The golden age of Hollywood was a period of cinematic excellence, glamour, and innovation that spanned from the 1920s to the 1960s. Some of the most iconic and influential stars of all time emerged from this era, captivating audiences with their charisma, talent, and style.
At Download Artwork, we are passionate about preserving and celebrating the legacy of these screen legends. That’s why we have created a collection of digitally remastered vintage printable art that features some of the most beloved and admired actors and actresses of the golden age.
Our prints have been colorized and have unique retro effects applied to them, giving them a fresh and modern look while retaining their original charm and elegance. You can download and print them at home, or order them as ready-to-hang canvas prints.
Here are our top 10 golden age Hollywood screen legends that we have brought back to life with our digitally remastered vintage printable art.
1. Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn was a trailblazer in Hollywood, breaking the mold of the typical leading lady with her independent, intelligent, and spirited persona. She won four Academy Awards for Best Actress, a record that still stands today, and starred in classics such as The African Queen, The Philadelphia Story, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.
Our digitally remastered print captures her confidence and and elegance. You can find it here.
2. Cary Grant
Cary Grant was the epitome of charm, sophistication, and wit. He was one of the most versatile and popular actors of his time, excelling in comedy, romance, drama, and thriller genres. He worked with some of the greatest directors, such as Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, and Frank Capra, and co-starred with some of the most glamorous actresses, such as Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, and Audrey Hepburn.
Our print shows him in a French Army outfit from the 1949 film, I Was a Male War Bride, looking suave and handsome. We have enlarged this image and colorized it using color photographs of Cary Grant and promotional illustrated posters for the movie as references. You can find this vintage Hollywood print here.
3. Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn was a symbol of grace, beauty, and elegance. She was one of the most beloved and influential fashion icons of the 20th century, inspiring generations of women with her chic and timeless style. She was also a talented and award-winning actress, starring in memorable films such as Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and My Fair Lady. She devoted much of her later life to UNICEF, helping children in need around the world.
Our print, which you can find here, depicts her in one of her most iconic roles, Holly Golightly, smoking a cigarette with a long holder.
4. Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando was a revolutionary actor who changed the face of cinema with his method acting and naturalistic performance. He was one of the most influential and acclaimed actors of all time, winning two Academy Awards for Best Actor and being nominated for six more. He starred in some of the most iconic films of the golden age, such as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, and The Godfather.
Our print portrays him in his younger days, looking hansom and charismatic. You can find it here.
5. Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire was a master of dance, music, and entertainment. He was one of the greatest dancers of all time, dazzling audiences with his grace, agility, and creativity. He was also a talented singer, actor, and choreographer, collaborating with some of the most renowned composers, directors, and co-stars of his era. He starred in some of the most celebrated musicals of the golden age, such as Top Hat, Swing Time, and The Band Wagon.
Our digitally remastered and altered movie abstract print captures him in mid-air, performing one of his signature moves. Take a look at this art download here.
6. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe was a phenomenon, a legend, and a mystery. She was one of the most famous and influential sex symbols of the 20th century, captivating millions of fans with her beauty, charisma, and vulnerability. She was also a talented and ambitious actress, starring in some of the most successful and acclaimed films of the golden age, such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Some Like It Hot, and The Seven Year Itch. She died at the age of 36, under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind a legacy of glamour and mystery.
Our print showcases her beauty here.
7. Clark Gable
Clark Gable was the king of Hollywood, a star of unparalleled magnitude and charisma. He was one of the most handsome and popular actors of his time, earning the nickname “The King of Hollywood”. He was known for his masculine and charismatic screen presence, and his distinctive mustache. He starred in some of the most epic and legendary films of the golden age, such as Gone with the Wind, It Happened One Night, and Mutiny on the Bounty.
Our print features a natural picture of him, looking confident and charming. You can find it here.
8. Judy Garland
Judy Garland was a star of stage and screen, a singer and actress of extraordinary talent and emotion. She was one of the most beloved and versatile performers of her time, enchanting audiences with her voice, her acting, and her personality. She starred in some of the most classic and beloved films of the golden age, such as The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis, and A Star Is Born.
She was nominated for two Academy Awards, and won a special Academy Juvenile Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She was also a successful recording artist and concert performer, and had a loyal fan base. She struggled with personal and professional difficulties throughout her life, and died at the age of 47, leaving behind a legacy of talent and emotion.
Our print displays her in a beautiful radiant portrait and you can download it from our printable art shop here.
9. Mae West
Mae West was a pioneer of comedy, sexuality, and feminism. She was one of the most controversial and influential figures of the golden age, challenging the norms and conventions of her time with her wit, humor, and attitude. She was also a successful actress, writer, and producer, starring in some of the most hilarious and provocative films of the golden age, such as She Done Him Wrong, I’m No Angel, and My Little Chickadee.
Mae was nominated for an Academy Award for her screenplay of She Done Him Wrong, and received an honorary Academy Award in 1970. She died at the age of 87, after a long and illustrious career.
This print shows her in a retro camera effect, emphasizing her glamour and sass.
10. Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas was a legend of cinema, a star of strength, courage, and integrity. He was one of the most respected and admired actors of his time, earning three Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and receiving an honorary Oscar for his lifetime achievements. He starred in some of the most powerful and memorable films of the golden age, such as Spartacus, Paths of Glory, and Lust for Life.
He died at the age of 103, after a remarkable and inspiring life. This print shows him in his prime, displaying his charisma and confidence.
We hope you enjoyed our selection of the top 10 golden age Hollywood screen legends brought back to life by the team at Download Artwork. If you want to see more of our amazing collection of vintage printable art, visit our printable art shop and browse through the categories. You will find prints of celebrities, animals, landscapes, abstracts, and more.