Thursday, May 24, 2018

Lucille Ball - Color Portrait

This stunning color portrait of Lucille Ball was published in Screen Guide of February 1943. This fan magazine was a little different than others of its day: it was oversized, and its many photos and journalistic style of its articles resembled Life magazine.  

Though wartime brought printing restrictions to most periodicals in terms of use of one color or lesser quality paper, Screen Guide still managed to produced very handsome issues.  Though most photography in each issue was the standard black and white, such marvelous color photos as this were included.  The article with the photo was titled "Beauty Begins at Thirty!"  We know now that if Lucille Ball was concerned about a faltering career, she need not have worried.  TV was just down the road.  Even if it was in black and white.

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