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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 241 (217)

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition
1945 Theatre Catalog
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 241
Page 241

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 241

AUDITORIUM WALLS make logical place to utilize fluorescence in the decorative scheme of the theatre. At the left is shown a design painted in the usual manner and it is, of course, part of the decorative scheme only when the house lights are up. At the right is the motif reworked, using pigments which are


ltHow can I install black lighti", It is easy to install. Black light is handled exactly like any other light.

Careful installation is necessary. Black light should never shine directly into the eyes. Its ultraviolet rays may produce an unpleasant haze, as the calcium in the eyeball#and the chemicals in some tinted eyeglasseseare mildly fluorescent. Therefore, the theatre manager may want to be careful to place

or light fixture.

uniformly bright.

FOR SPECTACULAR EFFECTS, black light is in a class all by itself. For example, at the left is seen an American flag mounted on stage right, viewed as the audience might see it before the show started. Then, as the house lights dim, black light floods the flag and, through a fan hidden in the wings, Old Glory



the lights properly, and also to avoid spillage. It is shielded exactly as you protect the eyes from an ordinary bulb

activated into tluorescing by black light. Thus the decorative pattern of the theatre is innocuously present at all times. When the feature picture is on the screen, there is no annoyance because of the wall decoration but rather it emphasizes the fact that one is in the theatre, not in the middle of a black nowhere.

assure proper illumination of a side wall mural is in the ceiling. It should be placed at an angle, centering the beam two-thirds of the way from ceiling to

Sources of black light can be con- floor. cealed in strips along the sides of panels, or in coves below the ceiling. Urns, pedestals, or similar decorations are excellent places to conceal the units. Generally, it is wise to equalize the light. The advantage of an even distribution is that it makes the colors in the design An ideal location to

Black-light consultants work with any theatre decorators anywhere in the United States. They explain techniques, and make suggestions. This service enables large and small operators alike to keep within their budgets while modernizing their theatres with black light and black light products.

blazes forth in new and more glowing brilliance! Other ettects no less striking can be arranged, particularly at different seasons of the year, such as, for example, a dazzlingly brilliant Christmas tree, on the stage or as a lobby display. (All photographs are used through the courtesy of Black Light Productsl)
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 241