24 August 2010

They're Also in Color!

A couple weeks ago I wrote about a web site that has really cool photographs from the Depression in color.

Today, Matt turned me on to a fantastic early color film test by Kodak from 1922, which you can see below. It used Kodachrome, the first film stock that utilized dye to create real color film (films in color were achieved earlier using colored filters).

You will notice the limited color range. This is due to the fact that only two strips of film were used (one red, the other green). Much later this type of process was replaced with the highly successful three strip color system used by Technicolor.

As an added treat, can you identify the female actor who appears last (in the red cape)?

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