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    [–] Nobel Prize (in Literature) laureate George Bernard Shaw - 1925 jecinci 4 points ago in ColorizedHistory

    Thanks! I started using this about 2 years ago (on colorizations) as a personal choice. Something i used a lot in 3d architectural renderings ( in "real life" :)) )

    [–] Nobel Prize (in Literature) laureate George Bernard Shaw - 1925 jecinci 38 points ago in ColorizedHistory

    "He became the first person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar.
    Despite his contempt for Hollywood and its aesthetic values, Shaw was enthusiastic about cinema, and in the middle of the decade wrote screenplays for prospective film versions of Pygmalion and Saint Joan. The latter was never made, but Shaw entrusted the rights to the former to the unknown Gabriel Pascal, who produced it at Pinewood Studios in 1938. Shaw was determined that Hollywood should have nothing to do with the film, but was powerless to prevent it from winning one Academy Award ("Oscar"); he described his award for "best-written screenplay" as an insult, coming from such a source." wikipedia

    [–] Nobel Prize (in Literature) laureate George Bernard Shaw - 1925 jecinci 50 points ago in ColorizedHistory

    George Bernard Shaw
    26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950
    "Known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature."wikipedia

    [–] Empress Alexandra of Russia, having her likeness modeled in clay, three years before the revolution of 1917. jecinci 195 points ago in ColorizedHistory

    Alexandra Feodorovna
    6 June 1872 – 17 July 1918

    "Empress of Russia as the spouse of Nicholas II, the last ruler of the Russian Empire. Originally known as Alix of Hesse and by Rhine, she was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Upon being received into the Russian Orthodox Church, she was given the name Alexandra Feodorovna and (having been put to death along with her immediate family while in Bolshevik captivity in 1918) was canonized in 2000 as Saint Alexandra the Passion Bearer." wiki