Cinema: New Voyagers

The bright future of three-dimensional films (TIME, Feb. 9) was Hollywood's No. 1 topic of talk. Said Movie Spokesman Eric Johnston last week: "This may well go down in history as the year 1953-D." Wrote Gossipist Louella Parsons: "Nothing since the atomic bomb has struck the motion-picture industry with such force . . ."

The fuse of the bomb was the unexpected public interest in depth pictures. When the recent big box-office returns started coming in from 3-D movies, the rush began for the vaults and the warehouses to dust off and improve 3-D equipment....

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