Monday, October 8, 2012

A little something beautiful

Lucy truly was a gorgeous woman, but I think that this photo is one of my favorites ever.
From "Reminisce" magazine:  "Harry Warnecke, a photographer with the New York Daily News, created this color portrait of Lucille Ball in 1940.  Except for Sunday funnies, color was unheard of in newspapers in the 30s and 40s, but Warnecke believed that color photographs would give a paper a distinct upper hand in the newsstand.  He developed a unique one shot color camera that created dazzling images like this--shots that graced the covers of the Daily News Sunday magazine."  

Photo by Harry Warnecke, currently featured in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

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