Cinema: The 3-Ds

The hottest new Hollywood trend —three-dimensional films — got a supercharged boost, calculated to make TV owners dissatisfied with their cramped little 30-inch screens. Announced 20th Century-Fox: beginning in October, Fox's entire production output will be converted to 3-D color pictures. Unlike the 3-D method used by the Natural Vision Corp. in Bwana Devil (TIME, Dec. 15), the new process, called Cinemascope, gets its effect with only slight changes on the ordinary one-camera-and-one-projector system. Moreover, audiences will not be required to wear special polarized glasses. A curved screen, about 2½ times bigger than the usual screen, will allow moviegoers to...

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