it’s a colorful life

November 4, 2010 § 6 Comments

Hedy Lamarr (1941) / can you say star? via

It is said that all the screen stars from the 1940s were beautiful. All of them. Well the studios made sure of that. I understand it was written in their contracts that actors had to be “made up” at all times whenever in public. They were told how to wear their hair, how to act, what to wear, who to date.

But, I think I figured it out– black/white film. Maybe anyone has the potential to be beautiful in black & white.

Just think how much prettier our lives would be if the world we existed in was simply black & white.

Gray hair wouldn’t matter so much, choosing eye glasses would be a breeze. Wallpaper wouldn’t even exist, or maybe even paint. I’m thinking there might be two paint colors: dark and not-so-dark. Choosing a car would be strictly on style and shape. Blondes wouldn’t be having more fun, red heads would get more respect and eye color wouldn’t matter at all.

It would be simpler. Life would be less dramatic, less amplified, less high def. Most importantly, there would be less to dislike about everybody and everything. I like it.


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§ 6 Responses to it’s a colorful life

  • Craig says:

    U also wouldn’t get sunburn

  • Marsha says:

    I don’t agree and think it would be a depressing kind of world. Just think how sad most of us are when there are black clouds for days on end with no sunshine. Also, even though the color black is good for me, I occasionally look for some color to brighten the look. One more thought to ponder — remember black & white television? Would you rather watch a movie in color or black & white?

    • rotarydial says:

      I think you have to remember that we get depressed because we are spoiled, wanting the bright sun all the time. If you never had it, you wouldn’t miss it, yes?

      It is said that B/W films are superior to color because the viewer focuses more on the story and the entire image. In color, the tendency is to give your attention to the strongest color on the screen, ie, ruby red lipstick during an extreme closeup would be the focal point rather than the face as a whole. More distraction with color.

      I would like my black/white world, less to get depressed about, less to focus on.. that would be happier to me.

  • Monique says:

    I would not want to live in black and white – just think about the technicolor world that presented itself before Dorothy’s eyes when she opened the front door and stepped into Munchkinland. It was stunning. Black and white does not make people look better – that is a ridiculous notion.

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