The American WideScreen Museum Presents

Early Color
Motion Picture

A Nostalgic History of the Development of Color Cinematography

Nobody knows what the first color movie was.
I provide this fact in order to save time for the
hundreds of people that do searches to find this
It was definitely NOT The Wizard of Oz.
Color movies date back to the 1890s in one form or other.
Additive & Subtractive Color Explained
(Recommended Starting Point)

Early Color Processes
(The Old Color Systems Explained)

©1997 - 2004 The American WideScreen Museum
Martin Hart, Curator