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.
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.
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.
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