As it happens, Hondo is coming to Blu-ray next week; it’s too bad we couldn’t have updated our references to the movie’s 3-D engagements.
Other features on the 3-D Film Archive website include articles about “3-D Lost and Found” by the late Dan Symmes (with examples of rare experiments from the silent-film era, among other discoveries) and a preview of rare films the Archive is in the process of restoring.
I only wish more people could have experienced the two World 3-D Film Expositions that took place at Hollywood’s historic Egyptian Theatre during the past decade. By screening many of the surviving features, shorts, and cartoons of the 1953-54 period in dual-system 3-D—using two synchronized projectors and a silver screen—the expo directors (including Bob Furmanek) introduced hundreds of film buffs to the innovations and misfires of Hollywood’s first 3-D revolution. Seeing these films in any other way is settling for second-best.
Manhattan’s Film Forum also has the capability of dual-system projection and has given New Yorkers an opportunity to dip into bona fide 3-D, but with the threatened banishment of 35mm, I don’t know how or when we’ll get to see these precious prints again the way they were meant to be seen.
Meanwhile, you can learn an awful lot by spending time at the 3-D Film Archive site. They’ve even started a YouTube channel which offers a trio of vintage 3-D trailers. Check it out HERE.
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