New Picture, Mar. 13, 1950


Few companies have guarded their secrets as closely as Hollywood's Technicolor, Inc. It never sold any of its complex cameras; it merely "sold a service" to the moviemakers, stipulated that the cameras be manned by Technicolor's own crews. Every night the cameras were taken back to Technicolor's laboratories. Even Technicolor employees, who are hired, according to gagsters, "for their native reticence," often worked on only one phase of the Technicolor process, to keep them from learning the whole business.

Moviemakers have been none too happy about this tight control, which was safeguarded by a deal with Eastman Kodak giving Technicolor...

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