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A picture is worth a thousand words! Silent movie sirens are brought back into the spotlight in a stunning collection of colorized portraits

  • The original black and white photographs were colourised by Matt Loughrey

  • 'I think all aspects of history deserve to be highlighted better,' the artist said 
  • Actresses depicted include Theda Bara,  Norma Talmadge and Mary Pickford

  • Silent movie sirens from the early 1900s have been granted another moment in the spotlight thanks to an artist who has breathed new life into their performances. A series of black and white portraits of the once-famous movie stars has been colourised by artist Matt Loughrey, of My Colorful Past, based in Westport,Ireland, in order to celebrate their contribution to motion pictures, and raise new awareness of their talents in the modern age.  

'These are the faces of the motion picture, the advent of the moving image on the big screen,' Mr Loughrey, 39, said of the project and its stars.

'These are expertly taken portraits, of people that defined the moving image as an entertainment medium. 

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