Funny, Glamorous Face Swaps of Old Hollywood Movie Stars

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Even though the new year just kicked off, we’re ready to count Tumblr Old Hollywood Face Swap as one of our favorites of 2013. The website is basically what it sounds like: hilarious, nicely executed face swaps featuring the finest from Hollywood’s Golden Age in vintage, black-and-white loveliness. Once the initial laughter passes, the photos become an interesting lens to view the gender roles of the era. “I try to go for iconic pairings whether real-life, filmic, or in some cases both (Bogie/Bacall, Lucy/Desi, Powell/Loy), but I’m also interested in exploring the less expected. I think the biggest surprise was Rock Hudson and Doris Day. There are obviously many layers to that one in the first place, but I wasn’t prepared for how striking Doris Day’s face would look on his body,” the creator of OHFS tells us. We’d like to add that Marlene Dietrich makes a fabulous drag queen (duh), and Laurence Olivier looks surprisingly comfortable as a woman in his photo. See what we mean in our gallery, and visit Old Hollywood Face Swap for daily amusement.

Image credit: Old Hollywood Face SwapRock Hudson & Doris Day

Image credit: Old Hollywood Face SwapDouglas Fairbanks Jr. & Joan Crawford

Image credit: Old Hollywood Face SwapJohn Gilbert & Greta Garbo

Image credit: Old Hollywood Face SwapBurt Lancaster & Ava Gardner

Image credit: Old Hollywood Face SwapCary Grant & Rosalind Russell

Image credit: Old Hollywood Face SwapTyrone Power & Marlene Dietrich

Image credit: Old Hollywood Face SwapWilliam Powell & Myrna Loy

Image credit: Old Hollywood Face SwapLaurence Olivier & Viven Leigh

Image credit: Old Hollywood Face SwapJames Stewart & Grace Kelly

Image credit: Old Hollywood Face SwapFred MacMurray & Barbara Stanwyck