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Meet my Nana! A photo restoration from her silent movie days…

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From an ad in 1920 of a movie my grandmother and her sister starred in when they were in their early 20’s.

My “Nana” was Francis Mann, who in her younger days starred in silent movies when the movie industry was located in New York. She and her sister, Alice Mann were both actresses in silent films with her sister becoming more well known with her roles as Fatty Arbuckle’s leading lady in films, acting alongside Buster Keaton.  One was “His Wedding Night” available on Youtube. (She is the blonde with the wavy hair that appears with Buster Keaton in the first scene and throughout the movie.) “Auntie Alice” and “Nana” as we called them later when they were our Great Aunt and Grandmother lived in Hollywood, Florida in the 60s and early 70s and we would visit regularly. We lived with our Nana when I was a senior in High School and we visited on weekends with Auntie Alice. Mom told us stories of Fatty Arbuckle and how he’d come to visit with their fellow actors on Sundays and Arbuckle was famous for his chili. Unfortunately, there was a scandal surrounding Fatty Arbuckle that destroyed his career. Mom always contended that there was no way he did what he was accused of and he was finally acquitted after three trials. (Link to story here).

Here is a still photo from a movie set featuring my grandmother Francis Mann and an unknown actor that I decided to restore:

This is the original photo in a scrapbook my mother kept of her mom – Francis Mann’s movie career (1917).

 

Francis Mann Movie Photo Restored using Photoshop CC 2017.

Here is a Youtube video showing the restoration process and the Photoshop tools used to rebuild the photo:

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Mum-Mum, Dad and Aunt Lil – Photo Restoration

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Here is the original with water stains, scratches and fading.
Here is the original with water stains, scratches and fading.
Cropped, removal of water stain, removal of scratches and clean-up. I didn't even realize my Grandmother Mum-Mum was in the picture until I scanned and started cleaning it up!
Cropped, removal of water stain, removal of scratches and clean-up. I didn’t even realize my Grandmother Mum-Mum was in the picture until I scanned and started cleaning it up!
This is a picture of my dad and his sister Lil. It was quite damaged so I enlarged it and cleaned it up a bit. (Photoshop CC 2015)
Before and After using Photoshop CC 2015.
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Remove logo and brighten photo

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Remove logo and brighten photo

I was asked to remove this logo and brighten this photo.

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Sheila’s Uncle Wayne and James

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Columbia High Class of ’72 Photo Restoration

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Columbia High Class of '72 Photo Restoration

From the class reunion

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Family Photo Restoration

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A family photo that needed a little color correction and touch up.Fletcher-Family-Reunion-Before-and-After

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