When you think back to the classic films from America’s past-time, you don’t often imagine them bursting with color. But in 1939, Kodak introduced the Kodachrome film, the first successful color printing method for photography and film footage alike.

Because of its expensive and complicated processing and the emergence of much more efficient processing methods and digital photography, Kodachrome was discontinued in 2009. Fortunately, however, despite its disappearance on the shelves, the developed product retains its glory for many years.

Recently, Vanity Fair dug into their archives and brought out some amazing and rarely seen photos of old Hollywood icons from the 1930s and 1940s, shot and developed in beautiful and vibrant Kodachrome. Check out the spread here and see a few of our favorites below.




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