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1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 22 (xxii)

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition
1953-54 Theatre Catalog
1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 22
Page 22

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 22


MODERN. FUNCTIONAL. A'l'l'RACTIVE. BEAUTIFUL is the Pix. Rock Hill. North Carolina. The Schlunger influence is apparent.

has been one of the leaders in the battle for many years.

As far back as 1938, Schlanger announced the invention of a means of enlarging the Visual field of the motion picture screen without actually increasing its size.

By an arrangement of diffusing and reflecting surfaces behind the screen, he was able to create a shadowy border around the picture which simulates for the Spectator the peripheral vision of reality. Because the only light used to produce this was that of the projection beam, the picture edge blended into the surrounding field.

The intensity of light and color on this field constantly changed with the light and color of the projected picture. Light from the projector fell on the marginal area of the screen and, penetrating it, was diffused and reflected by the concave surfaces behind and beyond the screen edge.

No attempt was made to create on the extended field any definition or duplication of forms occurring on the marginal areas of the screen. In addition to the automatic synchronization of light on these areas with that on the contiguous field, the invention of Schlangeris made possible the control of light on side walls of the auditorium.

Schlanger originally called his invention the "Screen synchro-field." He continued to work on it through the years, making improvcmcnts and cxpcrimenting to make sure that it was capable of doing the job it was intended to do. Today, that screen has been pvrfcctcd and is known throughout thc industry as the RCA Synchro-Screcn. Schlangcr



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1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 22