Color Film from 1922

27 August 2010 · 2 comments

Here, via Jason Kottke (via clusterflock), are a series of Kodak Kodachrome color film tests — from 1922.

If my Vintage Pop blog weren’t dormant dead, you can be sure I’d feature this video prominently. I love it. I love looking at the styles and mannerisms, I love the ethereal music, and I love knowing that this footage was shot some years before sound became prominent in film (I’d always thought sound came before color).

Also from Kottke today, this fascinating Slate story about the most isolated man on the planet.

1 Lamont Cranston August 28, 2010 at 09:47

Interesting. The only color that really worked was red.

2 Claudia Gates September 2, 2010 at 15:08

I’ve always been good at reading lips. Although most of the models weren’t talking, a few did. I was able to read: “I’ll try this.” “More?” “How’s that?” and “What?” It’s amazing to see these beauties from nearly 90 years ago!

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