Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
waynebretl

The Fair From the Air

Recommended Posts

Periscope films just posted "The New York World's Fair From the Air."

At 1:30, while the narration is about Japan, you can see the General Cigar smoke ring actually working in the background.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It looks suspiciously like they did a restore (at least a neutral balance), but failed to recover anything from the cyan layer, and ended up with  a red/green rendition. I have seen a similar effect on a film about the CBS network color studio in 1957. Camera viewfinders, which must have photographed bluish, are reproduced as green, and the performers' colorful costumes are either red or green.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s a good film although I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a promotional film of the NYWF that didn’t linger on the GM and Ford pavilions and, especially, the Pieta in the Vatican Pavilion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a shame the color wasn't corrected for this film.

I did see one building that still haunts me:

 

zzzzz11a.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This thread makes me feel that while we do know how the fair was built and what was done from all the documents....

 

It feels like we do a decent amount of reverse engineering on the fair too. I love it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Isn`t that the press Building?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, TOTHEFAIR said:

Isn`t that the press Building?

No, there's a building with what looks like a striped roof in some other photos that can be seen here just between the road and the Press Building. So far it has eluded us as to what it was. May not even be a building - possibly a tent for a major press event?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×