Saturday, August 28, 2010

Blast from the Past 6 | When life was in B&W


The earliest color motion pictures that you will ever see.



Kyle Alvut



"In these newly preserved tests, made in 1922 at the Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey, actress Mae Murray appears almost translucent, her flesh a pale white that is reminiscent of perfectly sculpted marble, enhanced with touches of color to her lips, eyes, and hair.
She is joined by actress Hope Hampton modeling costumes from The Light in the Dark (1922), which contained the first commercial use of Two-Color Kodachrome in a feature film.
Ziegfeld Follies actress Mary Eaton and an unidentified woman and child also appear." Thomas Hoehn.

Sources: ifc.com
1000words.kodak.com (article by  Thomas Hoehn)