The Black Swan (1942)

Big, bold, and bright.

While the photo above is in black and white, the film itself, one of the better swashbucklers from Hollywood’s golden age, won the Oscar for Best Cinematography (Color), back when the Academy still gave out two awards.

Taking home the little golden man was Leon Shamroy, who copped 18 nominations and four wins in a career which lasted 40+ years.

In front of the camera is the ever-dashing Tyrone Power and the transcendent Maureen O’Hara, as a roguish, frequently bare-chested sorta-former pirate and a spunky noblewoman, respectively.

They set off sparks, which shower us in their glory.


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