American WideScreen Museum Home Page

New wide-screen system enable amateur to capture boy at left (on screen) and all of falls.

Wide-Screen Movies

Come to the Home

New lens attachments that fit both your camera and projector
squeeze Hollywood scope and realism into your home-movie film.

By Herbert O. Johansen


One evening as we came out of the neighborhood theater after seeing a CinemaScope feature, a friend invited me to his house to look at some of his 16-mm. homemade movies.

He had some good family action stuff -a Fourth-of-July picnic with a lot of fancy fireworks, a parade in which Joanie was a majorette leading the school fife and-drum corps, the kids in a snowball fight.

But after the wide-screen movie we had just seen, his square projections looked flat and lifeless. I frankly said so.

"Yes, I know," my friend agreed. "If I could only get on my film what I actually see while I'm shooting - that would be something!" A faraway look came into his eyes as he added, "Well, maybe someday amateurs like myself will get wide-screen movies."

"I got news for you, pal," I told him. "That day has come."

"Sure, I know," he said. "If I could afford professional Hollywood equipment and had the back of a barn for a projection screen."

[1] [2] [3] [4]
©1955 Popular Science Publishing Company.
HTML Transcription and image editing ©2004 The American WideScreen Museum