Dazzling color films? Thank the wizards at Technicolor

February 25, 2015 3:29 PM

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Most feature films made during the Golden Age of Hollywood were in black and white, so audiences were dazzled when a movie exploded in Technicolor. The rich, flamboyant use of Technicolor in such late 1930s classics as "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "The Adventures of Robin Hood," "The Wizard of Oz" and "Gone With the Wind" enchants audiences in the digital era.

"The Dawn of Technicolor: 1915-1935," an exhaustively researched book published by the George Eastman House and written by James Layton and David Pierce, explores the early years of Technicolor and includes some 400 photographs and an annotated filmography for the early two-strip process that, becau...

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