Friday, 18 February 2011

Seventeen Years Before Oz...



And 13 years before the first color feature film, a 1922 Kodachrome Film Test featuring actresses Mae Murray, Hope Hampton, Mary Eaton, and an unidentified woman and child. Wow.
http://1000words.kodak.com/thousandwords/post/?id=2982503
I kind of want to work there... And wear that hat with the dangling flowers...

1915 I wish the quality of this image was better, but I feel like that has to do with scanning, and not the photograph itself. I am just awe struck by these reds! And the buttons...

1907-1915 Ekaterinin Spring. I find this to be one of the most striking old color photograph I've seen, lightwise.

1915 I wonder at the disparity between their facial expressions. And I love the satiny fabric.

1912 "Maiden with Butterfly on Flower" by Van Besten. Notice the detail of the butterfly!

And now, we come to the end of our tale...
1907 by the Lumiere brothers.

More links to old old old color films! Why didn't they catch on sooner???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_JaM2vgOJU&playnext=1&list=PL19D7B1985DEC4F5C
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MvUlF9jZFc&playnext=1&list=PL19D7B1985DEC4F5C
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMqETxjlp3Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osqjdVZDxCg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcIvm0YW_6A&feature=related

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"More links to old old old color films! Why didn't they catch on sooner???"
Color films, including the Wizard of Oz didn't really take off till, TV sets were capable of showing color. Maybe it had to do with the disparity betwwen what you'd see in the theater and when you'd see it at home.
I agree the lighting in the Ekaterinin Spring photo is excellant.
Darlene

Cricket said...

Don't take my kodachrome away! But they did...