Tag Archives: colourisation

It’s Elementary

Day 15 Colourisation Project – May 22nd Born this day, 22 May, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a surgeon, ophthalmologist, author and creator of  Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes originally came to light in Doyle’s first novel,  … Continue reading

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High Flying Amelia Earhart

Day 14 of Colourisation Project – May 21st Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. On this day 21 May in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across … Continue reading

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Bohemian Wunderkind – Gustav Mahler

Day 11 of Colourisation Project – May 18th May 18th marks the passing of Gustav Mahler in 1911, 103 years ago. Born in Bohemia when it was part of the Austrian empire (now in Czech Republic) into a German-speaking, Ashkenazic Jewish … Continue reading

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Ireland’s First Movie Star

Day 10 of Colourisation Project – May 17th Today’s subject is Irish movie star, Maureen O’Sullivan.  Born this day in 1911, she is best known for her role playing Jane Parker in the 1930’s Tarzan movies alongside Johnny Weissmuller. O’Sullivan is often dubbed … Continue reading

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And the Winner is…….

Day 9 of Colourisation Project – May 16th May 16 marks the birth of the Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars!  It was on this day in 1929, that the 1st Academy Awards ceremony was held at a private dinner for 270 people in … Continue reading

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Vanity Will Get You Somewhere

Day 8 of Colourisation Project – May 15th Debonair Hollywood film and stage actor, Joseph Cotten is today’s choice for colourisation. Born this day, 15th May 1905, Cotten first gained prominence on Broadway in stage productions such as The Philadelphia Story. Cotten’s career turned … Continue reading

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Dream Lover

Day 7 of Colourisation Project – May 14th Another publicity still in the public domain provides the perfect canvass for colouring in. Today’s subject choice for colourisation was a favourite of mine growing up.  Born this day in 1936, Bobby Darin was … Continue reading

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He Had Nothing to Offer but Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat.

Day 6 of Colourisation Project – May 13th Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. On this day 74 years ago, Winston Churchill delivered his first speech to Parliament, as Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Acting is the Perfect Idiot’s Profession

Day 5 Colourisation Project – May 12th Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Acting is the perfect idiot’s profession. So said Katharine Hepburn, the American actress with a career in film, … Continue reading

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