Radio: Gilded Lilies

Because nature often takes a bad picture, TV cameramen have learned a few tricks to titivate nature's frowzy face. Examples: strips of cloth dangled before a spotlight make a plausible flickering fire, and broken brown glass piled over a light bulb and sprinkled with titanium tetrachloride is a convincing pile of smoldering coals. Dry pablum, confetti or bleached corn flakes are used as a snow flurry; ice cream salt is hail, and raw white rice shaken from a colander looks enough like rain. Glycerine spray makes studio props appear wet.

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