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Biograph Co Film Preservation 68mm

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Spectacular quality early moving pictures on 68mm nitrate film, the IMAX of its day. MOMA film archives. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Bonus clip shot from under rail monorail! Ocean liners!  (Anyone know where monorail is or name of ships?)

https://aeon.co/videos/our-ideas-about-what-early-movies-looked-like-are-all-wrong

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46 minutes ago, xl5er said:

Spectacular quality early moving pictures on 68mm nitrate film, the IMAX of its day. MOMA film archives. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Bonus clip shot from under rail monorail! Ocean liners!  (Anyone know where monorail is or name of ships?)

https://aeon.co/videos/our-ideas-about-what-early-movies-looked-like-are-all-wrong

If you enter "New York World's Fair" in the webpage search, there's a great documentary about a man who shot 16mm color footage of the 1939-40 Fair on closing day.

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The monorail is in Wuppertal, Germany.

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Fascinating.

I did see one sign you wouldn't see in a theater today: "Ladies please remove your hats".<_<

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Walt Disney visited that Wuppertal monorail in 1958 while making "Third Man on the Mountain" and it's claimed that he was inspired to add one to Disneyland by it.  Lilian reportedly got sick from the hanging cars, possibly explaining why Disneyland's monorail straddles the beam instead of hanging.  (Though it probably has more to do with Alweg being the vendor that could work with Disney and they only built straddle monorails.)

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