was in fact born in Bombay, India. Yet that was the least of her secrets. Merle's maternal grandmother Charlotte Selby gave birth to her daughter Constance at age 15. Constance gave birth to Merle at age 12. To hide the scandal, Charlotte passed Merle off as her own daughter. She gave her own partner's name as Merle's father. The identity of Merle's biological father is not known.

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#25

Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck

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Boris Krivy
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks much better in colour. I always thought she looked too hard in her b&w films.

#26

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

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Boris Krivy
Community Member
2 months ago

The colour version adds humanity.

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#27

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Kathy Baylis
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2 months ago

But it’s a totally different picture!

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#28

Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

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Boris Krivy
Community Member
2 months ago

Very sultry. That's a good thing.

#29

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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Jeremy
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2 months ago

Those feet tho

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#30

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Boris Krivy
Community Member
2 months ago

Horrible hat.