This is a full account of the dazzling Technicolor years that turned the screen from silver to every color of the rainbow. Here in one volume are the films, the stars, the showmen and all the elements behind the phenomenon that changed movies forever. Beautiful film stills and rare behind-the-scenes photos taken on the sets of memorable Technicolor movies highlight the personalities and stories behind the making of the movies. From the long struggle to bring perfect color to motion pictures, to the restoration of classic features and the evolution of digital technologies, Technicolor has redefined the movie-going experience.—From publisher description.
Fred E. Basten
is the author of numerous books about Hollywood and the entertainment industry. A graduate of UCLA, he was the assistant to the public relations director at Max Factor in Hollywood. Now a freelance writer, he lives in Santa Monica, California.