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Chemicolor / Ufacolor in GB

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“Chemicoior was the name under which the German Ufacolor Process was marketed in Britain. Ufacolor was also marketed under the name Spectracolor. The process used Agfa bipack negatives loaded with the emulsion sides facing and separated by a colour filter. The negatives were printed onto double-coated film and toned with complementary colours. The process was formally demonstrated on 27 August 1936 at Elstree Studios. About 1,200 feet of film was screened, mostly outdoor subjects of European tours and indoor costume shots.”

(Brown, Simon (2012): Technical Appendix: Chemicolor. In: Street, Sarah: Colour Films in Britain. The Negotiation of Innovation 1900-55. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 265-266.)

  • Pagliacci (GB 1936)

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Secondary Sources

Brown, Simon (2012): Technical Appendix. In: Sarah Street: Colour Films in Britain. The Negotiation of Innovation 1900-55. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 259-287, on pp. 265-266. View Quote

Coe, Brian (1981): The History of Movie Photography. Westfield, N.J.: Eastview Editions, p. 129. View Quote

Koshofer, Gert (1966): Fünfundzwanzig Jahre deutscher Farbenspielfilm. In: Film – Kino – Technik, 20,10, 1966, pp. 259-262, on p. 259. (in German) View Quote