Cinema: A Lion in Your Lap!

The idea of adding a third dimension to movies is almost as old as movies themselves. But to moviegoers, the illusion of depth is a perennial novelty. Off & on, through the years, it has always drawn interested crowds. Last week, at two Paramount theaters in Los Angeles, record audiences were queueing up to see an Ansco color movie called Bwana Devil, the first feature picture ever made in "three dimensions."

The process that fascinated audiences is called Natural Vision, a new twist on the old stereoscope and on MGM's 1937 two-reel "depthies." Two...

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