May 24, 2018 | By Lourdes Linares
The early color photography of 30s-40s era Daily News reporter Harry Warnecke is celebrated in a new exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. ‘In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits from the Harry Wernecke Studio’ features portraits of people that were more famous in black and white: Lucille Ball, Gene Autry, and more. For lovers of old hollywood and vintage clothing alike, this show is a rare treat.
Below, a selection of portraits on view, courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery. Through September 9, 2012. Open 11:30am – 7pm daily.
Lucille Ball, 1944
Dale Evans, 1947
Gene Autry, 1942
Irene Dunn, 1944
W.C. Fields, 1938
All images credited to Harry Warnecke Studio for The Daily News/National Portrait Gallery.
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