Like to see a slide show? A really big slide show?
March 13, 2009 3:51 AM Subscribe
For 40 years starting in 1950 the huge - 18 x 60 foot - Kodak Coloramas
hung in the east balcony of New York's Grand Central Terminal. Photos were enlarged onto successive strips of Ektacolor print film, each 19 inches wide and about 20 feet long, and after processing, 41 such strips were spliced together with transparent tape to make one, giant 18 x 60 foot display transparency.
Kodak decided to build this system for making these massive backlit colour transparencies after initially experimenting with projecting slides on the wall, but finding that the bright lights of the terminal washed out the impact. If you need a teaser, here here
are a few Colorama sample images.
You may also enjoy the Coloramas that were used to illustrate a story on the American Dream
in the current issue of Vanity Fair (interesting in its own right, by the way ...)