SINATRA AT THE PARAMOUNT (1944)

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The year is 1944. In a matter of hours, tens of thousands of bobby soxers will be crowding around New York’s Paramount Theater, on this October 1st, hoping to get into the Frank Sinatra concert. 35,000 fans would remain outside. But for those lucky enough to experience the event – it was a night to remember.

We’re extending today’s blog to include THREE colorized photos from the New York Paramount appearance, because . . . . well, it’s FRANKIE!

1944 - Frank Sinatra - Paramount (R1)

1944 - Frank Sinatra - Paramount 1

Sinatra Sings (1944) (B&W)

1944 - Sinatra Sings - Paramount

Bobby Soxers At Frank Sinatra Show - Paramount (Oct.12, 1944) (R1)

1944 - Bobby Soxers - Paramount

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PILLOW TALK (1944)

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Welcome to American Photo Colorizing .coms’s photo blog. The year is 1944. Here’s a nice slice of American life on the home front during World War II. It may be the midnight hour somewhere in flyover country. A radio may be playing softly in the background. It was the era of the Big Bands: Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, The Andrews Sisters. When two teenage girls burned the midnight oil, the pillow talk could last all night, and often did. This conversation from 70 years ago is lost to the ages, but is there any doubt they were talkin’ ’bout boys?

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1944 - Pillow Talk Girls

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SOLDIERS IN BARRACKS (1943)

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Welcome to the American Photo Colorizing.com photo blog! The year is 1943, and this one is “hot off the presses”. According to the photo sleuths down at the Library of Congress, the black & white photo was taken at the Greenville, South Carolina. Air Service Command. These men are members of the Quartermaster Truck Company of the 25th service group. Naturally, the full-color version is a creeation of American Photo Colorizing.com (that would be us).

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1943 - Air Service Command

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BACK TO SCHOOL (1941)

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The year is 1941 – but teenage nature hasn’t really changed all that much in 72 years. There’s still the usually distractions to help one concentrate on their homework. Back in ’41, studying American History and Practical Math included a little boost from the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Andrews Sisters, and of course . . . Frankie.

But the days of carefree youth were about to collide with Infamy. Pearl Harbor loomed just three months away.
1941 - Back To School (O)

1941 - Back To School

WORLD WAR II HOMEFRONT (1945)

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The year is 1945. First off, I have to point out the fabulous mid-’40s hairstyles and dresses. As the California’s resident ‘Raconteur d’Retro’, Charles Phoenix would say, “I KNOWWW!!!”. Absolutely reet petite. These young ladies are my mother-in-law, Beverly, her sister, Rosalie, and their mother near the end of World War II. As you can see, I’ve chosen to completely replace the background with a nice array of cumulus clouds. The real trick, however, was colorizing the girls’ dress patterns by hand – well, by mouse.

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1945 - Beverly & Rosalie Heinz With Mother

LATELY, WE’VE BEEN ADDING VIDEO CLIPS LOOSELY-RELATED TO OUR PHOTO OF THE DAY.
LET’S GO BACK TO 1943. HERE’S A U.S. ARMY CARTOON FEATURING ‘PRIVATE SNAFU’ IN
“THE HOME FRONT” WITH CHARACTER VOICES BY MEL BLANC.

RITA HAYWORTH AT THE BEACH (1941)

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The year is 1941. Here’s a fun candid moment with Rita Hayworth on the beach at Santa Monica, California. Rita was busy all day, posing for a photographer from Life Magazine. Rita had agreed to do the photo shoot, provided she could take a break to sunbathe at the beach. The photographer cam along, and took a series of photos of Rita relaxing with a portable radio while munching on a hamburger. The resulting story and photo spread was published in the August 11, 1941 issue of Life Magazine.

1941 - Rita Hayworth - Life Magazine (Aug.11, 1941)

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1941 - Rita Hayworth At Santa Monica Beach (O - 540)

1941 - Rita Hayworth At Santa Monica Beach

RITA HAYWORTH & FRED ASTAIRE – SING & DANCE THEIR WAY INTO OUR HEARTS!

PIN-UP – MARGUERITE CHAPMAN (1945)

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The year is 1945. What would World War II have been without Pinup Girls? Marguerite Chapman grew up in Chatham, New York, and became a successful John Powers Agency model – after her friends prodded her into it. Marguerite’s kisser was featured on magazine covers of the late-1930s.

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In 1939, Hollywood came a-callin’ – leading to a long, successful career in film and television. Some of her many film credits include: “Charlie Chan At The Wax Museum” (1940), “You’re In The Army Now” (1941), “Appointment In Berlin” (1943), “Mr. District Attorney” (1947), “Flight To Mars” (1951), and “The Seven Year Itch” (1955), starring Marilyn Monroe.

Marguerite appeared on a number of classic television shows of the 1950s, ’60s & ’70s.
“Pepsi Playhouse” (1954), “Studio 57” (1954-57), “Rawhide” (1959), “Perry Mason” (1960), “Frontier Circus” (1962), “Marcus Welby, MD” (1971), Hawaii Five-O” (1975), and “Police Story” (1976) are among her TV credits.

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Over the past couple of years, I’ve come to look forward to opportunities to colorize publicity photos of the classic World War II-era cover girls and Hollywood actresses. The quality of the images is usually first-rate; the scenes are often artistic in nature; and well . . . you must admit, they’re easy on the eyes. When you’re staring at the same photo for hours on end – a cute girl makes the time pass a whole lot faster.

At American Photo Colorizing, our goal is to shred the black & white veil that separates us from the exciting, vibrant lives of those who came before us. It’s time to “Go Color” with your vintage and antique family photos. Your ancestors are counting on you!

1945 - Marguerite-Chapman - Halloween (BW Cropped)

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