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Old Movies

Major collection: Holography
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Multiplex Moving Holograms; Claudius, Peter
Date made: 1978
Materials: 120° integral stereogram (Multiplex); film
Measurements: 9 1/2 in x 17 1/2 in
Nomenclature: commercial
Classification: holograms

One of three holograms intended to be placed side by side for display. MOH-1978.47.03 has six horizontal rows that run across a long strip of holographic film; each row contains a television screen-shaped, rainbow-colored image; as viewer moves to left or right, the image also moves and shows a short silent movie clip; rows (from top to bottom) show: 1: man and woman in a room; 2: two men (one of whom is possibly Charlie Chaplin) in a room; 3: cars racing up a street and men wrestling in the street; 4: car races up street, woman looks out window; 5: two men talking near a gate, one man falls down (man may be Harold Lloyd); 6: man and woman talk, car races up road, followed by static shot of cliffside.

When all three holograms are placed in a 16" diameter drum and lit by six unfrosted vertical filament 100 watt light bulbs placed closely side by side - the viewer will see six by six matrix - thrity-six little screens in different rainbow colors - each about the size of an ice cube. Running time: 20 minutes. Scenes are from classic silent movies including the work of Chaplin, George Melies and the Keystone Cops. Please note that due to the unique challenges of holography as a medium, high-resolution digital images are not available for most items in the holography collection. Please contact us for more information on reproducing images of holograms.