February 27, 2024


This is why I prefer to watch “classic” movies and television shows in their original black and white, instead of colorized versions.

This photo was taken during the filming of a first season episode of “Bewitched”.

When the black and white episode was colorized around the year 2000, the result was this.

The dark red lipstick on Elizabeth Montgomery in the first photo is consistent with her appearances in color movies of the time, namely “How To Stuff A Wild Bikini”. In addition, Agnes Moorehead was known as “The Lavender Lady”, she’d definitely be wearing lavender wherever possible.

It’s a shame we have the technology to colorize black and white film but then rely on folks that don’t pay any attention to what the actual colors were.