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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 23 (xxiii)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 23
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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 23

OPPOSITE page: Edison's Super Kinetoscope lor theatres (1914). Above: In 1913 talking pictures were shown in theatres with Edison's Kinelophone. Below: A Nicholas power proieclox ol 1903.

Stereoscopy is an obvious example. The stereoscope of the last century gave the clue even to the earliest film-makers as to what might be done to make their pictures more life-like. The search for a method that would give the viewer a three-dimensional impression without the impediment. of polarizing glasses has been going on for decades. Cinerama can look back for its parentage to the cycloramic theatre in Paris years ago, where projectors showed a continuous picture on a completely circular screen inside which the audience sat. It was in no other place than the early Tra'nsucfirms of the Society that 20th Century-Fox engineers found descriptions of the anamorphic lens that has now become the basis of CinemaScope.

More recently still, an important change has been taking place. Growing bolder in their search for more Pays to improve their product and retain their markets. the industry's engineers have gone beyond the adapting of established techniques and W111 soon provide the industry with developments that are entirely new.

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